Written By;

Carl Sengstock

Patton Kizzire picked up his 2nd PGA Tour win at the Sony Open, in stellar fashion as he beat James Hahn in a sudden death playoff that lasted 6 holes!

It was an amazing tournament.

We had a false missile alarm go off, television camera operators striking, Blayne Barber’s caddy taking a fall and ending up in the ICU, and of course a very unusual 6 hole playoff.

Patton picked up his second win this year and is looking ahead to a third.

He knows how to win and now has vaulted himself into the lead in FedEx Cup points. He jumped 452 points ahead of former leader Pat Perez.

Pat is probably not thinking about golf now, as his beautiful wife Ashley surprised him early this week and told him she was pregnant they are both so excited!!

This was one of the longest sudden death playoffs I can remember.

They played 18 and both parred this easy par 5, 18 again and both birdies, 17 tied with par 3’s, 18 with 2 more birdies, 18 and 2 pars, & 17 again Patton parring with a 3 and James bogeying the hole to end the sudden death playoff.

James Hahn was very dejected and explained that it doesn’t matter how many birdies you make it you are not holding the trophy Sunday evening.

Hahn had the low round of the tournament with a 62 on Sunday.

8 under par and a remarkable round of golf. I hope he can pick up a win in the next few weeks to get his self-confidence back!

Tom Hoge had been leading and playing solid golf right along but a late double bogey on #16 Sunday, put him out of contention.

He still ended up in 3rd place all alone and picked up a big check.

Let’s all keep Blayne Barber’s caddy Cory Gilmer in our thoughts and prayers and sure hope he comes out of this serious condition ok.

Don’t forget the Career Builder Challenge coming up next week in LaQuinta, California with Hudson Swafford, Sea Island resident, defending his title. It will be fun.

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