Louis Oosthuizen made a pretty steady start to the 2020 Masters by carding an opening-round 68 at Augusta National on Thursday.
Oosthuizen was one of the early starters alongside Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm and did well to handle the frontline pressures, with both DeChambeau and Rahm dropping shots on the opening holes.
Teeing off on the back nine, the South African rolled in three birdies on the 11th, 15th and 18th before turning for another birdie on the 1st.
Oosthuizen dropped a shot on the 6th hole, his fifteenth of the day, but was able to roll in another birdie on the penultimate hole, which ultimately had him end the day on four under.
Par on the final hole! Oosthuizen opens his account with a 4-under 68 ??
— Compleat Golfer (@CompleatGolfer) November 12, 2020
With loads of players yet to tee off, Oosthuizen settled for an early spot in T3 alongside Lee Westwood and Hideki Matsuyama, while Webb Simpson went five under for his first round.
Paul Casey, though, is the early clubhouse leader at the Masters and shot the lowest opening round at a Major since the 2011 PGA Championship with a seven-under-par 65 to start the week with.