KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jonathan Byrd and Carl Pettersson enjoyed the views and surprising calm conditions at Kapalua on Thursday to open the new PGA Tour season at 7-under 66 to share the lead.
Byrd picked up where he left off. He qualified for the Tournament of Championship by winning in Las Vegas with a hole-in-one in the playoff. This time, he only holed out with a wedge from the 10th fairway, putting him atop the leaderboard.
Pettersson was the only player who caught him, twice running off three straight birdies.
Ben Crane was a shot back.
Geoff Ogilvy became the first defending champion in 50 years at this winners-only tournament to not play. He withdrew after gouging his finger on the coral reef, leaving him with 12 stitches in his right index finger.