Along with the Tadd Fujikawa story, there are some other notable stories from the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Paul Azinger has left the announcer’s booth and is making a go of it on tour again. He played fairly well and placed T-13.
John Daly played some consistent golf with 69, 68, 71, 68. He didn’t beat Fujikawa but he did manage a decent T-28.
Notables who missed the cut were J.B. Holmes, Aaron Baddeley, Sean Micheel, Ben Curtis and Stuart Appleby.
Sony Open Winner Paul Goydos didn’t exactly make a big splash when he hit the PGA Tour in the early 90s. He had one victory in 1996. You could call him a journeyman player. My guess is this victory is probably his last and he’ll return to that journeyman status but you never know.
Charles Howell III is one of those players who was expected to do some real damage on tour. CHIII’s only victory dates back to 2002. The only damage he’s really managed since then is taking a great chance of winning a tournament and turning it into a disappointing 2nd place finish. That’s exactly what he did last week. Perhaps being so close will give him the experience necessary to break through later on in his career.
Arnold Palmer a.k.a. Paul Newman