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.
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.
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.”
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.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.