After winning at Augusta last year, Jordan Spieth is off to a strong start in his attempt to make history. The world’s No.2 player is at the top of the 2016 Masters leaderboard on Day 1, looking to become just the fourth golfer in history to win the green jacket in consecutive years.
Through 15 holes, Spieth has a three-stroke lead at five-under par. He’s ahead of Daniel Berger, Paul Casey and a few other players that are tied at two-under par. Click here for a live look at the Masters leaderboard.
Jason Day entered the tournament as the favorite, ahead of Spieth. He was one of the last golfers to tee off, and he got off to a fast start with an eagle on the second hole.
Rory McIlroy entered the tournament as the second favorite, and he had the last tee time on Thursday, along with Martin Kaymer and Bill Haas, getting underway at 2:01 p.m. ET. McIlroy is looking to win his fourth green jacket, last winning a major championship at the 2014 PGA Championship.
Ernie Els has six top-10 finishes at the Masters, but he doesn’t look to be headed for another one after getting off to an abysmal start. The four-time major championship winner seven-putted the first green at Augusta.
Ernie Els made a 10 (!) on the first hole. Previous highest score on the first hole at the Masters was 8.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 7, 2016
The biggest disappointment from Thursday is probably Rickie Fowler. The world’s No.5 ranked golfer is shooting seven-over par through 17 holes.
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