American Chris Kirk coolly sank a breaking, nine-foot birdie putt at the par-five last to edge one stroke clear of a tightly bunched leaderboard in Saturday’s third round of the $5.6 million Sony Open in Hawaii. Kirk, who won his second PGA Tour title at the McGladrey Classic in November, judged the break perfectly as he completed a five-under-par 65 to post a 12-under total of 198 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. That left him one ahead of fellow Americans Harris English (67) and PGA Tour rookie Will Wilcox, who fired a joint best-of-the day 64 to surge into contention in the first full-field event of the year on the U.S. circuit. While Masters champion Adam Scott surprisingly failed to mount his expected charge after being ideally placed just three strokes off the pace overnight, the fans at Waialae were treated to a slugfest at the top of the leaderboard.
|Golf - PGA|
|Date: Wed, Oct 7, 15|
|Presidents Cup - Outright Winner||Open|