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Villegas Leads Honda Classic With Eagle At The Last
Camilo Villegas, who won this event in 2010, leads the pack after the first round of the 2013 Honda Classic with a 6-under 64.
The Colombian had an uneventful first 12 holes with just one birdie and 11 pars. That all changed on the final six holes, as he went five-under with three birdies and an eagle on his final hole which was enough to grab him one-stroke lead over the field.
Rickie Fowler is part of a four-way tie for second place involving Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet, and Robert Streb. Fowler finished with six birdies on the day against just one bogey on the eighth hole. Streb and Grace matched Villegas' late success, as Streb eagled No. 18 and Grace birdied the final four holes.
Rory McIlroy's slow start to the year continued as he began the defence of the tournament. Both he and Tiger Woods find themselves six strokes back as world number one and number two carded a level-par 70.
Although Woods described his opening round in south Florida as "boring" the 14-time major winner did cause a splash when he made a spectacular scrambling par after hitting his second shot from the water on the par-4 6th hole.