- Associated Press - Sunday, April 14, 2013

AUGUSTA, GA. (AP) - A G’Day so far. Australian Jason Day is off to quite a start at the Masters, surging to a share of the lead on the first two holes. He made a birdie at No. 1 and an eagle at No. 2, where he holed a shot out of the front bunker. Day is now at 8 under and tied with Brandt Snedeker, who also birdied the first hole. Snedeker is playing in the final group with 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera.

_ Paul Newberry, http://www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963

___

IMPERFECT 10

Kevin Na put up a 10 on the Par 3, 155-yard 12th hole known as Golden Bell. The picturesque hole can be treacherous with Rae’s Creek in the front and three bunkers, one in front and two in the rear, surrounding it.

___

TIGER TEES OFF

Tiger Woods has teed off for his final round on a cloudy day at Augusta National. The rest of the leaders will begin their rounds in the next 25 minutes. It’s raining about 145 miles West of here over in Atlanta, so we might get a few showers before the day is done. But nothing serious expected.

___

LOW SCORES

We’re seeing some low scores among the early finishers, perhaps an indication that the greens aren’t as tough as usual on an overcast day. Michael Thompson shot a 5-under 67, Ryan Moore and Ryo Ishikawa posted 68s, and Keegan Bradley turned in a 69 _ 13 shots better than the day before. Get ready: It could be quite a shootout among the leaders.

___

MISERABLE MICKELSON

It was a forgettable Masters for Lefty. Phil Mickelson closed a tough week with 1-over 73 in the final round. That leaves him at 9-over 297 _ his second-worst score in the 20 times he’s made the Masters cut. The only year he went higher was in 2007, when Mickelson shot a 299 in much tougher conditions.

___

Story Continues →