Tour Tracker: Henley, Langley tied at Sony Open

Russell Henley and Scott Langley walk to the 12th tee during the third round of the Sony Open.

Russell Henley and Scott Langley walk to the 12th tee during the third round of the Sony Open.

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1K.J. Choi-4F-5
2Robert Allenby-25-4
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T3Luke Donald-2F-3
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The rookies played like veterans on Saturday at the Sony Open.

Playing in the final group, Scott Langley and Russell Henley earned spots in Sunday's final trio as well, with both finishing the round at 17 under overall, three shots clear of their nearest competitor.

Henley finished the round with a birdie to jump into the tie for a lead and cap off a 3-under 67, while Langley fired a 5-under 65 behind seven birdies and two bogeys.

Henley had three birdies and 15 pars.

Tim Clark is four shots back after a 4-under 66.

See how it all unfolded on Saturday in Honolulu:

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Update #47: 10:47 p.m. EST

Henley's par streak ends, this time with a birdie to get him into a tie for the lead with Henley, and the duo will play together again on Sunday.

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Update #46: 10:38 p.m. EST

Tim Clark finishes his third round with a birdie at No. 18 to finish at 14 under, three back of leader Scott Langley. Clark is in solo third after a 4-under 66 that featured five birdies and a bogey. He has played 54 holes with just one bogey.

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Update #45: 10:27 p.m. EST

Langley will head to the 18th hole with a one-shot lead after a par at No. 17, with Henley doing the same. Henley has nine consecutive pars since his birdie at No. 8.

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Update #44: 10:21 p.m. EST

Scott Gardiner (5-under 65) and Charles Howell III (3-under 67) are in the clubhouse at 13 under, four back of leader Scott Langley.

Meanwhile, Danny Lee fires his third consecutive 4-under 66 and is currently T-6. Lee lost his PGA Tour card after a poor 2012 season and narrowly missed regaining it at Q-School. He Monday qualified this week. He had no top-10 finishes in 2012 and only three top-25 finishes.

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Update #43: 10:13 p.m. EST

Scott Langley remains one shot ahead of Russell Henley after the pair trade pars at No. 16, with Langley remaining at 17 under. Langley has been a beast on the greens, making 394 feet of putts for the tournament.

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Update #42: 10:09 p.m. EST

Harris English fires an 8-under 62 with a birdie at No. 9 to tie for the tournament-best round to date. He finished out his front-nine with four consecutive birdies. He moves to 10 under overall and is currently T-13, seven shots off the lead.

Check out our swing video with Harris English right here.

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Update #41: 9:56 p.m. EST

Just call Scott Langley the Bounceback Kid, as he re-takes the lead with a birdie at No. 15 to move to 17 under, one ahead of Russell Henley. Henley has 13 pars and two birdies on the day, but has managed to stay within a shot of the lead.

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Update #40: 9:49 p.m. EST

Four players are in the clubhouse with 6-under 64s: Marc Leishman (11 under), Matt Jones (12 under), Justin Hicks (9 under) and Dicky Pride (11 under).

Meanwhile, Harris English is working on the best round of the day, going 7 under through his first 17 holes.

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Update #39: 9:42 p.m. EST

We are knotted up in Honolulu again, as Scott Langley drops back to 16 under with a bogey at No. 14, leaving him tied with Russell Henley, three shots clear of Tim Clark.

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Update #38: 9:35 p.m. EST

Danny Lee is now within four shots of the lead at 13 under, picking up his fifth birdie of the day at No. 15. He is bogey-free on Saturday to get back into contention. He is T-3 with Tim Clark.

Take a look at video of Danny Lee's swing right here.

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Update #37: 9:24 p.m. EST

We have a new leader at the Sony Open, as Scott Langley birdies No. 13 to move to 17 under, one shot clear of Russell Henley, who cards yet another par.

