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Masters 2022 live updates: Sungjae Im grabs solo lead, DJ finishes with three-under 69


Jamie Squire

The Masters is officially underway at Augusta National. That’s our favorite sentence of the year, and we’re more excited than ever. Everyone wants to catch a glimpse of Tiger Woods' comeback from his near-fatal car crash less than 14 months ago. And now, the comeback will be complete when he tees off later today.

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Of course, that is just one of many storylines we’ll be tracking all week. Rory McIlroy makes his eighth attempt at completing the career Grand Slam (he’s in the 2:33 p.m. pairing with Brooks Koepka and Matt Fitzpatrick). Scottie Scheffler, the new World No. 1, looks to keep up his torrid pace—but six players have a chance to be ranked first in the world after this week. And players like Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Will Zalatoris—who might have a sour taste in their mouths after close calls last year—are among the favorites.

That’s not even mentioning the other favorites like Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson … etc., etc. It’s a wide-open Masters among the top 15 or 20 guys who legitimately have a chance to win. The weather looks good for the rest of the week … and it should be a heckuva 86th Masters.

Masters 2022 live updates:

7:48 p.m.: Tiger sucks

7:42 p.m.: Brooks Koepka's brutal back nine continues at the 17th, where he missed the fairway a mile to the right, then clipped a tree on his second shot, which left him with a 60-yard wedge in. His third was solid, but his par putt just slipped by. His two over, and he just found the woods down the right side off 18 tee. Par is no guarantee from there, nor is bogey. Up at the green, Spieth makes bogey to finish with a two-over 74. Playing partner Xander Schauffele, who we've heard almost nothing from all day, makes par to tie Spieth with 74. Outisde of DJ and Scottie Scheffler (and Cantlay, too), many of the big dogs have had a rough start. 

7:33 p.m.: Patrick Cantlay plays the 18th hole in almost identical fashion to Sungjae Im, missing the green with his approach and finding the right bunker. Like Im, Cantlay gets up and down with ease, saving a routine par to post 70. He's three back, in striking distance. Zalatoris, unfortunately, made a mess of the 18th, flying the green with his third, then hitting a poor chip with his fourth. He did make a medium-length putt to save bogey, though, finishing with a one-under 71. The third member of this group, pre-tournament favorite Jon Rahm, finishes with a two-over 74, a product of playing the par 5s in two over on the day. 

7:24 p.m.: DJ missed the green left on 18, but clipped an all-world chip to tap-in territory. Three-under 69 for the former Masters champ. Solid day's work. 

7:20 p.m.: A bogey for Dustin Johnson at 17 all but assures that Sungjae Im will have the solo lead heading into Friday. Now Johnson will look to make par at 18 just to stay in a tie for third at three under. 

7:14 p.m.: Jordan Spieth looked poised to pick up a much-needed late birdie at the 16th, then his putting woes reared their ugly head. He yanks the five-footer and settles for par to stay at one over. At the 17th, Patrick Cantlay pulls off some Tiger-like heroics with his approach from the pine straw, but just misses birdie. Par is good, though, as it keeps him at two under. Will Zalatoris, playing alongside Cantlay, also makes par to stay at two under. 

7:01 p.m.: Don't look now but Patrick Cantlay is surging. Back-to-back birdies at 15 and 16 have gotten him to two under, one off the lead. Here's your top 10 at the moment:


6:50 p.m.: Check that, Sungjae's ball was on the upslope, reducing the degree of difficulty on the bunker shot. He nearly jars it for birdie, then taps in par for a 67. Solo leader. 

6:44 p.m.: After a seed of a drive on 18, Sungjae misses the green with his approach, his ball coming to rest in the right greenside bunker. Tricky up and down to grab the solo lead coming up. Back at 15, Patrick Cantlay has climbed into red figures with a birdie. Sneaky, sneaky. Also sneaky? Sungjae Im's playing partner, Webb Simpson, has put together the quietest one under round of the day. He on in two at 18, two putts away from locking up a Thursday 71. 

6:33 p.m.: Back-to-back clutch pars for Im at 16 and 17 has given him a chance to post five under should he make par on 18. We've seen a few guys make a mess of the 18th hole today, however, so stay tuned. 

