Jason Day holes out from the bunker on the second hole in the final round of the Masters

Shane Bacon

Sundays at the Masters always bring us fireworks, but usually it isn't this early. That wasn't the case with Jason Day, who made a lengthy birdie putt on the first hole and then found the greenside bunker on No. 2.

Day plopped his second shot out of the sand, and watched it roll directly in the hole for an eagle, putting the Australian at 8-under for the tournament and tied for the lead.

How important is a good start on Sunday at Augusta National? Huge, considering there are so many names at the top of the leaderboard, and Day couldn't have started out better.

Of course, his bunker shot couldn't surpass what Louis Oosthuizen did here a year ago, with that double-eagle in the final round that propelled him into a playoff with Bubba Watson.