Woods can equal Nelson's 55-year-old record for cuts

Friday, October 24, 2003

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tiger Woods took the suspense out of his bid to tie the PGA Tour record for consecutive cuts.

Vijay Singh made sure that wasn't the case for the money title.

Woods made it look simple Thursday with a 6-under 66 on the Palm course. The bogey-free round left him three strokes behind Brenden Pappas in the Funai Classic at Disney, and poised to match Byron Nelson's 55-year-old record of consistency.

Woods also is aiming for a record fifth straight PGA Tour money title, but that might not be so easy.

Singh, who is second on the money list by $171,239, is playing the best golf of his career and has become a regular atop the leaderboard with top 10 finishes in seven of his last eight tournaments.

The big Fijian had an 8-under 64 on the traditionally tougher Magnolia course, leaving him in a tie for second with Pat Perez and two-time Disney winner John Huston.

Rocco Mediate, Dan Forsman and David Peoples were another stroke back.

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