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score and latest updates from Augusta

Good morning and welcome to our dwell protection of the primary spherical of the 2022 Masters at a wet Augusta National.

Gary Player fired the ceremonial first tee shot to open an enchanting Masters on Thursday as crowds swarmed to see headliner Tiger Woods make one other comeback.

The final of in a single day storms delayed the ceremonial begin half-hour with Player adopted to the primary tee by 18-time main winner Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, who stepped into the honorary starter position left vacant by the passing of Lee Elder, the primary Black man to compete within the Masters.

But the dreary climate couldn’t dampen the excitement or expectations, as golf followers fortunate sufficient to have secured one among sport’s most coveted tickets moved rapidly to stake out their locations round among the sport’s most well-known holes and await the person of the second, Woods to look.

Anticipation across the year’s first main has soared since Woods on Tuesday introduced he not solely deliberate to play the Masters, however believes he might win a sixth Green Jacket simply 14 months after medical doctors thought of the opportunity of having to amputate his proper leg.

The Masters formally begins with Spain’s Jose Maria Olazabal first off at 1.30pm however for many of the spectators and hundreds of thousands watching on tv it won’t begin till Woods steps onto the tee.

Woods who companions South African Louis Oosthuizen and Chile’s Joaquin Niemann is scheduled to tee off at 4.04pm.

After two years of COVID-19 restrictions limiting the variety of spectators, it appeared like outdated occasions at Augusta National as huge galleries washed over the course.

While the main target is on Woods there will probably be a galaxy of {golfing} stars for patrons to decide on to comply with, together with betting favorite Spaniard Jon Rahm and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who once more will search to finish the career Grand Slam with a Masters win

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