Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Team Secret Golf’s Patton Kizzire Wins Sony Open In Hawaii

Rising Star’s Player Channel to Debut on Next Month
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) – Winning is becoming a habit for Patton Kizzire. Two months after claiming his initial PGA Tour title at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico, the lanky Alabama native added a second career victory last Sunday, outlasting James Hahn on the sixth hole of a sudden-death playoff at the Sony Open in Hawaii. 

Patton Kizzire
A former Tour Player of  the Year, Kizzire’s recent win came in just his third start after his victory in Mexico last fall and now gives members of the Team Secret Golf staff three titles early in the 2017-18 PGA Tour season. Kizzire’s victory in Hawaii also made him the first player to claim multiple events this year. Fellow Secret Golf staff member Pat Perez won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia shortly after the Tour’s wrap-around season got underway last October. 

Kizzire’s win in Honolulu virtually assured him of a spot in The Tour Championship, the season-ending finale for the top-30 on the FedEx Cup points list, and also jumped him into the top 60 in the Official World Golf Rankings. “The first win was big, and this one is even bigger,” Kizzire said following his recent victory. “Our ultimate goal is to be No. 1 at the end of the year. We have a long way to go but a fast start is always positive.”

Golf fans will soon want to look for Kizzire’s private Player Channel, set to debut in February on features some of the game’s best personalities, each giving their unique perspective on golf in their own style.

“We are watching a young man develop in front of our eyes. He’s been a winner at every level and sees himself as such,” said Steve Elkington, the co-founder of Secret Golf. “I think everyone is looking forward to Patton’s Player Channel and now that he’s won twice this year, that should elevate the interest level. He’s kind of an old-school guy, a masterful putter and chipper who understands his strengths and weaknesses but also enjoys the challenges of being a Tour professional.”

Fellow Secret Golf staff member Brian Harman also played well at the Sony Open in Hawaii, finishing T4 at Waialae Country Club. Harman’s own Player Channel will also be ready on in February and golfers of all ages can look forward to learning the finer points of the game from one of golf’s best young left-handed professionals.

In addition to Kizzire and Harman, the lineup of notable players on the Secret Golf staff includes former major champions Jackie Burke, Elkington, Jason Dufner, Brittany Lang and Stacy Lewis, and now has claimed 115 tournaments collectively on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Tour.

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