Leishman fifth as Kuchar leads PGA Hawaii

Leishman fifth as Kuchar leads PGA Hawaii

Leishman fifth as Kuchar leads PGA Hawaii

Kuchar led by two overnight and had just one blemish on his scorecard over the first 54 holes, but his customary composure slipped early on the final day at Waialae Country Club as he endured a torrid run of three bogeys in four holes. With no bogeys on his card, it even felt easy to him. Felt like I kind of had my B Game with the driving.

"Certainly a year ago was disappointing, but to win two out of three events is insane to comprehend", Kuchar said. "I'm sure when I think about it. a lot of good things have happened".

South African native Rory Sabbatini played his first event under the Slovakian flag, and shot a second round 67 to move to five-under overall, nine shots adrift of Kuchar.

Putnam, who played college golf at Pepperdine and claimed his first PGA Tour victory past year in the Barracuda Championship, capped his 67 with an eight-foot birdie putt on the last hole.

Here you can find everything you need to stay up to date with the world's foremost golf tour. He holed out for eagle three times from the fairway - a sand wedge from 101 yards on No. 10 at the start of his round; a 9-iron from 149 yards on No. 16, and a gap wedge from 135 yards on No. 6. "I know that I was playing well, so I tried to stay confident".

Kuchar maintained his lead through the back nine as Putnam began to trail by more with a bogey on the par-4 16th. Just needed to make some better swings. His best season to date probably came in 2013 when he won the Memorial and the WGC-Match Play Championship en route to $5.6 million in earnings. He finished top five in both events, and following his win last fall at the CIMB Classic should be considered one of the players best positioned to break into the upper crust of golf as we head toward the heart of the season.

Andrew Putnam kept himself in contention with a three-under 67 and sits two shots adrift of Kuchar in second place. Davis Love III shot 6-under 64 to join DeChambeau, as well as Charles Howell III (6 under) and Marc Leishman (2-under 68).

"I want to see how great this year can be", Kuchar said.

The next challenge is winning, and it helps to have gone through the experience last November.

Super-consistent Marc Leishman is on track for another big US PGA Tour payday but the Sony Open title appears nearly out of reach going into the final round. "For me, I've never had a cushion like this coming down to the last (hole)".

Putnam picked up two shots on the front nine at Waialae Country Club to hit the front at 18 under.

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