The PGA leaderboard is led by some surprise names at the Sony Open golf tournament in Hawaii this weekend. It’s that time of year in which the PGA Tour is on break and the only action is the FedEx Cup, leading some of the sport’s bigger names to join in on the otherwise second tier tour. Because the action is eight time zones away from the east coast, the action is taking place at an odd time of day.
Heading into Round 3 today, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, and Webb Simpson are tied atop the PGA leaderboard at twelve under par. Behind them are Tim Clark and Troy Merritt, who are each at ten under par. Russell Knox and Rory Sabbatini are tied at nine under. Robert Streb, Jimmy Walker, Ryan Palmer, JJ Henry, Paul Casey, and Marc Leishman are each eight under par. Another seven players including Chris Kirk are at seven under apiece. In other notable names Boo Weekley is at six under, Kenny Perry and Stuart Appleby are at three under, and Hideki Matsuyama and Stuart Cink are two under par. Angel Cabrera missed the cut after shooting 70 in each of his first two rounds. The game’s most notable players like Rory MIlroy, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods are not participating.
Today’s PGA leaderboard Round 3 action at the Sony Open in Hawaii airs on live TV from 7pm through 3:00pm eastern time through 2:30 in the morning, with the long hours attempting to work around the time zone differences for American viewers, airing on TV channel The Golf Channel.