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Catch Me ifyoucan
04 Jan 17 22:22
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SBS Tournament of Champions

Seoul Broadcasting System (a national South Korean television and radio network) is the title sponsor at the deceiving 7,450 yard, par 73 Coore/Crenshaw designed Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui...

ALOHA, agus céad míle fáilte go Hawaii Five-0.

The breathtaking views may distract some of the line-up with 32 Tour winners of 38 that qualify from the 2016 calendar year including six of the T10 from the OWG Ranking with no shows from Rors Deutsche Bank Champ & TOUR Champ, Scott Honda Classic & WGC-Cadillac Champ, Henrik The OPEN Champ, Willett Masters Champ, Schwartzel Valspar Champ and Sergio AT&T Byron Nelson winner.

PGA TOUR Player of the Year Dustin Johnson 6/1, Defending champion Jordan Spieth 11/2, the red-hot Hideki ‘Hero’ Matsuyama 5/1 fav & 2015 winner Paddy Reed 14/1 are a-top of the betting, with other Ryder Cup stars Brandt Snedeker 18/1, Jimmy Walker & Ryan Moore are among the 21 yanks. There are no European RC stars at Kapalua but shoulda coulda woulda Travelers Champ Russell Knox holds the Euro-fort on his second appearance on these shores (only 27th last year)...... Poor Paddy the only one going 5 places. Wink

OWGR #1 Just-in DAY 9/1 last seen in September is one of four Aussies with Pampling last seen here in 2007 while it’s Baddeley’s third visit since ‘07, ’08 & 2012 and it’s Greg Chalmers’ debut.

Ten other players also make their debuts (no first-time winner since Chopra ’08), while eight players are making only their second visit (incl. Matsuyama 3rd in 2015, with Thomas 21st & Knox 27th last year). Four players haven’t been back since at least 2012, incl Badds, while the longest absentee is Vaughn Taylor, making his third visit since a 4th place in ‘06 (also 8th in ’05).

Three previous winners in the field this week: 2016 Spieth USA (262, -30); 2015 Reed USA (271, -21); 2014 Zach Johnson USA (-19); 2013 Dustbin Johnson USA (69,66,68 for 203, -16 over 54 holes – a little windy); 2012 Stricker USA (269, -23); 2011 Jonathan Byrd USA (-24); 2010 & 2009 Geoff Ogilvy; 2003 Ernie Els (261, -31, the 72 hole event TOUR record).

‘Key to Kapalua’ is wedge it close and convert on the par 4s. Eight of the par 4s measure 420 yards or less so see Berger putt for eagle yet it’s no bombers paradise. Need an opening 69, -4 or better in Rd.1. to win and the good news is everyone makes the cut!

Find a pub for a few late wans, as TV coverage begins at 23.00pm on Thursday night (well after the first tee off time at 20.20pm).

All the history stats...

The usual trade-winds are forecast throughout but will freshen on the weekend, with temps up to 80 degrees every day......might as well stay in Hawaii for the Sony Open next week!!!
Anyone else played this track ?

Jordan Spieth-less.....23yo will defend to match Tiger with a second Hawaiian Lei.
Hideki Matsuyama.....T3 in 2015 (272, -20) was not beginners luck. Easy Hero Champ.
Brandt Snedeker.....3, 11, 3 in last 4 years does it for moi. Let it blow !
Paddy Reed.....2, 1, 16 in last 3 years means he likes it a lot better here.
Dustbin Johnson.....10, 6, Won 2013, 9, 16, 11 his record here in last 8 years.
Danny Berger.....Tops the 11 debutants as a Bermuda grass specialist and LONG.

Justin Thomas.....21st last year on his debut and defended well in K.L.
Jimmy Walker.....Major Champ reads 10, 2nd, 21 last three years so just hope 2017 isn’t a downer.
Bubba Watson.....OWGR #10 was 4th in 2013, his best of 5 attempts.
Fabian Gomez 6th last year and Fed Ex St Jude Champ in 2015 with 267 by 4 shots for first win in his 70th career start.
My man lefty GRIBBLE (first man off the tee) a lively outsider.

Maybe some DAY the World #1 will come back here again and win, just not this year.

