It was an exciting first day of the 2015 Masters, with Augusta proving a tricky course for a number of stars.
One man who wasn’t troubled was young Jordan Spieth, with the 21-year-old threatening to break the course record of 63, but falling short and finishing with a fantastic 64.
Phil Mickelson and world No.1 Rory McIlroy were teeing off together, with the American getting the better of the early exchanges. McIlroy needlessly dropped a few strokes, and didn’t start as strongly as he would have liked.
They both made par on the 12th, and at times it was difficult to separate the two.
McIlroy took a while to get going, but eventually found his stride.
Tiger woods looked back to his best at times, and got himself out of danger with this unbelievable shot.
He was arguably bettered by Tom Watson however, who sunk this fine shot from inside the bunker.
Jordan Spieth’s short game was absolutely phenomenal, and he seemed incapable of missing once on the green.
Woods was getting frustrated that things weren’t going the way he wanted them to, and was audibly reprimanding himself.
Spieth took the headlines however, and finished as strongly as he’d started.
Charley Hoffman, Justin Rose, Ernie Els, and Jason Day are close behind Spieth heading into day two, but if he continues playing the way he has been then they may not be able to catch him.