HONOLULU (AP) - Sang-Moon Bae got off to a great start in pristine conditions along the shores of Oahu. Chris Kirk had an ideal finish.
They were together all Thursday morning, playing in the same group at the Sony Open and taking the top two spots on the leaderboard. Bae played bogey-free for a 7-under 63. Kirk shot 29 on the back nine at Waialae, including an eagle on the last hole, for a 64.
They were among the early starters in the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour, and they took advantage of a gorgeous day.
Brian Stuard and Ryan Palmer shot 65, and Retief Goosen and Harris English were at 66 along with Jimmy Walker, John Daly, Hideto Tanihara, Jason Kokrak and Daniel Summerhays.
VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) - France's Raphael Jacquelin shot a 5-under 67 in windy conditions to take the first-round lead in the Volvo Golf Champions.
Jacquelin was the only player in the 36-man field to have a bogey-free round at Durban Country Club.
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa was second, and Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke was another stroke back along with France's Victor Dubuisson.
American Peter Uihlein opened with a 70.