First Round — PGA Tour — Sony Open — Waialae Country Club — Oahu, Honolulu,
At 52 years old and already in the World Golf Hall of Fame, Vijay Singh keeps firing away on the PGA Tour — skipping the Champions Tour for the most part.
Singh is tied at the top of the leader board after a 7-under-63 in the opening round of the Sony Open in Honolulu. With just two Top 10s the last three years on tour, Singh stepped up with a hot putter needing just 22 putts in round one.
The trending Kevin Kisner, a winner last fall at the RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort in Georgia, is also at 7-under alongside Morgan Hoffmann, Ricky Barnes and Brandt Snedeker.
Sneds opened the week as a 20-to-1 betting selection to win the Sony at Silverton Casino in Las Vegas.
Zach Johnson, Kim Si-Woo and Charles Howell III are T-6 at 6-under and a shot back. CH3 has made more than a dozen straight cuts at the Sony and has seven Top 5s in that stretch.
Other Golf News:
- Jimmy Walker, two-time defending champion at the Sony Open, struggled on day one in Hawaii. He sits T-68 after 18 holes.
- Europe leads Asia 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 after day one matches in the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia.
- Ross McGowan posted 9-under-62 to reach 14-under overall at the European Tour’s Joburg Open in South Africa. He leads by three shots heading into the weekend.
- Adam Scott, the top-ranked player in the field in Hawaii, stumbled with a short putt in play now that the anchor ban is in place. He missed five putts inside eight feet and shot 2-under.