Frankly impressive, the famous Tiger Woods played 68 on Thursday in Augusta in the first round of the Masters tournament and came within inches of hitting a hole-in-one.
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His card of 68 matches his best score for a first round in this prestigious tournament.
He would have beaten him if his ball hadn’t stopped very close to the hole following his tee shot at the 16th flag.
Defending champion, Woods is provisionally three strokes from the head as Englishman Paul Casey concluded Thursday with a first round of 65 (-7). Americans Webb Simpson and Xander Sc Chaudele are at -5.
For the Canadiens, it was a rather difficult day for those who have already completed this initial round. Veteran Mike Weir played 71 (-1) while Corey Connors and Adam Hadwin each handed a 74 (+2) card. The other representative of the Maple Leaf, Nick Taylor, has not yet completed the course as of this writing. He was playing par after nine holes.
Remember that the morning was marked by rain and thunder in Augusta, thus delaying the departure of many golfers.