Winds result in high scores at Masters as Spieth struggles on No. 15

There is no safe ground at Augusta National Golf Club.

There is no safe ground at Augusta National Golf Club.

The 81st Masters began Thursday on the chilly and extremely windy side and remained there throughout the day as scorecards took a beating.

Sustained winds reaching 20 mph with gusts reaching 30 mph coupled with temperatures barely reaching into the 60s had the players on edge from the first tee and so far has kept anyone from posting a round in the 60s.

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The winds, battering tee shots and approaches, even influenced putts.

The conditions led to an assault on red numbers and produced big numbers. For instance, Jordan Spieth, who made a quadruple-bogey 7 on the 12th hole in the last round of the 2016 Masters, made a quadruple-bogey 9 on the par-5 15th in his first round this year.