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Tony Finau Makes The Turn At Augusta, Mike Weir Struggles Through Round One

Tony Finau of the United States walks to the sixth green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 08, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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.