A two-under 70 represented a solid first-round return for Bryson DeChambeau after his long game initially came up short at Augusta.
A brilliant tee shot from Paul Casey set up an eagle which gave him an early Masters lead, while Tiger Woods was going along nicely.
Harold Varner III is in a three-way tie for the Wyndham Championship lead.
Collin Morikawa was hailed by Paul Casey after winning the US PGA Championship.
Dustin Johnson was joined by Paul Casey at the top of a highly competitive US PGA Championship leaderboard at the turn.
Dustin Johnson holds a one-stroke lead after three rounds at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
While Rory McIlroy struggled in his first round, Matt Wallace dazzled in familiar surroundings to lead by one at Wentworth.
After five years without a European Tour title triumph, Paul Casey won the European Open by a one-shot margin in Hamburg.
Day two of the European Open on Friday saw Scotland's Robert MacIntyre make a brilliant 65 to power into the lead.
Paul Casey has not won on the European Tour since 2014 but the Englishman moved to the head of the field at the European Open on Thursday.