Brendan Steele lost last year's Sony Open in a playoff. He shot 9-under-par 61 on Saturday to take the 54-hole lead.
Stewart Cink could not remember a more ideal day in Hawaii, and he had a round that matched the occasion.
Four days after a playoff loss at Kapalua, Joaquin Niemann holed a 50-foot chip for eagle on the 18th hole Thursday for an 8-under 62 and a share of the lead at the Sony Open.
Jim Herman recovered from the coronavirus and had his lowest score (64) in his 10th appearance at the Sony Open.
Thirty-one players are island hopping this week, while the rest of the field is making its 2021 debut at the Sony Open.
Harris English went more than seven years without winning on the PGA Tour, and he didn't mind going one extra hole to win on Sunday.
Ryan Palmer posted a 9-under 64 for the best round of the week and a share of the lead with Harris English in the Sentry TOC.
Harris English finished with a 10-foot birdie to cap off an ideal Friday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions with a 6-under 67, giving him a two-shot lead.
Defending champion Justin Thomas shot 65 on Thursday to share the Sentry Tournament of Champions lead.
Entering this year's Masters Tournament in April, 84 players have currently qualified for Augusta National.