Marc Leishman is having a much better time at Kapalua this year, on and off the golf course.
Leishman, coming off his best year with two PGA Tour victories that helped him become the highest-ranked player from Australia, made eight birdies in a strong wind Thursday on the Plantation Course for a 6-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Brian Harman and Jhonattan Vegas.
Only six players broke 70 in the opening round, a product of trade winds strong enough to cause players to back off putts.
There were a few other wild moments. Leishman thought he hit his tee shot out-of-bounds on the 14th hole, where the wind sent it sailing beyond the waist-high native grass. Just his...