Golfer Justin Rose is proud to take the lead after the first round of the 85th Masters. The Olympic champion went around 65 strokes on the Augusta National tracks and is four strokes ahead of Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama with -7.
Rose’s start on the first major of 2021 was not very promising. For example, he had to give up a stroke twice on the first seven holes. The Englishman then got going and made an eagle and seven birdies.
Rose, who has suffered a back injury in recent weeks, won the US Open in 2013 and already finished second at the Masters in 2015 and 2017.
Rory McIlroy ran his worst first round (+4) in thirteen appearances at the Masters. The four-time major winner also caused a remarkable incident, as on the seventh hole he hit his father’s leg with his second strike. “It will take a bag of ice on it,” laughed the Northern Irishman.
Good start Longer
Veteran Bernhard Langer got off to a good start. The 63-year-old German, who won the tournament in 1985 and 1993, is just like the global number one Dustin Johnson tied in 30th with +2.
Tommy Fleetwood hit a hole-in-one on the sixteenth hole. It was the 32nd hole-in-one in Masters history, 23 of which were on the 16th hole.
Golfer McIlroy hits his father with a farewell, Rose in the lead at Masters
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