Some guys simply didn’t have their A-game at Augusta National on Thursday through the opening spherical of the Masters. Some might haven’t even been able to play.
With that mentioned, listed here are Thursday’s most disappointing performances from Spherical 1.
Tiger completed 3 photographs worse than his opening spherical at Augusta final yr and it may be mentioned 2022 introduced extra bodily challenges for him. He was sluggish out of the gates as he completed the primary half of the spherical with three birdies. And regardless of having some basic Tiger moments with birdie putts on Holes 15 and 16, his iron sport simply wasn’t there Thursday and couldn’t do sufficient to a minimum of end even on the day.
It simply wasn’t a great day for the world’s second-ranked golfer. McIlroy’s sport was off all afternoon as he discovered himself usually in unhealthy spots out of the tough, within the sand, and lacking putts he’d normally make. Three bogeys and a double bogey made up his afternoon on solution to an excellent par 72 efficiency Thursday. Simply one other sluggish begin for McIlroy… once more.
Many could also be shocked that Homa is on right here in any respect. Fact is, he’s performed a good sport all season lengthy and being in second place of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings proves that. Nonetheless, the 32-year-old out of Burbank, CA confronted some struggles all through the primary spherical of the Masters, ending with a 71 and tied for 26th. Discovering himself hitting out of the hand in two out of the primary two holes of Spherical 1 set the tone for an uphill battle within the afternoon.
Scottie Scheffler (-4) – What? Why is Scheffler talked about right here? Properly, sure, he was the Scheffler we’ve grown to know as we watched him plant photographs completely on the greens. However he was lacking putts which finally locations him right here. His three birdies on the second nines helped his rating, however that bogey on 11 seemed actual unhealthy when he wanted three putts to complete the opening. He didn’t seem like a whole golfer, one that’s ranked No. 1 on the earth.
Justin Thomas (-2) – Thomas had a bizarre day. With a number of photographs exterior the golf green and off the greens (and typically manner off the greens), the tenth ranked golfer on the earth stored battling his personal unhealthy photographs. With 4 birdies and solely two bogeys, Thomas’ 2-under 70 might have been far worse.