PGA Tour

Sentry Tournament of Champions

January 03-06

The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaiii

$6,400,000

January 03-06

The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaiii

$6,400,000

Round 1

Kevin Tway shot a bogey-free round for one-shot lead in Hawaii

January 03, 2019

Kevin Tway fired a bogey-free seven under 66 for one-shot lead in the PGA Tour's first round of 2019.

Tway had seven birdies and no bogeys as the Tour winners from 2018 kicked off the new year Thursday at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

"When you're making a lot of birdies it makes everything better," Tway said.

Tway led by one shot over Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland, who sit at six under. Johnson and Thomas are the past two winners at Kapalua.

World number eight Rory McIlroy and No. 14 Jason Day are tied for sixth at four under. World number six Jon Rahm is tied for 11th at three under.

Tway qualified for this winners-only field by capturing the Safeway Open for his first PGA Tour victory.

"I was just trying to drink a lot of water. But I didn't think I was going to play that good, to be honest," he said.

"I hit the ball well, kept the ball in play, made a few putts, controlled my ball in the wind.

"It's windy where I'm from in Oklahoma so it's kind of like I was at home. Each shot's difficult so you're just focused on the trajectory and where I need to land it and where I need to miss it."

The first round of the new year featured a hole-in-one by Patton Kizzire who is at four under. Kizzire aced the par-three eighth hole for his first hole-in-one on the tour.

"I was just trying to hit the green," he said.

Bryson DeChambeau gave the spectators the first example of the new rules when he made a par putt with the pin still in the cup.

Kevin Na withdrew from the event before his scheduled tee time Thursday because of a fractured bone in his right pinkie finger.

Na said he injured the finger last week and estimated he would miss about a month.

He qualified by winning the Greenbrier tournament in July.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Kevin Tway
USA
-7
66
T2
Dustin Johnson
USA
-6
67
T2
Gary Woodland
USA
-6
67
T2
Justin Thomas
USA
-6
67
5
Marc Leishman
AUS
-5
68
T6
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
69
T6
Andrew Putnam
USA
-4
69
T6
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-4
69
T6
Jason Day
AUS
-4
69
T6
Patton Kizzire
USA
-4
69
T6
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-4
69
T12
Bubba Watson
USA
-3
70
T12
Jon Rahm
ESP
-3
70
T12
Patrick Reed
USA
-3
70
T12
Webb Simpson
USA
-3
70
T16
Cameron Champ
USA
-2
71
T16
Ian Poulter
ENG
-2
71
T16
Michael Kim
KOR
-2
71
T19
Billy Horschel
USA
-1
72
T19
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
72
T19
Xander Schauffele
USA
-1
72
T22
Brice Garnett
USA
Par
73
T22
Francesco Molinari
ITA
Par
73
T22
Paul Casey
ENG
Par
73
T22
Troy Merritt
USA
Par
73
T26
Aaron Wise
USA
1
74
T26
Charles Howell III
USA
1
74
T28
Brandt Snedeker
USA
2
75
T28
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
2
75
T30
Brooks Koepka
USA
3
76
T30
Scott Piercy
USA
3
76
T32
Keegan Bradley
USA
4
77
T32
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
4
77
RET
Kevin Na
USA
Par
-
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Kevin Tway
USA
-7
66
T2
Dustin Johnson
USA
-6
67
T2
Gary Woodland
USA
-6
67
T2
Justin Thomas
USA
-6
67
5
Marc Leishman
AUS
-5
68
T6
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
69
T6
Andrew Putnam
USA
-4
69
T6
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-4
69
T6
Jason Day
AUS
-4
69
T6
Patton Kizzire
USA
-4
69
T6
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-4
69
T12
Bubba Watson
USA
-3
70
T12
Jon Rahm
ESP
-3
70
T12
Patrick Reed
USA
-3
70
T12
Webb Simpson
USA
-3
70
T16
Cameron Champ
USA
-2
71
T16
Ian Poulter
ENG
-2
71
T16
Michael Kim
KOR
-2
71
T19
Billy Horschel
USA
-1
72
T19
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
72
T19
Xander Schauffele
USA
-1
72
T22
Brice Garnett
USA
Par
73
T22
Francesco Molinari
ITA
Par
73
T22
Paul Casey
ENG
Par
73
T22
Troy Merritt
USA
Par
73
T26
Aaron Wise
USA
1
74
T26
Charles Howell III
USA
1
74
T28
Brandt Snedeker
USA
2
75
T28
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
2
75
T30
Brooks Koepka
USA
3
76
T30
Scott Piercy
USA
3
76
T32
Keegan Bradley
USA
4
77
T32
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
4
77
RET
Kevin Na
USA
Par
-