Masters 2021 LIVE: Leaderboard as Justin Rose LEADS going into round two at Augusta – UK start time, stream, TV channel
9th April 2021

THE MASTERS is underway at Augusta National.

And Justin Rose has been the man to beat in Day 1 with a phenomenal display.

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    THE STANDINGS

    Here's how it looks after day one, Justin Rose out in front and out early tomorrow afternoon.

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    THAT'S THAT!

    Morikawa taps in for par to finish on +1 over for the day, but Smith sees a shot go by with a bogey to end on +2.

    That's it. That's the end of the first day of the Masters.

    And it was a day that belonged to Justin Rose.

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    CLOSE!

    Jusssst goes by the edge and it will be a closing par for Spieth.

    A very pleasing opening round of 71 for him after breaking his winning duck in Texas last week.

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    BIRDIE LOOK

    Spieth caught a break when his tee shot on 18 finished just short of the bunker, and he took advantage.

    A lovely approach shot right onto that back shelf of the 18th green gives his a really good look at joining the pack on two under par.

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    APPROACHING THE END

    A pair of lovely approach shots from Thomas and Finau on 18 as they head up the final fairway with the sun setting.

    Neither man out of the picture at +1 and +2 respectively.

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    PAR IN BAG

    Lovely approach shot from Spieth leads to a long birdie look which just goes by the hole.

    It's a solid par, and he's off to the 18th one under par.

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    FINAL BOW

    It will be a bogey for Scott to finish a tidy round otherwise.

    Bryson also finishes off and it's a disappointing 76 for him. Four over par, or nine over his 'par-67' aim.

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    SAND STORM

    Adam Scott is playing up the 18th and he's found one of those huge bunkers on the fairway.

    He comes up short on his approach into the uphill green – and has work to do to save par and stay 1 over par.

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    TWO TO GO

    Morikawa nails a drive straight up the middle at the 17th hole and the final group of the day march up the fairway together.

    Two holes left for the last three men to tee off today.

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    TYRELL TALKS

    UK number one Tyrell Hatton has this to say after shooting a one under par score of seventy-one today:

    “I’m very happy to shoot under par it was very tough out there and the greens are pretty scary.

    "[They're] probably the fastest greens I've ever putted on and obviously with the slope just kind of maximised that.

    "I didn't feel like I sort of particularly hit the ball that great today but like I said to come in under par in those conditions I'm really happy with."

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    BIRDIE

    Justin Thomas is just starting to claw things back here after a poor front nine.

    He's just birdied the sixteenth to make it two birdies from the back nine so far after three bogeys on the front nine.

    He's one over par for the day through sixteen holes.

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    CONGRATULATIONS

    Three-time Masters winner Phil Mickleson offers his congratulations to Tommy Fleetwood at the end of play and after his hole-in-one on the par three sixteenth hole.

    It's the 32nd hole in one at Augusta in the 85th time the tournament has been held.

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    EAGLE ALERT

    Another eagle on the fifteenth as Cameron Smith taps in to make it two eagles out of three from the group of Smith, Spieth and Morikawa on the fifteenth hole.

    A fine flourish at the back end of day one.

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    EAGLE ALERT

    Jordan Spieth's mix-matched day continues.

    He EAGLES the par five fifteenth to take him to one under par.

    He's well in contention with three holes still left to play today.

    That makes Spieth the lowest scorer still out on the course at Augusta National.

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    FOUR TO GO

    There's just four groups left out there at Augusta National as round one of the 2021 Masters draws to a close.

    The men still out there are:

    P Cantlay (US), S Im (Kor), M Fitzpatrick (Eng)

    A Scott (Aus), B DeChambeau (US), M Homa (US)

    T Finau (US), L Oosthuizen (SA), J Thomas (US)

    J Spieth (US), C Smith (Aus), C Morikawa (US)

    Collin Morikawa is the lowest scorer of the players still out there.

    He's currently level par through fourteen holes.

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    MASTER OF THE MASTERS

    Justin Thomas led or co-led the Masters SIX times.

    He's never won it though.

    Could this be his year?

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    ROSE REACTS

    Here's what Justin Rose has to say on what happened out there as he makes his way into the clubhouse after a remarkable day:

    "I guess the good news is I don't know what happened and that's often when you play your best golf, is when you get into that nice little bit of a flow or whatever we look for.

    "But I didn't panic I think that was the most important thing.

    "Obviously being two over through seven, even though I saw some red numbers on the board I still knew that this was a day not to play yourself out of the golf tournament.

    "The golf course had a lot of teeth to it.

    "The pins were relatively fair so good golf shots could be rewarded if you were able to hit them.

    "And then yeah listen to be nine under from my last eleven you can never quite see that coming here at Augusta National but it happened because I didn't panic I guess being two over through seven."

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    BIRDIE

    Bryson DeChambeau makes his FIRST birdie of the day at the fifteenth hole.

    He's FOUR over par for the day after being tipped as one of the favourites for the tournament.

    It's not been a great day for the world number five.

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    END OF PLAY

    Justin Rose and his caddy David Clark celebrate after an astonishing seven under par score of 65 at Augusta.

    Will he back it up tomorrow?

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    WHO'S STILL OUT THERE?

    So Justin Rose, Shane Lowry and Matt Kuchar are heading back to the clubhouse after finishing their first round.

    That means there's just six groups left out there.

    They are:

    B Horschel (US), T Hatton (Eng), R Palmer (US)

    P Mickelson (US), T Fleetwood (Eng), S Scheffler (US)

    P Cantlay (US), S Im (Kor), M Fitzpatrick (Eng)

    A Scott (Aus), B DeChambeau (US), M Homa (US)

    T Finau (US), L Oosthuizen (SA), J Thomas (US)

    J Spieth (US), C Smith (Aus), C Morikawa (US)

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    ROSE HITS 65

    Justin Rose's day is done after an incredible round of 65!

    He's SEVEN shots under par, and NINE under for the last eleven holes.

    People always say you can't win the Masters on Thursday but Justin Rose will take some beating after that round of golf.

    What a performance from the Englishman!

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    SHOT!

    Shane Lowry sinks a birdie on the eighteenth to finish one under par for the day.

    He's inside the top ten after the first round after a fine eighteen holes.

    Now Justin Rose for par.

    SINKS IT!

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    HOLE IN ONE

    Here's the moment Tommy Fleetwood sunk his hole in one on the par three sixteenth hole.

    What a shot!

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    AS IT STANDS

    Right let's take a moment to compose ourselves after that moment of brilliance from Tommy Fleetwood.

    Justin Rose is blowing everyone out of the water at Augusta, leading by FOUR shots through seventeen holes.

    Can he make it four consecutive birdies at the eighteenth and final hole?

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    HOLE IN ONE!

    WE HAVE A HOLE IN ONE!

    TOMMY FLEETWOOD ON THE PAR 3 SIXTEENTH!

    WHAT A SHOT!

    THAT'S ONE TO REMEMBER FOR TOMMY FLEETWOOD!

    IT'S THE 32ND HOLE IN ONE IN MASTERS HISTORY!

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