GOLF: Landry 22nd in Kapalua, moves into FedEx Cup Top 125

Published 10:54 pm Sunday, January 6, 2019

Another treading-water type performance left Andrew Landry tied for 22nd place in a field of 33 players in his first crack at the Tournament Players Championship.

Following rounds of 69, 75 and 71 on the par 73 Kapalua Plantation Course, the Port Neches-Groves ex closed with a Sunday 72 to finish at five-under 287. The good news was that earned 60 FedEx Cup points to move into the top 125 (123) for the first time this season.

Landry finished well behind winner Xander Schaffuele (269), who roared past third-round leader Gary Woodland with a course-record tying 62. Schaffuele opened with a bogey, then followed up with two eagles, eight birdies and eight pars.

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Woodland, who started the day with a three-shot lead and a five-shot cushion on Schaffuele, was stunned after his five-under-par 68 was not good enough. He placed second by one stroke after rounds of 67-67-68-68.

Landry, meanwhile, as was the case Saturday, looked to be heating up around the turn, then quit making birdies. He birdied the par-5 ninth from 2 feet, the par-4 10th from 10 feet and the par-3 11th from 8 feet to get to two under for the day.

There would be no more birdies but one bogey at 14 to close out the round. Landry had gotten off to a good start with a birdie from 14 feet at the par-4 third, but bogeys at the par-4 sixth and the par-4 seventh had him sitting at one over when he went on the birdie tear.

Landry will have the tough duty of spending another week in Hawaii as he moves on to the Sony Open that starts Thursday in Honolulu.