. – South Korea’s Bae Sang-moon put on a putting master class as he charged into an early one-shot lead with a flawless seven-under-par 63 in Thursday’s opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Bae took advantage of benign conditions on a glorious morning of dazzling sunshine at Waialae Country Club, piling up five birdies before the turn and two more over the closing stretch to take control of the PGA Tour event. The 27-year-old from Daegu sank several lengthy putts, including 25-footers at the third and sixth, to end the day a stroke in front of playing partner Chris Kirk, who said later he had been inspired by the Korean’s sizzling form on the greens. South African Retief Goosen, a double U.S. Open winner, was among a group of five players tied on 66 while Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia opened with a 67.
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