Spieth undone by quadruple bogey at Sony Open

Ross Houston
January 13, 2018

Jordan Spieth might be languishing 10 shots off the lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii, but the three-time major champion drained a remarkable 90-foot birdie putt in the second round.

Harman, who has four top-10 finishes in four starts in the USA tour's 2017-18 season, teed off early at Waialae in Honolulu, and opened with back-to-back birdies at the 10th and 11th. I'm not making everything I'm looking at, but I'm hitting a lot of good putts and made a few. He played the Zurich Classic, a two-man team event, with Johnson Wagner and used Wagner's Titleist golf ball during the alternate-shot portion.

Overnight joint leaders Chris Kirk and Zach Johnson were among the group in second place on 10 under.

Kirk registered seven birdies in his opening round, including making a flawless read for one from 35 feet on the par-four 13th.

"Definitely an up and down day", Kirk said.

Johnson Peterson, Tom Hoge and Talor Gooch lie neck-and-neck alongside Kirk and Johnson at 10 under.

The US PGA Championship victor made two birdies and an eagle - at the ninth - to finish his round.

Brian Harman finds himself on the top of the tree in Honolulu after the second round - having been in a similar position in the Sentry Tournament of Champions on the islands last week.

One week after Harman shared the 36-hole lead at Kapalua, he ran off three straight birdies and closed with a 15-foot eagle putt for a 7-under 63 and a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Sony Open.

He's also aiming to put himself in line for berth on the United States team for the Ryder Cup in France, after missing out on a Presidents Cup spot past year. "That one definitely stung", he said. "I'm just going to show up tomorrow and try to hit the first tee shot best you can and go from there".

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