Bryson DeChambeau doubles par-5 13th but salvages 2-under 70 at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – By his earlier assertion that Augusta National is a personal par 67, Thursday’s opening round was a disappointing over-par performance for Bryson DeChambeau.

But DeChambeau’s 70 in the opening round of the 84th Masters officially put him at 2 under par for the tournament. He’s five shots off the early lead, held by Paul Casey.

Given his Thursday adventures, he’ll take it.

“I’m fortunate to be 2 under par,” DeChambeau said. “I just didn’t execute the shots I normally do out there.”


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Beginning on the second nine, DeChambeau, who two holes earlier had scrambled to make par from the trees left at No. 11, experienced trouble at the par-5 13th with a sequence that included:

  • Tee shot well right into the pines
  • Second shot, left into bushes
  • Provisional shot into Rae’s Creek
  • Finds original second shot, in the bushes, but takes unplayable
  • Laying three, chunks fourth shot
  • Hits fifth shot to 20 feet
  • Two-putts for double-bogey 7

DeChambeau would recover with birdies on Nos. 15 and 16, along with another at No. 2 after making the turn.

Scorecard for player 59146 during event 18491.

Following a bogey at the par-4 seventh, DeChambeau finished birdie-birdie, before chatting with the media and then heading to the practice area.

“I just kept telling myself patience out there,” he said.



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