Kirk leads but Speith's horror quad-bogey talk of Sony Open

Justin Thomas had 'Bones' on his bag as he opened with a 67

A quadruple bogey cost Jordan Spieth at the Sony Open in Hawaii as Chris Kirk and Zach Johnson shared a first-round lead.

Kirk and Johnson opened with seven-under 63s to share the overnight lead.

Spieth managed to hit trees with four consecutive shots on the otherwise benign par-4 8th hole at the Wailaie CC to fall from the top five on the leaderboard to mid-field at day's end.

Spieth declined media requests after he signed his card, instead taking 15 minutes to sign autographs.

The quartet of Vaughn Taylor, Kyle Stanley, Talor Gooch and Brian Harman are one shot adrift of the leaders after all shot 64s.

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Defending champion Justin Thomas, who past year opened with a 59 before going on to set the tour's all-time scoring record in a 72-hole event at 253, could not conjure up that same magic as he carded a three-under 67, four back of the leaders.

Ireland's Seamus Power is two under par after his first round, he teed off on the back nine with his first birdie arriving on the 18th, before bogeying the second and recovering with birdies on the fifth and eighth holes.

Thomas, who went to Alabama, was paired with Aiken's Kevin Kisner, a former Georgia star.

"This time of the season, the next four or five events that I play, I'm not really thinking about the Masters". Johnson countered with four birdies on the front and three on the back. He picked up an unlikely birdie on the 13th from the fairway bunker by making a 25-foot putt, and he made a 20-foot birdie on the next hole.

After hitting the bark of multiple trees and teeing-off into a ditch, Spieth was heard yelling, "You've got to be kidding me!" and "I can't believe this!" to himself.

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