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Article updated: 4/11/2013 11:54 PM

Breaking down the first day at the Masters

By Mike Spellman

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.

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."



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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