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Kuchar pads Sony Open lead with 66

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Cary Erickson | 14 January, 2019, 04:14

What it means: While many players went low on Moving Day, few of them managed to gain much ground on Kuchar, who will take a two-shot lead over Putnam into Sunday.

An inability to birdie the par-five 18th, where he hit a poor third shot, was the only minor complaint Kuchar had after a four-under-par 66 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

It was a short week for Spieth after a long break.

Matt Kuchar made it look easy Saturday in the Sony Open. He fired a 3-under 67 to reach 16 under.

Putnam pulled even with Kuchar with three birdies in the first five holes.

"It doesn't happen near as often as most people think".

"It was on a good line, and that was the only time it crossed my mind - 'Wow, could we make another one?' " he said.

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He played in 12 games for the Bulldogs, threw four touchdown passes and ran for four more during his first season in Athens. I've put two years of working my a- off for something that I've been waiting for and dreaming of having my whole life".

"I'm just going to stay aggressive". Never expected it to go in. "It's always a surprise when I it disappears". "It is the golf I like to play to stay out of trouble", he said.

Keith Mitchell surged into joint third place after making seven birdies in a round of seven-under 63, and joined Chez Reavie on 14 under overall.

That would be a good idea, except Hawaii doesn't have a lottery.

Cink made nine birdies in his round of 62.

AUSTRALIAN golfer Marc Leishman has stormed up the leaderboard to be in a tie for fifth after a second-round 64 at the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii, but former world No.1s Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth have missed the cut. - Love III, who made 91 feet, 3 inches of putts Saturday and received a nice compliment from his playing competitor.

Clearly, the 40-year-old is in a better spot than when he had gone more than three years without winning and was left off the Ryder Cup team for the first time in 10 years.

For a player who hadn't won since 2015 before winning the Mayakoba Classic last fall, Kuchar can win for the second time in four worldwide starts, and push his career victory total on the PGA Tour to nine. He felt as though he was grinding too hard, and that's not a trait he wears well.