Matt Kuchar overcame early wobbles to race home to his second victory in two months, a four-shot triumph at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday. After losing his two-stroke advantage after the fourth hole, Kuchar kicked things into high gear by birding six of his final 10 holes to finish off a four-underpar 66 that took him to 22-under at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Runner-up Andrew Putnam closed with a two-under-par 68, which left him at 18-under. “It was not at all what I was looking for,” Kuchar told the Golf Channel. “I know that I was playing well, so I tried to stay confident. If I keep plugging along, I knew good things would happen. “Andrew was tough. He was battling me, took the lead ... it was nice to have that pressure, to have come through and to make some birdies coming in.” Putnam took a one-shot lead after Kuchar dropped three bogeys in his first five holes but could not keep pace on the back nine where he stalled at even par while Kuchar was on fire. Four players...

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