HONOLULU (AP) — Patton Kizzire figured he was in for a long day when his putting stroke wasn’t up to his standards.
He just wasn’t expecting the Sony Open to go this long.
The longest playoff in more than five years on the PGA Tour finally ended Sunday when Kizzire two-putted for par from just off the green on the par-3 17th hole, and James Hahn’s 8-foot putt to keep it going caught the right edge of the lip and spun away.
“It wasn’t pretty,” Kizzire said. “I was able to get it done.”
Kizzire, who closed with a 2-under 68, became the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season. He went head-to-head with Rickie Fowler and beat him by one shot in the OHL Classic in Mexico last fall for his first PGA Tour title. He was in a four-man battle on the back nine at Waialae that was whittled down to Kizzire and Hahn, who closed with a 62 to match him at 17-under 273.
And the fun was just getting…