Masters 2014 scores and results: Bill Haas leads Adam Scott, Bubba Watson 1 back

Harry How

The first round of the 2014 Masters is in the books and while Bill Haas is in front, three major championship winners are one off the lead.

It was a picturesque day at Augusta National on Thursday, and while blue skies and plenty of sun make for a great setting, it created some challenging playing conditions for the 2014 Masters field. Firm and fast conditions combined with some devilish pin placements led to the course having the upper hand in the first round. Bill Haas was one of a few players to find some success, and he's the leader in the clubhouse after shooting a 4-under 68.

Haas didn't get off to a very good start with a bogey on No. 1, but quickly rebounded with a birdie on No. 2. Two more birdies on the front nine allowed him to make the turn at 2-under. His best stretch came early on the back nine when he successfully navigated Amen Corner. Many players struggled through Amen Corner, with No. 11 and No. 12 being the hardest and second-hardest holes on the course. Haas parred the 11th and 12th, then followed those holes up with back-to-back birdies. His only dropped shot after the opening bogey came on No. 17. He got that shot right back, however, closing the round with a birdie at the 18th. That was good enough for sole possession of first place.

While Haas is in the lead, an impressive stable of players is nipping at his heels, including three major champions tied for second place. Defending Masters champion Adam Scott opened up strong with a 3-under 68. He's tied for second place, joined by 2011 Masters champion Bubba Watson and 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen. Scott was 4-under at one point, but ran into some issues on No. 12. After the round, he said he only hit one poor shot all day -- the only problem was that poor shot ended up in Rae's Creek.

Water

The double bogey was the only blemish on an otherwise solid round that included five birdies. Watson only carded three birdies in his round, but never dropped a shot. According to the ESPN broadcast, Thursday was just the second time Watson has played a bogey free round in 81 major championship rounds. Watson had the most success of any player playing in the late groups. He'll hit the course in the morning on Friday, possibly giving him an advantage over the other leaders.

With the course playing difficult, only 19 of the 97 players shot under par in the first round. That group includes several big names. Brandt Snedeker and Jimmy Walker are tied for fifth place at 2-under while Rickie Fowler, Fred Couples, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are among the players in at 1-under. McIlroy nearly joined the group at 2-under before he ran into trouble on the final hole. McIlroy's tee shot at No. 18 found a fairway bunker. He was able to get his second shot on the green, but it landed on the lower tier and he three-putted for a closing bogey.

Phil Mickelson didn't fare as well, finishing the day at 4-over. He first ran into trouble at No. 7 when a subpar chip and a three-putt led to a triple bogey. Mickelson got a stroke back at No. 10 with arguably the best shot of the day. His approach at No. 10 came up well left of the pin, leaving him a nearly impossible birdie try. Mickelson read the speed and break of the putt perfectly, watching the 60-foot putt break nearly 10 feet into the cup.

Philputt

Dustin Johnson at 5-over, Zach Johnson at 6-over and Jason Dufner at 8-over are well off the lead and will need a solid Friday to avoid the cut.

Place

Player

Score

Total

1

Bill Haas

-4

68

T2

Adam Scott

-3

69

T2

Louis Oosthuizen

-3

69

T2

Bubba Watson

-3

69

T5

Kevin Stadler

-2

70

T5

Jonas Blixt

-2

70

T5

Gary Woodland

-2

70

T5

Jimmy Walker

-2

70

T5

K.J. Choi

-2

70

T5

Brandt Snedeker

-2

70

T5

Marc Leishman

-2

70

T12

Fred Couples

-1

71

T12

Rickie Fowler

-1

71

T12

Miguel Jimenez

-1

71

T12

Matteo Manassero

-1

71

T12

Rory McIlroy

-1

71

T12

Jordan Spieth

-1

71

T12

Stephen Gallacher

-1

71

T12

Francesco Molinari

-1

71

T20

John Senden

E

72

T20

Graeme McDowell

E

72

T20

Steve Stricker

E

72

T20

Kevin Streelman

E

72

T20

Nick Watney

E

72

T20

Sang-Moon Bae

E

72

T20

Bernhard Langer

E

72

T27

Stewart Cink

1

73

T27

Boo Weekley

1

73

T27

Mike Weir

1

73

T27

Roberto Castro

1

73

T27

Jamie Donaldson

1

73

T27

Charl Schwartzel

1

73

T27

Patrick Reed

1

73

T27

Thomas Bjorn

1

73

T27

Matt Kuchar

1

73

T27

Thongchai Jaidee

1

73

T27

Henrik Stenson

1

73

T27

Lee Westwood

1

73

T27

Russell Henley

1

73

T40

Steven Bowditch

2

74

T40

Brendon de Jonge

2

74

T40

Webb Simpson

2

74

T40

Jim Furyk

2

74

T40

Thorbjorn Olesen

2

74

T40

Larry Mize

2

74

T40

Matt Jones

2

74

T40

Jose Maria Olazabal

2

74

T40

Darren Clarke

2

74

T40

Sergio Garcia

2

74

T40

Hunter Mahan

2

74

T40

Victor Dubuisson

2

74

T40

Harris English

2

74

T53

John Huh

3

75

T53

Mark O'Meara

3

75

T53

Martin Kaymer

3

75

T53

Scott Stallings

3

75

T53

Billy Horschel

3

75

T53

Ken Duke

3

75

T53

Lucas Glover

3

75

T53

Vijay Singh

3

75

T53

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

3

75

T53

Chris Kirk

3

75

T53

Jason Day

3

75

T53

Joost Luiten

3

75

T53

Keegan Bradley

3

75

T53

Ernie Els

3

75

T67

Ian Poulter

4

76

T67

Matthew Fitzpatrick

4

76

T67

Sandy Lyle

4

76

T67

Garrick Porteous

4

76

T67

Oliver Goss

4

76

T67

Derek Ernst

4

76

T67

Justin Rose

4

76

T67

Phil Mickelson

4

76

T75

Ian Woosnam

5

77

T75

Y.E. Yang

5

77

T75

Matt Every

5

77

T75

Ryan Moore

5

77

T75

Dustin Johnson

5

77

T80

David Lynn

6

78

T80

Tom Watson

6

78

T80

Angel Cabrera

6

78

T80

Zach Johnson

6

78

T80

D.A. Points

6

78

T80

Michael McCoy

6

78

T80

Peter Hanson

6

78

T87

Tim Clark

7

79

T87

Trevor Immelman

7

79

T87

Luke Donald

7

79

T90

Chang-woo Lee

8

80

T90

Hideki Matsuyama

8

80

T90

Jason Dufner

8

80

T90

Graham Delaet

8

80

94

Jordan Niebrugge

9

81

95

Craig Stadler

10

82

96

Ben Crenshaw

11

83

97

Branden Grace

12

84

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