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Breaking down the first day at the Masters

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  • Sergio Garcia, of Spain, tips his cap on the 18th green after finishing the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.

      Sergio Garcia, of Spain, tips his cap on the 18th green after finishing the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
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  • Rickie Fowler, left, chats with Jason Day, of Australia, on the 17th green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.

      Rickie Fowler, left, chats with Jason Day, of Australia, on the 17th green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
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  • Dustin Johnson holds up his ball after an eagle on the 13th green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.

      Dustin Johnson holds up his ball after an eagle on the 13th green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
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OK, there's a great leaderboard with a couple of surprise names on top. And just behind them a gazillion big names are lurking.

Fifty-three-year-old Fred Couples (4 under) was amazing again and an eighth grader from China came within a stroke of shooting par in his first competitive round ever at Augusta National.

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A ton of great stories from yet another great opening round of the Masters.

So riddle me this: Why is the fact that co-leader Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day all wore the exact same shirts the thing that's sticking out for me?

Get used to it:

According to cbssports.com, this identical shirt thing will be going on all weekend as part of a marketing ploy by Adidas.

The Big 3:

Tiger looks focused.

Rory looks lost.

And Phil looks, well, like Phil.

Lost leader:

Poor Marc Leishman.

He's probably going to become the least talked about first-round co-leader in Masters history.

Fun with words:

Jack Nicklaus on the pressure of hitting the ceremonial first shot: "The only nerves are to make sure you make contact. It doesn't make a diddly-darn where it goes."

Diddly-darn?

Priceless.

Give it a rest:

I'm not a big Bubba Watson fan, but even I've had enough of Nick Faldo ripping on Bubba's menu choices for the annual Champions Dinner held earlier in the week.

After tweeting #HappyMeal the day after, Faldo was at it again Thursday, saying he half expected there to be a coloring book to go along with the meal of chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and mac and cheese.

That actually sounds like a pretty good dinner to me.

He said it:

"His round was better than mine. For a 14-year-old kid to do that … that's spectacular golf."

-- Fred Couples on eighth-grader Tianlang Guan's opening-round 73.

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