Former Masters champions Zach Johnson, Trevor Immelman and patron favorite Fred Couples put their names on the leaderboard on the opening day of the 2013 Masters Tournament.
It's small consolation, but hardcore Tiger Woods fans who can't make it to the Masters for Thursday's opening round can at least take the morning off.
Greg Owen of England played bogey-free in ideal conditions Thursday for a 6-under 64 and the early lead in the first round of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island.
Dustin Johnson can't escape Europe's celebration in winning the Ryder Cup.
Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley helped stake the Americans to their biggest lead in the Ryder Cup in more than 30 years. Ian Poulter, eyes bulging and fists shaking with every clutch putt, at least gave Europe some big momentum over the final frantic hour Saturday at Medinah.
There was no way Nicolas Colsaerts was going to top his dazzling debut at the Ryder Cup.
A capsule look at the matches Saturday in the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club:
Capsules from Friday's matches in the Ryder Cup:
Whether it's sheer concentration, inspiration from the loudest gallery in golf or a willingness to deliver when the sport is more about country and continent than cash, the Ryder Cup tends to deliver more stunning shots in three days than most fans see in a month.