I do not think anyone really can say when the game of golf was first played, but there are many stories about the start, Robin Williams has a great story about the start of golf.
The Scott’s who are given credit for the game, organized a club in St. Andrews, Scotland in 1754 and called it the Society of St. Andrews Golfers.
Some 70 years of developing and expanding the game, King Willam 1V became a patron of the club, and the name was changed to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
I had an opertunity to see this golf club and it is really a historic place.
The Leaders after the first round is full of the young guns on the tour. There are a couple of tour veterans there too, not far back are the big guns lurking .
T1 J. Rose -4
T1 T.Immelman -4
T3 B. Bateman -3
T3 B. Snedeker -3
T3 L. Westwood -3
T6 I. Poulter -2
T6 R. Karlsson -2
T6 Z. Johnson -2
T6 S. Ames -2
T6 J. Furyk -2
Will they still be there after Round Two??
Ben Crenshaw is the only first round leader who went on to win the Masters, he did this in 1984 .
All of the other first round leaders have fell by the wayside.
The Masters start today at Augusta.
Who will win this years event , someone for the winners of the last ten years or will it be one of the young guns, may even be someone who is from the tail end of the standings?
2007 Zach Johnson 289
2006 Phil Mickelson 281
2005 Tiger Woods 276
2004 Phil Mickelson 279
2003 Mike Weir 281
2002 Tiger Woods 276
2001 Tiger Woods 272
2000 Vijay Singh 289
1999 Jose Maria Olazabal 280
1998 Mark O’Meara 279