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Update #36: 9:18 p.m. EST

Marc Leishman has carded a 6-under 64 to move to 11 under and is currently T-8. He had nine birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey.

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Update #35: 9:05 p.m. EST

That's four consecutive pars for Henley, picking up another one at No. 12, as does Langley, keeping the two rookies knotted atop the leaderboard.

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Update #34: 8:56 p.m. EST

Both Langley and Henley pick up pars at No. 11 to stay at 16 under, three clear of anyone else in the field. On a day when veterans were behind the pair of rookies, it is the first-year guys that have held steady.

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Update #33: 8:48 p.m. EST

Scott Gardiner has joined Tim Clark at 13 under, three shots behind co-leaders Russell Henley and Scott Langley. Gardiner is 5 under on his round.

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Update #32: 8:39 p.m. EST

And we have a tie atop the leaderboard, as Scott Langley birdies No. 10 to move to 16 under and into a tie with Russell Henley, who pars the hole. Henley has eight pars and two birdies on Saturday, while Langley has five birdies and a bogey.

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Update #31: 8:25 p.m. EST

Scott Langley takes advantage of the par-5 9th hole with a birdie to move to 15 under, one back of Russell Henley, who two-putts for a par to stay at 16 under.

Langley makes the turn at 3 under for the day, while Henley is 2 under.

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Update #30: 8:20 p.m. EST

Tim Clark has recovered from his bogey at No. 6 with birdies at Nos. 8 and 9 to move to 13 under, three shots back of Russell Henley. Clark has 12 birdies, an eagle and a bogey on the tournament.

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Update #29: 8:15 p.m. EST

Chris Kirk had a good round going until he hit the par-5 9th hole, where he posted an 8 to fall back to even on the day and 10 under for the tournament. He made a 15-footer to save triple-bogey.

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Update #28: 8:10 p.m. EST

Charles Howell III is heating up, picking up three consecutive birdies on Nos. 8 through 10 to get to 12 under, four back of Russell Henley.

Check our our swing video of Charles Howell III.

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Update #27: 8:02 p.m. EST

Russell Henley responds yet again, making a 10-footer for birdie at No. 8 to move to 16 under, two in front of Scott Langley.

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Update #26: 7:55 p.m. EST

Jeff Overton, who recently signed with Adams Golf, is 4 under on his round and has moved to 11 under, four shots back of Russell Henley. Overton has birdied his last three holes (Nos. 8 through 10).

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Update #25: 7:50 p.m. EST

Again, Langley just won't go away, as the left-hander made a birdie on No. 7 to move back to 14 under, one back of Russell Henley, who picks up another par. Henley has six pars and a birdie on Saturday.

Chris Kirk birdies No. 8 to move to within two shots of the lead at 13 under, while Matt Kuchar finally sees red with a birdie at No. 8 to get to 12 under. He had started his round with seven consecutive pars.

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Update #24: 7:34 p.m. EST

Langley drops a shot at the par-4 6th hole to fall back to 13 under, now two back of Russell Henley, who pars the hole after a monster drive.

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Update #23: 7:31 p.m. EST

While not a threat to the leaders, Harris English is enjoying a nice round, picking up four birdies in his opening eight holes to get to 6 under overall. Check out our swing video with English right here.

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Update #22: 7:25 p.m. EST

Tim Clark's tournament-long, bogey-free streak has ended, dropping a shot at No. 6 to fall back to 11 under. Playing competitor Chris Kirk also bogeys the hole and is now 12 under.

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Update #21: 7:18 p.m. EST

A pair of pars at the par-4 5th hole for Langley and Henley, leaving the latter with his one-stroke advantage.

There is a Keegan Bradley sighting in the top 15, as he birdies No. 2 (his 11th hole of the day) to move to 5 under on the day and 8 under for the tournament, currently good for T-14 status.

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Update #20: 7:06 p.m. EST

Chris Kirk has moved to within two shots of the lead with a birdie at No. 5 and is now 3 under on his round.

