UPDATE: Leishman, Garcia Share Masters Lead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE 4/11/13 @ 6:30 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Sergio Garcia has turned in a bogey-free round to claim a share of the Masters lead.

Garcia shot a 6-under 66 Thursday, leaving him tied with Marc Leishman and matching the Spaniard's best score ever at Augusta National.

This is a course that has never suited Garcia's game - especially his shaky putter. But he breezed around without a bogey on his card for the first time since 2002.

It's still a reach to think this might be the place where Garcia wins his first major championship. He's had only two top-10 finishes in 14 Masters appearances.

But the way he played in the opening round could mean a change in fortune.

Dustin Johnson is one stroke back at 67. Tiger Woods is just four shots off the lead after a 70.



ORIGINAL STORY 4/11/13 @ 3:45 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- England's David Lynn is the clubhouse leader at the Masters after opening with a 4-under 68. Tiger Woods is also off to a strong start.

Woods birdied the sixth and eighth holes. That left him two strokes behind Lynn approaching the turn Thursday.

Lynn was one of the early starters on an overcast day at Augusta National. He birdied four of five holes around the turn, shook off a short miss at No. 17 and rolled in a 15-footer at the final hole to secure his spot atop the leaderboard, at least for now.

Lynn was runner-up to Rory McIlroy at last year's PGA Championship in just his second major appearance.


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