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Maggert tied for lead at Sony Open

  • AP PHOTO/MARCO GARCIAJeff Maggert shoots off the 16th fairway during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday in Honolulu.
    AP PHOTO/MARCO GARCIA
    Jeff Maggert shoots off the 16th fairway during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday in Honolulu.

Jeff Maggert played bogey-free in relatively calm conditions Saturday for a 6-under 64 that left the 47-year-old in a tie for the lead with Matt Every in the Sony Open.

Maggert is coming up on the six-year anniversary of his last win, and missed a big chunk of last year after surgery on his right shoulder. He is closing in on the Champions Tour, but showed he still has enough game for the big leagues.

Every stalled on the back nine, and then birdied the last hole for a 68 to join Maggert at 12-under 198.

There were 16 players within four shots of the lead, including Steve Stricker, who is trying to become the first player since Ernie Els in 2003 to sweep the Hawaii events.

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