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Masters 2012 Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods At -1, Five Strokes Back

While there are 92 golfers competing for a green jacket at the 2012 Masters, there's no point in denying which one is the lead story. I'm speaking, of course, of last year's champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa Tiger Woods.

With the first groups back in the clubhouse already after an early morning start, Tiger is solidly in contention so far, checking in at -1 through 8 holes.

He's part of a large group of around 20 golfers currently under par and chasing Sweden's Henrik Stenson, whose gotten off to a blistering start at -6 through only 10 holes.

Tiger's most notable hole so far came at No. 2, when he pulled his drive to the left and hit a ball into a hazard but was able to pull out a par.

As is to be expected on the first day with many of the big names still waiting to tee off, there is a large group of mostly anonymous golfers tied with Tiger at -1, with Schwartzel one of them.

For a complete look at the live Masters 2012 leader board, click here. For more up-the-second coverage of the 2012 Masters, check out SB Nation's golf page and stay tuned to the SB Nation Atlanta storystream.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.