Paul Lawrie recorded two eagles in the space of three holes in producing his best Augusta National score on the opening day of the Masters, writes Bernie McGuire.
Eight years after last competing on the famed Georgia course, Lawrie recorded a three-under-par 69 to share the early clubhouse lead in the 76th staging of the Masters.
Lawrie earned himself two sets of special Augusta National crystal goblets, first in sending a superb rescue club second shot from 213 yards to just three feet at the par five, 13th. Watching Lawrie knock in the putt was former long-time R&A secretary Sir Michael Bonallack, who is present as an official observer.
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