The day’s play is over for the Thursday edition of the 2011 Masters. What a day it was. The theme of the day is low scoring with an emphasis on international players. Only 8 out of the top 23 (up to T14) players are from the USA.
Below is the final leader board for the 2011 Masters Thursday round. So that the table doesn’t make the page too long, I’ve embedded it into page two of the article. So if you don’t see the board, click read more.
What a day so far. Rory McIlroy dropped a 65 on Augusta National, and didn’t get as much out of that round as he could have. With better putting he could have posted a low 60’s round.
Phil Mickelson started out with 7 pars in a row and birdied #8, sitting at -1 on #9 tee. Despite previous announcements, Phil did NOT go with two drivers.
HOG World Headquarters is still under construction, but here’s a shot of the current state it is in for pre-tv coverage of the Thursday Masters round. What you don’t see is the 42″ plasma short right.
HOG Lab - 2011 Masters Thursday setup - click for larger image
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.