One of the ultimate challenges in sport, the US Masters, has started, and several UK golfers have put themselves in a good position after day 1. In the UK, the whole tournament is be shown live on Sky Sports 1HD, from April 7th-10th.
1. Jordan Spieth (-6): With his bogey-free 66, Speith became the first player in Masters history to the hold the outright lead in five consecutive rounds (including his 2015 wire-to-wire win) and became the first defending champion since Jack Nicklaus (1966) to hold the first-round lead. What we’re witnessing is remarkable. It’s Jordan’s course and Jordan’s tournament until proven otherwise.
T2. Danny Lee (-4): After a bogey on No. 7, Lee locked in and recorded four birdies on the next nine holes to finish just two strokes off the lead. Lee is in a good spot, teeing off at 9:26 a.m. ET on Friday.
T2: Shane Lowry (-4): Lowry was near the top of the leaderboard all afternoon after a hot start, so there’s as much focus on the opportunities missed (no birdies and one bogey on the final 10 holes) as the fact he’s done well enough to be two shots off the lead at the Masters.
T4. Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Soren Kjeldsen, Sergio Garcia (-3): Casey will be back with Spieth on Friday for what should be the most-watched group of the day. The rest of the group will be interesting to track as conditions continue and just a few good or bad holes will slide them quickly into or out of contention. Rose, the runner-up a year ago, had the ball rolling well and carded six birdies, so I’d make him the most likely threat to Spieth out of this crowded crew.
Check here for Friday’s tee times.
Masters ROUND 1 Scorecard
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