Red Five

The Masters uses a very low-tech scoring system on its leaderboards in Augusta. Red means under par. Black indicates over par. A green zero puts the player at even par.

Even a person who isn’t a golf aficionado can understand how this works.

Retief Goosen, ranked 92nd on the FedEx Cup points list, is having a memorable day. He’s 5-under-par at the turn, ready to approach Amen Corner on a day rife with scoring opportunities. The record at Augusta National is 63, set by Nick Price in 1986. That’s also the record for the lowest round in championship golf history. Goosen is halfway to a 62 on a second nine that gives the player a pair of excellent eagle opportunities.

Meanwhile, on the front,  Matt Kuchar (-4 thru 8) continues to fire away at pins.

17 players are under par, including Tiger Woods. The 4-time champion is 1-under thru 6.

Ross Fisher found a clubhouse in time to post a 3-under round of 69. American Sean O’Hair is also safely in with a 70. It will be very interesting to see if the afternoon scores will be as low as the morning efforts.

If you have any Masters questions, don’t be shy. Tweet me at WBALDash.


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