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Even though the three-day rain ceased just moments before the tournament began, the strong intermittent wind was still an issue at Augusta National. Although it was a problem for everyone else, Charley Hoffman seemed unaffected by the weather and had an incredible first round of this year's Masters Tournament; a nine-birdie, seven-under 65- including five birdies in his last seven holes- on a day when the scoring average was 10 strokes above of that. That's quite a large gap, considering the group of players.
Other tournament favorites for reference:
William McGirt: 69
Phil Mickelson: 71
Rory McIlroy: 72
Jason Day: 74
Jordan Spieth: 75
Hoffman said, "For lack of any better words, it was a dream."
This is Hoffman's 4th time competing at the Masters, and has four PGA tour wins under his belt. I hope he can keep up this momentum throughout the tournament. It's always fun watching someone who wasn't in the spotlight taking out the big dogs.