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Robert Allenby

In New Year, It's All Falling Spieth's Way

KAPALUA, Hawaii — A new year, and everything is falling Jordan Spieth's way.

Spieth chipped in for eagle, make a pair of tough par saves late and ended his round Friday with a 15-foot birdie putt into the grain that stopped on the lip and then dropped into the cup for a 9-under 64. It gave him a four-shot lead in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Two rounds into 2016, it already feels a lot like last year.

Spieth is making putts. Spieth is holing chips. Spieth is in the lead.

For all the talk about how he can match what he did last year — two majors, five victories — it might be just as tough to repeat what he has done the opening two rounds....

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