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Masters 2011 Leaderboard Day 1: 10 Most Surprising Rounds of Day One
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We all know that championships are not won on paper.

At the end of the day, you have to go out and compete to earn that coveted crown.

Golf is such an amazing sport because you learn to expect the unexpected.

Thursday had some incredible drama and intrigue.  With birdies galore, we saw some big names and some new faces put up great rounds and put themselves in position to win the green jacket.

We also saw some stars struggle unexpectedly and put their hopes of victory in severe jeopardy.

The good, the bad and the ugly all had one thing in common: It surprised us.

Therefore, let us look back at some of the more unexpected results from today.

Let the debate begin!

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