KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) Zach Johnson putted for birdie on every hole and made seven of them Saturday for a 6-under 67 that put him in a four-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Johnson was halfway home to becoming the first repeat winner at Kapalua who wasn’t from Australia – Stuart Appleby and Geoff Ogilvy were the others. But not only is the first PGA Tour event of the year only through 36 holes, it’s extraordinarily crowded.
Jimmy Walker dropped a stroke late and shot 68. Russell Henley got off to a sluggish start before a solid back nine for a 70. Bae Sang-Moon closed with eight straight pars for a 69. They joined Johnson at 11-under 135.
Hideki Matsuyama and Charley Hoffman shot 66 – the best rounds of the day – to match Brendon Todd (67), Patrick Reed (69) and Robert Streb (69) at 10 under.
SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel birdied the first four holes and shot a 6-under 66 to take a five-stroke lead after the third round of the South African Open.
The 2011 Masters champion had a 13-under 203 total at Glendower Golf Club.
England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick (67) and Scotland’s David Drysdale (68) were tied for second.