Spieth Out of Masters Gate Quickly, Day Looking Good, Scott, Leishman, Smith and Bowditch Struggling

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Jordan Spieth drew an early tee-time for the first round of the Masters and the reigning champion is using that to his advantage to pick up where he left off last year by throwing a low number up on the leaderboard to put pressure on those playing behind him.

Spieth posted a first round 66, serving notice to the rest of the field that he is serious about adding to his green jacket collection.

Jason Day got off to a red-hot start, with birdies on two of his first three holes. He remains at three under through seven. Adam Scott had a difficult front nine 38, so he was two over going onto the inward half and remains there after 13 holes. He is tied with 66-year-old Tom Watson, who opened with a 74.

Young Cameron Smith made his way into The Masters field thanks to his fine performance in last year’s U.S. Open. He is currently three over after 12 holes

Marc Leishman is two over after 14 holes. He made the field with a good finish in last year’s British Open.

Steven Bowditch made the field in category 15, by winning a non-opposite PGA Tour event last season. He shot an opening round 79 and might not see the weekend.