Thursday, April 08, 2010

Waiting For Tiger, Toms, Watson Share Lead

As Tiger Woods' tee time approached, David Toms had already grabbed the early first-round lead at the Masters and Tom Watson is acting like it's the British Open again.

On a cloudy, breezy morning, the 60-year old Watson was 3-under par through 15 holes, tied with Toms who had already posted an opening round 3-under par 69. Steve Marino was also 3-under through 15 holes in what felt like the opening act to the big show that arrives with Tiger's presence on the course.

Defending champion Angel Cabrera was 3-under through 10 holes, showing no sign of easily surrendering his claim as champion.

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson played his first nine holes in 1-under par, keeping him close to the lead. Ernie Els was also at 1-under par.