clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2013 Masters scores and results: Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman lead after 1st Round

Tiger Woods was steady on the first day at Augusta, but he'll start Friday chasing two international players that set the pace with opening rounds of 66.


All 93 players are now in the clubhouse at Augusta National, and it's Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia who hold the first round lead at 6-under. Leishman set the pace early in the day, and the benign scoring conditions continued throughout the afternoon as Garcia came around to match. Leishman did his damage coming into the clubhouse, adding birdies on the final four holes to get to 6-under. Garcia, on the other hand, did most of his work on the front side, going out in 32 and then adding two more birdies on the back side to take a share of the clubhouse lead. It wast just the second bogey-free round for Sergio at the Masters, and as is always the case with the Spaniard, his tenuous grip atop the leaderboard could come undone at any moment on Friday.

Chasing Garcia and Leishman is a long list of loaded names, but Dustin Johnson separated himself at 5-under. The long-hitting South Carolinian took advantage of the par-5s on Sunday, momentarily moving into a share of the 6-under lead at the par-5 15th. He dropped a shot on No. 17 to move back to 5-under, but it was still his best round ever at Augusta National. Johnson may be the most talented of all the young players on tour, but he has repeatedly slipped up at the majors, making mental mistakes or simply washing out by the weekend.

Johnson's playing partner, Fred Couples, is also on the first page of the board at 4-under. Couples dropped a shot on No. 17 too, but the round featured the typical Couples clockwork to start the week at Augusta. Boom Boom is one of the most popular players in the game, and he'll likely continue to thrill the adoring Augusta crowds into his 60s. It's not a fluke, he'll probably stick around tomorrow if he can keep his driving up and avoid the back issues that always seem to creep up at the most inopportune times. Matt Kuchar, although much younger than Couples, has also become a mainstay at Augusta so it's no surprise to see him at 4-under as well. Rickie Fowler, who had two double-bogeys, amazingly rebounded to join them at 4-under.

And then there's the big three -- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Phil Mickelson. Tiger finished with the best score, a 2-under 70 that could have been better if not for his stalling out on the inward nine. He's still in prime position to be at the top of the board by the weekend, but there were some missed opportunities on the par-5s on Thursday. Tiger said he was satisfied with his game, and expect him to be in form on Friday to make a late afternoon push.

Phil and Rory both finished by going in dramatically different directions on the back nine. After three bogeys in his first seven holes, Mickelson seemed to hit a groove in Amen Corner, with a birdie on No. 12 and a near eagle on No. 13, a hole he owns. That was the start of a five-hole stretch in which Mickelson carded four birdies, and it looked like he would at least match Tiger's round of 70. But he gave one back with a bogey on No. 17, which seemed to provide problems for several players as they finished up, including McIlroy. The No. 2 player in the world was all over the place on the second nine, bogeying four holes for an inward 38 and an even-par 72. He grew increasingly frustrated at the end of his round, displaying the struggles that have bothered him throughout the 2013 season.

With 18 holes complete, here's the full leaderboard:

Place Player Score
T1 Marc Leishman -6
T1 Sergio Garcia -6
3 Dustin Johnson -5
T4 David Lynn -4
T4 Rickie Fowler -4
T4 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano -4
T4 Trevor Immelman -4
T4 Fred Couples -4
T4 Matt Kuchar -4
T10 Jim Furyk -3
T10 Zach Johnson -3
T10 Adam Scott -3
T13 Kevin Na -2
T13 David Toms -2
T13 Tim Clark -2
T13 Lee Westwood -2
T13 Justin Rose -2
T13 Brandt Snedeker -2
T13 K.J. Choi -2
T13 John Huh -2
T13 Tiger Woods -2
T13 Jason Day -2
T23 John Peterson -1
T23 Ryan Moore -1
T23 Ryo Ishikawa -1
T23 Charl Schwartzel -1
T23 Luke Donald -1
T23 Ernie Els -1
T23 Bernhard Langer -1
T23 Bo Van Pelt -1
T23 Angel Cabrera -1
T23 Phil Mickelson -1
T33 Brian Gay E
T33 Russell Henley E
T33 Mike Weir E
T33 Peter Hanson E
T33 John Senden E
T33 D.A. Points E
T33 Vijay Singh E
T33 Y.E. Yang E
T33 Martin Kaymer E
T33 Fredrik Jacobson E
T33 Rory McIlroy E
T33 Jason Dufner E
T33 Bill Haas E
T46 Sandy Lyle 1
T46 Larry Mize 1
T46 Richard Sterne 1
T46 Webb Simpson 1
T46 Graeme McDowell 1
T46 Michael Thompson 1
T46 Thomas Bjorn 1
T46 Steve Stricker 1
T46 Tianlang Guan 1
T46 Keegan Bradley 1
T56 Jose Maria Olazabal 2
T56 Nicolas Colsaerts 2
T56 John Merrick 2
T56 Jamie Donaldson 2
T56 Mark O'Meara 2
T56 Lucas Glover 2
T56 Francesco Molinari 2
T56 Louis Oosthuizen 2
T64 Stewart Cink 3
T64 Bubba Watson 3
T64 Scott Piercy 3
T64 George Coetzee 3
T64 Matteo Manassero 3
T64 Henrik Stenson 3
T70 Ted Potter, Jr. 4
T70 Kevin Streelman 4
T70 Robert Garrigus 4
T70 Carl Pettersson 4
T70 Steven Fox (a) 4
T70 Ian Poulter 4
T70 Ben Curtis 4
T70 Martin Laird 4
T70 Paul Lawrie 4
T70 Hunter Mahan 4
T80 Nathan T. Smith (a) 5
T80 T.J. Vogel 5
T82 Padraig Harrington 6
T82 Thorbjorn Olesen 6
T82 Michael Weaver (a) 6
T82 Nick Watney 6
T82 Branden Grace 6
T87 Tom Watson 7
T87 Thaworn Wiratchant 7
T87 Craig Stadler 7
T87 Hiroyuki Fujita 7
T91 Ian Woosnam 8
T91 Ben Crenshaw 8
93 Alan Dunbar (a) 11

More Masters from SB Nation:

Does Tiger need a green jacket to be "back"?

Cute kid gifs, holes-in-one highlight Par 3 Contest

Arnold Palmer is still cooler than you

Masters picks and predictions

How all 94 players earned entry into the most exclusive major in golf

Bubba breaks down at his Masters press conference