Tracker: Z. Johnson takes lead at Hyundai TOC

Zach Johnson during the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Zach Johnson during the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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It looks like a six-week hiatus made the 30 PGA Tour players teeing it up in Kapalua a bit hungry for birdies, as they came in bunches on Friday.

And more of the same continued Saturday, as Zach Johnson carded a 7-under 66 to take a three-shot lead at 13 under after two rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Dustin Johnson, the defending champion who also carded a second-round 66, is tied for second at 10 under with Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar.

Here's how it all unfolded Saturday at the Plantation Course:

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Update No. 21: 6:34 p.m. EST

Zach Johnson closes his day at 13 under overall following a second-round 7-under 66. But following his round, Johnson wasn't completely happy. His reason: he made par at all four par 5s.

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Update No. 20: 6:18 p.m. EST

Matt Kuchar wraps up a 5-under 68, and at 10 under he's currently in a three-way tie for second along with Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, who still has three holes left.

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Update No. 19: 5:42 p.m. EST

Defending champion Dustin Johnson caps his 7-under 66 with a birdie at the 18th. He's now 10 under overall, three shots back of leader Zach Johnson.

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Update No. 18: 5:33 p.m. EST

Adam Scott makes a short birdie at the 18th to wrap up a second consecutive 3-under 70. He'll enter Sunday's third round at 6 under.

It was reported earlier this week that Scott, No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will play in 2014's first two tournaments and then take a six-week break, potentially leaving himself in a FedEx Cup hole. Click here to read more.

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Update No. 17: 5:25 p.m. EST

Zach Johnson has stretched his lead to four shots after making a short birdie putt at the par-4 14th to move to 13 under.

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Update No. 16: 5:13 p.m. EST

Zach Johnson now leads by three shots as Michael Thompson just bogeyed the 10th hole to drop back to 9 under. Thompson had birdied his previous two holes, including one on this incredible chip-in for birdie at the par-3 eighth hole:

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Update No. 15: 5 p.m. EST

Michael Thompson birdied the par-5 ninth for his second straight birdie. He's now 10 under, two shots back of leader Zach Johnson, who just birdied the par-4 12th to move to 12 under. Thompson has just one bogey in 27 holes so far this tournament.

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Update No. 14: 4:38 p.m. EST

It's no secret that Zach Johnson is a master with a wedge in his hands. He proved it again at the par-4 10th, hitting his 18th straight green in regulation. His approach shot ended up within 5 feet and he then drained the birdie to move to 11 under. He's now two shots ahead of second-place Michael Thompson.

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Update No. 13: 4:30 p.m. EST

Birdies at Nos. 9-10 have moved Matt Kuchar to 8 under and into a tie for second, two shots back of leader Zach Johnson. Kuchar tied for seventh in his first PGA Tour start of the season, at the McGladrey Classic.

And then there's this funny video of Kuchar and Jason Dufner during a Google+ Hangout with PGATour.com:

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Update No. 12: 4:11 p.m. EST

Zach Johnson birdies the par-3 eighth hole for the second straight day to move to 10 under. It's his third straight birdie of the day, and he leads Jordan Spieth by a shot.

Johnson has made 11 straight cuts dating to last season and has been one of the hottest golfers the past six months or so. He has seven top 10s, including a victory at the BMW Championship, since July. He also won the unofficial Northwestern Mutual World Challenge last month. That victory moved Johnson into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in his career. Click here for the story.

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Update No. 11: 3:52 p.m. EST

Zach Johnson drains a 20-footer for birdie at the par-4 seventh to move to 9 under. He's tied for the lead with Jordan Spieth, who just notched a second straight birdie, at the par-5 fifth hole. Where's Dustin Johnson? He just lipped out a short par putt at the par-3 11th to fall back to 8 under.

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Update No. 10: 3:33 p.m. EST

Missed Gary Woodland's hole-out for eagle at the par-4 seventh hole earlier today? Here's the video:

Woodland is now 7 under overall, 5 under through 12 holes today.

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Update No. 9: 3:30 p.m. EST

Dustin Johnson wraps up a 6-under 30 on the front nine after a birdie at the par-5 ninth hole. That birdie moves the defending champion to 9 under overall, and he leads Jordan Spieth by a shot.

