The Associated Press
Jan. 08, 2016
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Patrick Reed had three eagle attempts Thursday and made the last one for an 8-under 65 and a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Reed is the defending champion at Kapalua and has top 10s in his last six tournaments around the world.
Most of the attention was on Spieth, coming off a blockbuster year that included two majors.
Spieth and Reed were part of a five-way tie for the lead on the par-5 18th on the Plantation Course when Reed drilled a 3-wood onto the green and let the grain take it to 15 feet. He made the putt to cap off a 31 on the back nine.
Brandt Snedeker, J.B. Holmes and Danny Lee were at 67.
SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN
GAUTENG, South Africa (AP) — Jaco van Zyl shot a 7-under 65 at Glendower to top a South African-dominated leaderboard in the suspended first round of the South African Open.
Shaun Norris was second at 66, and Jbe Kruger and Keith Horne followed at 67. Six-time winner Ernie Els shot a 73. Defending champion Andy Sullivan of England had a 75.
Thirty-three players were unable to complete the round because of the threat of lightning.