Tiger’s On Amen Corner
Well, we’re over halfway through Tiger Woods’ first round at Augusta, and he’s about to make his way to the backside of Amen Corner, having parred both 11 and 12 (although his par putt on 12 almost spun out right).
He just hit his tee shot on 13 and wailed one out to the right with a clear shot to the 13th green.
Henrik Stenson is the surprise of the day, having eagled both holes 2 and 8, and now sits at 6 under through 13.
Scotsman Paul Lawrie is hanging in second place having finished his round at 3 under for the day, but there’s still plenty of golf left to play, and Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are just getting their round going.
Spain’s Alvaro Quiros has the shot of the day thus far, having gone into the creek on 13 on the right side of the green, and opting to play a brilliant shot from the hazard, water and all, and planting it about 10 feet past the hole. He missed the putt for his birdie conversion, but saved par and avoided what could have been the first major disaster of today’s round.
We’ll see what Tiger does with his approach on 13, but if history’s any guide, he’ll be aiming straight for that flag on the far right of the green.