Matt Kuchar Takes Two-Shot Lead Into Final Round of Sony Open

Matt Kuchar leads the Sony Open after two rounds of 63 in Hawaii

Matt Kuchar leads the Sony Open after two rounds of 63 in Hawaii

Kuchar has won just twice in the dozen times he has held the 36-hole lead, but he feels with the way he is playing that he can add to his birdie count.

Kuchar has made only one bogey through 54 holes at Waialae Country Club, and his 18-under 192 was the lowest 54-hole score of his career.

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Chez Reavie (66) - who had five birdies through nine holes - fell into a two-way tie for third place (14 under) with Keith Mitchell (63).

"Andrew was tough", Kuchar said.

Kuchar, who won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November, took home the $1.152 million winner's check with his ninth career PGA Tour victory and is the second multiple-time victor on Tour this season.

What it means: Kuchar started the day with a two-shot lead, but after three bogeys in his first five holes he actually found himself looking up at Putnam's name on the leaderboard.

But Kuchar edged back in front when he pitched to three feet to set up a birdie at 10 before holing from 10 feet at the 12th, although Putnam then regained a share of the lead with a clutch 20-foot putt for birdie at the 13th. "I missed couple putts early but I was awfully steady, played bogey-free".

He never looks to be under stress, though Kuchar says looks can be deceiving.

Kuchar started to get his round going with a birdie on No. 9. He won the Match Play Championship and the Memorial in 2013. He carded one under overall after rounds of 73 and a much-improved 66 in his first event of 2019.

Second-placed Putnam birdied his final hole, the par-five ninth, thanks to a deft 30-yard pitch over a bunker and down to inside three feet. He joins Xander Schauffle in the two-win club for this season and now has almost eight months to notch the first three-win season of his long, consistent and successful career. Love is not playing next week on the Big Island because he is playing the Singapore Open.

He returns in two weeks at Torrey Pines. He said. a lot of different things over three days of interviews, none of which were particularly encouraging.

Reavie (66), who had three eagles Friday, was 5-under through nine holes of Saturday's round. "That was fun. I felt like I was trying to win a golf tournament just to make the cut, which is not really something I want to get used to, but early in the season when I started the day 17 shots back, it was something where I could actually feel some pressure and make adjustments, too".

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