Thursday, April 11, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- So far, it's been a cloudy start to the 77th Masters Tournament.
With the threat of bad weather looming overhead, it's cooler on the course than it has been the past few days.
At 7:50 a.m., Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus kicked off the tournament as honorary starters.
Here's Nicklaus right afterwards.
Here's what the course has looked liked today with the conditions.
Mike Weir, Lee Westwood and Jim Furyk on the second hole.
Brandt Snedeker, Ryo Ishikawa and Justin Rose on the second hole.
Stewart Cink, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thaworn Wiratchant on the first hole.
Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter and Steven Fox on the first hole.
Tiger Woods, Luke Donald and Scott Piercy teeing off.
Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Padraig Harrington teeing off.
It ended up being a beautiful but humid day on the course.
Francesco Molinari on the first hole.
Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer on the first hole.
Rory McIlroy and Freddie Jacobson at the first tee.
Lee Westwood and Mike Weir on 18.
Amateur T.J. Vogel hits his ball into the woods between the 10th and 18th holes.
Patrons explore the spot on the 10th hole where Bubba Watson hit his historic shot last year. A volunteer who was there the day of the shot explains where the ball landed.
Bubba Watson on the 18th hole.
Ian Poulter stares down his shot on the 18th.
Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day on the 18th hole.
With the threat of severe weather in the area, patrons were asked to leave the course around 7 p.m.
At the end of the day, the weather did not interfere with tournament play, but severe weather is expected to hit Augusta overnight, so that may cause problems on Friday morning. Last year, severe storms swept through the area during Masters Week, downing several trees on the course.
After the first round, Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia are in the lead after going 6-under par. Dustin Johnson is close behind with 5-under par.
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