Masters Round 1 Live Blog, Scoreboard: Tracking Leaders at Augusta National

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The first round of the Masters is complete.

In the opening round, Justin Rose went 9-under par through his last 11 holes to take a four-shot lead at 7-under par. Behind Rose, Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama are tied for second, sitting at 3-under par.

Spieth, who notched an eagle at the par-5 15th, finished the opening round at 1-under par. Dustin Johnson, the 2020 Masters winner, finished the day at 2-over par after a double bogey on his final hole of the day.

Bryson DeChambeau, who was excited to use his prototype Cobra's driver to improve his consistency on off-center strikes in this year's tournament, imploded through the first nine holes and finished the day at 4-over par.

The second round of the Masters will begin at 8:30 a.m. EFriday.

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7:35 p.m. ET  First Round of Masters Complete

The first round of the Masters Tournament is complete. 

7:23 p.m. ET Thomas Finishes First Round at 1-Over

After a birdie at the par-3 16th, Thomas parred on his final two holes of the day to finish the opening round at 1-over par. 

6:44 p.m. ET  Spieth Notches Eagle

Spieth notched an eagle at the par-5 15th to sit at 1-under through 15 holes.

6:42 p.m. ET  Thomas Sits at 2-Over

Justin Thomas, a favorite coming in to win the Masters Tournament, parred on his fifth consecutive hole to sit at 2-over through 15.

6:20 p.m. ET – Rose Finishes First Round at 7-Under

Rose leads the Masters Tournament by four shots at 7-under par at 65 to conclude his first round. He went 9-under in his last 11 holes.

6 p.m. ET – Rose Notches Seventh Birdie, Moves to 7-Under

Rose is 9-under through 10 holes after getting his seventh birdie on the par-4 17th. He leads by four shots in the tournament. 

5:40 p.m. ET – Rose Moves to 6-Under

At the par-3 16th, Rose notched his fifth birdie in his last seven holes to move to 6-under with two holes left in round one of the tournament.

5:30 p.m. ET – Rose Birdies, Moves to 5-Under

Rose adds another birdies at the par-5 15th to move to 5-under in the tournament.

5:12 p.m. ET – Spieth Moves to 1-Over

After a birdie at par-5 eighth, Jordan Spieth notched a double bogey at par-4 nine before getting a birdie at the par-4 10th to move to 1-over in the tournament and tied for 21st. 

4:53 p.m. ET  Rose Takes Lead at 4-Under

Rose continues his surge up the leaderboard adding his fourth birdie in five holes to sit at 4-under through 13.

4:30 p.m. ET – Rose Moves to 3-Under

Two-time Masters runner-up Justin Rose notched an eagle, back-to-back birdies, parred and recorded another birdie to go from 2-over to 3-under through 12. Rose is in a three-way tie for the lead in the tournament. 

4:05 p.m. ET – Reed Ties for Lead

2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed could be in line for the green jacket as we enter the weekend. Reed sits at 3-under as he approaches the par-4 18th, jumping into the lead after birdies at the par-3 16th and par-4 17th.

Reed sits tied with Hideki Matsuyama and Brian Harman for the tournament lead.

3:30 p.m. ET – Watson Finishes 2-Over

Two-time Master champion Bubba Watson sat at 1-under through 13, but his round collapsed in the final holes on Thursday. Watson tallied a trio of bogey's on the final four holes, falling to 2-over for the tournament alongside Brooke Koepka. Former champions Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson sit at even early in their opening rounds.

3 p.m. ET – Leishman Sole Leader

A bogey on the par-4 17th sent Hideki Matsuyama to second place, giving Marc Leishman the sole lead on Thursday afternoon. Leishman is off to a fast start at Augusta, sitting 4-under through his first eight holes.

2:40 p.m. ET – Spieth Starts Strong

Jordan Spieth broke a four-year winless drought with a victory at the Valero Texas Open last week, and he's carried that momentum into his first round at Augusta.

Spieth birdied the par-5 second on Thursday to start his round. He is seeking his second green jacket after a four-stroke victory in 2015.

2:35 p.m. ET – Mickelson in the Red

Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson notched a birdie on the par-5 second to start his first round on Thursday. Mickelson has not logged a top-10 finish at Augusta since 2015, though if he's in contention on Sunday, he'll certainly be a threat to win a fourth golden jacket.

Mickelson sits at 1-under as he approaches the par-4 fifth. Hideki Matsuyama, Webb Simpson and Marc Leishman sit atop the field at 4-under.

2:20 p.m. ET – DeChambeau Sits at Even

Can Bryson DeChambeau break the Masters? We'll find out over the next four days. The PGA Tour's distance extraordinaire is off to a solid start on Thursday, posting a par in each of his first two holes. The 2020 U.S. Open champion has previously appeared in four Masters, with a career-best 21st place finish coming in 2016. 

2 p.m. ET – Koepka Continues to Struggle

Brooks Koepka sat at even through eight holes, but the wheels have fallen off on the back nine. Koepka registered three bogey's in four holes beginning on the par-4 10th, and he now sits seven back of leaders. Hideki Matsuyama, Webb Simpson and Marc Leishman. 

