Chad Campbell -- Leads after first round at Augusta

Chad Campbell is in the lead after the first round at the Masters. Chad Campbell is in the lead after the first round at the Masters Tournament in Augusta.

He birdied the first five holes, for the best ever start in the history of the tournament.

From a story in the New York Times:

The onslaught was led by Campbell, the low-key, low-ball hitting Texan. He birdied the first five holes for the best start in the history of the tournament, eclipsing Ken Venturi’s four straight birdies to start the 1956 event.

“Definitely happy the way the round started,” said Campbell, 34, whose seven-under-par total gave him a one-stroke lead over Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan, who both shot 66.

“Got off on a roll,” he said, “and it’s always nice to make a couple of birdies to start, much less five. It was definitely the way I wanted to start.”
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