Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

Kuchar's 66 put him two clear of Andrew Putnam

After losing his two-stroke advantage after the fourth hole, Kuchar kicked things into high gear by birding six of his final 10 holes to finish off a four-under-par 66 that took him to 22-under at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. It's the second win of the season for Kuchar, who also won at Mayakoba in the fall, and the ninth of his PGA Tour career.

Matt Jones improved with his round of 67 to be in 27th place and shares that place with the only other Australian to make the weekend Cameron Smith who dropped 15 places with his round of 69.

Experience definitely counts for something and helps explain Davis Love III's solo seventh finish at age 54, his best result since his 2015 Wyndham Championship victory.

The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a ideal fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the islands when his schedule allows.

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"I loved the fight", Spieth said.

Even so, the performance was big for the Listowel, Ont., native, who narrowly missed a full PGA Tour card a year ago.

Spieth, who was making his 2019 debut, shot a 66 and Johnson had a 68 as they finished with a one-under 139 total. What's wild that Reavie now has the most eagles on par 4s since the beginning of last season, according to the PGA Tour, and he got half of them in one round.

American Kuchar - who is chasing his first win since November - remains in control following his four-under-par 66 at Wai'alae Country Club in Honolulu.

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Justin Thomas - the 2017 champion - did not have much luck late, but when it did come it was certainly exciting following three-under-par 67.

Putnam, who played college golf at Pepperdine and claimed his first PGA Tour victory previous year in the Barracuda Championship, capped his 67 with an eight-foot birdie putt on the last hole. Five 3s in your first seven holes on the back nine with the tournament in the balance is a nice way to close a two-week stay in Hawaii. He has been to five of the islands, and plans to stay another few weeks after the Sony Open.

Australia's Marc Leishman finished in a four-way tie for third place at 17 under with Canada's Corey Conners and Americans Hudson Swafford and Chez Reavie. Kuchar denied the number after the third round and said the two had an agreement in place at the start of the week. He joins Xander Schauffle in the two-win club for this season and now has almost eight months to notch the first three-win season of his long, consistent and successful career. "But I kept plugging along, and I knew good things were going to happen".

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