Sony Open Recap: Kizzire Wins in Marathon Playoff
Sony Open Recap: Kizzire Wins in Marathon Playoff

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Patton Kizzire was the runaway top player on the Web.com Tour in 2014-2015 with two wins and two runners-up. And then he made a big splash on the PGA Tour with top-five showings in his first two events as a member. He was 28. Yes, he was a late bloomer, but his career was finally off and running.

Except it wasn't.

Kizzire meandered through the rest of 2015-16, then took a big step back in 2017-18.

Sometimes, it happens that way. Oftentimes in sports, careers don't progress in a straight line.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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