Rory McIlroy took another huge leap towards recapturing the form which made him famous on the golf course – with his lowest score in more than four years – a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods...
Villegas Leads After Day One But Woods
In The Water The Talk Of The Honda Classic
Camilio Villegas used an eagle on his final hole to grab a one-stroke lead over the field after Round 1 at the 2013 Honda Classic on Thursday. Villegas had an uneventful first 12 rounds of the day, with just one birdie and 11 pars. That all changed on the final six holes, as the Colombian went five-under with three birdies and that 18th-hole eagle.
The superstars of the sport find themselves on the outside looking in with both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods find themselves six strokes back from the lead after one day at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. However Woods still managed to be the talk of the round after a scrambling par on the 6th.
Whilst the previously imperious Woods may not walk on water anymore he showed he can still play from it with a great escape from the water hazard at the par 4 6th. The world No.2 looked destined to drop shots as his wayward 1st shot found the water. He then took of his shoes took off his shoes and socks, put on his waterproof trousers, jumped in the reeds to splash his shot back onto the fairway before getting up and down for par.
“I’ve had to do it [play a ball from water] before unfortunately,” Woods said. “But it was only half submerged, so I could play an explosion shot and get it back in the fairway. I was looking at making a six, going three-over, but all of a sudden I’m even.”
The water wasn’t the only hazard facing Tiger as there’re venomous water snakes on the PGA National. On his way to a 66, Boo Weekley was forced to remove one of these reptiles from his path with his driver.