Percy confident in his game in Hawaii

Australian golfer Cameron Percy says his game is in good shape just a day out from the US PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii.

CAMERON PERCY of Australia hits his drive during the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship held at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio.
CAMERON PERCY of Australia hits his drive during the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship held at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio. Picture: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Australian golfer Cameron Percy can't believe how well he is hitting the ball in practice for the US PGA Tour's Sony Open.

For a sixth time in his career, the 45-year-old journeyman battled his way onto the lucrative main tour and he made a solid start to this wraparound season.

He already has one top-10 finish and more than $385,000 ($A560,000) banked.

However, Percy's 2019 did not come drama free as he fractured his wrist during a fall while on a family holiday in April, temporarily leaving him with no feeling in his fingers and contemplating retirement.

The veteran then suffered another injury last month in Sydney.

"I actually hurt my wrist at the Australian Open," Percy told RSN.

"That was kind of a blessing in disguise.

"I went to the physio yesterday and my wrist is a bit sore but we can tape it up."

Percy - who will tee it up from Thursday in Oahu along with Australian Open winner Matt Jones and fellow countrymen Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Rhein Gibson and Cameron Davis - said he was surprised with how well he was striking the ball this week.

"I've practised really hard for the last few days," he said.

"I'm quite shocked at how well I've hit it (the ball in practice).

"My game's in pretty good shape. I'm really happy with it."

Percy has claimed six titles during a lengthy professional career but is yet to win on the PGA Tour.

All six Australians in the Sony Open field have pledged to donate money to Australia's bushfire appeal based on birdies and eagles they make this week.

The event will field 144 players including last week's Tournament of Champions winner Justin Thomas and defending champion Matt Kuchar.


AAP