© CMiyc Devil
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Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 4, 2017 10:23 PM GMT
sickoflayinwinners 03 Jan 17 21:44 couple of small news for me jimmy walker33s and tony final 45s.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 4, 2017 10:27 PM GMT

    Week        Event        Champion        TOUR titles        FedExCup        FedExCup        OWGR        OWGR   
                                    before        after        before        after#   
    1 Open        Emiliano Grillo        1        --        1        72        36   
    2        Shriners Hospitals for Children Open        Smylie Kaufman        1        10        1        226        75   
    3        CIMB Classic        Justin Thomas        1        11        1        64        30   
    4        WGC-HSBC Champions        Russell Knox        1        38        3        85        31   
            Sanderson Farms Championship        Peter Malnati        1        120        8        350        187   
    5        OHL Classic at Mayakoba        Graeme McDowell        3        --        7        85        62   
    6        The RSM Classic        Kevin Kisner        1        8        1        25        17   
    7        Hyundai Tournament of Champions        Jordan Spieth        7        87        7        1        1   
    8        Sony Open in Hawaii        Fabian Gomez        2        19        5        112        55   
    9        CareerBuilder Challenge        Jason Dufner        4        30        8        120        60   
    10        Farmers Insurance Open        Brandt Snedeker        8        10        2        24        12   
    11        Waste Management Phoenix Open        Hideki Matsuyama        2        74        10        19        12   
    12        AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am        Vaughn Taylor        3        T183        15        447        100   
    13        Northern Trust Open        Bubba Watson        9        105        11        6        4   
    14        The Honda Classic        Adam Scott        12        16        3        13        9   
    15        WGC-Cadillac Championship        Adam Scott        13        3        1        9        6   
    16        Valspar Championship        Charl Schwartzel        2        107        14        32        21   
    17        Arnold Palmer Invitational        Jason Day        8        121        18        3        2   
    18        WGC-Dell Match Play        Jason Day        9        18        2        2        1   
            Puerto Rico Open        Tony Finau        1        93        24        103        72   
    19        Shell Houston Open        Jim Herman        1        93        18        191        68   
    20        Masters Tournament        Danny Willett        1        --        --        12        9   
    21        RBC Heritage        Branden Grace        1        90        19        14        11   
    22        Valero Texas Open        Charley Hoffman        4        92        18        57        34   
    23        Zurich Classic of New Orleans        Brian Stuard        1        184        38        513        143   
    24        Wells Fargo Championship        James Hahn        2        120        26        134        55   
    25        THE PLAYERS        Jason Day        10        2        1        1        1   
    26        AT&T Byron Nelson        Sergio Garcia        9        48        12        15        12   
    27        DEAN & DELUCA Invitational        Jordan Spieth        8        7        3        2        2   
    28        the Memorial Tournament        William McGirt        1        37        10        102        44   
    29        FedEx St. Jude Classic        Daniel Berger        1        50        14        46        29   
    30        U.S. Open        Dustin Johnson        10        7        3        6        3   
    31        Quicken Loans National        Billy Hurley III        1        198        70        607        169   
    32        WGC-Bridgestone Invitational        Dustin Johnson        11        3        1        3        2   
            Barracuda Championship        Greg Chalmers        1        229        137        490        231   
    33        The Open Championship        Henrik Stenson        5        51        14        6        5   
            Barbasol Championship        Aaron Baddeley        4        85        37        245        134   
    34        RBC Canadian Open        Jhonattan Vegas        2        77        24        203        86   
    35        PGA Championship        Jimmy Walker        6        50        14        48        15   
    36        Travelers Championship        Russell Knox        2        7        4        26        18   
    37        John Deere Classic        Ryan Moore        5        62        23        59        50   
    38        Wyndham Championship        Si Woo Kim        1        43        15        115        62   
    39        The Barclays        Patrick Reed        5        7        1        14        9   
    40        Deutsche Bank Championship        Rory McIlroy        12        38        4        5        3   
    41        BMW Championship        Dustin Johnson        12        3        1        2        2   
    42        TOUR Championship        Rory McIlroy        13        6        1        3        3   
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 5, 2017 1:24 AM GMT
Daniel Berger is "pumped to join the Callaway Golf team! New Epic driver is ridiculous. Ready to kick things off with the new gear this week in Maui!"

Branden Grace "The new GBB EPIC sub zero, straight in the bag for Hawaii, easiest change ever!!"

Monty and Willett will also put to the test shortly.
Report FRANKIETHETORY January 5, 2017 7:12 AM GMT
All over Jimmy Walker. Long driver, top class scrambler and sound putter when on form. Main weakness last year was accuracy offthe tee, apart from Baltrusol when he won the PGA. If hes rejuvenated then 28/1 is big.
Report Can't Catch Me January 5, 2017 8:36 AM GMT
Spieth looks a worthy fav to me here and despite his recent form, struggling to see why Hideki is the same price when there is such a premium on putting.

