HONOLULU, HI – JANUARY 11: Patton Kizzire of the United States lines up a putt on the 15th green during round one of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
By E. Michael Johnson
It took six extra holes—the longest playoff in Sony Open in Hawaii history—but Patton Kizzire downed James Hahn for the win to become the first player on the PGA Tour in the 2017-18 season to have two wins.
Almost two months to the day since Kizzire won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Kizzire captured the Sony Open with a two-putt par on the par-3 17th. “It wasn’t necessarily pretty but it was nice to come out on top,” said Kizzire.
Although Kizzire stumbled on the greens a bit Sunday (-.717 strokes gained/putting) he still had a good week putting with a 1.711 strokes gained mark with his Scotty Cameron by Titleist GoLo Tour putter. Kizzire also used a split set of Titleist’s relatively new 718 line of irons. Kizzire had a 718 T-MB 4iron, a pair of 718 CB irons for his 5- and 6-irons and the rest of his iron set the 718 MB along with a Titleist Vokey SM7 pitching wedge.
The equipment Patton Kizzire used to win the Sony Open in Hawaii
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 917D3 ((Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6X shaft), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 917F2, 16.5 degrees
Hybrid: Titleist 913H, 19 degrees
Irons (4): Titleist 718 T-MB; (5-6): Titleist 718 CB; (7-9): Titleist 718 MB; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM7
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey prototype (60 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist GoLo Tour