HONOLULU — The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the islands when his schedule allows.

The Sony Open is more about work than play, and he's having just as much fun.

Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes to start his second round Friday, handled the par 5s at Waialae again and finished with another round of 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Andrew Putnam.

"To shoot 7 under back-to-back is unexpected, but awfully excited," Kuchar said with the same smile he wears for most any occasion.

Kuchar was at 14-under 126, matching the lowest 36-hole score of his PGA Tour career. He also had a 126 in Las Vegas in 2008.

Putnam, playing in the afternoon, had a bogey-free 65 and was one shot behind. Chez Reavie (65) and Stewart Cink (62) were four behind.

Jordan Spieth had a short week after a long break from golf. In his 2019 debut, Spieth had a 66 and missed the cut by one shot. Needing to birdie the last four holes to qualify for the weekend, Spieth ran off two birdies, missed a 10-foot birdie putt and then narrowly missed chipping in for eagle.

"I loved the fight," Spieth said. "I feel like I was trying to win the tournament trying to make the cut, which is not something I want to get used to."

He returns in two weeks at Torrey Pines.

No one had a more memorable round than Reavie. He holed out for eagle three times from the fairway — a sand wedge from 101 yards on No. 10 at the start of his round; a 9-iron from 149 yards on No. 16, and a gap wedge from 135 yards on No. 6.

The PGA Tour only began keeping hole-by-hole records in 1983, and no one had ever made three eagles in one round on par 4s since then. Reavie didn't think all that much about it until he piped a drive on No. 8 and hit a wedge that covered the flag.

"It was on a good line, and that was the only time it crossed my mind — 'Wow, could we make another one?'" he said. "The other two, I just hit the shot I was trying to see and it was going at the hole. Never expected it to go in. It's always a surprise when it disappears."

So odd was this round that Reavie made more eagles than birdies, and the one shot that made him think the ball might go in the hole led to a par.

"Apparently, I need to go buy a lottery ticket today," Reavie said.

That would be a good idea, except Hawaii doesn't have a lottery. For now, he has to figure out how to make up four shots on Kuchar.

Cink made nine birdies in his round of 62. Marc Leishman (64) and Ted Potter Jr. (65) were at 9-under 131

Kuchar sometimes comes to Hawaii with his wife and two kids even when he's not playing golf. He has been to five of the islands, and plans to stay another few weeks after the Sony Open. He likes it better when he can play a few tournaments.

He became eligible for the winners-only field at Kapalua last week by winning at another beach resort — Mayakoba — last year, opening with rounds of 64-64, the kind of start he has enjoyed at Waialae.

Clearly, the 40-year-old is in a better spot than when he had gone more than three years without winning and was left off the Ryder Cup team for the first time in 10 years. He felt as though he was grinding too hard, and that's not a trait he wears well.

DIVOTS: Keith Mitchell had a hole-in-one on the seventh hole with an 8-iron from 176 yards. ... Of the five players over 50 in the field, Steve Stricker and Davis Love III made the cut. Stricker holed a 55-foot eagle putt on his last hole to make it on the number.

