PGA Tour

Frittelli carries SA flag in Hawaii

2019-01-10 07:17
Dylan Frittelli (Getty Images)

IN the world of tee-offs, birdies and the “most beautiful office” of any professional sports group, the U.S. PGA Tour stays in idyllic Hawaii this week while the European counterpart remains in recess until next week.

It’s the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in tourist-friendly Honolulu on the go from today, with 2017 champion Justin Thomas of America among the favourites after he finished third in Maui last Sunday.

Dylan Frittelli is the only official South African in the field following Durban-born Rory Sabbatini’s unusual decision to take Slovakian citizenship recently.

The purse is $1,1 million (R15,2 million). Action for 2019 on the European Tour will commence with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the United Arab Emirates next Thursday.

With regard to the world rankings, the current top 10 are Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, who won in Hawaii last week, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau.

The highest placed South African is, unsurprisingly, “King” Louis Oosthuizen at 25th, followed by Branden Grace at 50th.

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