AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A brief look at the first round of the Masters on Thursday (all times EDT):
LEADING: Bill Haas at 4-under 68.
TRAILING: Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson at 3-under 69.
GRINDING: The four rounds in the 60s were the fewest for an opening round at Augusta National since there were two rounds in 2007.
LEFTY’S LAMENT: Phil Mickelson had a pair of 7s on his scorecard — triple bogey on No. 7, double bogey on No. 15 — for the first time in a major since the 1997 PGA Championship at Winged Foot.
FAMILY TIES: Bill Haas has had a great uncle (Bob Goalby), father (Jay Haas) and two uncles (Jerry Haas, Dillard Pruitt) play in the Masters.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Bae Sang-moon holed a pitch from about 40 yards behind the green for the only eagle on the par-5 15th.
TURNAROUND: Jason Dufner closed with a 68 to win the PGA Championship. In his next round at a major, he took 9 on the 13th hole and shot 80.
KEY STATISTIC: The four rounds in the 60s were the fewest for an opening round at the Masters since 2007.
NOTEWORTHY: Adam Scott had the lowest opening round by a defending champion at Augusta since Vijay Singh in 2001.
QUOTEWORTHY: “I teed up today and kind of felt like, ‘What was the worst that can happen? I’m still going to be a Masters champion.'” — Adam Scott.
KEY PAIRINGS: 10:30 a.m., Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Justin Rose; 1:15 p.m., Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bill Haas, Matteo Manassero; 1:48 p.m., Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, a-Matthew Fitzpatrick.
TELEVISION: Friday, 3 to 7:30 p.m. ESPN.
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