Vijay Singh shoots 63, leads Greenbrier Classic

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Associated Press

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Vijay Singh shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Greenbrier Classic, leaving Tiger Woods eight strokes back.

The 49-year-old Singh birdied his final four holes on The Old White TPC course. He won the last of his 34 PGA Tour titles in 2008.

Jeff Maggert, a year younger than Singh, was a stroke back at 64 along with Jonathan Byrd and Martin Flores. U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson topped a group at 65.

Woods, coming off a victory Sunday at Congressional, had a 71. He stumbled with a double bogey on the par-5 17th, driving into a hazard, taking a penalty stroke and three-putting from 20 feet.

Phil Mickelson, who missed the cut last year, also had a 71.

Defending champion Scott Stallings birdied his final three holes for a 67.

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