Players are starting to finish their early rounds now.
Ross fisher is done, posting a 69. Last time he opened at -3 in the Masters he finished T30.
Sean O’Hair is also in the clubhouse with a score of -2 after making birdie on 15 and 18 to finish.
Retief Goosen is at -5 through 10 holes.
This happens every year. I cried during the ceremonial start of the Masters as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer teed off.
Retief Goosen eagled the first hole, a par-4 with a hole out. After four holes he’s now at -4, tied with Ross Fisher who just got up and down from the front bunker on the par-3 12th. The two leaders at -4 are nicknamed Fish and Goose.
Rory McIlroy is off to a good start at -3 after five holes.
As of now, 9:44am ET, a few players have gotten their first rounds started. The biggest fireworks so far are credited to Retief Goosen, who eagled the par-4 first hole. He’s atop the leaderboard, leading 7 other layers by one shot at -2.
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Ah yes. Time for another edition of “Stupid Press Questions.” Yesterday was a virtual buffet of moronic questions by the bonehead scribes in the Masters press room.
Scribe: “Tiger, do you still believe you will break the major record?”
Tiger just looks at the guy…
My answer: “No. I don’t think so. I suck. I’ve lost my game. I’m thinking of taking up a new sport, like bowling.”
Scribe: “Tiger, do you feel ready this week?”
What kind of answer does this idiot expect, a no?
My answer: “Honestly I’m not ready. I mean, I’ve had months to prepare for the year’s first major and I’m completely lost. I can’t putt. I can’t chip. I have no game plan worked out. In fact I appreciate you asking me this. I think I’m going to withdraw.”
Scribe: “Jack as you were coming down the back nine in 86, did you feel 46?”
Jack: “I hope so. That was a great age.”
My answer: “You know, I was thinking I felt more like 45.39839849.”
Scribe asks Phil Mickelson: “How important is your short game this week?”
This is one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard. This media guy has waited all winter and spring to ask this question? He had months to prepare and asks a question this dumb? Amazing.
My answer: “Short game at The Masters is completely unimportant. I plan on hitting all 72 greens in regulation, so I haven’t worked on it at all.”