Speaking of pars, Dustin Johnson has now made five in a row, keeping him at four under as he heads to the 16th tee. He'd sign for 68 right now, we'd imagine. As for his old buddy Brooks Koepka, he's going backwards, quickly, having gone bogey-bogey-bogey at 11, 12 and 13 to drop to one over. Looked like it was going to be a promising start after his birdie at No. 9, now he's got to battle back just to shoot even.

6:13 p.m.: Another solid round from Corey Conners at Augusta National, as the Canadian starts with a two-under 70. It included a pair of really strong par saves on the 16th and 18th, too, proving he's more than just a SG/approach gawd. He's just three back, on pace for his third straight Masters top 10. OK, OK, it's too early for that, but still, impressive stuff from Conners. 

5:57 p.m.: Just like in 2020, Dustin Johnson shows some serious discipline at No. 13, where he had just 199 yards left into the green but some overhanging branches in his line. Instead of playing aggressive and possibly making a mistake, he laid up down the right side and played for par to remain at four under. Smart stuff from the 37-year-old. 

Up at 15 green, Sungjae Im makes birdie to reach five under, which gives him the solo lead. 

5:54 p.m.: Well, it was a relatively quiet start for Rory, which has unfortunately become all too common in the majors for him. But it just became a loud one with McIlroy pouring in a birdie at No. 11 to reach one under. Huge, huge make heading into 12, 13, 14 and 15, where he could make up some more ground between he and the leaders. His playing partner, Koepka, just lost ground, three-putting at the 11th to drop to one under as well. 

5:47 p.m.: How about HV3? Following his ridiculous eagle/near-albatross at 13, he makes birdie at the 14th to climb all the way back to even par. Essentially went from out of the mix to in the thick of it in two holes. 

5:26 p.m.: We've got some serious late afternoon action suddnely. Harold Varner III nearly makes an albatross at the 13th hole from the pine straw, setting up a tap-in eagle to jump from three over to one over, into a tie fir 31st. Back at No. 11, Zalatoris drains a long birdie putt to pull within one of the lead. At the 10th, Rory McIlroy saves a par to stay at even, while Koepka lips out for birdie and settles for par to remain at two under. 

5:20 p.m.: Twilight zone alert: the top three finishers from the 2020 Masters—Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im—are all tied for first at the moment, thanks to Im's eagle at the par-5 13th. 

5:11 p.m.: Brooks Koepka, in the final group of the day, knocks one stiff on No. 9 and cleans up the birdie to reach two under. Just quietly going about his business at the moment. 

5:02 p.m.: Jordan Spieth with a wild birdie conversion on the ninth to turn in one-over 37. Slow start, but a massive putt as he heads to the back nine. Just the momentum he needed. Up at the 10th green, Will Zalatoris comes up a few revolutions short of a birdie make himself. Through 10, he's two under, two off the lead. So, too, is Corey Conners, whose love affair with Augusta National appears to be very real. At the 14th green, he has a solid look coming up for birdie to get to three under. 

4:51 p.m.: Right after DJ grasps a share of the lead, Scottie Scheffler bogeys the 18th hole and drops to a 3-under 69 for the day. It's his first bogey of the day after a clean sheet of birdies and pars. Not the way he wanted to end Thursday but certainly a good start for the World No. 1.

4:49 p.m.: With a long birdie putt on No. 10, Dustin Johnson will tie the leaders of Smith and Scheffler at 4-under. Thru just ten holes, DJ has put himself in a great spot to finish Day 1 with a lead.

4:46 p.m.: Scottie Scheffler finds his way into the crowd at 18 and then doesn't put enough on the ball to get it close to the hole on the green. That's immediately followed up by Brooks Koepka rocketing the ball over the green on the eighth.

4:41 p.m.: 2021 runner-up Will Zalatoris is now 2-under thru eight and has another good chance at birdie on the ninth. He's already in T-6 for the day after birdies on the third and eighth holes.  

4:37 p.m.: Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann are two more players to finish their Thursday in the 60s. Smith sits atop the leader board at 4-under and Niemann is nearby at 3-under. In his post-round interview, Woods jokes that he'll need "lots of ice" after his return to competitive play but seems to be in very good spirits.

4:26 p.m.:  Under par. Tiger Woods will finish Day 1 of his Masters (and golf) return at 1-under after a gutsy par putt on the 18th hole. Woods will finish the day at T-8 and even gives a bit of a smile walking past the patrons. "That's a look of accomplishment."

