With one round in the books, The Masters is proving to be a low-scoring affair among the younger players in the game. Many had the prediction of the younger generation making their mark in this year's tournament, and so far that prediction is on track.
As the leaderboard shows, several young players are the top of the board through one round:
1. Rory McIlroy: -7, 65
1. Alvaro Quiros: -7, 65
3. Y.E. Yang: -5, 67
3. K.J. Choi: -5, 67
5. Matt Kuchar: -4, 68
5. Ricky Barnes: -4, 68
7. Ross Fisher: -3, 69
7. Brandt Snedeker: -3, 69
7. Sergio Garcia, -3, 69
7. Charl Schwartzel: -3, 69
7. Trevor Immelman: -3, 69
7. Geoff Ogilvy: -3, 69
7. Gary Woodland: -3, 69
The 21-year-old McIlroy came out with a 32 on the front nine Thursday, including three straight birdies on two, three and four. A 33 on the back nine, including a birdie on 11, resulted in a 65 that led the field for almost the entire day.
The 27-year-old Quiros matched McIlroy with a late surge on the back nine. After shooting a 33 on the front nine, including birdies of seven and eight, Quiros birdied five holes on the back around a bogey of 14. Two straight birdies on 17 and 18 ended his day at -7, tied for first. Quiros' style plays well in Augusta due to his long drives, which averaged 310 yards in the first round, good for first in the field.
Georgia Tech product Matt Kuchar is in good position at -4. The logjam at -3 includes former Masters champion Trevor Immelman, as well as dark horse candidate Geoff Ogilvy.
Those a few shots further back that should be watched in the second round include Rickie Fowler at -2, Phil Mickelson at -2, Paul Casey at -2, Tiger Woods at -1 and Lee Westwood at even-par.
Round two pairings and notables:
10:30 a.m. - Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy, Peter Uihlein
10:41 a.m. - Jhonny Vegas, Gary Woodland, Alvaro Quiros
12:42 p.m. - Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
1:26 p.m. - Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar
1:48 p.m. - Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Robert Allenby
6-8 a.m. - Morning Drive (Golf Channel)
8 a.m.-3 p.m. - Live From The Masters (Golf Channel)
3-7:30 p.m. - The Masters on ESPN
8-11 p.m. - The Masters on ESPN (Replay)
Live streaming is found at Masters.com.