Tiger Woods, seeking his fourth win of the season, began the U.S. PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic with a 1-over-par 71, eight shots off the lead.
Vijay Singh leads the tournament in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, at 7 under. Singh birdied six of his final eight holes and leads Jeff Maggert by a stroke as first-round play continues.
Beginning play on the 10th hole, Woods reached 2 under par with birdies on the 11th and 12th holes before a bogey on the 13th and a double-bogey on the 17th, where he hit his tee shot into a creek on the right side.
He had two birdies and two bogeys over the final nine holes.
Woods, who won last week’s AT&T National tournament to surpass Jack Nicklaus with 74 victories, is eight wins shy of matching Sam Snead’s record 82 PGA Tour wins.
Woods is playing in the 3-year-old Greenbrier event for the first time. Snead was the head professional at the Greenbrier Resort from the late 1930s until his death in 2002.