Masters Round One Highlights As They Happened


AUGUSTA, GA – The 2012 Masters is underway at Augusta National and our broadcast team is in position to bring you live hole-by-hole coverage all afternoon long.

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7:30 PM ET: So that’s it from Augusta National on Day One. Come back later for more on “The Masters Tonight.” The complete leader board is available here.

7:15 PM ET: The final group of the day wrapped up play with Peter Hanson making par to finish with a 68. Phil Mickelson birdied 18 to finish with a two-over 74.

7:01 PM ET: Rory McIlroy goes birdie-birdie on the final two holes to finish with a one-under 71.

6:57 PM ET: And Peter Hanson must have heard me. He birdies 17 to move to -4, one shot off the lead.

(Hanson nails his birdie putt at 17)

6:38 PM ET: The rain has mostly stayed away thus far. Just drizzles and they’re still playing. Westwood still the leader at -5. Oosthuizen a shot back at -4. Peter Hanson is -3 through 16 and is the only player on the course with a realistic chance of matching Westwood’s mark.

6:22 PM ET: Westwood is in the clubhouse with a five-under 67 — but Vijay Singh had the most memorable shot in his group at the final hole.

(Vijay holes out from off the green at 18)

6:05 PM ET: Lee Westwood birdies 17 to move one shot ahead of the field at five-under par.

(Lee Westwood’s putt at 17)


5:48 PM ET: Westwood’s birdie attempt misses just outside the cup. He stays tied with Oosthuizen for the lead at -4.

5:47 PM ET: Louis Oosthuizen’s post-round interview with Mark Malone.

(Listen to Louis Oosthuizen’s interview)


5:45 PM ET: Lee Westwood has a look at birdie to go to -5 and the outright lead.

5:23 PM ET: Louis Oosthuizen birdies at 18 to finish his round at four-under.

(Oosthuizen’s birdie putt at 18)


5:05 PM ET: Henrik Stenson spoke with Mark Malone after his disappointing finish.

(Listen to Henrik Stenson’s interview with Mark Malone)


4:55 PM ET: Listen to Tiger’s thoughts on his first round below…

(Tiger Woods on his even-par first round)


4:52 PM ET: -3 is the score of the day. Six-way tie at the top at the moment: Lawrie, Jimenez, F. Molinari, Oosthuizen, Dufner and Westwood.

3:56 PM ET: Tiger finishes bogey-bogey at 17 and 18 to finish his first round with an even par 72.

(Tiger’s bogey putt at 18)


3:31 PM ET: Stenson finishes with an 8 on the 18th – dropping four strokes to par and finishing the first round at -1.

3:26 PM ET: Henrik Stenson’s great day is going to waste on the 18th. He’s lying five and hasn’t yet reached the green on the par four.

(Listen to Henrik Stenson’s scrambling birdie to get to -6)


3:20 PM ET: Lee Westwood has just birdied four straight holes to get to four-under through 8 holes.

2:42 PM ET: Paul Lawrie, who fired a 69 to finish three-under for his opening round, stopped to talk with our Mark Malone.

(Listen to Paul Lawrie’s interview with Mark Malone)


2:22 PM ET: After a long second shot, Tiger cards a 5 on the par-5 13th hole to remain at -2, three shots back of leader Henrik Stenson. Complete Masters leader board.

2:08 PM ET: We’re off and rolling with our live radio coverage from Augusta. Bob Papa and Charlie Rymer in the tower at 18. Brian Katrek at 4 and 17, Mark Carnavale at 11 and 12, Jim Gray at 15 and 16, Mark Malone with post-round interviews and John Tautges handling leader board duties.

(Henrik Stenson birdies the 8th to go to -5 on the day)


(Tiger Woods’ birdie at 8 moves him to -1)


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