Singh leads Greenbrier after Day 1; Tiger 8 back
- By Ryan Ballengee
- Jul 5, 2012 7:29 PM ET
Vijay Singh didn't see this coming, but the 49-year-old leads after the first round of The Greenbrier Classic. Singh shot 7-under 63 to lead by a shot over Jeff Maggert, a year younger than him, Jonathan Byrd and Martin Flores.
"Gosh, I don't know where that came from," Singh said of his low round of the season. "I've been playing pretty good golf for a while but just never got any scoring going. But today seemed I hit it close and drove the ball really well, hit a lot of greens and made some nice putts."
Singh birdied six of his last eight holes, including the final four in a row, to grab the lead.
Tiger Woods struggled with the speed of the greens at the Old White TPC, shooting 1-over 71 to trail by eight shots. He shot the same score in relationship to par last week to start the AT&T National. He trailed by five after Day 1, eventually winning by two shots. Phil Mickelson also carded 71.
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