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Leishman’s fine form continues in Hawaii

Jan 15, 2019

Another week in Hawaii on the PGA Tour, another Top 10 result for Marc Leishman. The salty air and warm weather must suit the man from Warrnambool. Two weeks back he finished 4th and this week he finished in third spot – marking a fine start to 2019. While early in the season, Leishman currently sits in 3rd spot in FedEx Cup standings. After the event he is 16th on the official World Golf rankings – with a bullet! Jason Day remains the top ranked Aussie in 11th.
Cameron Smith continues his impressive form, the next best placed Australian in the Sony Open at T22. Matt Jones finished in T29 while Cam Davis and Adam Scott missed the Cut.
The only other event played last week was a PGA Latinoamerica qualifier in Florida and one Australian, Nicholas Barney was having a crack to gain a card, however he finished well back in T75 and didn’t earn any status for 2019.
Both the Champions Tour and web.com Tour resume this week after prolonged breaks.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of January 7, 2019
The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour
Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii
Purse: $6,400,000 ($1,152,000 to winner)

Next Tournament: Desert Classic
(La Quinta, California, January 17-20)

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Stuart Appleby

DNP

--

186

 

Aaron Baddeley

DNP

--

77

 

Greg Chalmers

DNP

--

--

 

Cameron Davis

MC (+4)

--

107

In his Sony Open in Hawaii debut, carded consecutive over-par rounds of 73-71 to miss the cut by six strokes. Missed the cut for the second time in his fifth start of the season.   

Jason Day

DNP

--

29

 

Matt Jones

T29 (-9)

$42,560

149

Recorded his third top-30 finish at the Sony Open in his seventh appearance. Earned best TOUR result since a T15 at the 2018 Barracuda Championship.  

Marc Leishman

T3 (-17)

$307,200

3

Carded his third top-five result in his fourth start of the 2018-19 season (T3/Sony Open in Hawaii, T4/Sentry Tournament of Champions, Won/CIMB Classic). In 10 overall starts at the Sony Open in Hawaii, recorded his best finish, with a T3. Has finished inside the top 10 three times in Honolulu.

Curtis Luck

DNP

--

199

 

Geoff Ogilvy

DNP

--

--

 

Rod Pampling

DNP

--

178

 

Adam Scott

MC (+4)

--

72

Missed the cut for the third time in his eighth Sony Open in Hawaii start. His best finish at this event came in 2009, where he finished runner-up to Zach Johnson.

John Senden

DNP

--

201

 

Cameron Smith

T22 (-10)

$57,691

52

Has made the cut in all four starts of the 2018-19 TOUR season. In his career, has carded 13 of 15 rounds under par at Waialae Country Club, with a scoring average of 67.80.

PTLA Qualifying Tournament-USA
Mission Inn Resort and Club (El Campeon), Howie-In-The-Hills, Florida
Next tournament: PTLA Qualifying Tournament- Mexico
Mazatlan, Mexico, January 22-25

Player

Result

Earnings

Notes

Nicholas Barney

T75 (+16)

--

Failed to earn any status for the 2019 season.

Danny List

WD

--

 

PGA Champions Tour
No tournament this week
Next Tournament: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
(Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawaii, January 17-19)

PGA web.com.Tour   
No tournament this week
Next Tournament: The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals             
Emerald Bay (Great Exuma, Bahamas, January 13-16)