Saver on Snedeker who has good course form and obviously putts well as anyone.
Report lewisham ranger January 5, 2017 10:18 AM GMT
day seems a bit big in such a limited field, a bombers paradise as well, 9-1 in places worth taking despite the worries about coming back off an injury. I know matsuyama been in great form lately but does he really deserve to be four points shorter than the world number one?
Report sickoflayinwinners January 5, 2017 10:30 AM GMT
i had sneaker on my short list but was a bit underwhelmed by the price.
Report charlie muddle January 5, 2017 1:03 PM GMT
I really think Spieth will be very hard to beat win bet @ 11/2 for me also on Ryan Moore E/W  @ 28/1 but he has drifted to 33/1 now.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 5, 2017 2:26 PM GMT
‘Key to Kapalua’ is wedge it close and convert on the par 4s. Eight of the par 4s measure 420 yards or less so see Berger putt for eagle yet it’s no bombers paradise. Need an opening 69, -4 or better in Rd.1. to win and the good news is everyone makes the cut!

$325 or $265 Resort Guest rate - Treat yourself someday and stay/play at The Ritz-Carlton Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 5, 2017 6:08 PM GMT
For everyone else, the deadline this week is the start of the tournament.

Rookies Cody Gribble & Mackenzie Hughes are the honorary starters of PGA GOLF 2017...

    20:20        Cody Gribble (11/10)        Mackenzie Hughes (6/5)   
    20:30        Rod Pampling (9/5)        Pat Perez (4/5)   
    20:40        Aaron Baddeley (8/11)        Greg Chalmers (2/1)   
    20:50        Vaughn Taylor (13/8)        Brendan Steele (5/6)   
    21:00        Billy Hurley III (21/20)        Brian Stuard (5/4)   
    21:10        Charley Hoffman (6/4)        Tony Finau (19/20)   
    21:20        Branden Grace (4/6)        Jim Herman (11/5)   
    21:30        James Hahn (6/5)        Fabian Gomez (15/13)   
    21:40        Daniel Berger (3/4)        Jhonattan Vegas (9/5)   
    21:50        Bubba Watson (3/4)        William McGirt (9/4)   
    22:00        Si Woo Kim (15/13)        Jason Dufner (6/5)   
    22:10        Jimmy Walker (11/8)        Brandt Snedeker (1/1)   
    22:20        Justin Thomas (17/10)        Hideki Matsuyama (5/6)   
    22:30        Ryan Moore (11/10)        Russell Knox (6/5)   
    22:40        Patrick Reed (11/8)        Jason Day (1/1)   
    22:50        Jordan Spieth (11/10)        Dustin Johnson (6/5)   
Report charlie muddle January 5, 2017 8:17 PM GMT
Just had a small bet at 8/1 for Spieth to be first round leader.
Report charlie muddle January 5, 2017 8:17 PM GMT
Just had a small bet at 8/1 for Spieth to be first round leader.
Report Can't Catch Me January 5, 2017 9:05 PM GMT
Is it a medium sized bet now Confused
Report toberaheena January 5, 2017 9:21 PM GMT
I went for a bet at Sportsbook earlier. €100 @ 5/1, was going to lay off on Betfair but then thought why the rush. Leave it there as back up for the weekend. Speith at full throttle will win by 2 or 3 shots. Hopefully the break will have his attitude to putting back on a level platform.
Noticing the prizefund of 6.4 mill $ to be played for over 4 days in this beautiful spot, why would any parent not want their young ones to try their hand at this golf lark.
Report toberaheena January 5, 2017 9:25 PM GMT
Looking at the earlier match betting, firms must make a packet on the dead heats if the turnover can be achieved. Marketing by Betfair has been poor and indeed they upseta lot of loyal customers last weekend by sending emails awarding the Cash Race monies and subsequently renaging on their email. Still waiting for a GESTURE of good will from them.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 5, 2017 9:36 PM GMT
Report toberaheena January 6, 2017 12:12 AM GMT
Happy new year Catch Me
Report toberaheena January 6, 2017 12:15 AM GMT
Lump on Yorkhill at Naas on Saturday at Naas if he shows up for the prizemoney.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 6, 2017 12:17 AM GMT
not seeing much of hideki given his stella form at the end of 2016
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 12:52 AM GMT
And a VERY HNY to you toberaheena. 

