January 9 2012
KAPALUA, Hawaii – Steve Stricker is in command but his pursuers aren’t making it easy for him.
Martin Laird, Webb Simpson and Jonathan Byrd are all within two shots of Stricker as the leaders reach the final stretch of the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Stricker is at 21 under; Laird, Simpson and Byrd at at 19 under.
Stricker is currently playing the par-5 15th hole. The last four holes of the Plantation Course have been particularly productive for him this week; he’s 11 under on those holes through the first three days.