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                   ***** This Week in Golf -- Jan. 9-12 *****
 
 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - PGA TOUR - SONY OPEN IN HAWAII, Waialae
 Country  Club, Honolulu, Hawaii - The PGA Tour moves to Honolulu this week for
 its second Hawaiian event, the Sony Open in Hawaii.
 
 PGA  Tour rookie Russell Henley won his first start as a tour member thanks to
 shooting  three 63s last year. Henley and Scott Langley entered the final
 round tied for the  lead, but  Henley fired his final 63  of the week to
 cruise to a 3-stroke win over Tim Clark.
 
 Henley, who opened with back-to-back 63s, set the tournament's 36-hole and 72-
 hole  scoring  records, while  he and  Langley's 54-hole total  was also a new
 tournament record.
 
 Henley's  total of 256 was four strokes better than the previous event mark of
 260, that John Huston set in 1998 and Brad Faxon matched in 2001.
 
 Returning  to Waialae  this week, Henley will defend his title against a field
 that  will include  world No. 2 Adam  Scott and world No. 7 Matt Kuchar. Jason
 Dufner  joins  Scott and Kuchar  in a field  that will have  six of the top 25
 players in the world rankings competing this week.
 
 Also  in  the field  will be Tianlang  Guan, who made  history as the youngest
 player  in  Masters history  last year. The  field also includes  24 of the 25
 Web.com  graduates  from last  season, all  but two of  whom earned their tour
 cards via the Web.com Tour Finals.
 
 Golf Channel has coverage of all four rounds this week.
 
 The PGA Tour heads to California for the Humana Challenge next week, the first
 of  four events in the next five weeks in the Golden State. Brian Gay won a 3-
 way  playoff last  year as he birdied  the second playoff hole to beat Charles
 Howell III and David Lingmerth.
 
 
 EUROPEAN TOUR
 
 VOLVO  GOLF CHAMPIONS,  Durban  Country  Club, Durban,  South  Africa -  Louis
 Oosthuizen  fired  a 6-under  66 in  the final  round last  year and came from
 behind to win for the sixth time on the European Tour.
 
 Scott  Jamieson  led Oosthuizen by five  strokes entering the final round, but
 managed  a final-round 72 to end alone in second. Jamieson had a costly double
 bogey on the fifth hole.
 
 Oosthuizen  had back-to-back  birdies at 10 and  11. He moved two clear with a
 birdie  at  the 14th.  He closed with  a pair  of pars, and  watched to see if
 Jamieson could catch him.
 
 Jamieson needed to eagle on the closing hole to force a playoff, but his eagle
 chip from left of the green came up an inch short.
 
 Despite  the loss,  it was Jamieson's third straight top-3 finish to start the
 season. However, he only had two more top-10 finishes all season.
 
 The  field  this week will  include former major champions Padraig Harrington,
 Oosthuizen  and Charl Schwartzel. This is the fourth year of the event and all
 three past champions are playing this week. Along with Oosthuizen, 2012 winner
 Branden Grace and 2011 champ Paul Casey will tee it up at Durban Country Club.
 
 Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds this week.
 
 The  European  Tour kicks off  its 3-week desert swing  next week with the Abu
 Dhabi  HSBC  Golf Championship,  where Jamie Donaldson  rallied to beat Justin
 Rose  and Thorbjorn  Olesen by a single  stroke last year. Rose had led by two
 strokes entering the final round.
 
 
 
 
 01/06 16:02:39 ET