2018 Masters Day One Quick Wrap, Round Two This And That


Doug Ferguson's AP game story focuses on Jordan Spieth appearing comfortable in familiar surroundings.

Steve DiMeglio's USA Today gamer reminds us after day one, that this one still has the potential to live up to the hype.

Brentley Romine of Golfweek puts Spieth's intriguing admission that he'll always have demons here, but as Romine notes, as did Joel Beall at GolfDigest.com  it was also telling how confident Spieth appeared after his round.

His putting is back. That and a few other telling stats suggesting our champion will likely come from the top 10, I write in an item that also looks at a tighter cut at the 15th.

Tony Finau’s recovery from an ankle sprain fit neatly into his improbable life story, writes Ryan Lavner at GolfChannel.com.

Kevin Casey on Patrick Reed and Henrik Stenson bucking their Augusta National pasts with opening 69s.

Tiger Woods made a mess of the par-5s in an opening 73, writes Alan Shipnuck, who assesses the day as jittery. 

A bus driver has been charged with DUI after flipping a vehicle transporting Masters patrons from Atlanta. There were several serious injuries, reports the Augusta Chronicle's Susan McCord.

David Westin on covering his 40th Masters and the art of filing player diaries.

Dave Kindred talks to merchandise buyers on their way out and in Kindred fashion gets many to confess to their buying decisions. And dollars...invested in helping to improve the Masters.

The three-minute version of Jordan Spieth’s opening 66:

In nine of his 17 rounds here, Spieth has finished with the lead.

Round two featured groups coverage does not include Jordan Spieth (10:53 am ET), so you'll have to pick him up On The Range and then eventually on Amen Corner Live coverage starting around 10:30 am. ET.

The hole locations for round two:

A beautiful shot by J.D. Cuban of Jordan Spieth's reflection.