2023 The Masters Golf: three-way tie + flying starts from Aussies Jason Day & Adam Scott in the Top 10 on Day 1 of 4 Sports Benches

2023 The Masters Golf: three-way tie + flying starts from Aussies Jason Day & Adam Scott in the Top 10 on Day 1 of 4

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The Masters is back for another year at Augusta National in Georgia where we are currently seeing a three-way tie for the lead following the first day’s play all on 7 under 65. These players come from three different countries such as Jon Rahm from Spain, Norwegian Viktor Hovland & USA’s Brooks Koepka. It’s been a long time since Koepka has been hanging round top spot after his win at the 2019 PGA Championship, while Hovland has been excellent from start to finish & Rahm’s first hole double bogey didn’t bother him too much with so much consistency & excellent scores over in the other 17 holes.

Then we have two Aussies of Jason Day & 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott rounding out the Top 10. Day sits at Tied 4th alongside Cameron Young on 5 under 67 with two birdies on the front nine followed by three more at the back nine apart from every other par he scored along the way. Yes, Scott may be a bit unhappy with his bogey on the Par 4 18th as he‘s not far behind on Tied 6th at 4 under 68, but he too didn’t do bad though where he collected three birdies + an eagle on the Par 5 15th. So fingers crossed on these two to keep up that strong start & hopefully bridge their way into the top spots tomorrow ahead of the weekend’s final two rounds.

There’s still time to turn things around & go one better over in Tied 17th from the current British Open champion Cameron Smith on 2 under 70 alongside NZ’s Ryan Fox where his back nine wasn’t bad but needs to improve his back nine despite a good end to his shift. Plus, Min Woo Lee needs to cut down these bogeys if he wants to survive the Top 50 RD2 cut following an inconsistent shift of 3 under 75 in Tied 63rd. And so does Harrison Crowe who is currently in the same spot as Min Woo; he too got away with two birdies despite some inconsistency on the front nine, but sadly didn’t gain anything particularly on the 13th & 14th holes for the rest of his day. Opening Day done, three more to go for the race towards donning the green jacket come Sunday.

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