Charley Hoffman is not only leading the Masters after round one, he is blowing away from the field, like the 40 mph winds today!
When William McGirt finished his round of -3 under par 69 everybody thought he was a lock to be Thursday’s leader.
Well…….here comes the birdie train in the green glove. Hoffman missed a make-able putt on 18 which would have given him 5 in a row.
Even missing the putt on 18 still gave him a 31 on the back nine of Augusta National. Or the “NATIONAL” as locals call it.
Today’s high barely got out of the 50’s at best. Wind chill with 40 mph gusts made it very cold out there and TOUGH to score.
Nick Faldo said the winds settled down for about 20 minutes all day.
Charley wasn’t so sure how his round was going to be because he did have 2 bogeys on the front nine.
He did birdie all 4 par 3’s though. Four deuces on any scorecard sure do help!
This was a crazy morning. If you didn’t get to see the opening ceremonies please look it up and grab a tissue and watch it. AMAZING!
Their tribute to Arnold Palmer was wonderful and my hat goes off to Billy Payne for a beautiful tribute to the “KING”. He is surely missed this year.
He loved the Masters and everyone there loved him.
Dustin Johnson , as everyone knows by now, slipped and fell and hurt his back and withdrew.
It had to be one of the hardest things he has ever done.
Hoffman said of his round, “it was a DREAM”!
Some of the guys we all picked to win didn’t fare so well today.
Rory 72, Jason 74, & Jordan 75. How cool it it to just type first names and everyone knows who I am talking about.
Felt so bad for Jordan who took a quadruple bogey 9 today on the par 5—15th.
You know what? Right at the top in 3rd place is Lee Westwood. He played solid and is one of the favorites to finally win a Major.
Russell Henley is still playing great and keeping the Mojo going that started last week.
He is in an 8 way tie for 4th. Includes the likes of Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, & Sergio Garcia.
I can’t predict a winner this week because the competition is just too amazingly tough!
Feeling like the winner will come from one of the guys who are in the top 4 places after today’s round!
How cool would it be to see Ernie Els holding the trophy come Sunday? He is t12.
Lots of great golf coming up.
Don’t forget you can go to Master.org to watch featured groups, amen corner, and 15&16 before golf comes on TV.
Enjoy the weekend it will be a shoot out!
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