Posted January 10, 2014 on AP on Fox
Sang-Moon Bae got the better of his playing partner Chris Kirk on Thursday, taking a one-shot lead after the first round of the Sony Open. Bae made a great start in pristine conditions and shot a 7-under 63, while Kirk made an ideal finish and shot 29 on the back nine to be a stroke back at Waialae Country Club. Ryan Palmer birdied the last two holes for a 65, tied for third with Brian Stuard who made eight birdies in his round of 65. Bae and Kirk provided plenty of excitement in one group. They had a better-ball score of 56. There were only five holes where neither got a birdie. ''He was off to a great start,'' Kirk said. ''At one point he was 4-under and I was still 2-over. It took some catching up for me on the back nine. But it's always nice to see putts falling.'' Retief Goosen, who missed much of last year with back problems, and John Daly were among seven players at 66. Zach Johnson, who won the season opener at Kapalua on Monday, ope...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

PGA Tour: Bae goes bogey-free for first-round lead at Sony Open

Sang-Moon Bae got the better of his playing partner Chris Kirk on Thursday, taking a one-shot lead after the first round of the Sony Open. Bae made a great start in pristine conditions and shot a 7-under-par 63, while Kirk made an ideal finish and shot 29 on the back nine to be a stroke back at Waialae Country Club. Ryan Palmer birdied the last two holes for a 65, tied for third...
Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.