Completed: The Greenbrier ResortJul 3-6

The Greenbrier Classic

In Progress: TPC Deere RunJul 10-13

John Deere Classic

Russell Henley was in record-breaking form as he claimed the Sony Open title in Hawaii

Last Updated: 14/01/13 1:29pm

  • Share:
Russell Henley: Celebrates a birdie at the 18th

Russell Henley: Celebrates a birdie at the 18th

Sky Bet

Rookie Russell Henley has made an immediate impact on the PGA Tour by claiming the Sony Open title in Hawaii.

Playing in his first PGA Tour event, the 23-year-old was in record-breaking form as he held off the challenge of Tim Clark to win by three shots.

Henley's final total of 24-under-par was a tournament scoring record and the best-ever 72-hole score in PGA Tour history.

Henley made the ideal start after he birdied the first, but he picked up his first bogey of the tournament on the par four eighth.

Final-round leaderboard

US unless stated

-24 R Henley
-21 T Clark (SA)
-17 S Langley
-17 C Howell III

Click here for collated scores

Undeterred, Henley picked up shots on nine and 10 before he birdied the final five to finish clear of the chasing pack.

South African Clark had put up a brave fight as he carded a final-round 63 but it just wasn't enough.

Charles Howell III finished third thanks in part to an eagle on the par three ninth, which was the backbone of a solid round of 66.

Howell didn't drop a shot in the final round, as birdies at five and 15 saw him to an overall score of 17 under par.

Scott Langley faded out of contention with a poor back nine. The 23-year-old was just two shots off the lead after the 11th hole, but bogeys on the par four, 13, 15 and 16 cost the rookie any hope he had of picking up a tour win on his first appearance.

  • Share:

Related

Sony Open 2013

Clark out of the bunker

Clark out of the bunker

Take a look back at Tim Clark's fantastic bunker shot at 13 in the Sony Open.

Henley claims maiden win

Henley claims maiden win

Russell Henley became the first PGA Tour rookie in 10 years to win his debut event after victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Scott Langley: Shot 65 to join Russell Henley at the top

Langley, Henley tied in Sony

Russell Henley remains in the lead at the Sony Open but was joined by fellow rookie Scott Langley after round three.

Most Popular

Features

Golf on the Wirral

Golf on the Wirral

We try out a couple of courses near the Open venue at Hoylake, including the birthplace of stableford.

Hoylake's history

Hoylake's history

From 1897 to 2006: Highlights of the 11 Open Championships to be played at Hoylake.

Women's Open guide

Women's Open guide

A preview, profiles and best bets for this week's Ricoh Women's Open at Royal Birkdale.