CODY in with a 69...will just do, BUT he left a few more out there I believe...should have got that putt on 18 for bird ffs.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 12:59 AM GMT
wowiezowiee 2115 (-1150).....two chances of glory - 125/1 Taylor & 175/1 Herman - Slim and.... Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 1:01 AM GMT
BERGER's already in POLE POSITION with his new Great Big Bertha (GBB) EPIC driver.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 1:19 AM GMT
Very slow starts from HURLEY 74, HUGHES 73 , STEELE 72  & TAYLOR 72 - not good enough....while REED, DAY & BUBBA are not on fire @ one under thru 12 holes.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 1:30 AM GMT
ffs SPIETH - desperate drive on 13 !
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 1:39 AM GMT
Jim HENMAN F @-6 (67) with only one birdie on the four par 5's (Spieth was -16 on the par 5's last year).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 1:42 AM GMT
Henman is sponsored by Mr D. TRUMP !
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 6, 2017 1:46 AM GMT
looks like dufner has given up on the diet
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 2:18 AM GMT
Which golfers have won on the PGA Tour for the most years in a row? Here are the golfers who won at least once in the most consecutive years:

17 Years in a Row.....• Jack Nicklaus, 1962-78 • Arnold Palmer, 1955-71
16 Years in a Row.....• Billy Casper, 1956-71

In Nicklaus' 17-year streak, he won at least twice in each of those seasons. His first win was the 1962 U.S. Open, and the final win in his 17-year run was the 1978 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic. Nicklaus won 68 times during the stretch, including 15 majors.

In Palmer's 17-year stretch, he had three years with only one victory: 1955, 1965 and 1970. The first win in this period for Palmer was the 1955 Canadian Open and the last the 1971 National Team Championship. Coincidentally, Palmer's partner in that 2-man team event was Nicklaus. Palmer won 61 times during his streak, including seven majors.

Tiger Woods' streak of 14 years (1996-2009) ended when he went winless in PGA Tour events in 2010.

DUSTBIN JOHNSON is currently a winner for the last 9 seasons with REED next on 4 years.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 2:24 AM GMT
WALKER -8 is walking away with this Laugh ...made it look easy...4 under on the par 5's with an eagle on the 5th.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2017 3:08 PM GMT
DAY 2. Leaders go off last...have a lie-in Jimmy...

    20:20        James Hahn (11/8)        Si Woo Kim (19/20)   
    20:30        Branden Grace (4/5)        Billy Hurley (7/4)   
    20:40        Jordan Spieth (5/11)        Mackenzie Hughes (16/5)   
    20:50        Jhonattan Vegas (24/13)        Bubba Watson (3/4)   
    21:00        Brendan Steele (5/6)        Brian Stuard (7/4)   
    21:10        Russell Knox (8/11)        Vaughn Taylor (15/8)   
    21:20        Greg Chalmers (13/8)        Charley Hoffman (11/13)   
    21:30        Patrick Reed (13/8)        Jason Day (1/1)   
    21:40        William McGirt (30/17)        Brandt Snedeker (5/6)   
    21:50        Tony Finau (1/1)        Fabian Gomez (6/4)   
    22:00        Dustin Johnson (4/7)        Aaron Baddeley (5/2)   
    22:10        Pat Perez (9/4)        Hideki Matsuyama (4/6)   
    22:20        Cody Gribble (15/13)        Rod Pampling (5/4)   
    22:30        Daniel Berger (11/10)        Jason Dufner (13/10)   
    22:40        Justin Thomas (17/16)        Ryan Moore (13/10)   
    22:50        Jimmy Walker (4/5)        Jim Herman (23/12)   
Report jedi sophie January 6, 2017 11:28 PM GMT
Birdie fest this come sunday,crowded board...Grin
Report oneday69 January 7, 2017 7:57 AM GMT
Could anyone tell me how many 1st round leaders went on to win the tournament on the pga and European tours in the last 5 years? thanks in anticipation!
Report toberaheena January 7, 2017 9:12 AM GMT
Have had to swallow my pride and take my losses on Speith and cash out to save a few quid and throw it on Reed @ 6.2 to dig me out of my first (of many no doubt) 2017. Reed will be tucked in bed to win this while the rest party.
Report sickoflayinwinners January 7, 2017 5:51 PM GMT
disappointing 70 for walker in round 2, had a chance with a 66to take control , even a67  would have been more than acceptable
Report trebor January 7, 2017 10:06 PM GMT
Could anyone tell me how many 1st round leaders went on to win the tournament on the pga and European tours in the last 5 years? thanks in anticipation

You can find the answer to questions like that here  It's free for the first 4 weeks of the season.

