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Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, January 17th, 2011
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Mark Wilson Sony Open

Mark Wilson wins 2011 Sony Open

HOG congratulations to Mark Wilson for a great 36 hole performance yesterday at the Sony Open.  With the rain delayed first round, the Tour had to play 36 on Sunday to finish on time.  Wilson fired two bogey free rounds, 65 and 67 (-5, -3) to win the tournament by two shots.

When Wilson pulled his tee shot into the left green side bunker on #17, a 194 yard par-3, I thought perhaps a playoff between him and Tim Clark was looming.  But when he made the clutch putt of nearly 11 feet to save par I knew he had the golf balls to finish it off and win.

Notes

Interesting notes for the Sony Open include a hole in one by Shaun Micheel, though he missed the cut. So the guy misses the cut and makes no dough, but has to buy drinks for everyone.  Ouch.

Camilo Villegas wasn’t disqualified this week, but didn’t make the cut either.  So the Hawaiian swing for Villegas was not a profitable venture as he made zero dollars in prize money.  I feel for his caddy.

John Daly looked fairly consistent and solid.  He just couldn’t score low enough to make the cut, missing it by one shot.

Chris DiMarco played very well, which is nice to see.  He easily made the cut and ended up T30.

Davis Love III didn’t have any issues adjusting to his new equipment after switching from Titleist to Bridgestone.  He played very well with some great ball striking.  DLIII fires four rounds in the 60’s and records a top ten finish.

Stuart Appleby had the lead for a while but couldn’t put together a strong finishing round.  T13.

Surprises

Some surprising performances from players this week were both good and bad.

After such a great performance last week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Robert Garrigus missed the cut this week.

Others who surprisingly missed the cut include Jim Furyk and Adam Scott.

Made the cut but didn’t play the final two rounds?  HUH?

The Tour’s ever confusing “made the cut but didn’t play the weekend” oddity really throws me for a loop.  Despite technically making the cut and making prize money, players like Zach Johnson, Vijay Singh, Rocco Mediate and Heath Slocum did not play the final two rounds.  A very strange setup.

