It might have seemed like Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh inspired each other during the first round at the Northern Trust Open on Thursday.
But after the veterans played in the same group at Riviera Country Club -- and shot matching rounds of five-under-par 66 -- Goosen said they pretty much kept quiet and left each other alone all day.
“We had a little chat out there a little bit,” he explained. “But yeah, sometimes when you get a good round going, you are both so focused on your round that you don’t really chat as much.”
Three times on Thursday, Goosen and Singh birdied the same hole. That helped them finish among the leaders, but Singh...