Kirk's family grows
After playing the Sony Open next week at Waialae Country Club, Chris Kirk will spend two weeks at home for some valuable family time.
Kirk's wife, Tahnee, gave birth to their second child two weeks ago.
"I've had my second child well, my wife did, actually," Kirk, who lives in Georgia, said Friday. "Foster, our second little boy, is about two weeks old now, so I was very busy with that. Really enjoyed my time at home with my family and now my two little boys. I'm definitely missing them a lot. I wish they could be out here with me and I can't wait to get back home to them."
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At 9-over-par 155, Derek Ernst is last in the field by eight strokes, but his pace for a 310 total score would be far from the worst ever shot in 15 previous events at the Kapalua Plantation Course.
The highest score in course history is a 320 by Jason Gore, in 2006, when 12 players shot above 300.
In 2010, Ben Curtis shot 312 and finished behind the next-worst score by 22 strokes. In 2007, Curtis also was last, at 312, but was one of six players to shoot over 300.
In all, 26 players have shot more than 300 since the tournament arrived at Kapalua.
Ernst led the field with 15 fairways hit in regulation Saturday, but still shot 3-over-par 76.
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Win for the ages?
A victory by Jordan Spieth would make him the youngest winner in the history of the tournament at 20 years, five months, 10 days. The current record is held by Tiger Woods, who won in 1997 at La Costa Country Club in California at 21 years, 13 days old.
Woods' payday in 1997 was $216,000 - last year Dustin Johnson pocketed $1.14 million for winning the event.
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Facts and figures
Kevin Streelman's putts have traveled more than 200 feet in two rounds. Jason Dufner has the lowest to-
tal putting distance 95 feet, 7 inches. Patrick Reed hit a 62-foot, 5-inch putt Saturday. Brandt Snedeker and Ken Duke each had 10 one-putts, best in the round. Boo Weekley hit every green in regulation. Gary Woodland had the longest drive, a 381-yarder on the seventh hole.
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"It's kind of like maybe the NFL playoffs or NCAA March Madness where you've got to go with the hot hand at that time."
- Zach Johnson, on the difficulties of making the 2012 Ryder Cup team, from which Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk were left off.