Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

Kuchar becomes 1st multiple winner on PGA Tour this season with victory at Sony Open

It wasn't as easy as his four-shot victory over Andrew Putnam might indicate.

Having made only bogey through 54 holes to build a two-shot lead, Kuchar had three bogeys in his opening five holes Sunday and fell one shot behind Putnam. Tied for the lead with five holes to go, Putnam made bogey from the bunker on No. 14 and Kuchar birdied the next two holes to seize control.

Putnam closed with a 68 and moved into the top 50 for the first time in his career.