By Staff&nbsp|&nbsp Posted: Thu 4:55 PM, Apr 11, 2019 &nbsp|&nbsp Updated: Thu 8:56 PM, Apr 11, 2019 Thursday, April 11, 2019 AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka were in the final groups that took the course at Augusta National on Thursday afternoon. By all accounts, they took full advantage of the late…

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Up to this point: Thu eight:fifty six PM, Apr Eleven, 2019

Thursday, April Eleven, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) — Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka beget been within the last groups that took the route at Augusta National on Thursday afternoon.

By all accounts, they took corpulent favorable thing concerning the dull day with each and every keeping a six below lead heading into spherical two of the Masters.

Each men dominated the support 9 dull Thursday with DeChambeau, who finds himself tied with Koepka on the Chief Board, grabbing six birdies to Koepka’s five.

“What a magical support 9,” DeChambeau said. Wind started to buy up, stunning around Amen Corner, and it became as soon as tricky. It became as soon as demanding one bit. However we correct caught to what we knew we’ll need to beget accomplished, and we did, and became as soon as in a place to enact an pretty 9‑iron on 12 that vogue of jump started my support 9, hitting it to five ft, making that putt got me rolling.”

Koepka, within the meantime, is now now not paying attention to DeChambeau or Phil Mickelson — his two predominant competitors on the Chief Board dull Thursday.

“I am now now not fiddling with them, so I compose now now not in reality explore them. I compose now now not know. I’m able to handiest examine Paul Casey and Jordan Spieth play golf. Can now now not in reality examine any one else. I beget a onerous sufficient time doing that as it is miles,” Koepka said. “I am interested by what I’ve got to build.”

With the Chief Board now certain for the day, let’s buy a quiz across the route.

Phil Mickelson, now right here’s a guy who’s playing himself

Phil Mickelson goes to be a fan-favorite at any time when he performs, but he seemed to be playing himself on the route.

“It became as soon as fairly a pair of relaxing,” Mickelson said. “And or now now not it is relaxing to enact off the spherical. Or now now not it is relaxing to make a factual par put on 17 and birdie the last. Or now now not it is relaxing to enact a factual spherical off fairly than leak one right here or there coming in. So it became as soon as a factual day.

Discovering himself at No. 3 after taking pictures sixty seven on the day, Mickelson’s additionally feeling ravishing factual about his probabilities — particularly after he had some anxiety on No. 10 and his ball went for a drink on No. Eleven.

“It looked fancy after bogeying 10 and Eleven that that’s now now not ‑‑ that will waste some momentum. It became as soon as the wrong plan around, because I made two huge bogeys that ought to beget and need to peaceable beget been doubles. After going within the water at Eleven to hit that end and beget a truly easy bogey and then to make a 6‑footer for bogey on 10 after a monstrous pressure, those beget been nearly momentum maintainers, whereas you occur to will, that kept me in it,” Mickelson said.

Tiger’s cheerful, but inquisitive concerning the magic quantity 70.

Lawful sooner than four:30 p.m., Tiger Woods accomplished up his first spherical at the Masters correct two below par and one below sharing the lead.

The four-time champ sucked up many of the eye Thursday morning and early afternoon even because the lead featured three others on high of the Chief Board: Justin Harding, Adam Scott, and Jon Rahm all at three below.

Soundless, Woods gave the influence to fancy what he saw on the National.

“I felt fancy I played successfully and I did your total issues I obligatory to build this present day to submit a factual quantity. I drove it successfully, hit some factual iron shots, slouch became as soon as factual on the greens,” Woods said.

However there seemed to be a dinky little bit of superstition on Woods’ allotment after realizing he’d won the Masters four times by hitting 70. Woods’ entire this present day? 70.

“I’ve handiest shot fancy below 70 one time, but I’ve shot 70 the four times that I beget won right here,” Woods said. “So we peaceable beget a protracted formulation to head. Tee off dull the following day and the wind’s presupposed to be up, so I beget my work gash out for me the leisure of the week and so does everybody else.”

Justin Harding is now now not getting labored up

Atop the Chief Board early within the day, Augusta first-timer Justin Harding is having an unlimited start to the Masters with three below par. However he didn’t let it receive to his head.

“I would possibly buy it and speed if I’m able to — we’re now now not allowed to speed right here at Augusta — but I am chuffed,” Harding joked. “Or now now not it is one of those the place I gave myself a pair probabilities, I didn’t in reality feel fancy I took huge favorable thing concerning the par-5s.”

Soundless, Harding is aware of he’s playing successfully recently and is having a quiz to buy some of that momentum into the second spherical.

“Perchance now not getting too labored up, now now not going by plan of the highs and lows of emotions. And, yeah, correct within the waste trying to enact some golf shots. And the putter’s ravishing factual, if I study them stunning, I have confidence give them a factual roll and confidently they’re going to head in. Or now now not it is one of those attractive ones, golf is purely momentum-basically based entirely mostly,” Harding said. “Would possibly per chance well beget to you buy sufficient self belief into the rounds then you definately are plug to play successfully correct ravishing a lot need to receive out of your own plan.”

Patrick Reed is playing his first time support after last twelve months’s buy

Winding up one over within the first spherical at the National, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed is cheerful to be support out on the route.

Reed said he did in reality feel extra apprehensive than he anticipated, however the nerves calmed after getting out of the first tee.

“I felt it off the first tee, didn’t in reality in reality feel it on the iron shot however the ball correct wasn’t sitting the greatest within the bunker,” Reed said. “As soon as I made the putt for par on the first I became as soon as support to fashioned. From there or now now not it is let’s correct exit and play golf.”

Reed admitted to having an up-and-down form of day, even though.

“I felt fancy the ball-inserting became as soon as a dinky free,” Reed said. “I felt fancy any in all my inserting — I felt fancy my short game became as soon as the place it obligatory to be, I correct kept — even whereas you occur to hit quality golf shots right here, whereas you occur to circulation over it by a foot a technique or the opposite, you’re leaving yourself a in reality onerous subsequent shot. And I had a pair of shots fancy that, and hit a pair of shots that the wind modified or had a miserable swing. And you build that, and or now now not it is very onerous to receive yourself in reality successfully. Lawful need to tighten it up a dinky on the corpulent swing and I’ll be alright.”

Adam Scott is having his most efficient spherical in 5 years

Adam Scott seems ravishing chuffed with spherical one pondering about he has the self-overview of a “sluggish starter.”

“Indubitably the last 10 years, I compose now now not jump out of the gates, it seems,” Scott said. “So I compose now now not know if right here is leaping out of the gates, on the opposite hand it with out a doubt is huge.”

Scott is basically crediting his persistence and self-self belief to give himself an unlimited enhance out of spherical one.

“I compose now now not in reality beget fancy the results to be screaming that I am basically the most confident player right here, but I with out a doubt, I know the place and when my game is coming into in reality factual form and I’m able to explore it coming support and I have confidence I got some factual affirmation this present day with some solid ball inserting, which is, which has been coming this twelve months, it hasn’t been notorious by any plan, but I, when I strike it in reality successfully I have confidence I strike it with the greatest of them and I hit fairly a pair of greens and that showed up this present day,” Scott said.