Meanwhile, the round of the day thus far belongs to Doug LaBelle II, who is 5 under through 11 holes and has moved to 8 under overall.

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Update #19: 7 p.m. EST

Scott Langley just won't go away, picking up a birdie at the par-3 4th hole to move to 14 under, one shot back of Russell Henley, who pars the hole.

Langley has birdied No. 4 in both the first and third rounds.

Scott Piercy bogeys the hole to fall back to 10 under, five back of Henley.

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Update #18: 6:55 p.m. EST

Danny Lee, who made the cut in 13 of 24 events in 2012 with only three top-25s, has moved into the top 10 with a birdie on the par-4 5th hole and is 9 under, six shots back of Russell Henley.

Take a look at video of Danny Lee's swing right here.

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Update #17: 6:45 p.m. EST

Langley and Henley trade pars at the par-4 3rd hole, with Henley preserving his two-shot advantage.

Meanwhile, Russ Cochran, 54 and a Monday qualifier, is 3 under through 11 holes to get to 7 under overall. Read about Cochran's decision to try and get into the Sony Open field.

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Update #16: 6:40 p.m. EST

Chris Kirk and Tim Clark have moved to within three shots of the lead and are currently T-3 after a pair of birdies at the par-4 3rd hole.

Clark is still bogey-free on the tournament, now with 10 birdies and an eagle to get to 12 under. Kirk had two eagles on Friday en route to an 8-under 62 and has gone 21 holes without a bogey.

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Update #15: 6:35 p.m. EST

Meanwhile, PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy, who is playing in the day's final group, has dropped a shot and is now four shots back of Russell Henley.

Piercy's bogey at the par-4 2nd hole was his first of the week. He had 10 birdies and an eagle coming into the day.

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Update #14: 6:30 p.m. EST

Russell Henley responds to Langley's birdie on No. 1 with one of his own on No. 2 to move to 15 under, two ahead of Langley again.

Nerves haven't seemed to affect either of the rookies this week.

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Update #13: 6:17 p.m. EST

Scott Langley is now just one off the lead after a birdie at No. 1, nailing another long birdie putt to get to 13 under. Henley opens with a par to stay at 14 under.

Check out our instructional piece with Langley, a former All-American at Illinois.

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Update #12: 6:13 p.m. EST

Tim Clark has moved to within three of the lead with a birdie on No. 1. Clark has no bogeys on the tournament, with an eagle and nine birdies that have moved him to 11 under overall.

Clark had three top-10s in 2012, but played in only 19 tournaments.

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Update #11: 6:05 p.m. EST

Leader Russell Henley has finally teed off in the third round of the Sony Open and all players are now on the course.

The best rounds thus far belong to Dicky Pride (thru 5 holes), Keegan Bradley (thru 6 holes) and Shane Bertsch (thru 9 holes), all at 3 under on the day.

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Update #10: 5:42 p.m. EST

Reigning Rookie of the Year John Huh made a nice run on Friday with a 7-under 63 and started Saturday on the right foot, picking up a birdie on No. 1 to move to 7 under for the tournament. He is bogey-free over his past 23 holes, including nine birdies.

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Update #9: 5:34 p.m. EST

Dicky Pride is on fire now, securing his third consecutive birdie to start the round to move to 8 under for the tournament. While still six shots back, Pride still has 15 holes to play.

Pride also started hot on Friday, picking up birdies on four of his first five holes while starting on No. 10.

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Update #8: 5:19 p.m. EST

Dicky Pride opens birdie-birdie to move to 7 under and is tops of those on the course. Keegan Bradley and David Hearn are also both 2 under on their rounds, with both moving to 5 under overall.

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Update #7: 5:07 p.m. EST

Erik Compton starts his round on the right note, picking up a birdie to get to 6 under.

Compton was awarded the 2012 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award, which is presented to an individual who demonstrates courageous action in overcoming adversity to excel in sport. Read that story here.

