Cameron Smith (left) and Jon Rahm each broke the tournament scoring record at the Sentry Tournament of Champions last week, but only one of them won. Photo: Ben Jared, PGA Tour via Getty Images
Cameron Smith, Jon Rahm and Matt Jones combined to shoot 99-under par last week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on a Kapalua golf course that’s as big as the scenery that surrounds it.
Matt Jones shot 62-61 on the weekend and it wasn't enough. Photo: Ben Jared, PGA Tour via Getty Images
All three players broke the tournament scoring record and the PGA Tour record for most strokes under par in an event. And two of them – Rahm and Jones – didn’t win.
Or, too easy?
More to the point, it’s another week of evidence of just how good the best players in the world are.
Put them in the right spot – Maui is always the right spot – give them soft conditions, wide fairways and no bothersome wind and it will look like street racing on Saturday night, accelerators punched to the floor and no reason to look back.
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