Last Day of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club
“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” Major League Baseball legend Yogi Berra said in 1973, but for golfing favorite Jimmie Walker to win his third straight Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Oahu, a lot of breaks will have to go his way today. Zac Blair and Brandt Snedeker are fighting for the lead at 16 under par, with Kevin Kisner a mere one stroke behind. Jimmie Walker, at eight under par, trails.
But it’s not over. Walker’s tee time today is at 5:40 p.m., along with Zach Johnson, who was also expected to contend, and K.J. Choi. Zac Blair tees off at 1:10 p.m., with Snedeker and Kisner slated for 5:30 p.m. (all times are EST). The Golf Channel is broadcasting the event live from the Waialae Golf Course.
Snedeker is a seven-time PGA Tour winner. He started the third round with a one-shot lead until Blair, playing in the group in front of him, rolled an 18-foot birdie on the 15th hole. Kisner made his only rough shot on the 17th hole, when he tried to play a cut into the wind with a five-iron. The ball sailed into the hospital tents for his only bogey when the ball didn’t cut as planned.
But the Seth Raynor-designed course at Waialae Country Club is not only challenging, it’s unforgiving, leaving no room for error on the long greens and deep bunkers. Kisner’s shot isn’t the only one that shows anything can happen. Jeff Overton was set to shoot a respectable 62 when he needed four shots from the bunker on the 18th hole, giving him a bogey.
Two dozen players were within five shots of the lead when the third round started. Now there are twelve, and it’s still anybody’s game.
For anyone interested in the event we recommend tuning into the Golf Channel today to catch the final day of this world-class golf event at Waialae Country Club right here in our beautiful Oahu community.