Masters Day 1: Crenshaw Fires an Impressive 71

Day 166 without playing golf

The leaderboard is shaping up nicely after the first round, including some of the names you would expect (Singh and Mickelson) and a couple of new ones (Oberholser and Ogilvy) for good measure. Tiger is right where he needs to be.

Somehow 54-year-old Ben Crenshaw got around the brutish Augusta National in 71. For all I know, he one-putted every green. Still, give Ben credit on a day when his peers like Tom Watson struggled just to break 80.

Crenshaw hasn’t made the cut at The Masters since 1997. If he can keep it around 75 tomorrow, he might just be playing on the weekend.

It could be Ben’s last weekend trip around Augusta.

The Armchair Golfer

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