Zach Johnson leads by three strokes after two rounds at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Z. Johnson fired a seven-under 66 for a two-round total of 13-under par.
Defending champion Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, and Jordan Spieth are in second place at 10-under par. D. Johnson matched Z. Johnson with a brilliant seven-under 66 in the second round. Kuchar shot his second consecutive five-under 68, and Spieth registered an uneventful three-under 70.
Webb Simpson and Michael Thompson round out the top five at nine-under par.
Zach Johnson followed up his roller coaster first round with a mistake-free 66. This is Z. Johnson’s second career outright 36 hole lead, according to Justin Ray of ESPN.
Zach Johnson: just his 2nd career outright 36-hole lead on @PGATOUR – 9 of his 10 career wins, he trailed entering 3rd round.
— Justin Ray (@JRayESPNGolf) January 5, 2014
Leads are never safe on the PGA Tour, especially when Zach Johnson is in striking distance. The dude is a closer, and he should be the favorite heading into the final two rounds. However, there are good players a few strokes back of Johnson, so expect an exciting finish.
The Plantation Course at Kapalua plays to a par-73 for those out there wondering. Three par-3s and four par-fives is an unusual layout, but exciting nonetheless.
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