Tom Hoge, center, hits his ball out of the rough back into play on the 16th fairway during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
HONOLULU — A false missile alert didn’t bother Tom Hoge, and he was just as steady on the golf course Saturday in his round of 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead at the Sony Open.
Hoge got up-and-down from 40 yards away for birdie on the par-5 18th to take his first 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour.
If there was uncertainty about the push alert in Hawaii about an incoming ballistic missile, a different variety awaits on Sunday. No one can be sure what to expect in a final round with so many players in contention.
Hoge was at 16-under 194 and was one shot ahead of Mayakoba winner Patton Kizzire (64) and Brain Harman (68).