AUGUSTA, Ga. — Sergio Garcia and Marc Leishman share the first-round lead at the 77th Masters after opening at 6-under 66. Garcia is atop the leaderboard at a major for the first time since the 2007 British Open. Leishman is trying to be the first Australian to win the Masters.
But a whole lot of players are in easy range of the lead. Soft conditions left the course a bit vulnerable, and players took advantage: 33 were under par.
ROUND 1: What we learned on Thursday
Here’s what’s ahead on Friday:
Key tee times:
8:33: Paul Lawrie, Thomas Bjorn, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.
8:44: Trevor Immelman, George Coetzee, a-Alan Dunbar
9:06: Ben Crenshaw, Matteo Manassero, a-Guan Tianlang. (Guan, who is 14, opened with a 73.)
9:39: Angel Cabrera, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott
10:23: Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer
10:34: Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Freddie Jacobson
1:30: Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, a-Steven Fox
1:41: Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy
1:52: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington
Friday, 3-7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN; Saturday, 3-7 p.m. and Sunday, 2-7 p.m., CBS.
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Live video channels from Amen Corner, the 15th hole and 16th hole and a featured group. Estimated times — Amen Corner (Nos.11, 12 and 13) from 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday and from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; Nos.15 and 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday and from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; featured group from noon to completion of play today and Friday and from 12:30 p.m. to completion of play on Saturday and Sunday.