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2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship: Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson Six Shots Back Of Leaders Adam Scott And Jason Dufner

Jason Dufner and Australian Adam Scott sit atop the leaderboard after one round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Scott and Dufner opened the tournament with matching 66s, to lead by two shots a six under par. Scott opened the front nine with an eagle and a birdie, as the Aussie looks to build on his phenomenal finish to 2011 and round into form before the year's first major in Augusta.

Dufner, last year's hard-luck loser at the PGA Championship in Atlanta, did not have a bogey until the 18th hole, laying waste to the famed Blue Monster at Doral. Charl Schwartzel and Thomas Bjorn are two shots off the lead at four under.

Featuring all of the top 50 players in the world, and after last week's fireworks on Sunday featuring Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, many were looking to Doral as the highlight tournament of the season's first quarter and a potential preview of a showdown at The Masters. Woods, along with Phil Mickelson, is six shots back at even par. He had an up-and-down round with four bogeys, an eagle, and two birdies. McIlroy said that he came out "flat," and is one over heading into the second round. The good news for these superstars is that they're still well within contention and the leaders can quickly come back to the pack at Doral.

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