Charley Hoffman tops Masters leader board at -7; Leishman finishes at +1

Posted at 7:56 PM, Apr 06, 2017

Charley Hoffman waves to fans after finishing the 18th hole on Day 1 of The Masters. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A productive back nine holes led to a -4 stroke lead for Charley Hoffman at the end of Day 1 at The Masters. After going -2 under on the front nine, Hoffman birdied on four straight holes, and five of the back nine to score a 65.

Hoffman and the second place William McGirt posted scores in the 60’s, continuing the 60-year streak of a player scoring in the 60s in the opening round of the tournament.

Marc Leishman birdies on the second hole of The Masters. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

A Par 5 eagle on the second hole helped balance Phil Mickleson’s -1 under round out, despite bogeying four times.

Virginia Beach resident Marc Leishman was at even par for the majority of the day, but finished with a bogey on the 18th hole for a final score of +1 over. Leishman will tee off on Friday at 10:45 a.m.

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