AUGUSTA, Ga. — On one of the toughest days in recent Masters history, Justin Rose went out and fired an astonishing 7-under 65 that will almost certainly be the round of the week and was one of the best rounds to the field average in the 85-year history of the tournament. What’s even crazier is that this is one of the stronger fields in the recent history of the tournament with none of the top 50 players in the world missing because of injury.
On a day when the field average rose above 74, Rose looked like he was headed the same direction with two bogeys in his first seven holes. Then he played the next 11 in 9 under with seven birdies and an eagle. The result is his fourth lead or co-lead after the first round in Masters history, tying Jack Nicklaus, according to Justin Ray. Rose also leads or co-leads his sixth round ever at the Masters, the most for anyone . . .