Written By;

Carl Sengstock

Tom Hoge is leading the Sony Open, has never won a PGA Tour event but showed us at the finals that he has what it takes to be out here and play top level golf.

Tom sunk a long putt on the last hole of the final round to get his PGA Tour card and have another shot at greatness.

Tom’s interview showed us a calm and cool guy who knows he can tee off in the final pairing on Sunday and get his first victory.

Tom had a clean scorecard with 3 birdies on the front and 3 on the back to shoot a -6 under par 64 to leave him with a one shot lead.

Nipping at his heels are two stars from Sea Island Georgia. Patton Kizzire who won in Mexico last year for his first PGA Tour victory knows how to get the job done.

Patton started the third round with a double bogey on the first hole. His caddy reminded him he got off to a slow start in Mexico last year and Patton listened to him.

He settled down after the 6 on number one and parred the next 4 holes in a row.

Then the birdie barrage took over. He birdies the next 5 holes in a row and finished with 3 more birds in the next 8 holes.

Wow what a way to shoot a -6 under par 64 and be in a tie for 2nd place.

I mentioned the other fellow tied for 2nd was also a Sea Island resident. That of course would be Brian Harman.

Brian left a few out there today with only one birdie on the front side, a bogey on the back and 2 more birdies equaled a solid 68.

He will need to go low Sunday if he wants to pick up his 3rd PGA Tour win!

Kyle Stanley is sitting alone in 4th place with a -14 under total after 3 rounds. Kyle fired a nice -5 under par round of 65 which ended with an eagle three on #18.

Ending with an eagle always leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling.

Webb Simpson shot the low round of the day with a -7 under par 63 to give him a tie for 9th place. Another 63 could get things done on Sunday!

Webb is just another guy who changed caddies this year. It has really shocked me that so many of our biggest players have changed their long time caddies.

Everyone knows I am a strong advocate for caddies and I wish I could find out the real reason some of these powerhouse teams have split up!!!!!

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