By the numbers: Key stats from Round 1 at Masters

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Charley Hoffman went low on a tough day at Augusta National to grab the first-round lead at the Masters. Here are the key stats from Day 1 provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit.

Charley Hoffman

• 7-under 65; lowest career round in major championship

• Four-shot lead; ties second-largest 18-hole lead in Masters history

• First player to lead by four or more shots after first round since 1955

• Jack Burke Jr. also led by four shots that year (finished T-13)

• First career lead/co-lead after any major championship round

• One top-10 finish in 22 major starts (T-9 at ’15 Masters)

• Played in final pairing Saturday in 2015 Masters with Jordan Spieth

• Third player in Masters history to birdie all four par 3s in round


William McGirt

• 3-under 69 in first career round in the Masters

• First career opening round under par in any major

• 10 under in last four major rounds dating to 2016 PGA

• Fourth major start; one made cut (T-10 at ’16 PGA)


Lee Westwood

• 2-under 70; fourth time in career inside top-3 after first round of Masters

• 17th time inside top 10 after round in Masters since 2010

• Six more such rounds than any other player during that span

• Finished T-2 at Masters last year (second runner-up finish)

• Seventh time opening Masters with round under par since 2008

• Missed cut last week in Houston (77-74, 7 over)


Phil Mickelson

• 1-under 71; played holes 13-18 in 2 under today

• Third time to be fourth or better after first round in last 15 Masters

• Went on to win previous two instances (2006 and 2010)

• Eagle on second hole; first eagle on No. 2 since 1998

• 14th time in career to open Masters with round under par

• 50th career round under par in Masters (most of any player since debut)

• 82nd worldwide start since last win (2013 Open)

• Would be oldest Masters champion all-time with win this week


Justin Rose

• 1-under 71; finished bogey-bogey-birdie in first round

• 93 birdies/eagles in Masters since 2012 (most of anyone in span)

• Fourth time in last five years to open Masters with round under par

• Hit 14/18 GIR today, 13th career Masters round hitting 14 or more greens


Rory McIlroy

• Even-par 72; birdied three of last six holes to finish round

• Played first eight holes in 3 over (did not make bogey after that)

• Seventh straight year opening Masters with round of par/better

• One of last 18 Masters winners opened with round over par (Tiger Woods in 2005)


Jordan Spieth

• 3-over 75; fourth consecutive round over par at Augusta National

• Quadruple-bogey 9 on 15th hole (highest score of PGA Tour career)

• Third career quad/worse on PGA Tour (two in last two Masters rounds)

• No player has ever made worse than 7 on any hole and won Masters that week

• Combined 7 over in last four rounds played in Masters

• Five doubles/worse in last four Masters rounds (one in first nine of career)