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April 10, 2008
A slow start
Conditions for scoring would seem to be perfect, yet with more than half the field now out on the golf course, the best score score is 2 under by Ian Poulter. Poulter agreed that scoring conditions were favorable, but added that the reason for not many low scores is that Augusta National is simply a hard golf course.
At this point in his career, Poulter is more well known for his colorful clothing and his recent comments about his quest to be the World's No. 2 ranked golfer. But Poulter does possess great golf talent, so it would be no fluke if the man who wore light green pants today, somehow ended up wearing a darker green jacket come Sunday night.
At 3 p.m. local time, the top seven players on the leaderboard represent seven different countries. Zach Johnson is through 12 holes and is tied for the lead.
Tiger Woods has yet to have a birdie through 10 holes and Phil Mickelson just made birdie on No. 1 by pitching in from behind the green.