Jordan Spieth reacts to his high-water mark for Masters Day 1

He shot a bogey free round to top the standings after his 18 holes

BY Raf Diallo 21:24 Thursday 7 April 2016, 21:24 7 Apr 2016

Jordan Spieth watches his putt on the seventh green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Defending champion Jordan Spieth set an early clubhouse lead on day one of the US Masters golf.

The American signed off on a round of 66, leaving him 6-under par, although Ireland's Shane Lowry and World No 1 Jason Day were closing in fast as he finished.

The 22-year-old is looking for his third major title.

The World No 2 told Sky Sports News, getting round without dropping a shot was a big bonus.

"In order to stay bogey free, which isn't necessarily a goal, the goal is to try an shoot under-par each day. It's going to take a little bit more in the ball striking and the patience that we had today," he said.

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