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AUGUSTA, Ga. – And then the lead was one. Within 15 minutes of beginning his workday Tiger Woods had already cut into the English lead with a birdie at the first that drew a signature Augusta National roar just as Lee Westwood, who is tied with Ian Poulter and Phil Mickelson atop the board, was preparing to tee off.

Woods moved to 7 under, just one shot off the lead, and there were more than a few interesting bystanders. We spotted Woods’ mother, Kultida, walking with her son flanked by two sheriff’s deputies and two more security guards.

We also spied Edoardo Molinari on a balcony straining to get a glimpse of the world No. 1. Molinari missed the cut at 7 over while his brother, Francesco, was just making the turn.