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Update #6: 4:53 p.m. EST

The scoring is sluggish thus far on Saturday, with only seven players at 1 under for the day, with no one better than that. Marc Leishman gave away that early birdie with a bogey at his second hole. Dicky Pride has moved to 6 under with a birdie on his opening hole.

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Update #5: 4:40 p.m. EST

Marc Leishman, who won the Travelers Championship in 2012, is the low man on the course, moving to 6 under behind an opening birdie. He's still eight shots back of Henley.

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Update #4: 4:27 p.m. EST

Those out early will give a good gauge on scoring conditions today, and a handful of players have started their rounds under par. Charlie Wi, Peter Tomasulo and Shane Bertsch have all moved to 5 under behind birdies on the opening hole.

Meanwhile, Lexi Thompson's brother Nicholas Thompson is also 1 under on the day, birdieing No. 10 to start his day.

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Update #3: 4:22 p.m. EST

While TV won't get going until later today, it is a near miracle that Golf Channel was even on-air on Thursday. Our Jim McCabe was able to spend some time with the folks at TGC and discovered what it took to make a near impossible transition from the Hyundai TOC to the Sony Open.

Check out the story here.

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Update #2: 4:16 p.m. EST

Weather should be ideal today in Honolulu, with highs hovering around 78 degrees, with a light wind of 6-8 mph. With 71 players remaining after Friday's cut, groups are in threesomes heading off both sets of tees.

Some notables that missed the cut on the number: Scott Stallings, Zach Johnson and defending champion Johnson Wagner.

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Update #1: 4:04 p.m. EST

We are still about two hours away from the leaders teeing off in Hawaii, but play has begun with Russ Cochran, D.H. Lee and Peter Tomasulo taking to the first tee.

Here is a look at all of the tee times and pairings.

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Round 2 coverage

5 THINGS: Rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley sit one-two halfway through the Sony Open, but they weren't the only stories Friday in Honolulu. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the day that was. Story.

TRACKER: Russell Henley not only turned in a second straight 7-under 63, but the PGA Tour rookie also took a two-shot lead after Friday's second round in Honolulu. See how it happened.

PULLING OFF THE IMPOSSIBLE: With the Hyundai TOC running 24 hours behind due to horrible weather, NBC (and Golf Channel) had its work cut out for it trying to get set up for the Sony Open. Yet, somehow, when you turned on your TV Thursday night, no one could notice the difference. Story.

• • •

Round 1 coverage

TOUGH LOVE: After playing a practice round at the 2012 U.S. Open, K.J. Choi was blunt with Dong-Hwan Lee: "You hit it like a woman." Lee didn't take offense to it, he went home and worked harder. Notebook.

ROOKIES RISE: It was a day dominated by rookies, led by former Illinois All-American Scott Langley, who shot an 8-under 62 to take a one-shot lead at the Sony Open. 5 Things.

TRACKER: Round 1 at the Sony Open is complete with PGA Tour rookie Scoot Langley taking a one-shot lead over Russell Henley. Langley finished the day by shooting a bogey free 8-under 62. How it happened.

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Pre-tournament coverage

FAMILIAR PLACE: 54-year-old left-hander Russ Cochran, who Monday-qualified for the Sony Open, will be making his first PGA Tour start in nearly four years. Story.

GRIP IT AND RIP IT: Coach Butch Harmon says he loves it when Dustin Johnson hits driver nearly everywhere. "Best club in his bag," says Tiger Woods' former coach. Johnson agrees, saying he gets in trouble when he tries to "steer it." Notebook.

PREDICTIONS: Keegan Bradley, Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson are on the respective radars of our fantasy experts for this week's Sony Open. Story.

ODDS: It didn’t take long for Dustin Johnson to be installed as the favorite to win his second event in the 2013 PGA Tour season, as he is an 8-1 favorite at the Sony Open. Story.

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