2011 Sony Open Final Leaderboard

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Pos Player Money To Par Total
Score
1
Mark Wilson
$990,000.00
-16
264
T2
Tim Clark
$484,000.00
-14
266
T2
Steve Marino
$484,000.00
-14
266
4
Jimmy Walker
$264,000.00
-13
267
T5
Matt Bettencourt
$209,000.00
-12
268
T5
Matt Kuchar
$209,000.00
-12
268
T7
Shigeki Maruyama
$177,375.00
-11
269
T7
Roland Thatcher
$177,375.00
-11
269
T9
Chris Riley
$143,000.00
-10
270
T9
Jerry Kelly
$143,000.00
-10
270
T9
Steve Stricker
$143,000.00
-10
270
T9
Davis Love III
$143,000.00
-10
270
T13
Rory Sabbatini
$94,285.72
-9
271
T13
Anthony Kim
$94,285.72
-9
271
T13
Chad Campbell
$94,285.72
-9
271
T13
Tag Ridings
$94,285.71
-9
271
T13
Justin Rose
$94,285.71
-9
271
T13
Stuart Appleby
$94,285.71
-9
271
T13
Brian Gay
$94,285.71
-9
271
T20
Brendon de Jonge
$57,357.15
-8
272
T20
Jeff Overton
$57,357.15
-8
272
T20
John Senden
$57,357.14
-8
272
T20
Jason Day
$57,357.14
-8
272
T20
Kevin Na
$57,357.14
-8
272
T20
Cameron Beckman
$57,357.14
-8
272
T20
Alex Prugh
$57,357.14
-8
272
T27
Fredrik Jacobson
$40,700.00
-7
273
T27
Boo Weekley
$40,700.00
-7
273
T27
Marc Leishman
$40,700.00
-7
273
T30
Arjun Atwal
$34,925.00
-6
274
T30
Chris Kirk
$34,925.00
-6
274
T30
John Merrick
$34,925.00
-6
274
T30
Chris DiMarco
$34,925.00
-6
274
T34
Daniel Summerhays
$26,606.25
-5
275
T34
D.J. Brigman
$26,606.25
-5
275
T34
Jarrod Lyle
$26,606.25
-5
275
T34
Colt Knost
$26,606.25
-5
275
T34
Steven Bowditch
$26,606.25
-5
275
T34
Aaron Baddeley
$26,606.25
-5
275
T34
Jonathan Byrd
$26,606.25
-5
275
T34
Spencer Levin
$26,606.25
-5
275
T42
Ernie Els
$19,800.00
-4
276
T42
Nate Smith
$19,800.00
-4
276
T42
Brandt Jobe
$19,800.00
-4
276
T42
Kevin Chappell
$19,800.00
-4
276
T46
Charlie Wi
$15,592.50
-3
277
T46
Liang
$15,592.50
-3
277
T46
Webb Simpson
$15,592.50
-3
277
T46
Jason Bohn
$15,592.50
-3
277
50
Michael Connell
$13,860.00
-2
278
51
Billy Mayfair
$13,530.00
-1
279
52
Ryan Palmer
$13,200.00
E
280
53
Michael Sim
$12,980.00
+1
281
T54
Jesper Parnevik
$12,705.00
+2
282
T54
Matt McQuillan
$12,705.00
+2
282
56
Jason Dufner
$12,540.00
+7
287
MDF
Kent Jones
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Alex Cejka
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Zach Johnson
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Vijay Singh
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Rocco Mediate
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Ben Martin
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Jim Herman
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Scott Gutschewski
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Fred Funk
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Jhonattan Vegas
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Alexandre Rocha
$11,880.00
-2
138
MDF
Ryuji Imada
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Jeff Klauk
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Pat Perez
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Fabian Gomez
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Michio Matsumura
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Kyle Stanley
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Joseph Bramlett
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Steve Flesch
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Jim Renner
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Duffy Waldorf
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Heath Slocum
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Marc Turnesa
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Charles Howell III
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Keegan Bradley
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
David Hearn
$10,395.00
-1
139
MDF
Joe Affrunti
$10,395.00
-1
139
CUT
Chad Collins
E
140
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
E
140
CUT
Zack Miller
E
140
CUT
Carl Pettersson
E
140
CUT
Justin Leonard
E
140
CUT
Troy Matteson
E
140
CUT
John Daly
E
140
CUT
Brian Davis
E
140
CUT
Peter Tomasulo
E
140
CUT
Blake Adams
+1
141
CUT
Matt Jones
+1
141
CUT
Johnson Wagner
+1
141
CUT
Paul Goydos
+1
141
CUT
Charles Warren
+1
141
CUT
Jim Furyk
+1
141
CUT
Nathan Green
+1
141
CUT
Derek Lamely
+1
141
CUT
Tim Petrovic
+1
141
CUT
Robert Allenby
+2
142
CUT
Tim Herron
+2
142
CUT
Bio Kim
+2
142
CUT
Troy Merritt
+2
142
CUT
Shaun Micheel
+2
142
CUT
Robert Garrigus
+2
142
CUT
Adam Scott
+2
142
CUT
Dean Wilson
+2
142
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
+2
142
CUT
Scott Stallings
+2
142
CUT
Tony Finau
+2
142
CUT
Michael Putnam
+2
142
CUT
David Mathis
+2
142
CUT
Martin Piller
+3
143
CUT
Shane Bertsch
+3
143
CUT
Sunghoon Kang
+3
143
CUT
Shunsuke Sonoda
+3
143
CUT
Tom Gillis
+4
144
CUT
K.J. Choi
+4
144
CUT
D.J. Trahan
+4
144
CUT
Cameron Tringale
+4
144
CUT
Koumei Oda
+4
144
CUT
Joe Durant
+4
144
CUT
Josh Teater
+4
144
CUT
Paul Stankowski
+4
144
CUT
Camilo Villegas
+4
144
CUT
David Duval
+4
144
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
+4
144
CUT
Bobby Gates
+4
144
CUT
Gary Woodland
+4
144
CUT
William McGirt
+5
145
CUT
Tommy Gainey
+6
146
CUT
Hunter Haas
+6
146
CUT
Kevin Hayashi
+6
146
CUT
Chris Baryla
+7
147
CUT
Brendan Steele
+7
147
CUT
David Saka
+8
148
CUT
Michael Thompson
+9
149
CUT
Doug LaBelle II
+10
150
CUT
Jeff Maggert
+10
150
CUT
Dave Eichelberger
+14
154
CUT
Kevin Kisner
+15
155
WD
Tadahiro Takayama
+3
73

One response to “Wilson!”

  1. Golf Training says:

    Nice to see 2 of the shorter players winning early this year. Can we expect either of them to win again? I would say Byrd will win again before Wilson.

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