Vijay Singh tied for early lead at Waialae
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 15, 2016 12:05 PM
Vijay Singh, of the Fiji Islands, reacts to his putt on the 18th green during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
AP Golf Writer
HONOLULU (AP) — Vijay Singh opened with a 7-under 63 for a five-way share of the lead and a score just good enough to beat players in his own age group at the Sony Open.
Singh, who turns 53 next month and could be the oldest PGA Tour winner in history, narrowly missed an 8-foot eagle putt on his final hole Thursday and still posted his best score in 19 years playing Waialae Country Club.
He was tied with Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Kisner, Ricky Barnes and Morgan Hoffmann.
Singh was among three players 50 or older who shot 66 or better. Fred Funk, who turns 60 this summer, made a late bid for the lead until a bogey on the 16th hole. He wound up with a 65. Davis Love III, who won the Wyndham Championship last August at age 51, birdied his last hole for a 66.