Peach State Sports Blog

Henley highlights

Swinging 60s: Making his third appearance at Augusta National Golf Club, Henley shot a round in the 60s for the first time with a 4-under-par 68.

Getting the round going: Henley made his first birdie of the round on the fifth hole from 10 feet.Birdie machine: He added back-to-back birdies twice -- from 9 feet on No. 8 and 19 feet on No. 9 and from 28 feet on No. 14 and 4 feet on No. 15.

One mistake: Henley’s only bogey came on the par-4 11th hole.

Hole of the day: Henley called his birdie putt on the 14th hole one of the best putts he has ever made at Augusta National.

Quotable: “I thought that on 3, I hit a pretty decent putt, and then I ended up actually almost going off the green and made that coming back. And that gave me some confidence. I heard my brother yell in the crowd, and that made me laugh and loosened me up a little bit. On 4, I made a nice 15‑footer, or I don't know how long that was, for par. From there, I felt like I was going to make everything. So it was just kind of a momentum thing, I guess.”