Obviously the actual curiosity will begin as soon as Justin Rose will get going at 2.36pm
Very few different gamers within the prime 10 from yesterday are out early on. Jason Kokrak, on -1 and tight for eighth, is out in a few teams and Shane Lowry goes out with Rose. Mark Leishman additionally out at 2pm so some frontrunners (as a lot as there are any when the sector is that this congested) will probably be swinging their means round Augusta National quickly.
A birdie for Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger on the primary
Drove simply to the sting of the golf green on the left, put his 140-yard method to 30ft and despatched in a superbly weighted and well-read putt to maneuver to +1 for the match and into the highest 20. Has by no means missed a lower in his 5 earlier begins right here and that may be a helpful begin to spherical two for the 35 year-old.
Pin positions for the second spherical
Martin Laird will get himself to -1 for the day
With a birdie on the par 5 second gap. His second didn’t fairly attain the inexperienced on the appropriate however he pitched to eight ft and drained the putt to go to +1 for the match. Partner Vijay Singh misses his nine-foot birdie putt, nonetheless, after a reasonably tidy third into the inexperienced from the left.
Jimmy Walker and Brian Gay bogey the primary
How does 1987 champion Larry Mize begin his day? With a bogey as nicely after lacking a seven-footer, leaving him an unfortunate +13 after 19 holes…
Larry Mize, on +12, doesn’t have a very good begin to the day
Finds the greenside bunker in two after a half-decent drive. Partner Brian Gay finds the inexperienced in two, although does have a 60ft putt to take care of.
Singh nailed his shot out of the bunker
Sticks it to 11ft from the pin. Martin Laird was on in two as nicely however has simply missed his birdie putt. Can Singh 2000 Masters winner Singh make his to get again to +6 for the match? The reply is not any, so it’s a straight par for each males within the opening group.
Vijay Singh and Martin Laird to get day two going, then
Singh has, sadly, discovered the golf green bunker together with his drive off the primary. He was +7 after spherical one with Laird +2.
Tee instances for the primary couple of hours: Leader Rose off at 2.36pm
13:00 V Singh (Fij), M Laird (Sco)
13:12 L Mize, J Walker, B Gay
13:24 C Ortiz (Mex), M Hughes (Can), B Wiesberger (Aut)
13:36 M Weir (Can), CT Pan (Tai), R MacIntyre (Sco)
13:48 J M Olazabal (Esp), M Wallace (Eng), L Griffin
14:00 V Perez (Fra), J Kokrak, M Leishman (Aus)
14:12 F Couples, F Molinari (Ita), (x) C Osborne
14:24 Z Johnson, Ok Na, G Woodland
14:36 S Lowry (Irl), J Rose (Eng), M Kuchar
14:48 B Horschel, T Hatton (Eng), R Palmer
15:06 P Mickelson, T Fleetwood (Eng), S Scheffler
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Round one report: Brilliant Justin Rose leads by 4 as fellow large names battle
Justin Rose had not performed for 5 weeks due to a again damage and, as a substitute of aggressive golf, ready by sitting in his trophy room at dwelling, visualising how he would play Augusta National.
Yet even in his wildest fantasies, he would by no means have envisaged taking pictures a seven-under 65 to take a four-shot lead.
And Rose would absolutely have required industrial power hallucinogenics to image enjoying the final 11 holes in nine-under on a day when the Masters didn’t a lot as chunk again as gleefully devour so many large names.
Dustin Johnson a 74, Rory McIlroy a 76, Bryson DeChambeau a 76, Lee Westwood a 78. It verged on carnage. But Rose hit the treacherous fast-and-firm structure working and by the tip was in full dash, with one of many best stretches in British golf historical past.
Yes, it was solely Thursday, however that closing three hours ought to at all times be recalled. The 40 year-old was two-over after seven holes and seemingly extremely unlikely to bother the clubhouse leaders – American Brian Harmon and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. But then Rose emerged in full and outrageous bloom.
The 2013 US Open champion caught a break on the par-five eighth, when his method bounced kindly off the financial institution on the left earlier than coming to relaxation inside 15 ft. Rose holed for an eagle and proceeded to soar.
His tee shot to 4 ft on the well-known par-three twelfth was class, his method to kick-in distance on the seventeenth most likely even higher. Rose was within the zone, a zone no person else got here near coming into all day.
Alister MacKenzie’s creation munched enormous chunks out of among the recreation’s greatest names on a primary day when a US Open broke out in Georgia. McIlroy’s worst opening to this main featured him hitting his father with an errant shot on the seventh. And golf says that Pa is your buddy?!
The comfort for McIlroy was that he was not alone in his Masters mediocrity. Dustin Johnson, attempting to grow to be simply the fourth reigning champion to defend the title efficiently, double-bogeyed the final. “Obviously, that stings, but I’ll go to the range and hit a few balls,” Johnson mentioned. “The conditions are definitely different from November.”
By James Corrigan, Golf Correspondent