You Oughta Know: Snedeker 50/50 to win Sunday


Brandt Snedeker and Zac Blair share the lead at the Sony Open through 54 holes at Waialae Country Club. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final round in Honolulu:

• This is Snedeker's seventh 54-hole lead on Tour. He managed to convert three of the previous six for victory, making him a 50/50 propostion to pick up the eighth win of his PGA Tour career Sunday.

• Snedeker has made just one bogey this week - at the 14th hole on Thursday - and is a combined 37 under thus far in 2016. That's a stark departure from his 19-over total over his last six rounds of 2015.

• Blair, on the other hand, has never been in this position. This is the second-year Tour member's first 54-hole lead. He would have grabbed the outright lead if not for a missed birdie putt from 27 inches on the 18th hole Saturday.

• Blair has not made a bogey in his last 49 holes. He has recorded six consecutive rounds in the 60s at Waialae. He has two top-10 finishes in his Tour career, one of which was a T-6 last year at the Sony.

• Playing in the final group with Snedeker and Blair, Kevin Kisner has racked up seven top-five finishes and five top-2 finishes since the start of last season. Only Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Bubba Watson have more top-2s over that span. Kisner went to extra holes three times last year, losing playoffs at the RBC Heritage, Players Championship and the Greenbrier. No. 282 in the world in March of last year, a win Sunday could vault Kisner as high as 11th.

• Just two back, 20-year-old Si Woo Kim would be the third-youngest player to win a PGA Tour event in the last 60 years, behind Raymond Floyd (20 years, six months) and Spieth (19 years, 11 months).

• For those hoping to charge from behind, the last 10 Sony Open winners were within at least two shots of the lead through three rounds. Moreover, 10 of the last 16 winners held at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

Information courtest Golf Channel's Editorial Research Unit