Johnson grabs lead at Hawaii event

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HONOLULU: Former Masters champion Zach Johnson seized a three-shot lead after firing a seven-under 66 in the second round of the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

“I don’t know how many years I’ve been here. This is seven or eight probably and I’ve had maybe one or two decent finishes, but nothing so spectacular,” Johnson said. “The more I get my feet here walking these grounds, I think the more comfortable I become.”

Johnson, a 10-time winner on the USPGA Tour, has a 13-under 133 total at the Kapalua Resort course.

Defending champ Dustin Johnson also shot 66 to reach 10-under and grab a share of second place with Jordan Spieth (70) and Matt Kuchar (68).


Michael Thompson (71) and Webb Simpson (71) are tied for fifth at nine-under, while Kevin Streelman (71) and Ryan Moore (71) are in seventh at eight-under.

Dustin Johnson drove his tee shot on the par-three eighth to within six feet and then made birdie to move into the lead at eight-under.

AFP

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