HONOLULU — Russell Henley became the first PGA Tour rookie to win his debut in 10 years with a record-setting performance Sunday in the Sony Open.
Tied for the lead with fellow rookie Scott Langley to start the final round, the University of Georgia product seized control from the start with a birdie on the first hole. And then he really poured it on at the end of the round. Henley birdied his last five holes to close with a 7-under 63 for a three-shot win over Tim Clark.
Henley finished at 24-under 256, breaking by four shots the Sony Open scoring record. It was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history, two shots behind Tommy Armour III at the Texas Open in 2003.
The win gives Henley, a native of Macon, Ga., an invitation to the Masters.
Oosthuizen wins Volvo Champions
DURBAN, South Africa — Louis Oosthuizen shot a final round 6-under 66 to beat Scott Jamieson of Scotland by a single stroke and win the Volvo Champions on Sunday.
Oosthuizen finished with a 16 under total of 272 at Durban Country Club to wrap up the victory after the Scot narrowly missed a chip on the 18th hole for eagle. Jamieson, who led by five shots heading into the last day, carded a final-round 72, and missed out on second successive European Tour win in Durban by a solitary shot.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (68) was another shot back in third, two strokes ahead of Ireland’s Padraig Harrington in fourth.