Masters Day 1: The Englishman did not disappoint

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose shot 65 on a day when only a dozen players managed to break par at the Masters. That left him four shots clear of his closest pursuers — Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama – and miles ahead of defending champion Dustin Johnson (74) and a host of big names expected to contend. How much tougher was this opening round than the one played last November? Put it this way: Rory McIlroy hit his father, Gerry, with an approach shot into No. 7 — “I was aiming at him,” McIlory chuckled afterward — and that was Thursday’s most light-hearted moment.