Mother Nature will apparently permit a full day of play on Day 1 of the 2013 Masters. Amidst a threat of thunderstorms, per AccuWeather.com, there was some fear play could be interrupted.
As of 3:36 p.m. ET, players were still on the course, but we will have to keep our fingers crossed about the rest of the day.
There are already dozens of players in the clubhouse who are done with the first round. Amongst them is the current leader Marc Leishman who shot a six-under 66.
Who is most likely to stay in the hunt?
The Australian bogeyed the first hole, but he was rock solid from that point on. He finished the first round with seven birdies including a stretch of four straight from holes 13-16.
David Lynn was just behind him with a four-under 68 on Thursday. Were it not for two bogeys on the back nine, he would have been neck-and-neck with Leishman.
Jim Furyk and Zach Johnson are the top Americans who are already done for the day.
Both men finished with a three-under 69, but they did it in very different ways. Furyk got off to a very good start, he had four birdies on the front nine before he stumbled on the ninth hole.
On the back nine, he just held steady, playing the course even without giving or gaining a shot.
Johnson started off slowly by bogeying the first hole. But he finished with three birdies on the back nine to remain in the hunt early on.
Players Whose Rounds Are Still In Progress at 3:36 p.m ET
Sergio Garcia has had an amazing start to his day. Through the first eight holes, he was already at three-under.
If he can continue to play well—and the skies don't open up—he will probably remain amongst the leaders.
Tiger Woods is among a litany of players at two-under. Through his first 13 holes, he was without a bogey, but he stumbled and gave a shot back on the 14th hole.
If he steadies himself, he will still be in striking distance as the tournament moves into the next round.
There is a lot of golf left to be played, but the start to the 2013 Masters has already delivered on the excitement.
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