The Biggest Surprises from Day 1 at the 2014 Masters

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The Biggest Surprises from Day 1 at the 2014 Masters
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Phil Mickelson had a typical Phil Mickelson round on Thursday.

Was it surprising that Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Bernhard Langer are near the top of the leaderboard? Nope. It's surprising when they don't have good first rounds.

Was it surprising that Jason Day opened with a 75 after coming in as one of the handful of players viewed as a favorite? No. He hadn't played since the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship because of a nagging thumb injury, and that's a tough way to play a major championship.

Was it surprising that Phil Mickelson was on a roller-coaster all day at Augusta National, finally finishing at 76, which matched his highest first-round score at the Masters? Not at all. Mickelson has established no momentum this season and this was almost predictable.

Here's a look at a half-dozen surprises from the first day of the Masters. 

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