4:21 p.m.: Tiger with a good look at finishing his day with a par after an impressive approach shot on 18, even with the poor start to the hole. The announcers point out a more pronounced limp, but Woods seems to be playing fine regardless. Joaquin Niemann will finish the day at 3-under with a par on the final hole. A good-looking Day 1 from Niemann, especially with the added pressure of playing in Woods' pairing. The third in the group, Louis Oosthuizen, will finish Thursday at 4-over.   

4:16 p.m.: A brutal drive from Tiger on 18 just goes 193 yards after hitting some trees. He gets some relief and a fortunate spot considering the initial swing. Next shot gets back on track into the fairway.   

4:11 p.m.: Scottie Scheffler is still all pars and birdies after yet another par putt on the 15th hole. The World No. 1 is three back of the lead but just one back of second and is certainly in the thick of things. A strong showing from him thus far.  

4:02 p.m.: As Woods tees off on his last hole of the day, Dustin Johnson has been quickly climbing the leader board. The 2020 Masters champ is at 2-under thru seven holes. Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im are in first (6-under) and second place (4-under) respectively, and Danny Willet will finish Day 1 at T-3 with a score of 69. He's the first to break 70 for the day with Jason Kokrak right behind him at 70 and Harry Higgs and Kevin Na at 71. 

Update on Cam Smith: He has birdies on 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16. He started with a double bogey and has had a ridiculous round ever since.

3:59 p.m.: Tiger plays the 17th well—a tee shot just in the first cut on the right side, giving him a good angle to the left-hand pin position. He hits it safely to 19 feet—and his attempt slides by on the high side. He taps in for his par to remain 1-under headed to 18.

3:43 p.m.: TIGER! That's by far his longest putt holed of the day ... Tiger hit a solid tee shot at the par-3 16th to 29 feet ... and rolls in the fast, right-to-lefter. That's big for Tiger, getting back to red numbers (-1 through 16, T-8)

3:32 p.m.: Dear Lord, Cam Smith. Cam just made his EIGHTH (!) birdie of the day—and his fourth straight circle on the card—after sticking it tight on 16. 

The Players champ was one of the pre-tournament favorites, but now the bookmakers in Vegas have made him +330. Incredible ... we're not even halfway through the first round and Vegas thinks this is Cam Smith's to win. We are certainly not endorsing that bet at this point...

3:20 p.m.: Goodness, Tiger's making it interesting once again. Tiger liked his drive off the tee on the 15th, but his ball barely rolled into the rough. It looked like he played a little pitching wedge out of the trees but it stayed on the left side—resulting in a muddy lie and a treacherous shot over the water to the 15th green. We'll grade the third shot as satisfactory—he hit the green but still faced 31 feet for his birdie.

The birdie bid just comes up shy—and he'll settle for a par to stay at even par. No harm no foul ... but he remains even-par on the par 5s for the day.

3:10 p.m.: Oh man, after the great two-putt birdie at the 13th, Tiger sniped his tee shot way left off the tee at 14. That goes down as his worst tee shot of the day—a close contender with his tee shot on 9 (we'll call his third shot into the par-5 eighth hole as his worst shot). But the 15-time major champ hit a tremendous recovery from the pine straw—with a little signature recoil—and did well to land just off the back of the green.

The belied wedge from the back of the green went racing by—and his par bid from about 7 feet misses on the low side. That brings Tiger back to even-par on the day headed to the par-5 15th.

2:51 p.m.: Woods is back in red numbers. He takes an aggressive line into the par-5 13th and finds the green left of the flag. His eagle attempt falls just short, but he taps in for his second birdie of the day, moving him to one under, two shots behind a group of five at one under: Danny Willett, Daniel Berger, Cameron Smith, Joaquin Niemann, and Sungjae Im.

2:48 p.m.: You get to World No. 1 on the strength of par saves like the one Scottie Scheffler executed at 11. After missing the green long, Scheffler got up-and-down from a ridiculous spot to remain one off the lead.

2:38 p.m.: Woods' string of missed greens ends at the devilish 12th, where he prudently sails his approach to the fat part of the green, and two-putts for par. His playing partner Louis Oosthuizen, meanwhile, is imploding, making double at 12 to fall to five over. The 2010 Open champion moves to eight behind leaders Sungjae Im and Cameron Smith, who has recovered from a shaky start to move to three-under par.

