Masters Glance

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 11, 2013

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Fred Couples hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riveria Country Club on February 5, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
A glance at Thursday's first round of the Masters at the 7,435-yard, par-72 Augusta National Golf Club. Leading: Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia, who shot opening-round 66s. Pursuing: Dustin Johnson trails by a stroke, with six other golfers - including former champion Fred Couples - another shot back in third. Where's Tiger?: Tied for 13th with nine others, after shooting a 2-under 70. Shot of the day: Jamie Donaldson's hole-in-one at the 177-yard, par-3 sixth with a ''soft'' 7-iron. Key stat: Fred Couples round of 68 marked the fifth time he's shot in the 60s at the Masters since turning 50. Noteworthy: Garcia, who has yet to win a major, has challenged in the U.S. and British Opens and the PGA, but rarely at the Masters. In 14 previous appearances, he has finished in the top 10 just twice. Quoteworthy: ''I've got to change my whole mindset and just get after these pins, because the ball's not running like it used to and I'm giving this course way too much respect because of my past knowledge.'' - three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson.
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