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Jon Rahm carded an opening-round 65 regardless of a four-putt double bogey on his opening gap; Spaniard shares early lead with Viktor Hovland and Brooks Koepka; Watch the second spherical solely dwell on Friday from 2pm on Sky Sports activities Golf

By Ali Stafford at Augusta Nationwide

Final Up to date: 06/04/23 10:49pm

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Jon Rahm rallied after a double-bogey begin at Augusta to shoot a surprising seven-under-par 65 to take the clubhouse lead after the primary spherical of the 2023 Masters

Jon Rahm rallied after a double-bogey begin at Augusta to shoot a surprising seven-under-par 65 to take the clubhouse lead after the primary spherical of the 2023 Masters

Jon Rahm was left happy with his fightback at The Masters after taking inspiration from Seve Ballesteros to battle again from a nightmare begin to share the clubhouse chief at Augusta Nationwide.

The world No 3 recovered from making a four-putt double-bogey on his opening gap to publish an eagle and 7 birdies in a seven-under 65, seeing him share the clubhouse lead with Viktor Hovland and Brooks Koepka.

Rahm posted back-to-back birdies from the second and made a close-range eagle after a surprising strategy into the par-three eighth, earlier than 4 birdies in his final six holes noticed him equal the bottom spherical of his Masters profession.

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Jon Rahm claims he took benefit of an absence of wind at Augusta Nationwide to shoot a surprising 65 after 4 placing the primary inexperienced in his first spherical on the 2023 Masters

Jon Rahm claims he took benefit of an absence of wind at Augusta Nationwide to shoot a surprising 65 after 4 placing the primary inexperienced in his first spherical on the 2023 Masters

“If you are going to make a double bogey it would as nicely be on the primary gap, so you’ve got 71 to get well,” Rahm joked. “Strolling to the second tee I remembered Seve’s quote when he was requested how will you four-putt once you’re so good and he stated ‘I miss, I miss, I miss, I make’.

“I am principally tremendous pleased with what I’ve carried out at this time, proper. I did not anticipate to hit an excellent three wooden, second shot and four-putt the primary gap, however to beat that and shoot 9 underneath on the following 17 holes was one thing to be happy with. Hopefully, I can simply hold it going.”

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Jon Rahm wanted four-putts on the first gap as he registered a double bogey.

Jon Rahm wanted four-putts on the first gap as he registered a double bogey.

Hovland enjoys main scrambling success

Hovland rolled in a 25-foot eagle putt on the second gap and added three birdies in a four-hole stretch from the sixth, with additional birdies on the eleventh and thirteenth placing the course document of 63 underneath risk.

The Norwegian then completed with 5 pars to shut a bogey-free 65, with Hovland getting up and down from off the inexperienced 5 instances out of 5 to assist him publish the primary sub-70 rating of his Augusta profession and share the clubhouse lead.

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Viktor Hovland obtained an eagle on the second as he made an excellent begin in spherical considered one of The Masters

Viktor Hovland obtained an eagle on the second as he made an excellent begin in spherical considered one of The Masters

“I do not care how good you hit it out right here, it’s important to chip the ball,” Hovland stated. “It’s important to have a brief recreation, particularly on that again 9 after I hit lots of unhealthy photographs. To be sincere, I managed to maintain myself in it by hitting some very nice chips and making some very nice putts.

“Clearly the greens are receptive, however this place is at all times – for those who get somewhat too cocky and also you need to push just a few spots that you simply most likely should not, it is going to punish you in a short time.

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Viktor Hovland, who performed alongside Tiger Woods, was in nice spirits after taking the clubhouse lead with a spherical of seven-under-par

Viktor Hovland, who performed alongside Tiger Woods, was in nice spirits after taking the clubhouse lead with a spherical of seven-under-par

“You already know rating is on the market, however you may’t actually power it. You have simply obtained to let it occur, and when you have some makeable putts, you have to make them after which you will get right into a rhythm.

“In case you begin with a extremely low spherical and it will get very tough, it is form of simpler to guard the rating somewhat bit in comparison with for those who’re 5, six, seven photographs again. It is actually tough to make up that a lot floor if this place is taking part in very tough, so clearly getting off to a pleasant begin is essential this week.”

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Lowry happy with quick begin at Augusta

Former Open champion Shane Lowry squandered a missed probability from three toes on the first however bounced again to publish an opening-round 68, mixing 5 birdies with a lone bogey to take a seat inside three of the leaders.

“You are by no means comfy on this place,” Lowry stated. “Though I used to be taking part in good golf, particularly once you go on to the again 9 most holes are probabilities to make birdie and (additionally) probabilities to journey you up.

Shane Lowry completed third behind Scottie Scheffler in final 12 months’s contest

“You simply have to remain affected person and keep in your recreation and in your routine and that is what I did. I missed that actually quick putt on the primary, which was a little bit of a shock to the system. However I obtained again on it immediately.

“I feel it was essential to shoot rating. I used to be making an attempt to not put an excessive amount of stress on myself to take action, however I knew going into at this time how essential at this time’s spherical is as a result of who is aware of what the following three days are going to carry.”

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