Recap: Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in 6-hole playoff

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Recap: Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in 6-hole playoff

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Recap: Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in 6-hole playoff

Six.

That’s how many playoff holes it took for Patton Kizzire to beat James Hahn at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Hahn lipped out a par save on the par-3 17th at Waialae Country Club and Kizzire tapped home a par putt to win for the second time this season.

We tracked the final-round action in Honolulu. Follow along below…

How to follow the action:

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10:55 p.m. ET: James Hahn misses his par save and Kizzire taps home the victory. Finally.

10:51 p.m. ET: James Hahn putts it from off the green and leaves it 6 feet short. Kizzire then putts his and cozies it up to a couple of feet. Not the best lag, though.

10:48 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire goes 8-iron at the par-3 17th and his ball just runs off onto the back-left fringe. He’ll likely putt it from there. James Hahn is more off the mark, his ball hitting near Kizzire’s and rolling down the slope away from the green. He’ll have a tricky pitch coming up.

10:41 p.m. ET: Wow. After Kizzire gets in for par, Hahn misses his 6-footer for birdie. More golf. We’re headed to the sixth playoff hole, the par-3 17th.

10:38 p.m. ET: Kizzire clips it a little out of the sand and has about 20 feet left coming back toward the hole. Hahn hit a much better shot, nearly jarring it and having his ball end up about 5 feet past.

10:34 p.m. ET: At the 18th hole (fifth playoff hole), Kizzire finds rough left off tee, Hahn rough right. Both then miss the green left in the sand. Hahn was in the same bunker a hole prior and got up and down to make birdie.

10:24 p.m. ET: Traded birdies and the playoff heads to a fifth hole, a tournament record. Back to 18.

10:21 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire finds the green in two at 18, but misses his long eagle putt and runs it about 3 feet by. Hahn, who found the bunker with his second, blasted out and has about 5 feet left.

10:10 p.m. ET: Advantage Patton Kizzire. He finds the fairway at 18 while James Hahn ends up in the rough.

10:07 p.m. ET: Pretty poor efforts for birdie by both players. Back to 18.

10:04 p.m. ET: Both Hahn and Kizzire find the green at the par-3 17th and both have about 15 feet left. Hahn is more like 18 feet away.

9:56 p.m. ET: Kizzire. Drains it. Matching birdies and we’re going to the par-3 17th.

9:54 p.m. ET: James Hahn hits the green and just misses an eagle putt. Patton Kizzire, after some poor shots around the green earlier, chooses to putt from off the green and leaves the ball 8 feet short of the hole.

9:44 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire and James Hahn both pipe drives the second time around 18 in the playoff. Both will have shots at the green in two.

9:40 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire hits a nice bunker shot to close range and Hahn misses his birdie try just left. Matching pars and the playoff is extended. Back to 18.

9:37 p.m. ET: James Hahn hits his third shot to about 10 feet below the hole. Patton Kizzire then hits his pitch from the rough heavy and leaves it in the bunker. Advantage Hahn.

9:34 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire and James Hahn each find the right rough off the tee at the par-5 18th. They both lay up, too, though Kizzire is in the right rough by the greenside bunker.

9:14 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire had 25 yards left for his third shot at 18, but sent it 15 feet by. He missed the birdie putt and will face James Hahn in a playoff. Tom Hoge missed a 9-footer for birdie for a chance to get into the playoff.

9 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire makes a 5-footer for par at the par-3 17th – he hasn’t missed a putt inside of 5 feet all week – and he’s still tied for the lead with clubhouse leader James Hahn at 17 under. Kizzire needs a birdie or better at the par-5 18th to win his second PGA Tour title this season.

8:45 p.m. ET: Uh oh. Tom Hoge finds the greenside bunker in two at the par-4 16th and then leaves his third shot short and in the rough. He makes a mess of the hole and makes double to drop to 16 under, now a shot back of Patton Kizzire and James Hahn. Hahn is in the clubhouse.

7:46 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire finds a greenside bunker at the par-4 13th and can’t get up and down to save par. He left his bunker shot about 25 feet from the hole. Kizzire is now 17 under with James Hahn, a shot back of Tom Hoge.

7:25 p.m. ET: We have ourselves a golf tournament. Tom Hoge drains a 21-footer for birdie at No. 12 to tie Patton Kizzire at 18 under. Kizzire can’t match from 19 feet. Two-way tie for first with six holes left.

7:15 p.m. ET: Patton Kizzire birdies the par-3 11th from 13 feet to move to 18 under and take the outright lead.

6:55 p.m. ET: From 55 yards out, Patton Kizzire HOLES OUT for eagle at the par-4 10th to join Tom Hoge at 17 under. Huge.

6:40 p.m. ET: Tom Hoge is back to 17 under after making a 6-footer for birdie at the par-5 ninth. Hoge has birdied every par 5 so far this week and is 7 under on those holes.

6:38 p.m. ET: Also getting to 15 under is Brian Harman, who eagles the par-5 ninth to make up for an earlier double bogey.

6:25 p.m. ET: James Hahn is on fire as he drains a 9-footer for birdie at No. 12 for his fifth straight birdie. Hahn is now 15 under and shot back of leader Tom Hoge. Hahn is searching for his third PGA Tour victory having also won the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship and 2015 Northern Trust Open.

6:20 p.m. ET: Tom Hoge short-sides himself left of the eighth green. He then misses a 19-footer for par and bogeys to drop to 16 under. He’s now just a shot ahead of Patton Kizzire, who missed a 15-footer for birdie at No. 8.

6:12 p.m. ET: Russell Knox, who was in the top in the Official World Golf Ranking after last year’s Sony Open, is now No. 80. Knox just made back-to-back birdies at Nos. 7 and 8 to move to 14 under, two shots back.

5:51 p.m. ET: A double bogey at the par-4 sixth drops Brian Harman from 15 under to 13 under, four shots back.

5:33 p.m. ET: Ollie Schniederjans is making a run. The Georgia Tech product, who notched five top-10s last season, birdies Nos. 5 and 6 to move to 13 under, four shots back of Tom Hoge, who just missed a birdie at No. 5.

4:49 p.m. ET: Tom Hoge makes a 10-footer for birdie at the second hole to move to 17 under and take a two-shot lead early in his final round.

4 p.m. ET: Remember, the final round of the Sony Open will not appear on Golf Channel in its usual capacity because of a network strike. However, you can listen to the end of the final round for free here.

3:50 p.m. ET: With the leaders set to tee off in 30 minutes, Kevin Kisner is already making his run up the leaderboard. Kisner started the tournament having to pay off a bet he made with Justin Thomas. He is now 3 under through 7 holes on Sunday to climb to 10 under. Tom Hoge, who tees off at 4:20 p.m. ET, leads at 16 under.

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