First Round of the 2009 Masters Tournament

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First Round of the Masters Playing in his first major since winning the 2008 U.S. Open, Tiger Woods opened with a two-under 70 in the first round. function fbs_click() {u="http://www.golf.com/golf/gallery/article/0,28242,1890327,00.html";t=document.title;window.open('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u='+encodeURIComponent(u)+'&t='+encodeURIComponent(t),'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');return false;} html .fb_share_link { padding:2px 0 0 20px; height:16px; background:url(http://b.static.ak.fbcdn.net/images/share/facebook_share_icon.gif?8:26981) no-repeat top left; }Share on Facebook addthis_pub = 'golf'; addthis_logo = 'http://s9.addthis.com/custom/golf/golf_logo.jpg'; var addthis_offset_top = -155; addthis_logo_color = '555555'; addthis_brand = 'Golf.com'; addthis_options = 'email, facebook, twitter, digg, delicious, myspace, google, reddit, live, more' Share
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Cink closed with a birdie on 18 to finish at two under par.
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Ross Fisher found the sand on 18. With bogeys on the last two holes, he finished at three under par.
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The 2007 Masters champion, Zach Johnson, was bogey-free on the front nine and made three birdies. A bogey on 18 left him at two under par for the day.
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Anthony Kim, playing in his first Masters, had back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 6 and 7.
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Kim finished at three over par.
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Lee Westwood shot a two-under 70 that included five birdies and three bogeys.
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Defending champion Trevor Immelman got off to a rocky start on the front nine, but he birdied 14, 15 and 16 to finish with 71.
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K.J. Choi double bogeyed the par-3 16th. He shot a four-over 76.
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Camilo Villegas, who has never made the cut at the Masters, made the turn at even par and bogeyed Nos. 10, 11 and 12.
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Villegas finished at one over par.
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As the sun rose at Augusta National, fans gathered around the tee box at No. 1 to watch Arnold Palmer hit the ceremonial first tee shot.
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"No one has meant more to the great game of golf than our honorary starter," Masters chairman Billy Payne said before the shot. "He is a fierce competitor and loved around the world. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming four-time Masters champion, Mr. Arnold Palmer."
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Palmer hit the ball down the right side of the fairway.
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Stewart Cink started his round with a bogey, but then birdied Nos. 2 and 4.
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Clark, who won the par-3 contest Wednesday, made only two bogeys, both on the front nine.
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Woods found the sand on the sixth hole, which he went on to bogey.
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Woods got on a roll on the back nine with birdies on 13, 14 and 15, but he gave one stroke back with a bogey on 18.
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Chad Campbell was on a tear at the beginning of his round, opening with five-straight birdies.
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Campbell bogeyed the last two holes to finish at seven under par and hold a one-stroke lead.
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With four-straight birdies on the back nine and zero bogeys on his scorecard, Jim Furyk is one stroke off the lead at six under par.
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Hunter Mahan made four straight birdies on Nos. 13-16 to finish one stroke off the lead.
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Phil Mickelson went birdie-bogey on his first two holes.
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Two bogeys on the back nine left him at one over par.
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Playing in the Masters for the first time in seven years, Greg Norman opened with a two-under 70.
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Amateur Danny Lee double bogeyed the par-4 ninth hole. He shot a two-over 74.
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After two birdies and two bogeys, 19-year-old Rory McIlroy finished with an even-par 72. function fbs_click() {u="http://www.golf.com/golf/gallery/article/0,28242,1890259,00.html";t=document.title;window.open('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u='+encodeURIComponent(u)+'&t='+encodeURIComponent(t),'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');return false;} html .fb_share_link { padding:2px 0 0 20px; height:16px; background:url(http://b.static.ak.fbcdn.net/images/share/facebook_share_icon.gif?8:26981) no-repeat top left; }Share on Facebook addthis_pub = 'golf'; addthis_logo = 'http://s9.addthis.com/custom/golf/golf_logo.jpg'; var addthis_offset_top = -155; addthis_logo_color = '555555'; addthis_brand = 'Golf.com'; addthis_options = 'email, facebook, twitter, digg, delicious, myspace, google, reddit, live, more' Share
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Playing in his last Masters, Gary Player opened with a six-over 78.
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Tim Clark's early 4-under 68 left him three strokes off the lead after the first day.
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Briny Baird (left), Ian Woosnam and Chez Reavie made up the first group to tee off at 8:00 a.m. function fbs_click() {u="http://www.golf.com/golf/gallery/article/0,28242,1890327,00.html";t=document.title;window.open('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u='+encodeURIComponent(u)+'&t='+encodeURIComponent(t),'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');return false;} html .fb_share_link { padding:2px 0 0 20px; height:16px; background:url(http://b.static.ak.fbcdn.net/images/share/facebook_share_icon.gif?8:26981) no-repeat top left; }Share on Facebook addthis_pub = 'golf'; addthis_logo = 'http://s9.addthis.com/custom/golf/golf_logo.jpg'; var addthis_offset_top = -155; addthis_logo_color = '555555'; addthis_brand = 'Golf.com'; addthis_options = 'email, facebook, twitter, digg, delicious, myspace, google, reddit, live, more' Share