Recap: 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, Round 1

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Recap: 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, Round 1

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Recap: 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, Round 1

The 2017-18 PGA Tour continues this week with the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club.

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10:15 p.m.: Zach Johnson birdied the par-5 18th to move into a share of the lead at 7 under alongside Chris Kirk. Back at it tomorrow.

9:15 p.m.: Back-to-back birdies for Zach Johnson and he’s now just one shot off the lead at 6 under in his first PGA Tour start since November. Definitely looking refreshed today in Honolulu.

9 p.m.: Zach Johnson is working his way up the leaderboard and currently T-5 at 5 under through 13. Brian Harman is 4 under through 15 after finishing alone in third at last week’s Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. Justin Thomas is playing bogey-free golf thus far with “Bones” on the bag and holding steady at 2 under through 12.

7 p.m.: First groups from the afternoon wave making the turn now and Chez Reavie is setting the pace at 4 under through 9. He’s three shots back of leader Chris Kirk while Vaughn Taylor, Kyle Stanley and Talor Gooch are T-2 at 6 under. Justin Thomas is just getting started and sits at even par through four holes with Jim “Bones” Mackay on the bag.

5:45 p.m.: Jordan Spieth had a WILD round, though you wouldn’t know it from the 1-under 69 on the scorecard. He had eight birdies, six pars, three bogeys and a quadruple-bogey 8 at the par-4 eighth hole. After all that he’s T-37 and we’re seriously amazed that it’s possible to finish under par with a quad on the card.

5 p.m.: Chris Kirk missed the cut at the Sony Open the past two seasons, but he’s currently the solo leader at 7 under after an opening-round 63.Vaughn Taylor is in with a 6-under 64, alone in second and two shots clear of the field for now.

4 p.m.: Another birdie for Taylor and he has a two-shot lead at 6 under. Also closing in on his career-low round of 63. Waialae is a par-70 track so he needs one more birdie in his final four holes to match it.

3:30 p.m.: Vaughn Taylor is having a day. Now the solo leader at 5 under through 12. Taylor, 41, already has two top-10 finishes in five starts this season after failing to crack the top 10 all of last season. Marc Leishman one shot back at 4 under.

3 p.m.: We’re underway in Honolulu. With the morning wave getting set to make the turn it’s Marc Leishman, Vaughn Taylor and Talor Gooch in a three-way tie for the lead at 3 under. Leishman is coming off a T-7 finish at the Tournament of Champions and has been a consistent force for several months now. Jordan Spieth is 1 under through 8 with three birdies and two bogeys.

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