Matt Fitzpatrick chases Collin Morikawa going into last day in Hawaii

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Morikawa finished last year winless but is showing his determination to end the losing streak early in 2023.
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January 8, 2023
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Collin Morikawa easily kept control of his lead ahead of the last day of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii while Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick pushed his way to a share of second.

American Morikawa finished the day on eight-under 65 for a total of 24-under 195, keeping ahead of the pack and is the only player in the field bogey-free through 54 holes.

"It's been pretty simple today. Kind of over the past three days, is where I've been looking is kind of where the ball's been going. I kind of know what is doing right and when I hit a bad shot, kind of what the mistake was. That's the biggest thing. That's what I was kind of hindering on is brining in a couple more coaches, just knowing a little bit more about what's going on.

"Sometimes I think you do, and you do. You know enough. But it really factors in now if I can go back to any shot today and just really go through like, was the mental process right, was the routine good, what was off a little bit here or there and go from there.

His six-shot lead equals the largest 54-hole lead of the season (Russell Henley/World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba) and matches the largest 54-hole lead since the Sentry Tournament of Champions moved to Kapalua in 1999 (Geoff Ogilvy/2009).

His 195 sets his low 54-hole score on Tour, it was previously 198, achieved three times most recently at the 2021 Sony Open in Hawaii).

Fitzpatrick shot his way up from sixth place to share the second spot, on a total of 18-under 201, with Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and American JJ Spaun.

Morikawa finished last year winless but is showing his determination to end the losing streak early in 2023 by earning a six shot lead before the final day of the tournament.

He birdied four of the last five holes on Saturday, ending on a 15-foot birdie putt.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3Total
1Collin Morikawa-24646665195
T2Matt Fitzpatrick-18666966201
T2J.J. Spaun-18646869201
T2Scottie Scheffler-18666669201
T5Jon Rahm-17647167202
T5Tom Kim-17656968202
T7Max Homa-16707063203
T7Sungjae Im-16667265203
T9Hideki Matsuyama-15677067204
T9K.H. Lee-15686967204
T9Brian Harman-15686967204
T9Jordan Spieth-15676671204
T13Tom Hoge-14667168205
T13J.T. Poston-14686968205
T13Tony Finau-14676969205
T16Patrick Cantlay-13707066206
T16Aaron Wise-13667070206
T16Luke List-13716570206
T19Justin Thomas-12707067207
T19Scott Stallings-12677268207
T19Ryan Brehm-12687168207
T19Will Zalatoris-12696969207
T19Seamus Power-12686970207
24Corey Conners-11686872208
T25Sepp Straka-10717068209
T25Cameron Young-10707069209
T25Viktor Hovland-10677270209
T25Trey Mullinax-10697070209
T29Russell Henley-9697071210
T29Sahith Theegala-9677172210
T29Adam Scott-9706872210
T32Billy Horschel-8767164211
T32Mackenzie Hughes-8667471211
34Sam Burns-7707567212
35Keegan Bradley-6707073213
36Chez Reavie-2717373217
T37Chad RameyE717672219
T37Adam SvenssonE717078219
W/DXander SchauffeleE7032-102
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Sentry Tournament of Champions 2023

Date: January 5th - 8th 2023

Location: Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

Purse: $15,000,000

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