◼️ The American had a first round with an eagle and up to five birdies in a row that leaves him pointer, two shots above his pursuers Finau and Kuchar. Irregular start for Tiger Woods.
Jordan Spieth regained his memory at the right time, an outstanding performance in the first round of the Masters of Augusta to be leader and two strokes ahead, which evoked the great start of 2015 to then stay with the first Major of his career.
Three years ago, Spieth scored 64 shots on the first day that led him to equal the lowest record in the tournament to win (-18). This time he threw 66 (-6), product of an eagle in the eighth round of a round that exploded spectacularly with a streak of five consecutive birdies between holes 13 and 17. The card was completed with two more birdies and three bogeys
Spieth has now led or co-managed nine of his 17 laps at the Masters, which has allowed him to match the historical record of Tiger Woods. At present, Tiger’s performance was irregular, somewhat lackluster, with three birdies and four bogeys for 73 impacts (+1).
The main pursuers of the pointer are also Americans, Tony Finau and Matt Kuchar, who are two strokes below the top. Behind it appears an extensive lot headed by the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (-3), who only had one error and four birdies.
Another attraction of the first round was the Spanish Sergio García, defending champion in Augusta, but he needed 13! hits to overcome the 15th hole that had three balls straight to the water. Now it is located penultimate among 87 participants.
On the other hand, the Latinos were quite relegated and should make an effort this Friday if they want to overcome the cut. The Argentinean Angel Cabrera and the Chilean amateur Joaquin Niemann was in 76 shots (+4), while the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, 77 (+5).