Thu., April 8, 2010 12:00am (EDT)

Masters Tournament Is Underway
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Augusta National golf course will be the focus of the sports world this weekend. (photo-J Trainor)
Augusta National golf course will be the focus of the sports world this weekend. (photo-J Trainor)
Golfing's crown jewel, the Masters, is underway with opening round action.

The first group teed-off a little before 8 a.m. Competitive play was preceeded by the ceremonial first shots from golfing legends Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

There will of course be a white-hot focus on what Tiger Woods will do on the course this weekend. It's his first competition since his personal life exploded into the public eye. Woods starts play around 1:40p.m.

Weather-wise for Thursday's first round, showers and thunderstorms are likely mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy for the day, with a high near 79.