Top-ranked and pre-tourney fave Jordan Spieth painted a 7-under-par 33-30=63 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to wrap his second appearance (MC/2014) on 19-under 261, currently T2 on the leaderboard. UPDATE: With play completed, Spieth finished up six places in solo 3rd, eight shy of champion Justin Thomas.
The OWGR No. 5 closed out last week's defense on Maui -- his first start of the season -- with a bogey-free 8-under 65 to back-door a T3, and is up seven places on today's lap. He began the finale in solo 9th, 10 back of Thomas. The 23-year-old birdied three straight two times, on holes 1-3, and on 10-12, adding circles on 16 and 18. His lone dropped shot was a one-putt bogey-4 at the fourth from 17'9". For the week, the Texan circled 24 birdies versus five bogeys and posted rounds of 65-67-66-63. He was No. 1 in SG: Approach-the-Green at 10.362, but 53rd in SG: Putting (0.268), including 3.367 in R4, and 59th in SG: Around-the-Green (-1.239). Jan 15 - 10:01 PM