Go to in/out of contention, put 1 in position, and 1 in round, gives you position of all 1st round leaders for as  many years you choose, 557 1st round leaders in your 5 year period.
Report oneday69 January 7, 2017 10:33 PM GMT
many thanks Trebor good of you to oblige.
Report sickoflayinwinners January 7, 2017 11:13 PM GMT
walker having another moderate day with the putter, lets hope it changes soon.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 8, 2017 4:09 PM GMT
DAY 4 Tuesday finish this year.

    17:35        Branden Grace (10/11)        Billy Hurley (13/8)   
    17:45        Jhonattan Vegas (21/20)        Mackenzie Hughes (6/4)   
    17:55        Bubba Watson (5/6)        Aaron Baddeley (13/8)   
    18:05        Brian Stuard (6/4)        Si Woo Kim (10/11)   
    18:15        Rod Pampling (1/1)        Greg Chalmers (11/8)   
    18:25        Vaughn Taylor (13/10)        Charley Hoffman (11/10)   
    18:35        Jordan Spieth (1/2)        James Hahn (11/4)   
    18:45        Cody Gribble (11/10)        Jim Herman (15/13)   
    18:55        Jason Day (4/7)        Fabian Gomez (5/2)   
    19:05        Pat Perez (13/8)        Brandt Snedeker (10/11)   
    19:15        Tony Finau (11/8)        Jason Dufner (15/13)   
    19:25        Dustin Johnson (13/15)        Daniel Berger (9/5)   
    19:35        Patrick Reed (19/20)        Russell Knox (6/4)   
    19:45        Ryan Moore (1/1)        Brendan Steele (6/4)   
    19:55        William McGirt (8/5)        Jimmy Walker (19/20)   
    20:05        Justin Thomas (17/10)        Hideki Matsuyama (10/11)   

Bottom four pays 25/1 with OKorals.....throw a 50 dart at it. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 8, 2017 4:31 PM GMT
PROHIBITED ITEMS.....In an effort to create the best environment for the competition and our spectators, the following items will not be allowed onto the tournament grounds.  Please avoid any inconvenience by leaving these items at home or in your vehicles.  Please be prepared to submit yourself or personal items to inspection.

Prohibited items:
- Bags larger than 6" x6" x6" in dimension (CLICK HERE for full bag policy)  - Beepers
- Cameras or Video Cameras (allowed only for practice round Wednesday, September 10)
- Large folding lawn chairs - Coolers - Radios - Signs or banners - Step ladders of any kind
- Firearms and knives only a matter of time - "when, not if" Devil
Report donny osmond January 8, 2017 5:16 PM GMT
large folding lawn chairs Laugh

mine doesnt fold, phew , i will be alright
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 8, 2017 5:58 PM GMT
Just leave your holster belt and twin Smith & Wesson’s at home Tongue Out
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 8, 2017 6:00 PM GMT

• 18-HOLE RECORD: 62, K.J. Choi (3rd round, 2003), Graeme McDowell (4th round, 2011), Jason Day (4th round, 2015), Chris Kirk (4th round, 2015).....WHO????? 4th round, 2017
Report Total Bosman January 8, 2017 7:40 PM GMT
If all the birdies in Hawaii don't interest you, check out the scoring on the, seems to be a tad breezy in the Bahamas.  Kinda rather they switch to that for some fun TBH.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 8, 2017 8:48 PM GMT
Most birdies since the start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season: Justin Thomas 881, Danny Lee 856, Tony Finau 845.

Justin Thomas was succinct when answering how he turned around his Kapalua fortunes after a poor showing at last year’s SBS Tournament of Champions.
“I just prepared, actually, this year,” he said with a laugh. Thomas finished the 2016 tournament in a tie for 21st some 19 shots behind friend/winner Jordan Spieth and now leads by two at 18-under on Sunday as he looks to claim a third PGA TOUR win. “I obviously practiced and prepared last year, but I just didn't as much as I should have,” he continued. “I didn't take it like a normal event. I mean, this is a great, great opportunity to win a golf tournament. This is your best chance, you would say. Obviously, the winners, they are all great players, but I'll take my chances over 32 versus 144 every single week.”

