After another beautiful day at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii, players in the field were determined to make a move for a better lead by shooting a low score. Follow along as we dive into Round 3 of the Sony Open.
Chris Kirk shot a 65 to go 5-under par for the day and take the overall lead at 12-under. Kirk had 6 birdies for the round and only 1 bogey. Kirk was joined by his new Callaway staff partner Harris English atop the leader board. English shot a 67 to go 3-under par for his round and to share 2nd place with PGA Tour Rookie Will Wilcox. Wilcox made his way to the PGA Tour by finishing 10th on the Web.com Tour money list last season. Making the cut was a long shot that Wilcox did not think would happen, but was very ecstatic to shoot a great score in the 3rd round and put him in an excellent position to contend for the win. English and Kirk are looking to add another win to their resume after taking home 1st place in late 2013.
For those that never lost faith in John Daly, he was strong and well alive on the course today, as he shot a 64 to go 6-under for the day. Unfortunately Daly is T-18 at -7. Although Daly is 5 shots off of their lead, could this be a sign that he has turned his career around? Only time will tell for him, and we wish him the best.
Let’s see what everyone else did for the day. 25 players are within 5 shots of three lead. Last week’s Tournament of Champions winner Zach Johnson will try to be the first person since Ernie Els in 2003 to sweep the opening 2 Hawaiian tournaments. Johnson sits at T-6 at 9-under par. Former Sony Open champion Jerry Kelly fired away with a 66 and sits at 10-under par and in a tie for 4th place with Jimmy Walker.
Today one player will be crowned champion at the Sony Open and will walk away with $1,008,000 and 500 FedExCup points.
Tune in to Bunkers Paradise for continued coverage of the Sony Open along with a final recap with this year’s champion.