SportChez Reavie, seriously? He holes out for eagles on three par 4s in second round of Sony Open in Hawaii

07:31  12 january  2019
07:31  12 january  2019 Source:   golfdigest.com

Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots

Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open as he goes for his second victory this season on the PGA Tour. Kuchar ended a three-year drought by winning the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall. He has made only one bogey through 54 holes at Waialae Country Club, and his 18-under 192 was the lowest 54-hole score of his career. Andrew Putnam was two shots behind after a 67. Keith Mitchell had a 63 and was four behind, along with Chez Reavie (66). Those were the only players within five shots of the lead, and all of them are chasing Kuchar.

The official PGA TOUR profile of Chez Reavie . Sony Open in Hawaii : Found himself 9-under through 12 holes in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii before shooting a 61 to finish T8. Finished the season No. 63 on the money list, with ,713, just missing out as the top 62 players

In the final round of the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii , Chez Reavie finds the cup from 197 yards for an ace on the par - 3 17th hole . . SUBSCRIBE to PGA TOUR now

Chez Reavie, seriously? He holes out for eagles on three par 4s in second round of Sony Open in Hawaii© Sam Greenwood HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 11: Chez Reavie of the United States plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

HONOLULU — Two years ago, Chez Reavie was chasing 59 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii before he settled for a 61. This time, he succeeded in adding his name to the record book, albeit for a different reason.

Friday at Waialae Country Club, Reavie holed out for eagle three times, becoming the first player to do so on three par-4s in the same round since the PGA Tour started keeping track in 1983.

Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory Matt Kuchar overcomes three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season. It wasn't as easy as his four-shot victory over Andrew Putnam might indicate. Having made only one bogey through 54 holes to build a two-shot lead, Kuchar had three bogeys in his opening five holes Sunday and fell one shot behind Putnam. Tied for the lead with five holes to go, Putnam made bogey from the bunker on No. 14 and Kuchar birdied the next two holes to seize control.

Adam Svensson shot a stunning nine-under- par 61 to take a one-stroke lead as Jordan Spieth struggled in the opening round of the Sony Open Matt Kuchar was alone in third after his round of 63 with Chez Reavie , Hudson Swafford and Japan’s Shugo Imahira in a three -way tie for fourth two

Chez Reavie overcame cool, windy conditions for a 4-under 68 and a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Emiliano Grillo holed out from 175 yards for an eagle on the par - 4 Justin Thomas had two eagles and four birdies during a seven- hole stretch en route to a first- round 63 and a three -stroke

“I was trying to think back to any round I even had more than one hole-out and I couldn't think of any,” the 37-year-old journeyman said.

He didn’t take long to make the first one, jarring a sand wedge from 101 yards on the par-4 10th, his first hole of the day. Six holes later he made another, from 149 yards with a 9-iron.

The momentum didn’t last long, though, with Reavie making bogey on the par-4 first and double at the par-3 fourth after missing the green left and blasting his sand shot across the green, prompting him to change balls.

You can guess what happened next. Two holes later he holed a gap wedge from 135 yards, prompting two of the caddies in the group to throw their hats at him.

“The first one was great, the second was, wow, that’s cool, the third one was like, are you kidding me?” said playing partner Michael Thompson. “Pretty amazing to watch. The third time we gave him a hard time. Thats’ probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be in a group and see a guy do that, let alone do it yourself. It’s pretty cool to see.”

Matt Kuchar seals deal at Sony Open for second win of season

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Reavie had a chance to add a fourth eagle on the par-5 ninth but missed the green left with his second shot and narrowly missed holing out from a greenside bunker.

“Yeah, that would've been fun,” said Reavie, who finished with a second-straight 65 to move into a tie for second two strokes back after the morning wave. “I was just trying to get it as close as I could and make a birdie. If it would've went in it would've been special.”

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Gary Woodland chips in for the first of five straight birdies on the back nine and posts another 6-under 67 for a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. None of his birdie putts were longer than 10 feet, which helped. But this was more a measure of his confidence, which dates to his work with putting guru Phil Kenyon during the British Open last summer at Carnoustie. "The big deal was just staying patient on the greens," Woodland said.

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