Rose, Immelman Tied for Masters Round One Lead

Tiger Woods shoots even-par, four strokes back
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 10:58 PM CDT
Tiger Woods hits onto the 17th green during the first round of the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. today.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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(Newser) – Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman shot 4-under 68s for the clubhouse lead in the first round of the Masters today. On a warm, sunny opening day that featured Ian Poulter's hole-in-one, a solid start to Zach Johnson's title defense and Tiger Woods poised for a run at another green jacket, Rose was atop the leaderboard yet again.

"I've learned you can't count your chickens too early," said Rose. "Obviously, the first round has been great to me here." Woods prefers to do his best work on the weekend. In his four previous Augusta wins, he twice trailed by three shots after the first round, another time by five, and was a daunting seven shots back in 2005.