Friday

At Waialae CC

Honolulu

Purse: $6.5 million

Yardage: 7,044; Par: 70

Second Round

Matt Kuchar 63-63—126 -14

Andrew Putnam 62-65—127 -13

Chez Reavie 65-65—130 -10

Stewart Cink 68-62—130 -10

Ted Potter, Jr. 66-65—131 -9

Marc Leishman 67-64—131 -9

Hudson Swafford 65-67—132 -8

Shugo Imahira 65-67—132 -8

Keith Mitchell 68-65—133 -7

Keegan Bradley 68-65—133 -7

Sebastián Muñoz 68-65—133 -7

Ryan Blaum 68-66—134 -6

Scott Brown 68-66—134 -6

Cameron Smith 66-68—134 -6

Julián Etulain 67-67—134 -6

J.T. Poston 68-66—134 -6

Abraham Ancer 68-66—134 -6

Patrick Reed 68-66—134 -6

Roger Sloan 69-65—134 -6

Dominic Bozzelli 71-64—135 -5

Brian Stuard 66-69—135 -5

Michael Thompson 66-69—135 -5

Davis Love III 67-68—135 -5

Charles Howell III 69-66—135 -5

Justin Thomas 67-68—135 -5

Sungjae Im 71-64—135 -5

Wes Roach 67-68—135 -5

Adam Svensson 61-74—135 -5

Corey Conners 68-67—135 -5

Jim Knous 66-69—135 -5

Brandt Snedeker 66-69—135 -5

Russell Knox 68-67—135 -5

Patton Kizzire 67-68—135 -5

Rory Sabbatini 68-67—135 -5

Brian Gay 67-69—136 -4

Y.E. Yang 68-68—136 -4

Hideki Matsuyama 69-67—136 -4

Anirban Lahiri 68-68—136 -4

Dylan Frittelli 67-69—136 -4

José de Jesús Rodríguez 66-70—136 -4

Harris English 68-68—136 -4

Matt Jones 67-69—136 -4

Ryan Armour 72-64—136 -4

Bryson DeChambeau 69-67—136 -4

Danny Lee 70-66—136 -4

Johnson Wagner 68-69—137 -3

Sean O'Hair 69-68—137 -3

Sung Kang 70-67—137 -3

Cameron Champ 69-68—137 -3

Brandon Harkins 71-66—137 -3

Chase Wright 69-68—137 -3

Yuki Inamori 69-68—137 -3

Fabián Gómez 70-67—137 -3

Scott Langley 70-67—137 -3

Sam Saunders 68-69—137 -3

Joel Dahmen 67-70—137 -3

Kyle Stanley 73-64—137 -3

Russell Henley 68-69—137 -3

Scott Piercy 71-66—137 -3

Gary Woodland 71-66—137 -3

Jim Herman 69-68—137 -3

Hank Lebioda 70-67—137 -3

Martin Trainer 69-68—137 -3

Carlos Ortiz 68-69—137 -3

Tyler Duncan 72-66—138 -2

Trey Mullinax 68-70—138 -2

Kevin Kisner 69-69—138 -2

Steve Stricker 71-67—138 -2

Mackenzie Hughes 70-68—138 -2

Ian Poulter 69-69—138 -2

Emiliano Grillo 70-68—138 -2

Alex Prugh 73-65—138 -2

Eric Dugas 67-71—138 -2

Stephan Jaeger 69-69—138 -2

Rikuya Hoshino 66-72—138 -2

Brice Garnett 70-68—138 -2

Adam Hadwin 73-65—138 -2

Jimmy Walker 69-69—138 -2

Jason Dufner 66-72—138 -2

Joey Garber 71-67—138 -2

Brady Schnell 71-67—138 -2

Failed to make the cut

Chris Kirk 69-70—139 -1

Si Woo Kim 68-71—139 -1

Kevin Tway 68-71—139 -1

Talor Gooch 71-68—139 -1

Wyndham Clark 71-68—139 -1

Ben Silverman 72-67—139 -1

Tom Hoge 70-69—139 -1

Jerry Kelly 69-70—139 -1

Zach Johnson 71-68—139 -1

Pat Perez 69-70—139 -1

David Hearn 70-69—139 -1

Jordan Spieth 73-66—139 -1

Colt Knost 69-71—140 E

Sangmoon Bae 75-65—140 E

Paul Casey 72-68—140 E

Whee Kim 71-69—140 E

Adam Long 71-69—140 E

Max Homa 72-68—140 E

James Hahn 69-71—140 E

Sam Ryder 67-73—140 E

John Huh 70-70—140 E

Jamie Lovemark 69-71—140 E

Kelly Kraft 68-72—140 E

Luke Donald 69-71—140 E

Michael Kim 71-69—140 E

Sam Burns 71-69—140 E

Sepp Straka 69-71—140 E

Takumi Kanaya 71-70—141 +1

Peter Malnati 72-69—141 +1

Robert Streb 71-70—141 +1

Ben Martin 73-68—141 +1

John Chin 66-75—141 +1

Troy Merritt 71-71—142 +2

Bubba Watson 71-71—142 +2

Kyoung-Hoon Lee 71-71—142 +2

Yuta Ikeda 72-70—142 +2

Ollie Schniederjans 70-73—143 +3

Satoshi Kodaira 71-72—143 +3

Nicholas Lindheim 74-69—143 +3

Jared Sawada 72-71—143 +3

Vaughn Taylor 69-74—143 +3

Jonas Blixt 71-72—143 +3

Josh Teater 69-74—143 +3

Chris Thompson 72-71—143 +3

Nick Taylor 70-74—144 +4

Kenny Perry 72-72—144 +4

Steve Marino 74-70—144 +4

Roberto Díaz 71-73—144 +4

Cameron Davis 73-71—144 +4

Andrew Landry 74-71—145 +5

Kramer Hickok 75-70—145 +5

Brent Grant 72-73—145 +5

Brian Harman 72-73—145 +5

J.J. Henry 76-69—145 +5

Seth Reeves 74-72—146 +6

Adam Schenk 74-72—146 +6

Adam Scott 72-75—147 +7

Shawn Stefani 72-75—147 +7

Kyle Jones 73-74—147 +7

Patrick Rodgers 74-74—148 +8

Seamus Power 72-76—148 +8

Vijay Singh 75-74—149 +9

Peter Jung 84-78—162 +22