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Bill Haas hits a driver during the opening round of the Masters in Augusta, Ga. Haas fired a round of 4-under par 68 to lead by one shot after the opening round.

Haas unlikely leader


AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) — Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas tied his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead at the Masters on Thursday while holder Adam Scott experienced a real sense of deja vu in the opening round.

American Haas, whose great uncle Bob Goalby landed the coveted green jacket in 1968, recovered from a bogey five at the opening hole to set the pace on four-under 68.

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