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BLOOMING EARLY

April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008

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April 21, 2008

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BLOOMING EARLY

Until this year, no first-round leader had won the Masters since Ben Crenshaw in 1984, although none have missed the cut. Mike Donald followed his opening 64 with an 82 in 1990, but made the cut by three strokes. Lanny Wadkins has the distinction of being the first-round leader with the worst finish, starting with a 65 in '92 but coming in 48th. Between Crenshaw and Trevor Immelman, only eight first-round leaders have had a top-three finish. This year Immelman and Justin Rose (left) held the opening-day lead. For Rose, it was his third Thursday head start, but he wilted to a tie for 36th, 15 shots behind Immelman. Rose is one of five players to get out to a fast start on multiple occasions, yet come up empty.

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MULTIPLE FIRST-ROUND LEADS

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Chris DiMarco'05672
Davis Love III*'99692
Fred Couples'9869T2
Greg Norman'96632
Larry Mize'94683
Tom Lehman*'9367T3
Lanny Wadkins*'9167T3

* Shared first-round lead. Stats since 1984.

PHOTOROBERT BECK (ROSE)