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.
Thursday 4/7 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET ESPN
Friday 4/8 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET ESPN
Saturday 4/9 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 4/10 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET CBS
Below are the pairings for the first round of the 2011 Masters.
Group 6 looks fun with Duston Johnson, Nick Watney and Adam Scott. Group 14 is a big one with #1 ranked Martin Kaymer, #2 ranked Lee Westwood and #10 ranked Matt Kuchar. Group 16 has Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell. Phil Mickelson is in the 2nd to last group with world #1 amateur Peter Uihlein and Geoff Ogilvy.