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Sungjae Im takes opening lead
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April 7, 2022
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The Masters 2022 R1

April 07-10
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

South Korean Sungjae Im started his Masters well campaign well, opening with three consecutive birdies then made one more to make the turn in 32.

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Back-to-back bogeys on the first holes of the back nine set hime back before recovering with a 12-foot eagle putt at the par-5 13th and one more birdie at the 15th to close with a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead.

"I don't want to think about overachieving anything at this moment. I still have a lot of days of play and there are a lot of talented players out here at the Masters."

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"I think with the rain passing by, the greens are going to get firmer, the fairways are going to get firmer, so I just have to be prepared to do the same thing I did today."

Im's score was the highest score to lead after the first round at the Masters since 2014 after two inches of rain softened the course followed by strong wind.

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Australian Cameron Smith, playing for the first time since he won the Players Championship a month ago lies in second place after firing eight birdies unfortunately capped by double bogeys at the par-4s 1st and 18th for a 68.

“To be honest, those couple of double bogeys really didn’t have too bad a shot in them. It’s not like I was scratching it out of the trees,” said Smith. “Just misjudged the wind on both wedges. Just left myself in a bit of a tough spot. Other than that, it was just really solid.”

2020 champion Dustin Johnson fired a 69 for a share of third place at 3-under. Tied alongside him are fellow American and new Wolrd number 1 Scottie Scheffler as well as Chilean Joaquin Niemann and Englishman Danny Willett who won in 2016.

The Masters 2022 R1

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Sungjae Im-567
2Cameron Smith-468
T3Danny Willett-369
T3Joaquin Niemann-369
T3Scottie Scheffler-369
T3Dustin Johnson-369
T7Jason Kokrak-270
T7Corey Conners-270
T7Patrick Cantlay-270
T10Harry Higgs-171
T10Kevin Na-171
T10Daniel Berger-171
T10Tiger Woods-171
T10Tony Finau-171
T10Webb Simpson-171
T10Harold Varner III-171
T10Will Zalatoris-171
T10Matthew Fitzpatrick-171
T19Garrick HiggoPar72
T19Talor GoochPar72
T19Hideki MatsuyamaPar72
T19Cameron ChampPar72
T19Lucas GloverPar72
T19Charl SchwartzelPar72
T19Lee WestwoodPar72
T19Keita Nakajima (a)Par72
T19Sergio GarciaPar72
T19Abraham AncerPar72
T19Tyrrell HattonPar72
T19Viktor HovlandPar72
T31Min Woo Lee+173
T31Mackenzie Hughes+173
T31Shane Lowry+173
T31Erik van Rooyen+173
T31Christiaan Bezuidenhout+173
T31Robert MacIntyre+173
T31Russell Henley+173
T31Tom Hoge+173
T31Bubba Watson+173
T31Marc Leishman+173
T31Collin Morikawa+173
T31Rory McIlroy+173
T43J.J. Spaun+274
T43Austin Greaser (a)+274
T43Padraig Harrington+274
T43Mike Weir+274
T43Sepp Straka+274
T43Kyoung-Hoon Lee+274
T43Brian Harman+274
T43Zach Johnson+274
T43Max Homa+274
T43Adam Scott+274
T43Lucas Herbert+274
T43Seamus Power+274
T43Patrick Reed+274
T43Billy Horschel+274
T43Jon Rahm+274
T43Xander Schauffele+274
T43Jordan Spieth+274
T60Fred Couples+375
T60Guido Migliozzi+375
T60Ryan Palmer+375
T60Tommy Fleetwood+375
T60Kevin Kisner+375
T60Cameron Davis+375
T60Takumi Kanaya+375
T60Gary Woodland+375
T60Sam Burns+375
T60Brooks Koepka+375
T70Stewart Cink+476
T70Si Woo Kim+476
T70Bryson DeChambeau+476
T70Louis Oosthuizen+476
T70Justin Thomas+476
T70Bernhard Langer+476
T70Justin Rose+476
T77Jose Maria Olazabal+577
T77Larry Mize+577
T77Hudson Swafford+577
T77Cameron Young+577
T77Luke List+577
T82Francesco Molinari+678
T82Vijay Singh+678
T84Stewart Hagestad (a)+779
T84Thomas Pieters+779
T86Aaron Jarvis (a)+981
T86Matthew Wolff+981
T86James Piot (a)+981
T86Laird Shepherd (a)+981
90Sandy Lyle+1082
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