Masters 2013 Leaderboard: Where Tigers Woods and Golf's Top Stars Stand on Day 1

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Masters 2013 Leaderboard: Where Tigers Woods and Golf's Top Stars Stand on Day 1
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Tiger Woods is playing his 19th Masters Tournament in a row.

The opening round of the Masters has finished and the leaders are Australian Marc Leishman and Spaniard Sergio García. They both shot six under.

Where do Tiger Woods and the top golfers stand? Let's find out.

 

Tiger Woods

A steady day for the world No. 1. Three birdies and one bogey put Woods in a tie for 13th. Holes six, eight and 13 gave Woods a solid two-under-par round, but a par four in the 14h gave him a tough time and he ended losing a shot there. Tiger is still in good position to fight for the title. He trails Marc Leishman by two strokes.

 

Rory McIlroy

This is not the best venue for Rory, as he has never finished inside the top 10. Today he shot 72 and is even for the tournament with five birdies (two, six, nine, 13 and 15) and five bogeys (seven, 10, 12, 14 and 17). The back nine were clearly bad for the 23-year-old who seeks to secure his third major championship.

 

Phil Mickelson

Lefty is tied for 23rd. The front nine were not a walk in the park for Mickelson. He opened with a birdie in two, then went to notch bogeys on three, five and seven. But Phil was not ready to give up and managed to score back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13, then again on 15 and 16. He finished with a nasty bogey on 17 for a 71, one-under overall.

Sergio García

The Spaniard had a clean scorecard today: six birdies and no bogeys. This was a great day for Sergio as he opened strong with a birdie on one, then sank three more in the front nine (three, six and nine) and two more in the turn (10 and 15). García has not played since the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he climbed a tree to make an amazing shot and later withdrew.

 

Dustin Johnson

DJ is trailing the leaders by one. His first 16 holes were brilliant and he even managed to sink a putt for an eagle in the 13th hole, which is a par five. However, he had a dreadful bogey on 17 that put him one back from García and Leishman. His best result in Augusta is a tie for 38th (2011).

 

Bubba Watson

The defending champion was far from making an impression as he finished tied for 63rd. Bubba shot three over as a result of one birdie and four bogeys. Watson's putter was definitively out of sink and he has a long way to go.

The course was evacuated at 7:13 ET due to strong storms, however, all the players had finished their rounds.

 


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