2:24 p.m.: Tiger Woods gets his first crack at the redesigned 11th hole and it results in a fifth straight missed green. Yet by the standards of the 11th, where Ben Hogan famously said he avoided aiming for the putting surface, Woods puts himself in a decent position, just a yard or two short. His bump-and-run with a mid-iron curls to about four feet left of the flag, and he converts put for another par save.

1:58 p.m.: A roar from the crowd can be heard as Scottie Scheffler gets set to approach the green on the ninth. And ... now we know what it is. Tiger pars the tenth after a topsy-turvy hole. Both Niemann and Oosthuizen miss similar putts. Woods is still at even par despite a few troubling shots over the last couple of holes.

1:51 p.m.: Tiger goes a bit short again approaching the green and he's visibly frustrated with where his shot ended up. The ball landed not far from the hole but ended up rolling back onto the fairway. He'll need a strong up and down for par once again.

It's going to be a tough four-foot putt, but that's an impressive shot from Woods to keep a chance for par alive on the tenth. Joaquin Niemann's next shot from the sand will give him a chance to save par as well. On the preceding hole, Tony Finau gets it to the green from a rough lie. Adam Scott, from the center of the fairway, goes a bit long but finds his way to the green as well.

1:45 p.m.: Lost in the Tiger of it all is a crowded leader board chockful with big names. Right behind Niemann, you can find Cameron Smith, Charl Schwartzel and Lee Westwood at T-2. Scottie Scheffler is in T-5, and JT and defending champ Hideki Matsuyama sit at even, both through eight holes. Still plenty of golf left to go.

1:40 p.m.: Tiger avoids back-to-back birdies with a speedy par putt at the ninth. He saves his par as he gets set to make the turn. Woods is at T-14 for the time-being as Joaquin Niemann still holds the solo lead at 3-under.

1:28 p.m.: Certainly not ideal. Tiger hooks it far left on the ninth hole. The ball gets through the trees at least and he has a clear opening to the green. It's his first tee shot that goes left.

After a good amount of consulting with caddie Joe LaCava, Woods gets it to the green but it rolls off. Louis Oosthuizen follows that up with a semi-disappointing shot of his own, hitting it past the hole, which will lead to quite the fast putt. The third of the pairing, Joaquin Niemann, jumps into the lead at the Masters with a stellar iron shot that finds the dead-center of the hole. It's the sixth eagle in Masters history at the ninth. Niemann is the outright leader now as he's set to make the turn.

1:17 p.m.: At the par-5 eight, Tiger Woods does not put enough on a wedge shot from fifty yards away from the hole and will have a pretty difficult up and down for par. That shot is followed by an impressive look from Louis Oosthuizen right to the green and an impressive par putt from World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. Scheffler has started his day with seven straight pars and is just two back of the lead.

From outside of eight feet on the eighth, Tiger misses a chance for par and bogeys the hole. That's his first bogey of the day and he'll drop down to even par, two off the lead. That's also his 12th career bogey at the par-5 eight. Four shots from inside 1000 feet will certainly be something Woods remembers back at this hole tomorrow.

1:07 p.m.: That's a big pull to the left from Scottie Scheffler on the seventh, missing the fairway. He's at even-par for the day, but Scheffler's certainly in some trouble on this hole. Tony Finau and Adam Scott keep it down the middle after watching Scheffler's gaffe.

Back to Tiger who is in the center of the fairway on the eighth. He's currently tied for third place behind Talor Gooch and Takumi Kanaya (who just jumped up to 2-under). Woods is one of eight golfers, at the moment, at 1-under.

1:00 p.m.: Tony Finau sinks an easy par putt after a double-bogey on the fourth hole. He went long and left on the fifth but a superb third shot brought him back. Finau sits at 1-over now thru six holes.

12:51 p.m.: Tiger makes the "tough" up and down look like a straightforward chip in his backyard. Easy par. He remains at one under, looking nothing like someone who hasn't played a competitive round in well over a year.

12:45 p.m.: The first noticeable mistake from Tiger Woods comes at the seventh tee, as he misses the fairway down the right side and leaves himself with a tough shot from the pine straw with some overhanging tree branches in his line. After rehearsing for the low-punch cut, he sensibly hits one out in front of the front greenside bunker. Will be a tough up and down, but he's given himself a legitimate chance at saving par.

