Fowler made birdies on four of the last five holes to finish strongly on Thursday
After dressing in all green - matching green pants, shirt, belt and hat - for the first round of his Masters debut, Rickie Fowler is promising more fashion statements. The American now plans to wear blue with stripes in Friday's second round, all green again on Saturday and an orange outfit on Sunday.
England's Luke Donald is donating $5,000 for every birdie he sinks at the Masters to the Japanese earthquake relief fund. He embarked upon a birdie, eagle, birdie run from the 14th hole on Thursday.
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Neck pain is putting struggling Padraig Harrington's Masters weekend in doubt. After his miserable five-over-par opening round, with two double-bogeys, he said: "I didn't take any painkillers. I was hoping it would go away, but it got worse."
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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is turning into a big American football fan. He has confessed a love for the NFL's New York Jets, and is so intrigued that he even bought a football on Wednesday before tossing it around to kill time before his impressive opening round.
Ben Crenshaw's caddie this weekend, Carl Jackson, stepped on to the Masters first tee for an incredible 50th time on Thursday. He only missed the event in 2000 because of illness.
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Spain's Alvaro Quiros, who birdied the last two holes on Thursday to tie for the first-round lead with Rory McIlroy, did not even check the leaderboard when he teed off in the final threesome of the opening round of the 2011 Masters.
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Six different players are in with a chance of being world number one come the conclusion of the 2011 Masters on Sunday. It's a complicated business, but the names are: Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods, or current incumbent Martin Kaymer.
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Rory McIlroy says he can recite every shot that Tiger Woods hit when the former world number one won his first Masters in 1997 aged, as McIlroy is now, just 21.
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