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DeLaet is happy to be back and it shows

HONOLULU (AP)—Graham DeLaet showed how happy he was to be back on the PGATour. The Canadian opened with a 7-under 63 in the Sony Open on Thursday to takethe lead among the early starters at Waialae.

About this time last year, DeLaet had just had major surgery on his lowerback that made him wonder if he would ever play golf again. He feels close tonormal now, and he sure looked that way in optimal conditions along the shoresof Waikiki.

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AP - Jan 12, 5:26 pm EST
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DeLaet chipped in for eagle on No. 9 and holed two long birdie putts tobuild a two-shot lead over K.J. Choi , Carl Pettersson and Kyle Reifers .

Kapalua winner Steve Stricker was among those who played in the afternoon.