12:37 p.m.: So much for a poor tee shot for Oosthuizen (poor by his standards). He rolls in a long birdie putt to get back to one over. Niemann follows with a two-putt par to remain at one under and Tiger joins him in red figures with a tap-in birdie. What a time to be alive.

12:33 p.m.: If you thought Tiger's approach at the fifth was good, he damn near made an ace at the par-3 sixth. An absolute dart to kick-in range. He *should* get to one under once he cleans that one up. Game on.

Meanwhile, Louis Oosthuizen struggled mightily at the fifth, making a double bogey. He followed with a poor tee shot at No. 6. Not looking too sharp. Have to wonder if the back is bothering him. Harry Higgs, still at two under through nine holes, now has company at the top, with fellow Masters debutant Talor Gooch reaching two under after eight holes.

12:25 p.m.: So Tiger's birdie putt was a little longer than eight feet (15 to be exact), but he rolled a pure one that was tracking so nicely that he did the early walk in. And then it lipped out. Brutal, but another solid par to stay at even.

12:18 p.m.: Oh my goodness. if you weren't a believer in this Tiger comeback, he may have just changed your opinion at the fifth hole. After finding the fairway, he sticks one to eight feet, yielding a huge smile from the 15-time major winner. We'll see if he can convert the putt, but the irons appear to be pretty dialed in early.

12:06 p.m.: Tiger finds the green at the par-3 fourth and then smashes his birdie putt up the hill and it comes up about three feet short, right in the heart. Another par. Still not complaining. Pars appear to be very, very good right now. Niemann, on the other hand, makes his second straight birdie to reach one under.

11:58 a.m.: HOLD UP. We have a new solo leader, and his name is Harry Higgs. Would anybody be against ending the tournament right now?

11:53 a.m.: Par-par-par start for Tiger Woods and literally no one is complaining. He's one off the lead. Niemann makes birdie to get back to even, while Oosthuizen starts par-par-par like Woods. As of now, there is a six-way tie at the top, with DeChambeau and Daniel Berger among that group.

11:44 a.m.: Tiger finds the fairway with an iron off the tee at the short par-4 third. Already in chess game mode early. A scary thought for the rest of the field. Speaking of, don't look now, but Bryson DeChambeau has joined the group at one under.

11:37 a.m.: At the par-5 second, Tiger plays a 3-wood off the tee then lays up with 3-wood to about 50 yards. From there, he clips one to 17 feet and two-putts for par. Solid start. His playing partners, Joaquin Niemann and Louis Oosthuizen, each make par as well. Fans will be keeping a close eye on Oosthuizen the rest of this round. After his second shot back in the fairway, he grabbed his left lower back and then began stretching it out.

11:34 a.m.: The scoring is... surprisingly high so far. With soft conditions and not much wind, you'd think the birdies would be pouring in. And yet, three hours into the opening round, one under is still the lead. This tournament remains as unpredictable as ever.

11:19 a.m.: Tiger saves par with a classy up and down at the first. Everyone remain calm.

11:14 a.m.: In non-Tiger news, Paul Casey is a WD from the 2022 Masters, which shouldn't be all that surprising considering his no-show at the WGC Match Play. Tough break for Casey bettors, but perhaps they should have known better (you'll get your money back anyway). As for the actual action on the course, a double bogey at the seventh for Migliozzi drops him back to even par. But he's only one back, as the lead is now one under, shared by Max Homa, Padraig Harrington, amateur Austin Greaser, Harry Higgs, Talor Gooch and Sepp Straka.

11:09 a.m.: And here. We. Go. Tiger Woods has officially returned to competition, finding the right edge of the first fairway with a 265-yard drive at the 2022 Masters. After some discussion with caddie Joe LaCava, Woods spins his 175-yard approach shot off the front of the green. Going to be a testy up an down to start.

10:39 a.m.: All sorts of action at the par-3 sixth, where Garrick Higgo re-enacted Padraig Harrington's long putt, though Higgo's was for bogey. Incredible save, and it was followed by a pair of birdie conversions from Fred Couples, which yielded a huge roar from the patrons, and Guido Migliozzi, who is now your solo leader.

