Three days ago, David Lynn tweeted the following:
Played Augusta for the first time today + wow a special place to say the least,atmosphere for a Monday is fantastic and only getting better— david lynn (@DaveLynndawg) April 8, 2013
Three days later, he leads the most famous golf tournament in the world.
Lynn shot a 33 on the first nine, two shots off the first nine record for a first-time player (a 31, done most recently by
He bogeyed No. 10 (a lot of golfers do) but then birdied No. 11, which is traditionally the second-hardest hole on the course. He went on to birdie No. 12 and No. 15, then bogeyed No. 17 and parred No. 18 to finish off his 4-under 68.
This isn't totally out of nowhere. Lynn finished second in Rory McIlroy's PGA Championship romp last year at Kiawah, but this is just the 39-year-old Englishman's third career major, and first at Augusta.
Lynn finished just four shots off the all-time first-round record score (64) for a first-time player, held by
And if you needed another reason to like him, here it is: