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Roger The Butler
12 Apr 13 12:04
Date Joined: 20 Aug 02
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Any stats chaps out there know if the early front runners ever stay there? Not thinking of backing either of them, just curious. Did Tiger ever lead from the front or just loiter ready to pounce?
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Report BJG April 12, 2013 12:06 PM BST
2 of the last 50 leaders/co-leaders have won i read somewhere last night iirc
Report xmoneyx April 12, 2013 12:54 PM BST
I'm sure Immelmann won from the front
Report TheVis April 12, 2013 12:54 PM BST
Immelman and Weir in last 10 years.  Can't be bothered looking further back than that but Tiger has never won from the front after day 1.  His best start when winning is a 70
Report HeinzGuderian April 12, 2013 1:27 PM BST
Jay Townsend, no ?
Report Dan Chipowski April 12, 2013 1:46 PM BST
The first-round leader/co-leader has gone on to win the Masters Tournament 15 times in the previous 76 events.

According to some golf website.

And Weir was only Tied 4th after R1.
Report kincsem April 12, 2013 1:47 PM BST
1934    Horton Smith
1937    Byron Nelson
1941    Craig Wood
1946    Herman Keiser
1947    Jimmy Demaret
1960    Arnold Palmer
1964    Arnold Palmer
1966    Jack Nicklaus
1971    Charles Coody
1972    Jack Nicklaus
1973    Tommy Aaron
1976    Raymond Floyd
1980    Seve Ballesteros
1984    Ben Crenshaw
2008    Trevor Immelman
Report Dan Chipowski April 12, 2013 1:48 PM BST
Though I suppose technically he was the leader after the first day. MischiefHappy
Report kincsem April 12, 2013 1:49 PM BST
Usually an opening round of 70 or less and within 3 or 4 of the leader.  Outside than and only a small chance.
Report kincsem April 12, 2013 1:52 PM BST
After two rounds 140 or less and within two shots of lead imo.
Report TheVis April 12, 2013 4:56 PM BST
Sorry mis-read the Weir thing - must have jumped straight to day 2 instead when flicking through
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 8:05 PM BST
1934 Horton Smith
1937 Byron Nelson
1941 Craig Wood
1946 Herman Keiser
1947 Jimmy Demaret

1960 Arnold Palmer
1964 Arnold Palmer
1966 Jack Nicklaus

1971 Charles Coody
1972 Jack Nicklaus
1973 Tommy Aaron
1976 Raymond Floyd

1980 Seve Ballesteros
1984 Ben Crenshaw

2008 Trevor Immelman
2015 Jordan Spieth
2017 In the first round the highlight was the play of Charley Hoffman, who finished the day with a score of 65 and a 7-under that earned him the top spot on the leaderboard and a four-stroke lead. On a day in which golfers had to battle incredibly high winds, Charley’s score was just the second one that finished inside the 60s (McGirt 69). In fact, he was a whole 10 shots better than the average score on the day (75). Hoff shot 65,75,72,78 for T22 along with McGirt, Day, Thomas & Mickelson.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 9:09 PM BST
There have been 45 first round leaders since 1990, of which 33 cemented a top-20 finish. 24 of the 44 finished in the top-10, while 17 of them finished in the top-5.
The average finish for The Masters first round leader is 13th.
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