Top Moments From Round 1 at The Masters
Bryson DeChambeau Nearly Aces 16, Chips in on 17 and Almost Dunks an Eagle on 18
After posting a decent score of 35 on the front, which included 3 birdies and 2 bogeys, Bryson birdied 6 of his last 7 holes to finish with a 66 and a share of the 18-Hole lead
With 3 victories in 2018 and 1 already in 2019, Bryson is quickly becoming one of the more consistent players on tour
His best finish at Augusta National was in 2016, when he finished T-21st. In 2018, he finished T-38th.
Koepka’s Three Consecutive Birdies Place Him Firmly in Contention
The reigning US Open & PGA Champion put together the most solid round of the day. A bogey-free 66 puts Koepka in position to win his 3 of the last 4 majors. Koepka’s scrambling ability was on display all day.
He managed to scramble and save par or better on 100% of his chances.
Currently 4th in the OWGR, Koepka could soon find himself just an Open Championship away from the career grand slam with a win this week at The Masters.
Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Gary Player are the only others to do so in the modern era.
Tiger’s Putt at 14 Goes the Distance
This birdie putt put Tiger into a share of lead at the time and he ended up finishing at -2 (70).
He posted a first round 70 in 3 of his 4 Masters wins, so he is right where he needs to be.
It’s no surprise that Tiger’s best putt of the day came at 14. Here’s why:
Tiger Woods has won 14 Major Championships to date.
He last won at Augusta National 14-years ago.
This Masters Sunday is April 14th.
His odds to win The Masters? You guessed it… 14/1
Phil Mickelson Reminds Patrons Golf Is a Game of Inches
Coming into the tournament with 40-1 odds or basically an afterthought when choosing a winner, Phil posted an impressive round of 67 which included ending his round at -5 in his last 7 holes.
When Lefty gets on a scoring streak, there are few people in the world who can pile on the birdies like him.
Perhaps a Sunday showdown between Woods and Mickelson is in store. Let’s just hope it’s more entertaining than the Tiger vs. Phil production we paid for last November.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat Goes -4 with Clutch Finish Down the Stretch
After being unable to make a birdie in his first 12 holes, Kiradech took advantage of the most scoreable part of the golf course going -4 on Holes 13-16. He finished with a 69 and in a tie for 6th.
At the time of this post, he has already finished his second-round as he was one of the first groups to tee of today.
He managed to shoot an even-par 72, with 3 birdies on the day.
He goes into the weekend at 3-under par for the tournament.
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