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Masters 2015: Ben Crenshaw Shoots 91 in 1st Round at Augusta

Masters 2015: An Unfortunate Start to Ben Crenshaw's Swan Song
During Thursday's Live From Augusta Masters recap show, Shane O'Donoghue laments the 91 that Ben Crenshaw shot and how the legendary golfer deserved better.

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It was a tough day for an old champion.

In his 44th and final Masters, Ben Crenshaw struggled Thursday to a 19-over 91 - by far the worst round of his Augusta career.

With no chance of making the cut on Friday, the 63-year-old Crenshaw will at least be able to savor the cheers as he makes one final trip around a course where he captured a pair of green jackets.

Crenshaw played without his regular Augusta caddie, Carl Jackson, who had a sore rib and was unable to carry the bag. He was replaced by his younger brother, Bud Jackson, who has been a caddie at the club for 49 years.

Another senior golfer showed he's still got some game.

Sixty-five-year-old Tom Watson shot a 71, his best Masters round since 2002. He's got a shot to make the cut for only the second time in the last 13 years.

''Perfect conditions. No wind. Greens are very soft,'' Watson said. ''It was there for the taking.''

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