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Masters Tournament 2020: Complete Coverage

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 12: The scoreboard is seen during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 12, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia.

Some 10 and a half hours after the first golfers hit the course Thursday evening at Augusta National Golf Club, the horn sounded as darkness fell on Augusta. It culminated a wild day for the first ever November Masters Tournament.

Some of the highlights (Check out our Day 1 live blog coverage here):

  • Golfers only made it less than 30 minutes this morning before rain showers led to a 3-hour weather delay.
  • Paul Casey erased the memories of his disastrous 81 in the first round of the 2019 Masters, shooting an overnight-leading 7-under 65.
  • Tiger Woods looked like a determined defending champion, shooting a bogey-free 68, the lowest score he’s ever had on opening day at Augusta National.
  • Bryson DeChambeau had lots of hype coming in thanks to his U.S. Open win, and new-found bulk, but delivered a topsy-turvy round of 70.
  • Fifty golfers are currently under par (though many have several holes remaining), setting the pace for a potential low winning score.
  • Two amateurs are at the bottom of the leaderboard, but both are only 7-over with 79s. Hardly anything to scoff at.

Current Leaderboard

Pos. Player Name Score Hole
1 Paul Casey -7 18
2 Webb Simpson -5 18
2 Xander Schauffele -5 18
2 Justin Thomas -5 10
5 Tiger Woods -4 18
5 Lee Westwood -4 18
5 Louis Oosthuizen -4 18
5 Hideki Matsuyama -4 18
5 Patrick Reed -4 18
5 Matthew Wolff -4 11
5 Adam Scott -4 10
5 Dylan Frittelli -4 9
13 Tony Finau -3 18
13 Jazz Janewattananond -3 18
13 Jon Rahm -3 18
13 Matt Wallace -3 18
13 Rickie Fowler -3 11
13 Bernhard Langer -3 10
13 Dustin Johnson -3 9
13 Justin Rose -3 9

Here’s a look at some of the top photos from the first day of play:

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.