11 Apr '14, 12am

Bamberger: Breaking down Day 1 at the Masters

Bamberger: Breaking down Day 1 at the Masters

The only three men to win back-to-back Masters -- Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods -- happen to be the three toughest golfers, mentally, this side of Hogan. Now Adam Scott is looking to join the club. His opening round at the Masters on Thursday, a steady three-under-par 69 with one hiccup -- was the same first-day score he signed for last year, when he won in a playoff over Angel Cabrera. Cabrera, obviously paying tribute to the gone-but-not-forgotten Tiger Woods by wearing black trousers and a red shirt, shot 78. He won’t be playing 74 holes this week. The chance of a playoff this year is high, higher than usual, and that’s saying something because since 2003, five green coats have been won in extra innings. The reason we may be in for another playoff is the course was already firm and fast on Thursday and, under a relentlessly blue sky and in a warm wind, it be...

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