Putnam has career-best 62 to lead Sony Open

  • Putnam has career-best 62 to lead Sony Open

Putnam has career-best 62 to lead Sony Open

"I don't even remember which holes I birdied".

Putnam had a four-shot lead among the early starters.

It started with a 50-foot birdie putt on the 11th hole.

"All in all, I got a test of most of the new rules today", he said.

Rookie Adam Svensson of Canada didn't look anything like the guy who missed the cut in his last three tournaments during the Fall portion of the PGA Tour's 2018-19 season.

Putnam was stung on his foot while poolside Tuesday and had to pull out of the pro-am because it was painful to walk.

Shugo Imahira, who received a special invitation this week to play in this year's Masters at Augusta National, led a seven-strong Japanese contingent with a 65 that put him tied for fourth with Americans Chez Reavie and Hudson Swafford.

"As long as I don't let it get to me like I did previous year at times", Spieth said.

Although limited practice time as he enjoyed his wedding and honeymoon mean he isn't sure just what to expect this week, he said he thought the break did him good. "Yeah, kind of freaky how it all worked out". He missed a six-footer for birdie on 18, a five-footer for par on 5 and dropped almost three strokes to the field on the putting greens.

Spieth said he decided he "really could come down and try out the very little work I was able to put in, but at least knock some rust off and gather some information about where I am at and hopefully make some adjustments going forward into the season".

Snedeker found it a bit more enjoyable, too, once he got his round going. A tough up-and-down from right of the green on the par-5 18th gave Svensson the lowest round of professional career.

It's the same state, different island, but the course couldn't be any different from last week. Waialae is old school, flat and lined by palms, with smaller greens.

"I nearly took ignorance as bliss in a lot of parts of my game", he said. "Last week, if you had anything under a foot, you would be excited". He needed just 23 putts, making 12 of 12 from 10 feet and rolling in birdie putts of 27, 21 and 28 feet during his round.