When a drive hooked into the woods on No. 9, two Houston energy investors seized the opportunity to make a quick buck, betting $1 over whether two-time Masters champ Jose Maria Olazabal could hit his errant tee shot onto the green.
Bill Haas posted six birdies en route to an opening 4-under-par 68 to take the lead today at the Masters Tournament.
In his fifth Masters appearance, Haas recorded his first round in the 60s. He birdied Nos. 13 and 14 to move to 4-under for the day.
The Berckmans Place hospitality venue offers three dining areas, walls of Masters history, areas to watch the tournament and a practice putting area that's an exact replica of three Augusta National greens.
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player each hit their ceremonial tee shots, and Stewart Cink and Tim Clark followed them as the first competitors to tee off this morning at Augusta National Golf Club.
The 78th Masters Tournament has officially begun.
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