Jason Dufner shot 30 on the front in the first round.

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Update No. 8: 3:14 p.m. EST

Dustin Johnson moves into the solo lead at 8 under after draining a 5-footer for birdie at No. 8.

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Update No. 7: 3:07 p.m. EST

Gary Woodland closes his front nine with a birdie at the par-5 ninth to move to 7 under and into a seven-way tie for lead with Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson, Michael Thompson and Chris Kirk.

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Update No. 6: 2:50 p.m. EST

Patrick Reed just drained a long eagle putt at the par-5 fifth hole to move to 6 under. He's 3 under through five holes today.

Reed has a new caddie on the bag this week as his normal caddie, wife Justine, is pregnant with the couple's first child. Click here to read Alex Miceli's story on "Team Reed."

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Update No. 5: 2:36 p.m. EST

Defending champion Dustin Johnson is also playing well early, making three straight birdies capped by a birdie at the par-5 fifth to move to 6 under. Remember, Johnson missed the pro-am earlier this week because of neck stiffness. Click here to read more about the injury.

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Update No. 4: 2:27 p.m. EST

Gary Woodland notched birdies at the par-5 fifth and par-4 sixth before holing out for eagle at the par-4 seventh to move to 6 under. Woodland won the Reno-Tahoe Open last season and then lost in a playoff at the CIMB Classic in the his second start of the 2013-14 season. This is his first Tour start since the CIMB.

Woodland also was featured in this For Your Game from 2013:

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Update No. 3: 2:07 p.m. EST

Three birdies in his first six holes has moved Billy Horschel to 4 under overall. One of his birdies came at the par-4 opening hole, which he double-bogeyed on Friday.

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Update No. 2: 1:31 p.m. EST

Billy Horschel is rising up the leaderboard early. He's 2 under through four holes today, and has moved to 3 under overall.

Horschel is making his first appearance in this event, which he qualified for by winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2013. Here's video of his final round from that victory:

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Update No. 1: 1:07 p.m. EST

Derek Ernst opened his 2014 with a 6-over 79, and he's now 7 over for the tournament after playing his first three holes Saturday in 1 over. Since his playoff victory at the Wells Fargo Championship last May, he's missed 11 cuts in 17 PGA Tour starts, and hasn't finished better than T-44.

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First-round coverage

5 Things: Newcomers steal spotlight in Kapalua on Friday

Experience didn't matter for much in the opening round at the Plantation Course, as two newcomers to the Hyundai TOC (Jordan Spieth, Michael Thompson) left tied for the lead with Chris Kirk (second appearance) and Webb Simpson (third appearance).

With mind on family, 'lethargic' Streelman manages a 67

Kevin Streelman hadn't even made up his mind if he was going to play in the Hyundai TOC as late as Tuesday. On Friday, he battled through his mind being squarely with his family back home in Arizona to fire a 6-under 67.

'Team Reed' takes a break with baby on the way

Patrick Reed gained popularity not only for his win at the Wyndham in 2013, but also for his blonde-haired wife carrying his bag for all 44 of his pro events.

Tour Tracker: Four tied for Hyundai TOC lead after 1st round

Chris Kirk, Michael Thompson, Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson all carded 7-under 66s to share the lead after 18 holes, while four player trail by a stroke, including Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Expert picks: Scott headlines Hyundai TOC favorites

The field is stout, but our panel of experts wades through the short field to offer up their predictions for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week.

Neck injury sidelines D. Johnson at pro-am; he will play Friday

Defending champion Dustin Johnson missed the pro-am on Thursday with neck stiffness but remained confident that he would be able to make his 12:50 p.m. (HST) first-round tee time with Masters champion Adam Scott on Friday.

Spieth turns his focus to majors, full PGA Tour season

Jordan Spieth earned nearly $3.9 million on the PGA Tour in his rookie season, and he won the John Deere Classic. Now he is putting his focus into the major championships and intends to play many more events in 2014.

Scott sticking to his blueprint for success on PGA Tour

Adam Scott, No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will play in 2014's first two tournaments and then take a six-week break, potentially leaving himself in a FedEx Cup hole.

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