A glance at the first round of the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A brief look at the first round of the Masters on Thursday (all times EDT):
LEADING: Bill Haas at 4-under 68.
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.
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.
TELEVISION: Friday, 3 to 7:30 p.m. ESPN.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
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