The first day of the Masters was perhaps more surprising than the week leading up to the Thursday a.m. tee times. Before we get to the storylines, some quick housekeeping. For updates, you have plenty of choices. 1. Scoreboard at the AJC. 2. This blog will have updates and analysis from the scene. 3. ajcsportseditor at Twitter. 4. The Masters Web site follows some holes and one group. 5. Tee times. Tiger off at 10:35 a.m. | Watson 12:25 | Couples 9:40 a.m. | Mickelson 1:42 p.m.
So here are some of those surprising story lines:
>> Two great sentences to recap the day: “To all this unseemly tumult, the Masters offered the only — and best — response that it could muster. It painted its scoreboard in under-par red numbers, and attached them to some of most appealing names.” Story by AJC’s Steve Hummer in Augusta. Day 1 Photos.
>> Phil Mickelson tied for second. Augusta Chronicle.
>> Alleged mistress Joslyn James headlines act at the Pink Pony. AJC.
>> Also, Salon.com’s top 10 dumbest Tiger Woods story angles. Slideshow.
The AJC has complete photo coverage of the Masters: