Johnson Wagner, who tied for ninth at last week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions, is continuing his solid play early on Thursday during the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club.
The trimmed-down and mustachioed Wagner, who won his second PGA TOUR event last year, started on the back nine and has just made the turn in 5 under after making a 9-footer for birdie on No. 18.
Wagner owns a two-stroke advantage over Ricky Barnes, K.J. Choi, Tim Herron, Ken Duke and Harris English. English, who won a Nationwide Tour event last year while still a student at Georgia, is the highest-placed rookie right now.