Tony Finau Makes The Turn At Augusta, Mike Weir Struggles Through Round One
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau has made the turn on the first day at Augusta National at one-over-par. While former Masters Champion Mike Weir ends his round at six-over-par and a score of 78.
Finau began his round with a birdie on the second hole after a brilliant second shot on the par 5 that gave him a 15-foot putt for eagle. However, Finau immediately double-bogeyed the par 4 third hole and followed that up with a bogey on four. He quickly found himself at two-over-par despite the positive start.
Fortunately, a birdie on seven gave Finau the momentum he needed as he approached the turn.
Finau was hitting his driver and irons well. Finding a lot of fairways and greens in regulation, however, his putting let him down on a number of occasions as he was missing 10-foot putts that should be holed.
Hopefully, Finau can find the form required with his putter to give him a better chance of making another Masters run.
Weir was not as fortunate, the 2003 Masters Champion notched two double bogeys, four bogeys, and just two birdies on his way to a final-round score of 78. He finds himself down towards the bottom of the leaderboard.
Weir made two big par’s on 17 and 18, after being in positions that would suggest a bogey was awaiting, that will hopefully give him momentum going into Friday’s round.
Justin Rose leads the field at four-under-par through 13 holes. He is in the solo lead.
Brian Harmon and Hideki Matsuyama are in a tie for second at three-under-par.