English world number 3 Lee Westwood played one of his best rounds ever at Augusta, in difficult conditions, to give himself a one shot lead at the end of day one at The Masters 2012. While a lot of people were struggling with the difficult pin positions and mud sticking to balls, Lee made it look fairly easy.
Westwood explained, "There was no weakness out there in my game. I hit it close, hit a lot of fairways and rolled in some nice putts. I've been playing well all year so I was pretty confident. But trying not to let myself get carried away. I just wanted to come out and start steady and strong and play my way into the tournament, which I've done."
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods, who was the favourite coming in The Masters 2012, hit an even 72 after having to take a drop on the 2nd and another on the 18th but remained upbeat.
He said, "I hit some of the worst golf swings I've ever hit today, and that's all right," said the world number seven, who won the last of his 14 majors in 2008. "I just hung in there and grinded my way around the golf course and stayed very patient, stayed in the moment. I got a lot out of that round."