The weather held up at Augusta National on Day One after the par three tournament was washed away a day earlier, and let’s hope there is similar good luck on Friday.
The story on day one was Lee Westwood, who entered the clubhouse with a five-under 67. The No. 3 ranked player in the world is still looking for the elusive first major and is well on his way this weekend at Augusta.
Looking forward to Friday, the “big three” (Rory, Tiger, Phil), all still have a shot at the green jacket.
Rory McIlroy is only one under, but played exceptionally well on the back-nine and enters Friday with some serious momentum. Tiger Woods was brilliant with his putter, but really struggled with his driver. Despite his issues, he finished with an even 72, right in the mix of things.
One of the most disappointing performances of the day belonged to Phil Mickelson. His two-over 74 was a small miracle after heading to the 11th hole at four over. Mickelson has to play the risky style he normally incorporates to have a shot at a winning his fourth green jacket.
The action has just begun at Augusta and all of the major players are still alive. Can Westwood hold them off? Will an unknown name emerge? Will there be another epic choke like Henrik Stenson’s snowman on 18? Plenty of questions remain as the drama begins to build.
There is a 50 percent chance of rain according to weather.com, which was the same forecast as Thursday. As long as the rain holds off, here is the TV schedule for the remainder of the weekend:
ESPN - Friday April 6, 2012 Live coverage from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., EST (Replay 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
CBS - Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 3:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., EST
CBS - Sunday, April 8, 2012 from 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., EST. Includes all 18 holes of the final round.
|Friday's Tee Times (All Times ET)|
|7:50 a.m.: Scott Verplank, Sean O'Hair, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano|
|8:01 a.m.: Mark O'Meara, Chez Reavie, Martin Laird|
|8:12 a.m.: Sandy Lyle, Simon Dyson, Corbin Mills|
|8:23 a.m.: Ian Woosnam, Edoardo Molinari, Kevin Chappell|
|8:34 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Mark Wilson, Graeme McDowell|
|8:45 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay|
|8:56 a.m.: Kevin Na, Fredrik Jacobson, Ben Crane|
|9:07 a.m.: John Senden, Jonathan Byrd, Paul Casey|
|9:18 a.m.: Bernhard Langer, Jason Dufner, Charles Howell III|
|9:29 a.m.: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson|
|9:40 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk|
|10:02 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Scott Stallings, Rory Sabbatini|
|10:13 a.m.: Fred Couples, Darren Clarke, Ryo Ishikawa|
|10:24 a.m.: David Toms, K.J. Choi, Sergio Garcia|
|10:35 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson|
|10:46 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson|
|10:57 a.m.: Craig Stadler, Brendan Steele, Tim Clark|
|11:08 a.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Robert Garrigus, Randal Lewis|
|11:19 a.m.: Larry Mize, Paul Lawrie, Anders Hansen|
|11:30 a.m.: Ross Fisher, Ryan Palmer, Harrison Frazar|
|11:41 a.m.: Ben Crenshaw, Robert Karlsson, Bryden Macpherson|
|11:52 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer|
|12:14 p.m.: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink|
|12:25 p.m.: Aaron Baddeley, K.T. Kim, Lucas Glover|
|12:36 p.m.: Kyle Stanley, Jason Day, Bill Haas|
|12:47 p.m.: Trevor Immelman, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose|
|12:58 p.m.: Tom Watson, Johnson Wagner, Hideki Matsuyama|
|1:09 p.m.: Matt Kuchar, Geoff Ogilvy, Y.E. Yang|
|1:20 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Henrik Stenson, Alvaro Quiros|
|1:31 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Keegan Bradley, Kelly Kraft|
|1:42 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sang Moon Bae|
|1:53 p.m.: Luke Donald, Francesco Molinari, Nick Watney|