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Weir leads by 1, with a dozen players in the hunt

Kapalua isn't too bad, especially because Furyk hasn't been at his best on the Plantation Course since winning in 2001. Also at 9-under 210 were Justin Leonard and Brandt Snedeker, while Singh, Chad Cambell and U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera followed at 8 under.

"For whatever reason, there just isn't much separation, which is good for me because I haven't done anything to separate myself," Leonard said. "There's a lot of guys there. It would be easier being four shots behind with only a couple of players ahead of you. I'm not going out there thinking about winning the tournament, but it is doable."

Weir attributed the bunched leaderboard to the conditions, which have been soft all week. One year he was at Kapalua, Ernie Els hit a drive so far on the par-5 15th that he had only an 8-iron into the green, and most of the field could reach the downhill, downwind closing hole in two shots because of how fast the ball runs on the fairways.

With balls slowed by the wet grass, the advantage for big hitters isn't as great.

"I think maybe some of the longer guys can't separate themselves as much because the ball is not traveling out there as much," Weir said. "You see a lot of guys in the same areas. That's probably why the scores are a little more bunched."

Paul Goydos gets the award for most improved this week. After opening with an 81, he was eight shots better with a 73 in the second round, and followed that with a 67 on Saturday. ... Henrik Stenson and Joe Ogilvie are the only players who have yet to break par this week on the Plantation Course. ... With more rain overnight, rules officials allowed players to lift, clean and place their ball on the short grass for the first time this week.

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