21 year old Jordan Spieth became the youngest ever 18 hole leader of the Masters with an opening round 64. Earlier in the week Tiger Woods had joked that Speith was still in diapers when he won his 1997 Masters title, but the young American showed Tiger how it was done on day one.
The talented youngster has been in good form this year, having already picked up one PGA tour victory and loosing out in a playoff last week at the Shell Housten Open.
His impressive opening round included 9 birdies and one bogey, Spieth moved away from the rest of the field by making 3 birdies in a row to get to -8 before dropping one shot on 15 only to birdie the last for aN opening 64. Should Speith hold on this week, he will become the youngest Masters champion.
Charlie Hoffmann had taken the early lead at 5-under-par matched by Ernie Els, Justin Rose and Jason Day but Spieth's 64 left them all 3 shots back.
World number one Rory McIlroy's average opening round of -1 sees him 7 shots back early on. McIlroy could only manage to make 3 birdies followed by 2 bogies in his opening round, but he has time to build momentum.
14 time major winner Tiger Woods showed how hard he has been working in the past 9 weeks. His long game was a bit out of shape, but an impressive shorgame display helped him to a first round +1.
Tom Watson rolled back the years to become the oldest player to break par, Watson carded a one under par 71 on the opening day at Augusta.
Defending champion Bubba Watson had a mediocre opening day of -1, but he is more than capable of making a charge in the next few days.