Matt Kuchar stays in control after Round 3

Danny Lee has made the cut in his first tournament of the year

Kuchar ended a three-year drought by winning the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall.

Putnam was two shots behind after a 67. That put him at No. 4 in the world, the highest he has been in his career.

At the 477-yard par-4 13th, the Indian's tee shot went 269 yards to the right rough, his second shot went 180 yards to the right front greenside bunker, and his sand shot went 29 yards to the green where he secured a two-putt for a bogey.

Thomas had four bogeys, three of which were sandwiched in between one more birdie and an eagle to close out the round. The diminutive Kansas native who resides in Arizona didn't seem to fully grasp his accomplishment as he was focused on trying to hunt down leader Matt Kuchar.

Clearly, the 40-year-old is in a better spot than when he had gone more than three years without winning and was left off the Ryder Cup team for the first time in 10 years.

The three-times major champion, speaking to himself constantly as per usual, gave himself a chance of qualifying for the weekend when he birdied the 15th and 16th, but a missed 10-footer at the penultimate hole cost him dearly. He opened the round with birdies on each of the first three holes.


It was a hard day for 11-time PGA Tour champion Spieth, who had four bogeys and just one birdie to be tied for 127th and 12 shots off the pace.

"It's not often you feel like you know what you're doing with your swing and the ball's reacting the way you want it to and you're able to maneuver the ball the way you want", Kuchar told reporters. There are a lot of good players out there.

Bryson DeChambeau tied his career low round of 63. Unfortunately, he's also nearly last in putting in the field on the week.

"It was awfully steady and bogey free". "If it's like today, it's going to be scorable".

American Kuchar - who is chasing his first win since November - remains in control following his four-under-par 66 at Wai'alae Country Club in Honolulu. He's also No. 1 in the field in strokes gained on approach shots for the week.

The Sony Open is more about work than play, and he's having just as much fun.

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