Sony Open Hawaii - Matt who January 14 2012

Matt Every has a two-shot lead at the halfway mark of the US PGA Tour event at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Matt who, I hear you asking. Matt Every is the American who made headlines in the summer of 2010 for being arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in a hotel room during the John Deere Classic. At the time he denied possessing or using marijuana and the charges were eventually dropped, though he was suspended for three months for 'conduct unbecoming a professional'. A strange decision by the PGA but one that Matt excepted. "I'm not mad at the tour, they did what they had to do". "I don't do drugs. It was a crappy deal. Wrong place, wrong time, perfect storm and I got three months out of it," "I still hang out with the s upame people. If one of my friends likes to smoke marijuana every now and then I'm not going to say, well, you can't be my friend anymore" "Honestly, I know more people who smoke marijuana than those who don't" "I know that's probably not the politically correct thing to say, but it's the truth. "I don't do it, but I don't frown upon it." Every backed up his opening round 66 with a six-under par 64 to move to 10 under for the tournament, and that has given him a two-stroke advantage over David Hearn (66) and Carl Pettersson (67) who sit at eight under. The best placed Australians are John Senden (67) and Gavin Coles (66) who are in a tie for 17th place, five shots off the pace. John Senden opened with a birdie but then had a couple of bogies before racking up four birdies in five holes to find himself in the thick of the tournament. Kiwi Danny Lee's first event as a full-time PGA Tour member ended prematurely with a missed cut at +3. Matt Every shoots off the 9th fairway during the second round of the Sony Open in Honolulu. Photo / AP

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