In a tournament where so many people watch because of the beauty of the course and the tradition that Augusta holds, they also watch to see who will take charge off the first tee. As for the results of Thursday’s opening round of The Masters, all the big names were still alive, and for the most part, played well.
Sergio Garcia was able to put his name at the top of the leader board, tied for first place at six under par with Marc Leishman. Garcia started off the front nine at four under with no bogeys and said he looks to repeat that kind of golf the rest of the tournament.
Garcia will tee off again at 9:39 a.m.
And what would a golf article be without Tiger Woods? Woods began the day looking for his fifth Green Jacket and his first major since 2008. He finished the day two under and is currently tied for 13th. Although his game wasn’t overly aggressive, Tiger liked the style of golf he played and looks to mirror Thursday’s performance throughout the weekend.
Tiger tees off at 1:41 p.m.
There was also a lot of buzz surrounding the 14-year-old phenom from China, Tianlang Guan. The youngest player in Masters history shot one over par and is tied for 46th. Guan said that he’s just trying to enjoy the moment and have some fun playing golf; he will tee off this morning as well.
As for some other big names in the field:
Dustin Johnson -5, tees off at 9:50 a.m.
Rickie Fowler -4, tees off at 1:52 p.m.
Fred Couples -4, tees off at 9:50 a.m.
Adam Scott -3, tees off at 9:39 a.m.
Phil Mickelson -1, tees off at 10:23 a.m.
Rory McIlroy E, tees off at 10:34 a.m.
Bubba Watson +3, tees off at 1:30 p.m.
Current Gator golfer T.J. Vogel shot a 77 and former Gator Brian Gay is at even par.