LOS ANGELES (AP) Jason Kokrak sensed something special was about to happen, and he could point to his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Northern Trust Open.
For so many others, Friday was something out of the ordinary.
Jordan Spieth, the world's No. 1 player, made eight birdies and missed the cut by five shots. Charl Schwartzel made a double bogey and a triple bogey – the latter when a shot hit him in the hand – and still shot 68 to remain in contention. Padraig Harrington realized during the round he was wearing someone else's right shoe. Brendon de Jonge was penalized four shots because he left a wedge in his bag that had been damaged the day before.
Kokrak made birdie on all the par 5s at Riviera on his way to a 7-under 64 to build a one-shot lead over Chez Reavie (67) going into the weekend. Kokrak was at 10-under 132.
There was plenty of power around the top of the leaderboard.
Dustin Johnson (66) and Bubba Watson (68) were in the group at 8-under 134. Johnson has been the runner-up at Riviera each of the last two years, while Watson won the Northern Trust Open two years ago with a 64-64 weekend. Rory McIlroy (69) and Adam Scott (68) were four shots behind.
Spieth was a long shot to make the cut after opening with a 79, but he at least made it interesting with four straight birdies around the turn in a 68.
As for Harrington?
He shot a 70 in white, classic-style Foot-Joys. They looked the same. The fit the same. But only when he went to clean off the sole and noticed a different set of spikes did Harrington realize the right shoe was different from the left.
WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) – England's Holly Clyburn shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the second-round lead with 46-year-old Catriona Matthew of Scotland in the Women's Australian Open.
Matthew, the 1996 winner, had a 69 to match Clyburn at 8-under 136 on The Grange's West course.
Germany's Caroline Masson (71), China's Lin Xiyu (67), South Korea's Jenny Shin (70) and Japan's Haru Nomura (68) were a stroke back.
Top-ranked defending champion Lydia Ko was four strokes back after her second straight 70. She won the New Zealand Women's Open last week.
South Korea's SooBin Kim, the first-round leader after a course-record 63, had a 77 that also left her four strokes behind.
MAYBANK CHAMPIONSHIP MALAYSIA
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Australia's Nathan Holman shot a 6-under 65 at Royal Selangor to take a two-stroke lead in the Maybank Championship Malaysia.
Holman had a 13-under 129 total. England's Richard Bland was second after a 65. England's Danny Willett, coming off a victory two weeks ago in Dubai, had a 69 to top the group tied for third at 8 under.
The tournament is sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.