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Sports ROCK for 11.13.20

Casey Leads But Tiger Matches His Best Masters First Round Ever

Perhaps one other thing we didn’t think about when they postponed The Masters for an extra seven months—that the guy currently wearing the Green Jacket from last year’s Masters tourney in April may have grown even more accustomed to wearing it.

Well that is exactly seems to be what happened because the current Masters champ—perhaps you heard of him—a fella named Tiger Woods, doesn’t seem ready to give it back.

This after Woods—who spent most of 2020 looking like anything but the reigning Masters champion—looked intent on wearing green another year after posting his first bogey-free round in a major championship in more than a decade yesterday.

In fact—it was the first time in 23 Masters appearances that Woods opened the tournament without a bogey as the 15-time major champion and five-time Masters winner shot a 4-under-par 68. He woke up this morning trailing leader Paul Casey by just three strokes after Casey had a career day as well yesterday.

Casey matched his lowest score at the Masters with a 7-under 65, giving him a 2-shot lead among half the field fortunate to play in perfect scoring conditions as rain cut short the day for several golfers.

Woods was tied for fifth when play was suspended late yesterday afternoon. Casey led by two over Webb Simpson, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas (through 10 holes).

The first round resumes early today at 7:30 a.m., EST with the second round to follow. Woods is expected to tee off in the afternoon and are unlikely to finish before darkness.


Source: ESPN

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