Having also missed the cut in the 2016 Sony Open and 2016 Career Builder Challenge, Thomas was mindful of being ready in 2017. “I feel like I'm to the point where I should be contending most of the weeks I play." - Justin Thomas on his 2017 attitude.

He still had fun in his off-season but made sure he got back to work well in advance of his trek to Maui, refusing to treat the trip as any sort of vacation. “These last couple weeks, I really tried to kind of hone it in and get ready for the start of this year,” he said. “The main thing I focused in the off-season was my driving. I think if I can drive it a lot straighter or even just a little straighter, there's no reason I shouldn't be in contention, or be at least around the hunt going into the weekend, or come Sunday.
Report FRANKIETHETORY January 8, 2017 9:00 PM GMT
This is so slow to watch. Non stop ad-breaks, be it Sky's or the yanks.

Thought Walker was good for a place after Thursday. For a chunk on him last week. Slipping away from the top four...
Report toberaheena January 8, 2017 10:03 PM GMT
I need a small miracle and Thomas to get a dose of the heebie jeebies. Anybody else will do.
Report toberaheena January 8, 2017 10:23 PM GMT
Feeling a tad robbed when I look at Jordan's performance today. Obviously now the bookies will slash his price for the Sony and he will not be a great price. 5/1 Maybe.
Report Total Bosman January 8, 2017 10:49 PM GMT
Pretty drab final round so far.
Report jedi sophie January 8, 2017 11:25 PM GMT
hope it stays that wayGrinCoolWink
Report jedi sophie January 8, 2017 11:39 PM GMT
NEW TROUSERSLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh PLEASE
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 8, 2017 11:42 PM GMT
Moore/Steele both at -1 thru 17 Scared
Report bigH January 8, 2017 11:43 PM GMT
it is a code brown alert
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 8, 2017 11:45 PM GMT
Ooops...White pants ? ('Black Japan' flag)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 9, 2017 12:08 AM GMT
A brilliant Justin Thomas successfully defended his CIMB Classic title in KUALA LUMPUR (KL), Malaysia firing a final round eight-under-par 64 to overturn a four-shot deficit at the start of the day while Japan's Hideki Matsuyama birdied the last two holes to sign for a 66 and claim second place on 20-under.
The 23-year-old has come of age
Report jedi sophie January 9, 2017 12:09 AM GMT
More clean breeks for hideki now..Rotfl...
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 9, 2017 12:19 AM GMT
WINNER Justin Thomas  -21  17  -3  67  67  67
2 Hideki Matsuyama -18  17  -2  69  68  66 
T3 Jordan Spieth -16  F  -8  72  69  70  65  276 
T3 Pat Perez -16  F  -6  69  71  69  67  276 
T3 Ryan Moore -16  F  -2  67  67  71  71  276
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 11, 2017 1:09 PM GMT
The 65th playing of the SBS TOC and 19th consecutive at The Plantation Course in Kapalua on the 7,452-yard par-73 layout (36-37). It played under-par in all four rounds with a cumulative scoring average of 70.375

In total, 10 of the Top 25 in OWGR were in the field this week with six finishing in the top 10:
1. Jason Day (T12)
2. Rory McIlroy (qualified, did not play)
3. Dustin Johnson (T6)
4. Henrik Stenson (qualified, DNP)
5. Jordan Spieth (T3)
6. Hideki Matsuyama (2nd)
7. Adam Scott (qualified, DNP)
8. Patrick Reed (T6)
9. Alex Noren (idle)
10. Bubba Watson (T25)
11. Danny Willett (qualified, DNP)

Low Rounds:

R1: Jimmy Walker (65)
R2: Patrick Reed (65)
R3: Hideki Matsuyama, William McGirt (66)
R4: Jordan Spieth (65)

1 Justin Thomas -22 with -4 (67,67,67,69) 270
2 Hideki Matsuyama -19 with -3 (69,68,66,70) 273
Report lewisham ranger January 11, 2017 1:30 PM GMT
jt a future world number one?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 11, 2017 3:15 PM GMT
Certainly a Major Champ - I'm sure he looks at Spieth and says 'I CAN DO THAT'.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 11, 2017 10:24 PM GMT
Players to win twice, by 3+ shots in 1st 4 starts of a PGA Tour season, since 2000

Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 4, 2018 8:19 PM GMT
Course Horses this week..... 
Jordan Spieth (2nd-WIN-T3 in three trips here)
Dustin Johnson (Five T10s in 7 starts)
Hideki Matsuyama (T3-RUNNER-UP)
Rickie Fowler (T6-5)
Justin Thomas (T21-WIN)
Brooks Koepka (T3)
Pat Perez (T10-T3)
Jason Dufner (T18-5-21)
Billy Horschel (T6-T22)
Kevin Kisner (9th)

HAVE WE NAMED THE WINNER in this no-cut event ? or will Aussies Marc (windy) Leishman or Cameron (red hot) Smith thrive in the conditions.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 4, 2018 8:23 PM GMT
World #6 Justin Rose will wait a bit longer to get back in action for 2018, skipping this week's Sentry Tournament of Champions - qualified with a win at the WGC-HSBC Champions but he's decided to sit this week out - he teed it up here in 2011 but hasn't returned since, despite qualifying five (now six) more times.
Report DickTurpin December 31, 2018 11:06 AM GMT
Tournament Of Champions Picks :-

B Dechambeau @16
W Simpson @28

Good Luck..............
Report Wessex January 1, 2019 7:41 PM GMT
What has Scott Piercy done to qualify for this tournament?
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 1, 2019 9:51 PM GMT
Piercy won the zurich with billy horschel
Report therhino January 2, 2019 11:24 AM GMT
World number 1 being disrespected a bit being 4th in betting no? Was injured here last year so put a line through that, was 3rd on his solo trip to Kapalua. I'll take the 14s.
Report jedi sophie January 3, 2019 3:36 PM GMT
Agree this place should suit Keopka ,will it be a jolly for some though?Champ my main bet,let's see how step up a level fits...
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 3, 2019 7:04 PM GMT
Never too sure with this event how fine tuned the guys are. The event has a wider spectrum of styles in the winner.

One to wait and see how they start for me.
Report Hank Hill January 3, 2019 9:55 PM GMT
I agree with you mainly Mighty - but my first bet of the new year has been a lay of Champ at 18s
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 3, 2019 11:06 PM GMT
Just 33 Players - No NA (finger injury & signs with Callaway) - in the SENTRY TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS - as Dustbin defends successfully

RORS makes long-awaited debut, while Phil, Tiger & Justin (Honma) Rose all skip Kapalua.

Thomas 10's, Leishman 16's and a WISE 25's choice tyvm Devil

Rory Sabbatini has become a citizen of Slovakia (his wife is a Slovak) to play in the 2020 Olympics.

...AND DA'RE OFF in 2019
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 3, 2019 11:09 PM GMT
11/2 @ Dustbin
Report GRANTCKING January 3, 2019 11:13 PM GMT
really not a fan of that new rule where u can putt with the pin in
Report Hank Hill January 4, 2019 4:11 PM GMT
That's going to take some getting used to. Less time to look for ball and drop from knee height all good though.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 January 4, 2019 6:13 PM GMT
Only Bryson seemed to engage in putting with the pin in. Think it is a decent rule especially from the amateur game point of view. Should speed up play a little.

Don't get the knee high drop at all what is the benefit?
Report trebor January 4, 2019 7:06 PM GMT
The knee high drop is to speed up play as the ball is less likely to roll outside the limit of the drop. and if the rule makers think that is going to work they are mad, the only reason the ball rolls outside the allowed area is because the players want it too so they get to place the ball, this makes it even easier to drop on the limit and flout the rules.

Or Mickelsons interpretation of the rule he has worked out that by taking the drop whilst kneeling he gets to place the ball anyway!
Report Hank Hill January 4, 2019 11:53 PM GMT
DJ having a bit of a melt, and Champ going in the wrong direction for me
Report xmoneyx January 5, 2019 12:32 AM GMT
wow new rules

you can leave flag in putting ExcitedWhoops
Report xmoneyx January 5, 2019 1:39 AM GMT
rory doesn't look as muscled up as 2018

swing more free
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 5, 2019 7:44 PM GMT
THE PREVIOUS EIGHT WINNERS were at or within 2 of the lead after Rd.2.
Woodland is the 10th player to lead by 3 or more shots after the 2nd round - SEVEN of the previous NINE (incl the last 4) went on to WIN.

TRUST GARY not to wobble ?

