On Thursday in Augusta, Ross Fisher walked into the clubhouse as the leader of the 2011 Masters. A terrific front nine helped to put him at 3-under on the leaderboard.
The 30-year-old Englishman responded to a first-hole bogey with birdies on five on his next eight holes. He shot even during a relatively uneventful pack nine. Fisher has four European Tour wins to his name, but has never won a PGA Tour event.
Elsewhere on the course, Rory McIlroy is playing spectacular golf. McIlroy shot 4-under on the front nine, and shot consecutive birdies on the second, third, and fourth holes. He's looking for the second PGA Tour win over his young career. South Africa's Retief Goosen is still the overall leader, thanks in part to his first-hole eagle. He's currently played through 10 holes.