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Masters Live Blog: Conners the top Canadian at 2-under

Corey Conners Corey Conners - The Canadian Press

After a weather delay the 2024 Masters are set to get underway at Augusta National, where four Canadians will take to the course Thursday.

With start times pushed back two and a half hours, Corey Conners will be the first Canadian to tee off at 11:30am et/8:30am pt. Reigning Canadian Open champion Nick Taylor will start at 12:18pm et/9:18am pt., followed by 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir at 2pm et/11am PT. Adam Hadwin will be the final Canadian to tee off at 2:24pm et/11:24am pt.

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Hadwin bogeys 17, back to 3-over

Hadwin took a step forward with a birdie on 13, but the progress was undone when his bogey on 17 dropped him back to three-over. 


Weir bogeys 18, finishes 2-over

Weir missed a five-foot putt for par on 18, and settled for a 2-over for his opening round.


Hadwin hanging on at 2-over

After a double bogey on 10, Hadwin has one birdie and five pars to sit 2-over through 16.


Weir steady late in back nine

Weir birdied on 13, and par on the following three straight holes has him steady at 1-over through 16.


Hadwin battling back, birdies 13

After a double bogey on 10, Hadwin hit a pair of pars before a birdie on 13 pushed him back to 2-over.


Weir back to 1-over

Weir was positioned with a putt for eagle on 13, but had to settle with a birdie to drop to 1-over on the day. 


Hadwin tripped up to open back nine

Hadwin exited the opening nine at 1-over, but stumbled with a double bogey out of the gate on the back nine to sit at 3-over.


Hadwin finishes front nine at 1-over

Hadwin hit a birdie on three, but bogeyed twice down the stretch to finish up the front nine at 1-over


Taylor struggles through back nine, finishes 5-over

Taylor had a strong open, shooting just 1-over through the opening 9, but four bogeys in the final five holes contributed to a 5-over finish.


Taylor tailing off, three bogeys in four holes drop him to 4-over

Taylor bogeyed 14, 16 and 17 and sits at 4-over as his opening round wraps up. 


Weir bouncing back and forth, back to 2-over

Former champion Weir has three bogeys and a birdie through his front nine, and is 2-over. 


Conners finished first round at 2-under 70

Conners was steady in the back-nine, finishing with one birdie and one bogey to shoot a 2-under 70. 


Taylor stuck at 2-over

Taylor birdied to get to 1-over on the 13th, but bogeyed on 14 to drop back to 2-over. 


Hadwin, Weir tied at 1-over

Hadwin bogeyed on the 7th, while Weir birdied his 8th, and both players are tied at 1-over. 


Conners back at 2-under after a birdie on 15

Conners is staying steady, with just two bogeys - on 1 and 14 - through his first 17 holes to set at 2-under.


Hadwin bogeys 5, sits at even through 6 holes

Hadwin started with a birdie on 3 to go 1-under, but went back to even with a bogey on 5.


Weir drops to 2-over with back-to-back bogeys

Weir has dropped bogeys on both the 4th and 5th holes to drop to 2-over thru 5 after starting his round with three straight pars.


Taylor bogeys ninth, 11th to fall back to 2-over

Taylor was unable to carry momentum from his birdie on 8, bogeying the par 4 ninth to fall back to 1-over for the round.

Taylor made par on the 10th but bogeyed the 11th to drop back to 2-over for the day.

Conners bogeys 14, drops to 1-over

Conners had a chance to sink a sixth-straight par but could not get his 11-foot attempt to go, leaving him a tap-in for bogey, dropping him to 1-under on the day.


Hadwin drains birdie to go 1-under thru 3 

The Moose Jaw, Sask., native drained a birdie on the par 4 third to go to 1-under thru three. 


Weir to 1-over thru 3

Weir bogeyed the par 4 third to go to 1-over after a pair of pars to begin the round.


Conners continues steady play with par on 13

Conners has remained at  2-under with a run of five straight pars, leaving him three back of leader Ryan Fox.


Hadwin tees off, even through two

Hadwin teed off in his fourth Masters appearance, and remains even through two.


Weir tees off, sinks three pars to start round

The 2003 Masters Champion teed off on Thursday afternoon and began his round with back-to-back pars on the first two holes. 

The 53-year-old is making his 25th Masters appearance.


Taylor hits-back-to-back birdies to get back to even

Taylor has drained birdies on the 7 and 8 to move to even par. 

Taylor chipped his 35-approach shot to within eight-feet of the pin and made no mistake, sinking the birdie put to move to even after a difficult start to his round.


Conners' birdie streak ends, remains at 2-under

Corey Conners birdie streak ended at three but he remains at 2-under, three back of leader Ryan Fox, after pars on the par 4 ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th holes.


Taylor birdies, moves to 1-over

Nick Taylor birdied the par-4 seventh to move back to 1-over on the day.

Taylor left his second shot two feet from the cup from 141 yards out, leaving him a tap-in for birdie.


Conners hits third birdie to move one back of leaders

Conners drained his third-consecutive birdie on the par 5 eighth to move to 2-under, one back of leaders Erik van Rooyen and Christo Lamprecht.


Taylor moves to +2 with par on fourth, bogey on fifth

Taylor had a chance to get back to even after his approach on the par 3 fourth landed 11 feet from the hole. However, his birdie attempt did not go down, leaving him a one-foot tap in for par.

He followed up with a bogey on the par 4 fifth, sending his initial approach shot into the trees before tapping in for bogey to move to 2-over.


Conners to 1-under after birdie on seven

Conners has hit back-to-back birdies to move to 1-under. His approach on the par 4 seventh landed eight feet from the pin, allowing him to nail the short putt to go to under par.


Taylor back to 1-over with bogey

Taylor has gone bogey-birdie-bogey on the first three holes to sit at 1-over thru three. He had a chance for birdie on the par 4 third but missed a 37-foot putt and the following 7-footer for par, leaving him a tap-in for bogey to go back to 1-over on the day.


Conners drains birdie on six

Conners returned to even after hitting a birdie on the par 3 sixth. His tee shot landed just three feet from the pin, giving him an easy shot for his first birdie of the tournament. 


Taylor back to even with birdie on two

Taylor rebounded quickly from an opening bogey with a birdie on the par 5 second.


Conners stays at 1-over through five

Conners had another shot to get back to even on a long birdie putt but was unable to hit a 61-footer. He would drain the five-foot follow up for par and remain at five over. 


Taylor begins Masters with Bogey

The Winnipeg native fired his tee shot into the rough and was unable to save par from 15-feet out, resulting in a bogey and a 1-over start for the Waste Management Open Champion.


Conners remains +1 with pars on two, three, four

Conners looked to be in trouble to begin the par 5 second, hitting his drive into the spectators. He fought back with a chance to birdie but was unable to sink an 11-foot putt, later tapping in to remain at 1-over thru two.

The 32-year-old followed up with another par on three to remain at 1-over. Conners once again had a shot to move back to even but was unable to drain a 25-foot birdie putt.


Conners Begins with Bogey

The Listowel, Ont., native began his Masters round with a bogey on the par 4 1st, three putting on the first green to put him at 1-over in the round.

Conners is making his seventh Masters appearance and is coming off three top-10 finishes in the past four years.