OK, I know you’ve been dying to know my pick to win the Honda Classic, so here goes.
Sure, he may not be the biggest name in the 144-man field. It’s possible you haven’t even
heard of him, but really, were Mark Wilson, Michael Thompson and Russell Henley high on your list before they won this tournament?
Kizzire, for openers, is the only two-time winner at this early point of the PGA Tour’s 2017-18 wraparound season. He’s got four top-10 finishes in nine starts and leads the money list with $2.9 million already in the bank.
Even better, the 6-foot-5 graduate of the Web.com Tour showed the kind of toughness it takes to excel on PGA National’s Champion course when he outlasted Rickie Fowler by one stroke to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Mexico in November.
Because of rain, there were 36 holes to play on Sunday and Kizzire closed with rounds of 66 and 67. Fowler, the defending Honda champion and the No. 7 player in the Official World Golf Rankings, finished 67-67 and found it wasn’t enough.
Kizzire also won a playoff with James Hahn at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
As for Kizzire’s Honda history, has tied for 26th and tied for 66th, which may not sound like much but there are a lot of missed cuts in this tournament by much more accomplished players. Kizzire shot a six-under 64 in the second round here in 2016. He can go low and he can hang tough. Eight consecutive cuts made is enough to prove that.
So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, but just in case, is there anybody out there who can show me out to delete a blog?