Retief Goosen of South Africa smiles after making a birdie on the 10th hole as the clubhouse is seen behind him during the first round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Thurs
Danny Moloshok
February 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh were among the top five players in the world 10 years ago. Now they are part of a five-way tie for the lead in the Northern Trust Open.

In what amounted to throwback Thursday at Riviera, Goosen and Singh each made a pair of birdies late in the round for a 5-under 66. They were tied among the early starters with Pebble Beach runner-up Nick Watney, Daniel Summerhays and James Hahn.

The 51-year-old Singh hasn't won since 2008 and splits time on the Champions Tour. Goosen is 46, a two-time U.S. Open champion who hasn't won since 2009. Both are ranked outside the top 200 now.

Singh and Goosen played in the same group with 28-year-old Brian Harman, who shot a 78.

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