January 9 2012
KAPALUA, Hawaii – Steve Stricker’s lead has been reduced to three shots, as Martin Laird has birdied two of his first four holes.
Laird, who started the day tied for second -- five shots off the lead -- birdied the third and fourth holes and is now at 16 under.
Stricker has parred his first three holes and remains at 19 under.
Webb Simpson and Jonathan Byrd have each picked up early birdies and are at 15 under.
Obviously it’s still very early in Stricker’s round, but he’s currently the only player in the field who has yet to produce at least one birdie or eagle in the final round.