Masters Round 1 blog: Corey Conners holds clubhouse lead at 2-under

The 83rd Masters began Thursday with ceremonial tee shots by honorary starters Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

Tiger Woods will be out Thursday and Friday with Haotong Li and Jon Rahm. That group began Round 1 at 11:04 a.m. and tees off in the second round at 1:49 p.m.

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Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Justin Thomas are among the featured afternoon groups, heading out at 1:49 p.m. in Round 1 and 10:53 a.m. on Friday.

They will be followed off the first tee by the final grouping of the day: Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey and Brooks Koepka at 2 p.m.

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Tiger Woods waves after making a putt on the 2nd green. (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

1:10 p.m.: Corey Conners blew a major opportunity to enter the clubhouse at 3-under and with the solo lead thanks to a bogey on No. 18. But he is the clubhouse leader at 2-under, but several other golfers share the same score and are still on the course.

12:23 p.m.: Corey Conners is your new solo leader at 3-under after an eagle on 15. Conners won the Valero Texas Open last week as the final Monday qualifier. He’s currently on a birdie-birdie-eagle run.

11:59 a.m.: There’s a four-way tie for the lead at 2-under among Aaron Wise, Justin Harding, Patton Kizzire and Haotong Li.

11:07 a.m.: Through seven holes, Justin Harding is now the solo leader at 2-under.

11:04 a.m.: Tiger Woods tees off and slams it straight down the fairway at No. 1. To follow Tiger shot-by-shot, hop on over to our live Tracker all day.

10:55 a.m.: Henrik Stenson birdies No. 3. Interesting note, Stenson has Fanny Sunesson caddying for him at the Masters for the first time since she retired in 2012. Sunesson and Stenson reunited earlier this year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. She was on the bag when Nick Faldo won the Masters in 1990 and ’99.

10:22 a.m.: Kevin Tway has emerged as the early, early leader at -2 after six holes. He’s worked three birdies around a bogey at No. 5.

10:03 a.m.: Fred Couples birdies No. 2 – welcome to 1992. Boom Boom bringing it at 59.

9:15 a.m: 45 minutes in and we don’t have a birdie yet. Augusta National is flexing early.

8:18 a.m.: Legends, fore!

Gary Player launches one down the left-hand side of the fairway. Six-time Masters winner Jack Nicklaus, complete with yellow cap and sweater, follows suit. Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley declares the 83rd Masters Tournament officially underway.

7:52 a.m.: Pin locations! We got pin locations!

TV Info

ESPN: 3 – 7:30 p.m. ET Featured groups 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Full TV & Streaming schedule



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