|Low rounds as golfers sizzle in Kapalua
The US PGA Tour's 2013 campaign finally got going Monday, with Dustin Johnson jumping to a three-shot lead as 30 golfers played the first two rounds of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
High winds prevented any rounds from being completed from Friday to Sunday on the par-73 Plantation Course at Kapalua. The tournament, reduced to 54 holes, is now slated to end Tuesday (tomorrow HK time), AFP reports.
Johnson emerged from the Monday marathon on 11-under par 135 after posting rounds of 69 and 66. He ended the day on a high note, with an eagle on the par-five 18th in the second round. That went with six birdies and one bogey in his seven-under effort.
Defending champion Steve Stricker carded a 71 and 67 for sole possession of second place on eight-under 138.
Masters champion Bubba Watson was a further shot back on 139 after a 70 and 69.
Keegan Bradley and Brandt Snedeker shared fourth on six-under 140.
Johnson, who will be gunning for his seventh US PGA Tour title on Tuesday, has a bit of history on his side. He won the last two US PGA Tour events played over just 54 holes.