Andrew Putnam shoots 62 to lead Sony Open after first round

American Brian Harman

American Brian Harman

"As long as I don't let it get to me like I did a year ago at times".

Fellow American Brandt Snedeker, a nine-times PGA Tour victor, was among a group on 66, while Spieth carded 73. "I think I hit 17 greens and gave myself a lot of opportunities".

Svensson, a 25-year-old graduate of the developmental Web.com Tour, was four-under through nine holes after birdies at the fifth and sixth and an eagle at the ninth.

Jordan Spieth launches what he hopes will be a bounce-back 2019 campaign Thursday (Friday in Manila) when he tees it up in the US PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii. He waited until the 16th hole for his first birdie of the year, and that was all he made in his round of 73.

"I'm like, 'Wouldn't it just be a re-drop anyway?' What's the big deal?'" Spieth said.

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Slugger White, the tour's vice president of competition, stopped him.

While it is quite common for a top player to skip one event, it is unheard of for anyone to pass on all three, especially as they come with guaranteed prize money and, except for the Match Play, no cut.

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.

Putnam, 29, has been a consistent performer in his two-plus seasons on the PGA Tour, without making too many headlines. Statistically, he made just over 174 feet of putts, from a 5-footer on the closing hole (his shortest birdie putt) to his longest birdie on the 14th at just under 30 feet.

"I went through a couple of different swings today", said Spieth, who said before the tournament that he was hoping to knock a little rust off his game after a late-year layoff. Kapalua was built on the side of a mountain, with enormous greens and large undulations. 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. "Last week, if you had anything under a foot, you would be excited".

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