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KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jordan Spieth thought the Plantation Course was a blast to play when he arrived at Kapalua. He had even more fun Friday.
Thompson seized control early with a 50-foot eagle putt on the third hole, then kept his distance with clutch par saves and closed with a birdie from the bunker.
In the morning chill at Riviera, Charles Howell III began his round at the Northern Trust Open with a tee shot that landed in the front bunker on the par-4 10th hole. He was only 30 feet away from the hole. And it took him four shots to finish.
The disappointment for Paul Casey was not a 41 on the back nine Thursday that took him from the first page of the leaderboard at the British Open to his ninth consecutive round over par. It was not getting a chance to emulate Seve Ballesteros.
Robert Karlsson withdrew from the British Open on Wednesday, suggesting that he needs too much work on his game to play at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Robert Karlsson pulled out of the British Open, and so did Ben Crane.
Tony Jacklin chuckled when someone mentioned he was making a comeback.
Michael Thompson settled for second place five years ago at The Olympic Club in the U.S. Amateur.