Masters into second round

Under ideal conditions, The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Georgia got under way Thursday.  Bill Haas entered the second round Friday leading by a stroke after a four under par 68 in the first round.  A stroke back at 69 were Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, and Bubba Watson.  Two strokes back were six players.  Ideal conditions are prevailing at Augusta National.  Other notable first round scores were Fred Couples at one under 71, Rory McElroy at 71, and Phil Mikkelson had a rough start at 76, eight strokes back.   The Tournament continues through Sunday.