Joining the group at one under is Harry Higgs, who is making his first Masters appearance. Would anyone be mad if Higgs remains a factor the entire week? The answer is no.

10:32 a.m.: It wasn't quite a 67-footer, but Migliozzi made a very nice par save of his own at the fifth. Medium-sized par saves feel like birdies at Augusta National. Min Woo Lee agrees with that sentiment, having made one of his own at the par-3 fourth just now to stay at one under. He's tied for the early lead with Harrington and Migliozzi.

10:21 a.m.: Padraig Harrington's round looked like it might go off the rails at the par-3 sixth, where his second shot rolled some 70 feet past the hole. No matter, the Irishman made the bomb of a putt to save par and remain at one under.

10:03 a.m.: Ahh, the instant mush, our specialty. Migliozzi bogeys the par-3 fourth to drop back to one under. The good news? That's still tied for the lead, as Padraig Harrington also made bogey a few groups ahead at the fifth. Also at one under is Migliozzi's playing partner, Garrick Higgo, who got up and down from off the front of the green at No. 4.

9:56 a.m.: Despite coming into the week having missed six of his last seven cuts, Italy's Guido Migliozzi has birdied two of his first three holes to grab a share of the lead. Migliozzi, 25, earned an invitation to Augusta National off his T-4 finish in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines last summer. This is just his third start in a major championship.

9:31 a.m.: Coming off a birdie at the par-4 third (after hitting it to four feet), Paddy Harrington just hit another approach to four feet ... this one a beautiful, towering approach at the long, par-3 fourth hole. Some might've surmised this could be his last Masters appearance for the 50-year-old—who got into the field on the strength of a T-4 at the 2021 PGA Championship. But in some cold, wet conditions this morning, the three-time major champion is golfing his ball.

Harrington rolled in the 4-footer for his second straight birdie ... he's the first competitor to get it to 2-under here on Thursday.

The other 50-year-old who had it to red figures at some point has now come back to earth. Olazabal is back to 2-over with bogeys at Nos. 2, 4 and 5.

9:18 a.m.: Imagine starting your first Masters with a birdie at the difficult first hole? That's how Garrick Higgo has kicked off his day—sticking his approach to 14 feet, then calmly rolling in the putt. The champion at Congaree just a few hours away in the Palmetto Championship can now always say he was a solo leader at the Masters.

8:55 a.m.: Olazabal gives back that opening birdie with a bogey at the second hole ... a tough-looking three-putt from 7 feet out. Yeah, these greens are still as brutal as ever despite all this wet weather.

Olazabal's playing competitor, J.J. Spaun, is having a tough time so far in his Masters debut. A double bogey at the third hole, followed by a bogey at the fourth hole—puts him in last place, where he's joined by 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir, who's also having a tough time to start.

8:39 a.m.: The first group is off—and we have our first birdie. Jose Maria Olazabal—out there first with J.J. Spaun—holes out on the first green and gets to 1-under. Olazabal made the cut last year, too, at age 56. What a great way to start his 2022 Masters. (Spaun made a par.)

8:15 a.m.: Chairman Fred Ridley introduced the trio on the first tee with some rainfall still coming down—but an absolutely incredible gathering of patrons. Gary Player was the first to hit. He was making jokes, doing his signature kick, and hitting one down the fairway.

Jack Nicklaus was second to hit and quipped about successfully getting a peg in the ground first of all.

Last to hit is Tom Watson, joining the first-tee ceremony. "I would like to say how honored I am to be with Gary and Jack. ... To be a part of this thing is an incredible honor."

Watson also turned around before he hit and said: "Gary, how far did you hit it?" What an incredible camaraderie between these three greats.

What a touching moment to see these three greats do a little group hug on the first tee after Watson's tee shot. The 86th Masters Tournament is now underway!

8 a.m.: The ceremonial first-tee shots were pushed back about a half hour to let the remaining wet weather pass through. Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are expected to be joined by Tom Watson as Watson makes his debut as an honorary starter among the two of the most revered Masters champions in history.

That will be 11 Masters titles among the three greats this morning. It will be an incredible scene as always.

Here are all the pin positions for the opening round. Some of these pins are in really difficult spots. With all the rain, we suppose the committee knows it needs to challenge competitors on Thursday. We'd still expect low scores if the wind isn't too bad in the afternoon.

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