The first round of the 2009 Masters is finished and already it’s proven to be an exciting event. While Tiger finished respectively this afternoon, the real excitement came earlier in the day when 34-year-old Chad Campbell took the top spot with an impressive score of 65. A score just short of the course record of 63 that was made by Nick Price back in 1986 and matched ten years later by Greg Norman.
For Campbell, the day couldn’t have started any better. Ringing off a record breaking five straight birdies, Campbell then went on to six straight pars followed by another four birdie streak. However, with the record just in reach, he bogeyed the last two holes ending the day with a still excellent total of 65.
Seven years ago Campbell had been voted by his PGA peers to be the next big thing. But ever since he had languished just outside of the inner-ring of great players. So this gives him that one big chance to indeed, become the next big thing. And what a way to start. Still, there’s three more days of the Masters and as we all know, anything can happen. Especially with players like Tiger Woods in the running.