Round 1 is in the books and it was an exciting day. Maybe the most exciting news was that Luke Donald was almost DQ’d, but he’s in at +3 so that’s a good thing.
Here is the first round leaderboard for your 9 Nike Golf athletes in the field;
Francesco Molinari had a great day with 4 birdies and 1 bogey. He’s coming into the Masters on 4 straight Top 20 finishes and has played well in WGC events, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him here.
Tiger Woods actually had a very good day and was -2 for a good stretch on the back 9. However, Tiger bogeyed 17 and 18 to finish at even par, with 3 birdies and 3 bogies.
Defending champ Charl Schwartzel had a similar round with 4 birdies and 4 bogeys, but alternated birdie-bogey throughout the round, so the lowest he got to was -1.
Solid rounds from Ross Fisher, Stewart Cink and Kevin Chappell. Meanwhile, Glover, Casey and Dyson look to bounce back tomorrow.
Round 2 Groups and Tee Times
Fisher is at -1. Palmer at +3. Frazar at +1.
Stricker at -1. Paddy at -1. Cink at -1.
Badds at -1. KTK at +2. G’Lover at +3.
Charl at E. Keegs at -1. K2 at +2.
Elrick at E. Mechanic at -3. Moon at +3.
Luke D at +3. Francesco at -3. Watney at -1.
Lyle at +14. Dyson at +6. Corbin Mills at +2.
Woosy at +5. Edoardo at +3. Chappell at -1.
Senden the Clowns at +2. Byrd-man at E. Casey at +4.