HONOLULU (AP) simply believed like a first year in the Sony Open .
He guaranteed didn't engage in including one.
He was and so nervous Sunday afternoon that they couldn't feel his biceps and triceps in addition to legs, as well as almost everything about your ex boyfriend did actually often be going with warp speed.
Only when he / she finished their record-setting functionality with one final birdie managed this individual comprehend what happened. And even then, he did not know what in order to say.
The very first gamer in ten years for you to succeed within his debut as a PGA Tour rookie.
The second-best rating for any 72-hole match with PGA Tour history, and a history score in the Sony Open by means of four shots.
Finishing along with personal trainer straight birdies - singular of which inside 10 feet - for your 29 around the back nine including a 7-under 63, a minimal finish with a Sony Open winner.
And yes, that will tee moment set aside regarding him or her at the Masters in April.
''I'm quite speechless,'' Henley said. ''I was making an attempt not really to think about Augusta in existence since I just kept revealing to myself, 'This can be a long year, that you're likely to engage in this activity a long time, and possibly be patient, aging should take place now.' Everything I could to psyche myself out of planning on winning. It worked.''
The backside nine has been basically surreal.
Henley won through three images over , whom birdied seven involving their past 11 openings as well as still produced way up singular result for the fresh out of Georgia.
''When people rise in close proximity as well as watch a man play . in the event that's the way he or she putts all of the time, whew! It's over,'' Clark said.
And it was.
Tied with the lead having fellow rookie Scott Langley that will get started the next round, Henley seized handle together with some sort of birdie to the opening hole after which you can added this on in the end.
Henley experienced a two-shot direct with eight openings to experience when your dog calmly sank some sort of 10-foot par putt on the 12th, along with he started out in order to pull absent which has a 45-foot birdie putt to the 14th.
When the particular rookie rolled inside a great 18-foot birdie putt within the 17th to remain a few shots ahead, Clark started off laughing. There wasn't anything else he / she could possibly do.
''He just never looked helping put a ft . wrong, when this individual did, this individual made all those par putts,'' Clark said. ''That's whenever you find out a working male is comfortable, when he has been making those 8- to 10-footer for par. But I however bought within the 15th hole in addition to said, 'Well, let's finish using four birdies plus notice just what exactly happens.' And sure enough, they birdied the past four, too. When a new guy performs which nicely as well as is better than you, you merely need to be satisfied for them.''
Henley finished at 24-under 256, breaking by four pictures this Sony Open scoring document stored by simply Brad Faxon inside 2001 and John Huston within 1998. It seemed to be this second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament situation in PGA Tour history, a couple pictures at the rear of Tommy Armour I within the year 2003 for the Texas Open.