Cue jonnybullchite - absolute fat little bottle job - hacker's convention - bottling leaders - there for the taking - bigger chokers in behind.
Report Hank Hill January 5, 2019 10:08 PM GMT
Woodland seems a different player nowadays - someone I would look to take on before now I'd rather have him onside - I need Tway to disappear right now.
Report Hank Hill January 6, 2019 12:13 AM GMT
Impressive stuff from Woodland right now. I hope he has a good Sunday.
Report toberaheena January 6, 2019 8:20 AM GMT
Woodland is playing back 9 really well. He wins I think as Rory's putting has not yet been proven to be back consistently yet ? As an Irishman I want to see him do well as he is the best golfer in the world tee to green. The slower the greens, the better he scores. This seems to be a constant for most golfers from Britain and Ireland.
Report toberaheena January 6, 2019 8:23 AM GMT
I should add that we need to watch out for a springer from farther down the leaderboard but stats favour the leader in past versions of this nice tournament. Would not mind to have a holiday home near this course. Dream on Tobe.
Report toberaheena January 6, 2019 8:23 AM GMT
Happy New year guys.
Report rommel January 6, 2019 5:03 PM GMT
any1 any fancies later?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2019 6:31 PM GMT
Gary Woodland 8/11
Rory McIlroy 11/4
Marc Leishman 9

Bryson Dechambeau 12
Xander Schauffele 18
Justin Thomas 40
Dustin Johnson 80
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2019 11:01 PM GMT
Late charge from MARC tia
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2019 11:46 PM GMT
Juicy stat - Most wins on the PGA Tour since 2010 coming from behind....Rory 7, also Gary, Watson & Dustin on 7, Zack J 6.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 6, 2019 11:50 PM GMT
Gary is 0 for 6 leading after 54 holes... Bird for Rory at the par-4 third to pull within two of Woodland. McIlroy leads the field in par-4 scoring average for the week (3.80).
Report jedi sophie January 7, 2019 1:14 AM GMT
Xander should be fav here imo.ExcitedLaugh
Report Total Bosman January 7, 2019 2:32 AM GMT
What a player Xander is.  Incredible how little attention he gets.
Report toberaheena January 7, 2019 11:43 AM GMT
Had all my eggs gone into Woodward basket. Beaten by a miracle round of golf.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 7, 2019 3:07 PM GMT
Woodland led by 3, shot -5 & lost...
Schauffele shoots an 11-under final round to tie the tournament course record...incredible 2 eagle 62, after an opening hole bogey.
The lowest final round score to par by the winner on the PGA Tour in 8.5 years, since Stuart Appleby's closing 59 at Greenbrier in 2010.
(The previous lowest final round shot by a winner at The Plantation Course was 64 by Sergio in 2002).

1. Rose
2. Koepka
3. DJ
4. JT
5. Bryson
6. Schauffele
7. Rahm
8. McIlroy
9. Molinari
10. Finau
The 10th time the Wworld #1 position has changed since last May.
Report EUGENE KRABS January 7, 2019 6:22 PM GMT
New Year but same old Rory ! Get bang in contention and then engage reverse Crazy
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 7, 2019 8:09 PM GMT
RORS has 6 wins on the PGA Tour when trailing by multiple strokes entering the final round. That is the most of any player since the beginning of the 2010 season.
BUT since the beginning of 2016, 6 times Wee McIlroy has been either 1st or 2nd entering the final round and is winless in those events with a final round scoring average of 72.5 (combined final round score to par of +8).

OUR WEE RORS will surely join Tiger and Jack as the only players since World War II, with 15+ PGA Tour wins including 4 Majors, before the age of 30 (30th Birthday is 4th May). (Not to mention his 13 European Wins).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 12, 2020 10:42 PM GMT
Playing out of the final twosome, 2017 Champ and OWGR #4 Justin Thomas, pre-tourney 5/1 fav, styled a 4-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Sentry ToC to match Patrick Reed and overnight leader, defending champ and playing competitor Xander Schauffele on 14-under 278.....and then won with birdie on the third playing of the par-5 18th in sudden-death.

The 26-y-o bagged his 12th TOUR title in 141 events (137 pro) and improves to 3-1 in playoffs. It's his second win of the season in four starts, joining THE CJ CUP two starts ago (as 54-hole co-leader), and becomes the season's second multiple-winner (Brendon Todd). After opening with 67-73-69, he began solo 2nd, one back. He needed a par on the 72nd hole to win in regulation but bogeyed, and then outlasted Schauffele, eliminated on 1st playoff hole, and dispatched past champion Reed with birdie from 3'5" after an approach from 117 yards away. Overall, it's his eighth win in no-cut events, fourth straight, and fourth come-from-behind victory.
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