Thursday, April 08, 2010

Old Is New Again Early At The Masters

They love to keep the old new at the Masters and there's some of that early on the first-day leaderboard.

It has a distinct '80s feel with Bernhard Langer playing his first seven holes 3-under par and the seemingly ageless Tom Watson making birdies on two of his first three holes.

It's early -- Phil Mickelson is just going on the course and Tiger Woods is still three hours away from his tee time -- but it's a nice jolt of nostalgia with Langer and Watson off to good starts.

The conditions are nice so far though the breeze has begun to kick up, throwing a little uncertainty into play. The chance of thunderstorms looms this afternoon though it's too early to know if they'll disrupt play.

By the time they do, one of the old guys may be sitting in the clubhouse with a big smile on his face.