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Refreshed Villegas shoots 63, takes 1-stroke lead after 1st round at Wyndham Championship

  • Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, lines up a putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, lines up a putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Webb Simpson watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Webb Simpson watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

Camilo Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship.

North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt had 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour's playoffs.

Villegas hasn't won on tour since 2010 and has only two top-10 finishes in the last three years.

After pulling out of the Canadian Open after one round, he spent the past week back in his native Colombia for "a little recharge" — leaving his clubs behind in Florida.

A refreshed Villegas then made a late charge up the Sedgefield Country Club leaderboard.