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Tiger near the top at THE PLAYERS Championship

Golfers taking their final practice putts on 17 Wednesday (Dave Wax)
Golfers taking their final practice putts on 17 Wednesday (Dave Wax)
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Updated: 5/09/2013 8:57 pm

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy had their best start ever in The Players Championship.


It still wasn't enough to catch a guy who had never played the TPC Sawgrass.


Roberto Castro hit shots to tap-in range on the famed 17th and 18th holes on his way to a 9-under 63. That tied the course record held by Greg Norman and Fred Couples, and gave him a three-shot lead over McIlroy.


Woods had a chance for his first bogey-free round until missing the 18th green and flubbing a chip. He still had a 67, the first time he has broken 70 in this event.


Vijay Singh, playing one day after he sued the PGA Tour for its handling of his doping case, was largely ignored playing in the group behind Woods.

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Brent Martineau
Brent is the Sports Director at FOX30/CBS47. He's been with Action News since March of 2008.
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