LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods moved within 18 holes of matching an historic PGA Tour record when he shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to start the Funai Classic.
Brenden Pappas took the first-round lead in the event with a 63.
Barring an unexpected disaster Friday, Woods will be credited with making his 113th straight cut on tour, tying the mark set by Byron Nelson in the 1940s.
The highlight of his round was a birdie at the par-3 16th, his seventh hole, where his 7-iron hit the flag and nestled within tap-in range.
Singh, locked in a fight with Woods for the money title, helped his cause with a bogey-free round round.