Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 Masters Round 1 Wrap Up

(Image: Harry How/ Getty Images)

Who would have thought that at the conclusion of the firs round of the Masters that we would have a 50 year old Fred Couples and a 60 year old Tom Watson atop the leaderboard.

Couples fired a 6-under 66 and Watson was one shot back with a 5-under 67. Joining Watson at 5-under were Lee Westwood, 2-Time Masters Champion Phil Mickelson, 2009 PGA Champion Y.E. Yang and K.J. Choi. Tiger Woods shot a 4-under 68 and was joined by Ian Poulter, Ricky Barnes, Anthony Kim and Nick Watney all tied for 7th place.

The day was marked with an occasional rain and high winds that favored the players that went out early. But as the day progressed the evening groups were provided with ideal scoring conditions and several players took advantage and moved up the leaderboard.

All eyes were on Tiger Woods and he did not disappoint the thousands of fans that followed him. It appears that his game is ready for this event and that he will be in the mix this weekend. Round 2 of the 2010 Masters starts at 7:40 AM on Friday and I am sure we are in store for more great golf.

Edward Wanambwa

Senior Editor African American Golfers Digest

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