HONOLULU – Matt Kuchar’s career at the Sony Open is a story of contrasts.
In his first eight starts at Waialae Country Club, he missed the cut six times and posted just a single top-10 finish, in 2002. By comparison, in his last five starts, he’s finished inside the top 10 four times, including a tie for third in 2015.
He stayed trending Thursday when he posted a bogey-free 63 and was two strokes off the lead, alone in third place.
“I think my game has improved as well,” he said. “I definitely think I understand my game better.