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Couples and Watson upstage Woods at Masters

Jack Nicklaus on a ceremonial tee-off Jack Nicklaus on a ceremonial tee-off
Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
Fred Couples Fred Couples
Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson
Tom Watson Tom Watson

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

AUGUSTA, Ga. (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Tiger Woods shot a 4-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Masters Thursday, despite a five-month layoff because of his much publicized sex scandal.  It is the lowest first round Woods has ever had at Augusta.

But the bigger story Thursday were the performances of a couple Champions Tour golfers.

Fifty-year-old Fred Couples leads the tournament at 6-under-par. Sixty-year-old

Tom Watson is one stroke behind.

A pair of 52-year-olds, Sandy Lyle (69) and Bernhard Langer (71), also broke par Thursday.

Couples carded the best score of his Masters career to become the tournament's oldest outright leader after the first round.

Watson matched his best Masters round ever, a 5-under-par 67.

Four other golfers, Phil Mickelson, K.J. Choi, Y.E. Yang, and Lee Westwood, are tied with Watson for second place.


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