The Honda Classic R1

Kurt Kitayama takes lead with career-best round

Honda Classic 2022 R1
February 24-26
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
$8,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Kurt Kitayama signed for a 64, in spite of a single bogey at the 14th, to take the Honda Classic lead on Thursday.


Honda Classic 2022 R1

“I think anything under par out here is really good. You’ve just got to watch the wind and see what happens.

“It’s playing tough. I don’t think you get an easy day out here. But the conditions are – like the conditions of the course are perfect. It’s just really tough.”


Honda Classic 2022 R1

The American’s score is his best in sixty-nine rounds on the PGA Tour. His opening round included a career-best run of four back-to-back birdies.

“I felt like I’ve been playing well, and I’ve started to figure out my putting to kind of find this kind of round.”


Honda Classic 2022 R1

One shot behind at 5-under, fellow Americans Daniel Berger and Chris Kirk are tied in second place alongside Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini.

“The greens are – I’m expecting them to get a little firmer as the week goes on,” said Berger. “You just have to be so on point here. I feel like there’s not really any give to just kind of an easy hole out there. Everything just seems so challenging.

“To come out here and not make a bogey for 18 holes is a great start, and just got to continue with that momentum for the rest of the week.”

Englishmen Aaron Rai and Danny Willett are tied in fifth place at 3-under alongside Americans Peter Uihlein and Andrew Kozan and Austrian Matthias Schwab.


Honda Classic 2022 R1

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Pos.PlayerThruTo ParR1
1Kurt KitayamaF*-664
T2Rory SabbatiniF-565
T2Daniel BergerF-565
T2Chris KirkF-565
T5Peter UihleinF*-367
T5Aaron RaiF*-367
T5Andrew KozanF*-367
T5Danny WillettF-367
T5Matthias SchwabF-367
T10Mito PereiraF*-268
T10Dylan FrittelliF*-268
T10Billy HorschelF*-268
T10Cameron YoungF*-268
T10William McGirtF-268
T10Brooks KoepkaF*-268
T10Patrick RodgersF*-268
T10Dylan WuF-268
T10Martin ContiniF-268
T10Ryan PalmerF*-268
T10Garrick HiggoF*-268
T10Wesley BryanF*-268
T10Doug GhimF*-268
T10Bronson BurgoonF-268
T10Seung-Yul NohF-268
T10Stephan JaegerF*-268
T10Callum TarrenF*-268
T10David LipskyF*-268
T28Erik ComptonF-169
T28Lucas GloverF-169
T28Sung KangF-169
T28Beau HosslerF-169
T28Tommy FleetwoodF*-169
T28Russell KnoxF*-169
T28Christiaan BezuidenhoutF*-169
T28Adam SvenssonF-169
T28Alex NorenF-169
T28Jhonattan VegasF-169
T28Taylor PendrithF-169
T28Lee WestwoodF-169
T28Gary WoodlandF-169
T28Martin TrainerF*-169
T28Roger SloanF*-169
T28Kramer HickokF*-169
T28Chase Seiffert17-1
T45Mark HubbardFPar70
T45Bill HaasFPar70
T45Nate LashleyF*Par70
T45C.T. PanF*Par70
T45J.T. PostonFPar70
T45Shane LowryF*Par70
T45Charles Howell IIIFPar70
T45Brian StuardFPar70
T45Patrick ReedF*Par70
T45Jim HermanFPar70
T45Joaquin NiemannF*Par70
T45Mackenzie HughesF*Par70
T45Sam StevensF*Par70
T45Max McGreevyFPar70
T45Michael GligicF*Par70
T45Ben KohlesF*Par70
T45K.H. LeeF*Par70
T45Curtis ThompsonF*Par70
T45Austin SmothermanF*Par70
T45Davis RileyF*Par70
T65Brice GarnettF*+171
T65Sepp StrakaF+171
T65Sam RyderF*+171
T65Michael ThompsonF+171
T65Harry HiggsF*+171
T65Adam SchenkF+171
T65J.J. SpaunF*+171
T65Alex SmalleyF*+171
T65Kyle StanleyF+171
T65Nick WatneyF*+171
T65Denny McCarthyF+171
T65Lee HodgesF+171
T65Ian PoulterF*+171
T65Chris StroudF*+171
T65Richy WerenskiF*+171
T65Keith MitchellF+171
T65Hank LebiodaF+171
T65Kevin StreelmanF*+171
T65Taylor MooreF+171
T65Chase KoepkaF*+171
T65Paul Barjon17+1
T86Ryan ArmourF+272
T86Brandon HagyF+272
T86Robert StrebF+272
T86Luke DonaldF+272
T86Austin CookF+272
T86John HuhF+272
T86Andrew NovakF+272
T86Jim KnousF*+272
T86Rick LambF+272
T86Matthew NeSmithF*+272
T86Trey MullinaxF+272
T86Lucas HerbertF+272
T86Brian HarmanF*+272
T86Rickie FowlerF+272
T86Aaron WiseF*+272
T86Brendan SteeleF+272
T86Seth ReevesF+272
T86Joshua CreelF*+272
T104Anirban LahiriF*+373
T104Justin LowerF*+373
T104Padraig HarringtonF*+373
T104Vaughn TaylorF*+373
T104Kiradech AphibarnratF*+373
T104Kevin TwayF+373
T104Henrik StensonF*+373
T104Matt JonesF+373
T112Charl SchwartzelF+474
T112Brendon ToddF+474
T112Zach JohnsonF*+474
T112Camilo VillegasF*+474
T112Alan MorinF+474
T112Kelly KraftF+474
T112Grayson MurrayF*+474
T112Sungjae ImF+474
T112Dawie van der WaltF*+474
T112Brett DrewittF*+474
T112Kyle WestmorelandF+474
T123Vince WhaleyF+575
T123Louis OosthuizenF+575
T123Doc RedmanF*+575
T123Greyson SiggF*+575
T123Chad RameyF+575
T128Brian GayF+676
T128Jimmy WalkerF*+676
T128Nick HardyF*+676
T128Nicolai Hojgaard17+6
T132Hayden BuckleyF*+777
T132Tyler McCumberF+777
T132Brandon WuF+777
T132David SkinnsF+777
T132Fabián GómezF*+777
T132Nick TaylorF+777
T132Jason DufnerF+777
T139Satoshi KodairaF*+878
T139Martin KaymerF*+878
T139Hudson SwaffordF+878
T139Stewart CinkF*+878
T139Jared WolfeF+878
144Matthew WolffF+1181
* Player started on the back nine
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