Steve Marino carded a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Welcome back. This was Marino's first action since the Travelers Championship in June. After that failed midseason (second) comeback from surgery on his left knee, he went on to have a stem cell injection and then didn't start hitting balls again until October. Today at Waialae, he hit 13 greens and suffered just one bogey. His longest conversion of the round was a par save from 12'10" at the second hole. He'd tap in for birdie at the par-5 18th to secure a red number. Given his ordeal over the last 12 months, making the cut is quite acceptable this week. The bonus is that he's already back inside the ropes after gamers were left guessing due to the absence of information over the last few months.