Johnson and Kirk share lead in Hawaii

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Koepka, whose brother Brooks won the US Open a year ago, had set the early clubhouse target after a round containing seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys, with England's Chris Paisley a shot off the pace following a 66. He added another birdie at the ninth, and after a near-miss at the 12th rolled in birdie putts of 24 feet and 21 feet at 13 and 14 to move within a stroke of the lead.

Harman, who won his second career title at the Wells Fargo Championship last season, is trying to build on a third-place finish at last week's Tournament of Champions, where he led at the halfway stage but was overtaken by world number one Dustin Johnson.

"I've probably been off long enough now that you never know what's going to happen", said Kirk.

"I had a great day today, and I'm about to go do it. It's laziness, I guess, not doing it consistently over the last couple of years".

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Vaughn Taylor fired six birdies in his six-under 64 and was tied with Brian Harman, Kyle Stanley and Talor Gooch.

"I can't remember when, or if, I've ever made three eagles in a round but it was fun", said Grace, who eagled the second, eighth and 15th, all of them par fives.

He surged ahead in the morning with two quick birdies on the back nine, made the turn in 32 and ran off three straight birdies early on the front nine.

Nevertheless, Spieth still showcased his putting expertise with a monster effort on the par-four fifth green as playing partners Xander Schauffele and Daniel Berger watched in disbelief.

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Harman, who has four top-10 finishes in four starts in the USA tour's 2017-18 season, teed off early at Waialae in Honolulu, and opened with back-to-back birdies at the 10th and 11th.

He rallied somewhat with a birdie at his final hole for a one-under par 69.

Defending champion Justin Thomas opened with a three-under 67, as more than half of the field - 77 players - broke par.

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