Villegas rides eagle to lead in Florida

West Chester's Sean O'Hair was 2 shots back after thefirst round of the Honda Classic.
West Chester's Sean O'Hair was 2 shots back after thefirst round of the Honda Classic. (STUART FRANKLIN / Getty Images)
Posted: March 02, 2013

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - With one great shot, Camilo Villegas turned a solid round into his lowest start in more than a year.

Villegas drilled a 3-wood into 8 feet on the par-5 18th hole and made the eagle putt for a 6-under 64.

That gave him a 1-shot lead over Rickie Fowler, Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet, and Robert Streb after the first round of the Honda Classic.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods each had a 70 and walked off PGA National with different emotions. Woods was thrilled it wasn't worse. McIlroy was disappointed it wasn't better.

West Chester's Sean O'Hair was 2 strokes behind the leader at 66.

LPGA

SINGAPORE - Spain's Azahara Munoz shot a 7-under 65 for a 2-stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC Women's Champions.

Paula Creamer was in a four-way tie at 68 despite an injured right shoulder from a car accident. The five-car accident happened on the way to the airport Sunday night after the Honda LPGA tournament in Thailand.

European Tour

CENTURION, South Africa - Darren Fichardt of South Africa birdied the longest par-5 in European Tour history to lead the inaugural Tshwane Open by 1 stroke after the first round.

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