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  • Jordan Spieth reminded us on Thursday that he is the current King of Augusta, firing a round of 66 to take the lead by two. This is now the ninth time that Spieth has held or co-held a lead at the Masters, tying Tiger in that regard. It wasn't that crazy of a round until Spieth got to the 13th, and after a two-putt birdie, he went on a run; birdies at 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 had him at 7-under going into the last, but a poor tee shot had him scrambling for a bogey. He was able to convert, and now Spieth stands alone with a great shot at doing what he does on this golf course and separating himself from the rest of the pack on Friday.
  • Somehow, someway Tony Finau was able to play golf on Thursday, and play golf well! Kevin Van Valkenburg dives into the crazy story of Finau sitting near the lead after rolling his ankle on Wednesday. 
  • The bummer story of Thursday came with the Masters defending champion, Sergio Garcia. Standing in the fairway of the par-5 15th, the same hole he eagled in the final round a year ago, Garcia was thinking a birdie would get him back to even par for the tournament. Instead, Garcia rinsed five balls, made a 13, the highest score ever recorded at the 15th, and then said after his round that he didn't hit a single bad shot on his way to the 8-over par score. To his credit, Garcia birdied the 16th and made pars at 17 and 18, but his opening 81 means unless something historic happens on Friday, he will be hanging over the weekend until he gets to present the green jacket on Sunday evening.
  • VIDEO: Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler played together on Thursday, and had a little "whatever you can do, I can do better" game on the par-3 16th. No surprise, all three converted the birdie putts. 
Masters Tournament, Top-10 After Day One
1.) Jordan Spieth -6
T-2.) Tony Finau -4
T-2.) Matt Kuchar -4
T-4.) Henrik Stenson -3
T-4.) Patrick Reed -3
T-4.) Charley Hoffman -3
T-4.) Adam Hadwin -3
T-4.) Haotong Li -3
T-4.). Rory McIlroy -3
T-4.) Rafa Cabrera-Bello -3
Video of the Day
You know the best way to make the most out of your first go-round Augusta National? Make an eagle. Even better? Make two. Amateur Doug Ghim did just that on Thursday, including a hole-out at the 18th, just the sixth eagle ever at the closing hole at ANGC. Ghim's two at 18 has him with an opening round of even-par 72.
Your Thursday Masters Psycho Scorecard of the Day
A psycho scorecard is one that is generally all over the place - birdies, bogeys, triples, eagles ... we will try and find the most insane of the scorecards each week and post on Mondays, but you can help ... if you see one, screengrab it and tag #psychocard on Twitter.

I hate tossing in a bad score here, but come on, the dude made two 2s and a 13 on his second nine. He wins this Thursday. Easy does it.
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Ep. 97: Masters Preview with Scott Van Pelt and Paul Azinger

A big-time lineup for our Clubhouse Masters preview, starting with Scott Van Pelt and ending with Paul Azinger.

SVP talks about his favorite week of the year while 'Zinger talks of Masters of old and what is so different now compared to when he was teeing it up at the first major of the season.
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Updated Masters Odds After Round One
Jordan Spieth 11/4
Rory McIlroy 5/1
Phil Mickelson 14/1
Justin Rose 14/1
Henrik Stenson 14/1
Dustin Johnson 16/1
Rickie Fowler 20/1
Matt Kuchar 20/1
Patrick Reed 20/1
Tiger Woods 20/1
Tony Finau 25/1
Tommy Fleetwood 33/1
Charley Hoffman 33/1
Marc Leishman 33/1
Haotong Li 33/1
Bubba Watson 33/1

Odds courtesy of Bovada
Old Golf Shots That Never Get Old
Set Your DVR Alert
Friday, April 6
3 - 7:30 PM ET: Masters Tournament, Second Round (ESPN)

Saturday, April 7
3 - 7 PM ET: Masters Tournament, Third Round (CBS)

Sunday, April 8
2 - 7 PM ET: Masters Tournament, Final Round (CBS)
Friday Masters.com Featured Groups

9:14 AM ET:  Fred Couples, Haotong Li, Joaquin Nieman

10:31 AM ET: Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar 

1:27 PM ET: Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood

2:00 PM ET: Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Adam Hadwin 

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