Kuchar shares first-round Makayoba lead as wife caddies elsewhere

Rickie Fowler

Kuchar was at 14-under 128 as he tries to end more than four years without a PGA Tour victory.

When Zach Johnson's caddie fell ill during the Mayakoba Classic, he nailed a hole-in-one when it came to a replacement: Sybi Kuchar, wife of golfer Matt Kuchar, stepped in and saved the day!

An eagle-three at the fifth and back-to-back birdies from the seventh left Champ requiring a final-hole gain to match the course record, only for him to card his only bogey of the day.

Jordan Spieth playing his second straight week in the fall - and his last tournament before his wedding - Spieth traded birdies and bogeys and had to settle for an even-par 71, leaving him in need to a good round Friday just to stick around for the weekend.

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) - Gaby Lopez shot a hole-in-one for a 6-under 66 on her 25th birthday and a one-stroke lead over Ariya Jutanugarn after the third round of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament on Friday.

The 40-year-old is looking for his first PGA Tour win in more than four years and has 32 top-10 finishes since his last victory at the 2014 RBC Heritage.

Champ won the Sanderson Farms Championship two weeks ago and his rapidly building fan base as a result of his exceptional length from the tee will build further this week.

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"I knew she had caddied for me before and was friendly with Zach Johnson, and figured she would be good to handle it, and Zach would go easy on her", Kuchar said.

After round one, Lee was in a 15-way tie for fourth, one shot back from the American trio of Matt Kuchar, Kramer Hickok and Dominic Bozzelli.

"If you're not driving it well, this course is extremely hard", said the seven-times PGA Tour victor.

The three-time major champion missed the cut in his final event of the year after a 69.

The seven players at 11-under 131 included defending champion Patton Kizzire, past Mayakoba champion Brian Gay and Anirban Lahiri of India, who has played in the last two Presidents Cups.

Eighteen players were within five shots of the lead.

Rickie Fowler (68) and Tony Finau (65) are at eight under, along with their Ryder Cup captain, Jim Furyk, who had a 65.

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