Australia’s Marc Leishman and Spain’s Sergio Garcia tie for the first-round lead with 6-under 66s. Dustin Johnson, a former Coastal Carolina golfer, is one back, with England’s David Lynn and five others tied for fourth. Among them are Fred Couples, 53, and Rickie Fowler. Chinese teenager Guan Tianlang, 14, the youngest player in Masters history, shoots a 1-over 73.
Jason Day, an Aussie who finished tied for second in 2011 and had to withdraw in 2012, has a 68 to take sole possession of the lead. Couples and Leishman are one stroke behind at 139. Guan makes the biggest news of the day in an unfortunate way: he’s penalized one stroke for slow play.
A day that will always be remembered for the two-stroke penalty assessed Tiger Woods for an illegal drop during Friday’s second round. After that was settled, Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera tie for the lead heading into Sunday’s final round at 7 under. David Scott
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