Kizzire defeats the Hahn on the Six hole playoff of 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii. - Sports history


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kizzire defeats the Hahn on the Six hole playoff of 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii.

Kizzire defeats the Hahn on the Six hole playoff of 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii.

  HONOLULU - Patton Kizzire defeated James Hahn in six additional holes to win the  Sony Open in Hawaii to end up plainly the primary various winner on the PGA TOUR this season.

Kizzire, who won the OHL Classic in Mexico the previous fall, shut with a 2-under 68.

That ended up being the simple part.

James Hahn shot 62 in the last round Sunday and got into a playoff with Kizzire at 17-under 263.

They coordinated two standards and two birdies on the standard 5 eighteenth. They coordinated standards when they went to the standard 3 seventeenth. It finished on the standard 3 along the Pacific Ocean when Hahn put from the right of the green to around 8 feet, and his standard putt got the lip.

"It wasn't beautiful," Kizzire said. "I'll take it any way I can get it."

“Today was a battle. I didn't have my best stuff. It was a wild week. It was a wild day,” Kizzire said in his signature southern drawl that didn’t exactly fit in with the hectic final moments.

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 Sony Open  2018 Final Sudden Death Playoff  Leaderboard Results

HOLE               18 - 18  - 17 -  18 -  18 -  17
PAR                   5 -  5 -  3 -  5 -  5 -  3

James Hahn:      5 -  4 -  3 -  4 -  5 -  4 --
Patton Kizzire:  (Winners ) 5 -  4 -  3 -  4 -  5 -  3

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Hahn, whose past two triumphs both came in playoffs, likewise neglected to change over an 18-footer for birdie on the 72nd opening, an 11-footer at the main playoff gap, a 17-footer at the third and a 9-footer at the ninth. Eventually, it was a missed 9-footer for the standard at the 6th playoff gap that fixed his destiny and guaranteed to make the following couple of days an examination in revisionist history.

"I played adequate to win, yet I didn't," said Hahn, who began the day six strokes off the lead held by Tom Hoge, however, shot a week's-best 62 to complete at 17 under and drive extra minutes. "In case I'm not leaving the stay with the trophy, it truly feels like I was crushed out there. That is to say, I had a putt to win it. I will play that again and again and over once more."

Hahn, who won the two his PGA TOUR occasions in playoffs at Riviera and Quail Hollow, had birdie putts from 10 feet and 6 feet on the standard 5 eighteenth gap at Waialae Country Club that would have won it. He influenced a 6-to foot birdie some other time to broaden the playoff.

Kizzire needed to get here and there from a dugout for standing on the main additional gap, making a 7-footer to remain alive.

 Sony Open in Hawaii was the longest playoff on the PGA TOUR since Bryce Molder won the Open in 2012 of every eight additional holes.

It almost was the most energizing tournament of the year (it's just the second week) that nobody saw. Union specialists for video and sound creation at Golf Channel occasions exited Sunday over a work debate, and the system needed to scramble to give restricted scope. They had enough cameras to at any rate cover the last three holes and the whole playoff, with discourse originating from central command in Florida.

Missing from the 2018 Sony Open playoff was Tom Hoge, who did everything right in his offer to win out of the blue on the PGA TOUR with the exception of one swing. He had a one-shot lead when he was between clubs on the sixteenth opening, and selected to hit a move to the back-left stick. He turned it excessively and it found the dugout. His next shot got hung up in the shaggy harsh, he chipped that to 12 feet and missed to make twofold intruder to slip one shot behind.

Hoge gave himself two great shots with putts of around 7 feet. Both consumed the edge. He shot 70 and needed to agree to third place, his best complete on the PGA TOUR.

"This sets me up a great deal better for whatever is left of the year, and ideally made the FedExCup playoffs," said Hoge, a 28-year-old from North Dakota who hasn't kept his full card his past three years on tour. "All the more so simply the certainty I needed to play in the last gathering and play well today."

Brian Harman, who played in the last gathering at both Hawaii occasions, was two shots behind after a tap-in birdie at No. 12. However, he three-putted for intruder from long range on the thirteenth, removed two shots to get from the dugout left of the sixteenth green and needed to make due with a 70. He tied for fourth.

defending champion Justin Thomas shut with a 68 and tied for fourteenth. Jordan Spieth completed with eight straight standards for a 66 and tied for eighteenth, finishing his dash of seven sequential best 10s dating to the PGA Championship in August.

Kizzire, beginning the last cycle one shot behind Hoge, made all standards on the front nine until the point when his fortunes turned on the short standard 4-10. From the unpleasant behind a dugout just to one side of the tenth green, his chip was running hot and looked as if it won't remain on the green until the point that the opening acted as a burden and it dropped for the falcon. At that point, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the standard 3 eleventh for his first lead of the round.

Hahn completed almost an hour in front of the last gathering. He kept running off seven birdies in an eight-gap extend beginning at No. 8 to achieve 17 under, just to make three standards coming in, including the standard 5 eighteenth.

Kizzire spared standard from behind the seventeenth in control and could have won  Sony Open in Hawaii 2018 with a birdie on the last gap. Be that as it may, from shy of the green in two, his chip kept running around 15 feet by the gap and he missed it on the low side to take standard.

Sony Open in Huaweii 2018 Purse, Money Leaderboard.

P1   Patton Kizzire   -17    $1,116,000
P2   James Hahn   -17     $669,600
3   Tom Hoge     -16     $421,600
T4   Brian Harman   -15    $256,267
T4   Webb Simpson    -15    $256,267
T4   Brian Stuard    -15    $256,267
T7   Ben Martin    -14     $193,233
T7   Ollie Schniederjans    -14    $193,233
T7   Gary Woodland    -14    $193,233
T10   Ryan Blaum    -13     $148,800

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"That was huge for me to beat the Hahn in 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii and to realize that I can do it and to see myself do it," said Kizzire, whose end 68 included nine back to back standards to start his day and an opening out for bird at the standard 4 tenth gap to move into the lead. "I utilized that experience today."

The flashbacks likely started at the seventeenth opening in direction when Kizzire's tee shot cruised left and he expected to change over from 5 feet to keep up an offer of the lead.

There were a lot of minutes all through a chaotic day when Kizzire could have surrendered to the weight, and for every one of the putts, he missed there was similarly the same number of vital endeavors he made to keep the playoff going as nightfall drew nearer.

For Kizzire, 31, figuring out how to win Sopny Open 2018 was nearly as basic as discovering that on days like Sunday at Waialae Country Club you don't generally require your best stuff.

"He'd won at each level. He's only one of those folks who needs to win," said Todd Anderson, Kizzire's swing mentor. "You can advise the folks who aren't hesitant to state they need it and that is him."

Also, now he needs more in the wake of learning, through trial and a lot of blunder, what it takes to beat the world's ideal, regardless of whether that implies bearing a marathon last round.

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