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in his first Masters. The Georgia native, one of four reigning USGA
amateur champions in the field, shares his thoughts with
after carding a 12-over-par 84 in Thursday's first round
April 5, 2007
Augusta, Ga. - All I can say after my first round in the Masters
is, where else can you shoot 84 and still enjoy it.
I'm disappointed in my round today. I'm disappointed
that my driver let me down. It cost me a few strokes. But my nerves
also were a factor. I knew I would be nervous, but I got in my own
way a little bit. Still, I'm proud to be here this week and I
will look at this as a learning experience for sure. It's all
positive, really. There's nothing I'm going to think
negatively on. This will help me with other tournaments I'm
going to compete in down the road.
The course was playing very difficult. I can't really
compare it to anything I've faced before. Maybe East Lake Golf
Club (in Atlanta) during the U.S. Amateur. But there's nothing
like this. It's playing hard and with the wind the greens keep
getting harder as the day goes on.
I'm not going to think about this round too much. I'm
going to go have some dinner with my friends, and enjoy the
evening. I've had a lot of good support since I've
qualified for the tournament, so everyone was there with me for
those bogeys and tough holes.
The practice rounds I had were really good. They really helped
me, but we all knew if the wind blew a little bit the course was
going to get hard, and it did. I'll go back and watch the rest
of the day, not for any kind of learning experience but just to see
how everyone else is doing. I doubt there will be many good scores
at the end of the day, and I just hope I can come back tomorrow and
do a little better.
The bottom line is that it was a disappointing day score-wise,
but a great day to be here.