Nick Taylor heads into weekend with two-stroke lead at Sony Open: Results, recaps, highlights …

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Nick Taylor atop leaderboard following the second round of the Sony Open

At 12 strokes under par, Taylor ($6,700) sits atop the leaderboard alone, with a two-stroke lead over all of Stewart Cink ($7,200), Russell Henley ($8,700), Chris Kirk ($7,000), Webb Simpson ($11,100) and Vaughn Taylor ($6,600), who are tied at 10 strokes under par. Taylor birdied five holes on the front nine on Friday and finished with a closing eagle on hole 18 at Waialae Country Club. He was only owned by 1.62% of the field in the $600K Resurgence contest on DraftKings this week. Even with a two-stroke advantage heading into the weekend, Taylor still trails Webb Simpson (+600) and Collin Morikawa (+850) in the odds to win the Sony Open on DraftKings Sportsbook. He is currently tied with Henley at +1000. — Alex Hunter

Abraham Ancer headlines missed cuts at Sony Open

Ancer ($9,400), who was owned by 16.82% of the field in this week’s $600K Resurgence contest on DraftKings, missed the cut by a stroke in his fourth career appearance at Waialae Country Club. The 29-year-old improved from his even-par first round, carding four birdies and finishing two strokes under par for his round on Friday, but the comeback wasn’t enough to keep him in Honolulu for the weekend. Matt Kuchar ($8,400) and Erik Van Rooyen ($8,000) were the next two most expensive golfers on DraftKings this week to miss the cut at the Sony Open. — Alex Hunter

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Three-way tie atop leaderboard at Sony Open after 18 holes

Jason Kokrak ($7,700; 62 DKFP), Peter Malnati ($6,900; 60.5 DKFP) and Joaqin Niemann ($10,400; 66 DKFP) sit in a tie for first atop the leaderboard at the Sony Open after one round in Hawaii on Thursday. Niemann, who’s owned in 11.4% of lineups in the $600K Resurgence contest, had the best day of the three with an eagle and birdie streak on his card, while Malnati poured in nine birdies and Kokrak eight. All three currently sit at eight under par. Niemann is now the odds-on favorite for DraftKings Sportsbook to win the tournament at +600, with Daniel Berger (-6) is next-highest at +800, and Webb Simpson, who’s at -5, is +1000. — Kenny Ducey

Daniel Berger within striking distance at Sony Open

Berger ($10,000; 41.5 DKFP) had a successful first round at the Sony Open in Hawaii, firing a six-under 64 to finish two shots off the lead. The highly-priced American was also highly owned in this one, at 24.9% in the $600K Resurgence contest, and paid off for his owners in a big way on Thursday with a nice start. Berger carded three birdies on the front nine, but gave a shot back on the sixth hole before finishing with a three-under back-nine. He currently sits at +800 to win the tournament on DraftKings Sportsbook, the third-best odds behind Webb Simpson (+750) and co-leader Joaqin Niemann, who sits in a three-way tie for first at -8. — Kenny Ducey

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