Chris Kirk, the new leader at the Sony Open

Darkness stops the second round, but when it has now reached the final stages and there are no leading positions at stake, at the Sony Open stage in Hawaii. Leading the first event valid for the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup in 2023 is Chris Kirk, a 37-year-old from Tennessee with four victories under his belt on the American circuit. However, the last of them dates back to May 2015. In this case, his performance has been regular so far, with a -11 characterized by rounds in 64 and 65 strokes. In particular, the second (-5) consists of six birdies and a bogey.

Chris Kirk, results

In second place are Taylor Montgomery and J.J. Spaun at -10: for the two mirroring performance, in the sense that the card of one says 64 66 and that of the other 66 64. Behind them at -9 Hayden Buckley and David Lipsky, one known for 14 ° surprise place at the last US Open, the other due to his past in the European Tour area, where he won two tournaments.

Sixth position with a score of -8 for Austin Eckroat, who joins the first two non-Americans in the rankings, the Englishman Ben Taylor and the South Korean S.H. Kim (aka Seong-hyeon Kim, a 24-year-old who was voted golfer of the year on the Korn Ferry Tour, the US counterpart to the Challenge Tour).

The ninth group was crowded at -6: Kevin Yu was at altitude Taipei together with the German Stephan Jaeger and a large presence of stars and stripes, which was made up of Denny McCarthy, J.T. Poston, Brendon Todd, Ben Griffin and Maverick McNealy. There are important names among those who do not pass the cut: the now Slovakian Rory Sabbatini, then Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland, Billy Horschel.

Hawaii, a US state, is an isolated volcanic archipelago in the central Pacific. The islands are renowned for their wild landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical vegetation and beaches of golden, red, black and even green sand. Honolulu, the capital and most populous city, is located on Oahu; don’t miss the crescent beach of Waikiki Beach and the WWII memorials at Pearl Harbor.