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ASSOCIATED PRESS           Zach Johnson had seven birdies and no bogeys during the first round of the Sony Open on Thursday
ASSOCIATED PRESS Zach Johnson had seven birdies and no bogeys during the first round of the Sony Open on Thursday
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14 January, 2018

Jordan Spieth made the longest putt of his PGA Tour career - just over 90 feet on No. 5 - but didn't give himself many good looks.

Koepka, whose brother Brooks won the US Open past year, had set the early clubhouse target after a round containing seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys, with England's Chris Paisley a shot off the pace following a 66.

Kirk, a four-time victor on the U.S. tour, nabbed five of his seven birdies on the back nine.

Grace carded three eagles, three birdies and two bogeys in an opening 65 at Glendower Country Club to join American Chase Koepka at the top of the leaderboard on seven under par. He added another birdie at the ninth, and after a near-miss at the 12th rolled in birdie putts of 24 feet and 21 feet at 13 and 14 to move within a stroke of the lead. "You never know how it's going to go, even though I've been playing well in practice".

"I'm making putts, but I'm also putting myself in position to make those putts", Harman said. If I do, great. It takes about five or 10 minutes. Stanley capped his round with an eagle at the par-five ninth, rolling in a 41-footer.

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Starting on the back nine, Harman was three-under at the turn, and followed up with three birdies on the second, third and fourth.

Peter Malnati, Daisuke Kataoka, Matt Every and Tom Hoge opened with 5-under 65s.

Harman, who has four top-10 finishes in four starts in the United States tour's 2017-18 season, teed off early at Waialae in Honolulu, and opened with back-to-back birdies at the 10th and 11th. His next three shots also hit trees before he found a greenside bunker.

Defending champion Justin Thomas was closer to the cut line than the lead until he made a trio of 8-foot putts - two for birdies, one for eagle - to close out a 67.

World number four Thomas had Phil Mickelson's former caddie Jim "Bones" McKay on his bag, filling in for regular caddie Jimmy Johnson, who is sidelined by plantar fasciitis.


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