Villegas eagles his way to Honda Classic lead

7:04 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL (Sports Network) - Camilo Villegas eagled the par-5 18th at PGA National on Thursday to grab a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the Honda Classic.

Villegas, whose last PGA Tour win came at this event in 2010, added four birdies en route to a 6-under 64.

Rickie Fowler, Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet and Robert Streb are tied for second place at 5-under 65 after the first official day of the Tour's Florida swing.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are part of a large group tied for 61st at even par. Last year, McIlroy held off a furious charge by Woods to secure the win and the world No. 1 ranking. Both players are coming off first- round exits at the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship.

More to follow.

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