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The Tour Report

January 14 2012

5:30 PM

Brendon’s a birdie machine

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

HONOLULU -- If the winner of the Sony Open in Hawaii is the guy who'll make the most birdies, you might want to keep an eye on Brendon de Jonge.

Since 2009, no player on the PGA TOUR has made more birdies than de Jonge. During that stretch, he's carded 1,163 birdies -- 45 more than his closest competitor in that category, Bo Van Pelt.

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In shooting the best round of the week in the second round, an 8-under 62, de Jonge made eight birdies, most of any player on Friday. That left him at 7 under for the tournament going into the weekend, three shots off the lead held by Matt Every.

"I've always been a guy that's made a fair few birdies," de Jonge said. "I go at a lot of flags. At times I'll make a lot of soft bogeys because of that."

If he can avoid those soft bogeys, de Jonge could be in great shape on Sunday to make a run at his first PGA TOUR win.

Brendon de Jonge and Doug LaBelle II tee off at 6:10 p.m. ET. Click here to follow their round on ShotTracker