HONOLULU – Fairmont native William McGirt is off to a hot start in his first event of the new year.
McGirt birdied three of his final four holes in the first round of the Sony Open on Thursday, posting a 4-under 66.
He sits three strokes back of Chris Kirk and Zach Johnson, who sit atop the leaderboard at 7 under.
McGirt, who started his round on the back nine holes, opened with a birdie on the par-4 10th and followed with a birdie on No. 15 to make the turn at 2 under.
He carded his lone bogey of the round on the par-3 fourth hole before birdies on Nos. 6, 7 and 9.
McGirt tees off at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Friday.