Masters 2017: Russell Knox & Sandy Lyle struggle in opening round at Augusta

Russell Knox
Russell Knox could not build on his early birdie at Augusta National
The Masters, Augusta, 6-9 April
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Scottish duo Russell Knox and Sandy Lyle have work to do to make the halfway cut after enduring difficult opening rounds at the Masters.

Knox, who teed off with Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama, is four over on 76 after two bogeys and a double bogey in his back nine at Augusta National.

Lyle got an early birdie on the third hole but six bogeys left him on 77.

World number one Dustin Johnson is out of the event after suffering a back injury in a fall at his rental home.

Lyle, winner in 1988, starts his second round with American Sean O'Hair and English amateur Scott Gregory at 17:13 BST on Friday, with Knox teeing off at 18:19.

Englishmen Matthew Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan are among those on one under after round one.

Sandy Lyle
Lyle last made the cut at the Masters in 2014

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