Toms and Villegas lead after one at the Humana

A total of 18 birdies and no bogeys propelled both Camilo Villegas and David Toms to the top of the leader board after round one at the Humana Challenge.

Both sit at nine-under par after carding matching 63's to lead by two one over Ted Potter Jr, Sang-Moom Bae, Brandt Snedeker and Bob Estes.

Toms, who did not play at the Chevron World Challenge in order to spend more time with his family. Got off to a bit of a rocky start last week in Hawaii.

Though he more than made up for that in round one in La Qunita.

Playing along side Phil Mickelson; who struggled. Toms had a stretch of four birdies in a row on the front nine from No. 5 to No. 8, had huge galleries with them. More so I'm sure to get a glimpse at Mickelson's game.

However, they were treated to a birdie barrage from Toms instead.

"That's probably the biggest crowd I've ever had playing golf here," said Toms after his round. "It was nice to play a good round and have people energized and out there cheering for your birdies."

Villegas, who had been criticized in 2011 for being more concerned about his physical appearance than his golf game. Committed himself to working on his game -- The work is starting to pay off.

"You feel that you're a little rusty, but at the same time, you're mentally fresh," Villegas said. "It's a funny game. Sometimes being mentally fresh is more important."

Beginning his day on the back-nine, Villegas got out quickly with birdies on No. 10 and 11.

He would card three more birdies, stringing them together on holes 14 through 16 to go out in 31.

The three-time PGA Tour winner would go on to card his own nine-under, 63. Just a few moments before Toms would birdie the 18th to tie him heading into round two.

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