AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A brief look at the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Leading: Justin Spieth, with an 8-under-par 64.
Just back: Four players, including Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Jason Day and Charley Hoffman, are three shots back at 67.
Spieth’s streak: Spieth birdied six of seven holes during one stretch, beginning at the eighth hole.
Where’s Tiger? Woods was nine shots back after a 1-over 73.
And Bubba? Defending champion and two-time winner Bubba Watson shot an opening 71.
Stat of the day: World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and Tom Watson, who is ranked 956th, both shot 71.
Noteworthy: Watson, 65, became the oldest player to break par at the Masters. The previous record was set by 61-year-old Sam Snead in 1974.
Who to watch: Spieth tees off at 9:57 a.m. EDT Friday in search of his first major title. Woods has a 10:30 a.m. tee time.
TV: Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN.
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