Brilliant 66 at the Sony

January 13th, 2014 by Samantha Chopra

Hawaii, January 11: A second-round four-under-par 66 in the Sony Open will gave Daniel confidence going into the new season on the PGA Tour.

The talented Swede missed the cut by one at Waialae Country Club in Homolulu but it was an excellent second day performance, which featured an eagle and five birdies, that showed just what he is capable of. He finished the event on even par.

American Jimmy Walker won the event by one stroke from compatriot Chris Kirk.

This was Daniel’s first start of the season on the PGA Tour.

The Sony Open is part of the Tour’s FedEx Cup Series. It has been contested at the Waialae Country Club since the event’s modern-day inception as the Hawaiian Open in 1965.

Daniel finished in 21st position on the Tour Money List last year to regain his PGA Tour card.
The top-25 on the List secured their PGA Tour cards to set themselves up for a lucrative 2014 season.
Daniel first joined the PGA Tour in 2004 and recorded his breakthrough victory in 2007 when he claimed the Ginn sur Mer Classic.
Two PGA Tour events later he picked up another win at the Mercedes-Benz Championship.
In 2010, a dip in form saw him lose his card but he bounced back brilliantly the following season by winning the Nationwide Tour’s Fresh Express Classic. That helped him regain his PGA Tour card for 2012 after he finished 19th on the Money List.
He was unable to keep his card but following an excellent 2013 season his sights are now firmly set on winning again on the PGA Tour.
Daniel has won on nearly every Tour in the game of golf and has claimed 14 professional tournaments around the world.
In addition to his success in the States he has triumphed three times in Europe, and on six occasions in Asia (two each in India, Malaysia, and Chinese Taipei).