Masters 2019: Tiger Woods makes a strong start in the first round at Augusta National

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2019 MastersDates: 11-14 April Location: Augusta NationalCoverage: view highlights of the first two days for uninterrupted live coverage of the final rounds on BBC Two, with up to four live streams online. Live radio and text commentary of all four days on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sport Extra, BBC Sport website and mobile app. All details

Quadruple champion Tiger Woods hit solid two-under-par 70 to lay a shot at the early lead of the clubhouse in the first round of the 83rd Masters.

The American, 43, had four birdies and two bogeys to complete three of the early club house leaders.

Jon Rahm from Spain, champion of 2013 Adam Scott and Justin Harding, leader of Justin Harding in third under Augusta.

Rory McIlroy began his last quest to win a first Masters with five birdies and six bogeys in a topsy-turvy 73.

Tommy Fleetwood is the best Englishman in the clubhouse after a 71.

Bogeys on 17th hole cost McIlroy & Woods

McIlroy had problems at the first hole, but reached an under par after the 16th

McIlroy & # 39; s round was reserved by nasty bogeys. After a quirky ride to the right on the first, he clattered his second into a tree and could not pit and put for a par.

And a missed five-foot par-pit on the 18th, after a bogey on the 17th saw the Northern Irishman end a round with promises, one over par.

Woods also bogeyed the par-four 17th after hitting his tee shot in the trees, and when he hit a fairway bunker the 18th, he also seemed on the way to a sloppy finish. However, he hit his ball from the sand on the green and two putts from 30 feet.

Before the 17th there had been little drama & # 39; s for the 14-fold grand champion, who last won here in 2005. His lone bogey had come on the newly extended par-four fifth after finding of a fairway with its tee shot.

That put Woods back on an equal footing but a birdie on the ninth was followed by consecutive birdies on the par-five 13th – the roar that greeted it echoing around Augusta National – and par-four 14th.

His playing partner Rahm quickly left with birdies on the third and fourth holes, but returned those shots with bogeys on the fifth and eighth.

However, one birdie on the ninth reignited his round and he cruised serene round Amen Corner with a rare birdie on the 11th and another on the 13th before playing five holes of par golf to finish.

Rahm shares the lead with the Australian Scott, who hit three of the last four holes to cover the early pace alongside the dishonored South African Harding who would have fought alone, but ultimately for a bogey.

Defending champion Patrick Reed benefited from the par-five holes on the back nine, eagling the 13th and birdieing the 15th, but also carded five bogeys when he opened with a one-over 73, the same score as Sergio Garcia, 2017.

This report is updated at the end of the game

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