You Oughta Know: Spieth picking up where he left off


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jordan Spieth continued his Augusta National magic, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy were all over the map while Bubba Watson, Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler essentially shot themselves out of the tournament. Here are things You Oughta Know after the first round of the 80th Masters:

 The last 10 Masters winners opened with the first round under par. Each of the last 10 winners were inside the top 10 after the first round and each of the last 10 were either at or within four shots of the lead after Round 1.

• The first-round leader/co-leader has won the Masters 16 of the previous 79 events. Spieth and Trevor Immelman (2008) are the only players since 1985 to go wire-to-wire in victory.

• The last eight winners of the Masters have opened with a round in the 60s. Tiger Woods in 2005 is the only winner in the last 15 years to shoot an over-par opening round.

 Spieth has played nine rounds as a professional in the Masters. He’s at least shared the lead in six rounds, eight of the nine rounds have been under par and he’s a combined 29 under par. In Tiger Woods’ first nine rounds as a pro he led after three of them, had six rounds under par and was a combined 21 under par.

 Spieth has been under par on the first nine holes in all nine career rounds at Augusta National and it was his second career bogey-free round.

 Shane Lowry shot 68 and is tied for second place with Danny Lee. This was Lowry’s first under-par round in three attempts. His best finish in a major is a ninth-place tie twice. He hasn’t recorded a top-30 finish in any of his last five worldwide starts.

 Danny Lee’s 68 ties his lowest career round in any major. He shot 68 in the first round of last year’s PGA Championship. Lee missed the cut in his only other Masters start in 2009.

 Justin Rose, who tied for second place with Phil Mickelson at last year’s Masters, shot 69. Seven of his last eight Masters rounds have been under par. Fifteen of his last 19 major rounds have been under par.

• Sergio Garcia shot 69 and this is the fourth time in six years that he’s opened with a round in the 60s. He has 20 career top-10 major finishes by has only finished inside the top-five in the Masters once.

• Rory McIlroy shot 70. This is his seventh consecutive round under par at Augusta National and it’s the sixth straight year he opened the tournament with a round of par or better.

Note: Golf Channel’s editorial research unit contributed to this report.