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Best of the Sony Open

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Benji Weatherly and Adam Scott assess the situation at the Sony Open. (Getty Images)
Benji Weatherly and Adam Scott assess the situation at the Sony Open. (Getty Images)

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It's Monday and you were probably too busy consuming 16 hours of football over the weekend to catch what was happening at the Sony Open.

But don't worry, we have you covered with all the storylines, fashion statements, best shots, and weirdest happenings from Honolulu.

Let's jump in...

Top three stories

1. Georgia Bulldog Invitational -- Chris Kirk and Harris English (who finished second and fourth respectively) tried to turn Hawaii into Athens west campus and follow up fellow Bulldog Russell Henley's win from 2013. Instead Jimmy Walker, a Baylor Bear, got his second win.

Another Georgia Bulldog, Hudson Swafford, finished T8.

2. Adam Scott is great no matter his caddie -- Scott employed professional surfer Benji Weatherly as his caddie this week. Didn't matter, Scott finished 10 under and T8.

3. John Daly is back? -- Big John is always a big draw but he actually had his best finish (T32) since the 2012 PGA Championship. And he dressed like this all week.

Champion profile

Jimmy Walker won his second tournament in his last six tries after not winning any in the first 34 and a half years of his life. He's a career journeyman who now sits atop the money list and FedEx Cup points race. Not to mention a bump from No. 47 to No. 32 in the world.

Best shot

James Hahn made the season's first double eagle.

Best shot (Part II)

This shot from Ryan Palmer was ridiculous. The ball was, like, knee high when he hit it.

The winner gets...

This is always fun. Walker received $1 million for his efforts, or $3,832.70 per shot on the week.

Stat of the week

Jimmy Walker led the field in driving (319.5 yards) and also won. That didn't happen in 2013.

Best photo

John Daly is the greatest...

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(via Getty Images)

Best photo (Part II)

I'm a sucker for these. This is Jimmy Walker and his oldest son.

(via Getty Images)

Golfer you need to get familiar with

Harris English will win multiple majors. I have a friend who swears he's going to win the Masters this year. I'm not going to go that far but he was a couple of shots from winning his third event in his last 16 outings. That's big-boy stuff from a 24-year-old. He's a real Ryder Cup threat.

Funniest photo

Surely you've seen Stewart Cink's tan line by now.


Jerry Kelly was 125-1 to win the tournament and he finished third. Daly was actually 500-1 and he finished T32 with an even-par 70 on Sunday.


Jordan Spieth was 16-1 to win the tournament. He missed the cut.

Wait, he's still playing?

Retief Goosen (!!) was 10 under and finished T8 at the event. It's his best finish since a T3 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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