Koepka is one of many big names struggling on Thursday. Sergio Garcia sits at 4-over, as does Rory McIlroy. 

1:45 p.m. ET – Rahm, Johnson Back to Even

Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson haven't been lights out through their respective first rounds on Thursday, though both still sit just four back of the lead at even for the tournament. Rahm sat at one-under after a birdie on the par-5 second, though he dropped a stroke at the par-5 eighth. Johnson, the defending champion, moved back to even with a birdie on the par-4 11th. 

1:30 p.m. ET – Casey Makes a Move

Paul Casey's front nine has been a steady one on Thursday as he enters the par-4 ninth at 3-under. Casey didn't register a single bogey on the front nine, and he followed a birdie on the par-4 third with an eagle at the par-4 eighth. Perhaps this is the year Casey secures his first career major. 

1:15 p.m. ET – Westwood Sinking Quickly

Lee Westwood has registered two second-place finishes in 19 Masters appearances, but it seems like he won't be contending for the green jacket in 2021. Westwood sits at 4-over as he makes the turn to the back nine, sandwiching a birdie on the par-4 8th with a pair of bogeys. Only two players in the field sit below Westwood on the tournament leaderboard. 

1 p.m. ET – Koepka Drops Below Par

Brooks Koepka is eyeing his first green jacket after a second-place finish in 2019, though he faces a challenging road ahead. Koepka enters the 2021 Masters following knee surgery in March, and he fell to one-over on Thursday with a bogey on the par-5 10th. 

Koepka now trails new leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Si Woo Kim by four strokes.

12:45 p.m. ET – Sergio Continues to Struggle

2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia isn't off to the best start on Thursday. Garcia bogeyed three of his first four holes, and he's yet to register a birdie as he approaches the par-4 ninth. Garcia is six back of Hideki Matsuyama and Christian Bezuidenhout for the tournament lead.

12:25 p.m. ET – McIlroy Struggles Early

Rory McIlory is still in search of his first green jacket, and he isn't off to a great start on Thursday. McIlroy posted a bogey on both the par-4 fifth and the par-3 sixgth, and he now sits five back of leader Hideki Matsuyama.

12 p.m. ET – Matsuyama Eagles Eight, Takes the Lead

Hideki Matsuyama is off to a hot start on Thursday as he approaches the par-4 ninth at 3-under. Matsuyama birdied the par-5 second early in the round, and he then eagled the par-5 eighth. He now sits one ahead of Corey Connors, Si Woo Kim and Christian Bezuidenhout at 3-under for the tournament. 

11:45 a.m. ET – Conners Tied for the Lead

Corey Conners continues to cruise through his first round at Augusta. The 29-year-old Canadian tallied three birdies on the front nine, and he now sits tied for the lead with Si Woo Kim and Christian Bezuidenhout as he approaches the par-4 11th. 

11:30 a.m. ET – Rahm in the Red

New dad and top-10 stalwart Jon Rahm is off to a strong start at the 2021 Masters. Rahm posted a par on the par-4 first, and he then moved to under par with a birdie on the par-5 second. Rahm has never won the green jacket, though he enters the 2021 Masters with three top-10 finishes at Augusta National.

11:20 a.m. ET – Johnson Notches First Birdie

Defending champion Dustin Johnson limped out of the gate with a bogey on the par-4 first, but he's back to even par after a birdie on the par-5 second. Johnson kicked off his 11th Masters on Thursday morning, and he currently holds a streak of 11 rounds under par at Augusta National.

11:15 a.m. ET – Kim, Ancer Seize the Lead

A pair of relative youngsters hold the lead at Augusta National on Thursday morning. 25-year-old Si Woo Kim sits at 2-under through seven holes following a birdie on the par-4 seventh, while 30-year-old Abraham Ancer also sits at 2-under after birdies on the par-5 second and par-4 third. Both players are seeking their first top-10 finishes at the Masters in 2021.

11 a.m. ET – Watson, Koepka Steady Early

Notable names Bubba Watson and Brooks Koepka will play their first two rounds at Augusta together this week, and both stars got off to a steady start on Thursday.

Both Watson and Koepka sit at even through three holes. Watson enters the 2021 Masters seeking his first green jacket since 2012, while Koepka has yet to win the Masters in six appearances.

10:40 a.m. ET – Sergio Starts Slow

Sergio Garcia is seeking his second career Masters victory in 2021, but he got off to a shaky start at Augusta on Thursday.

Garcia posted a bogey on the par-4 first, quickly dropping two shots below the crop of leaders. Garcia had plenty of time to make up ground as the veteran eyes another green jacket on Sunday.

10:20 a.m. ET – Jason Day Moves to 1-Under

Jason Day has become a Sunday stalwart at the Masters over the last decade, and he could once again be in contention down the stretch in 2021. Day is off to a smooth start at Augusta, entering the third hole at 1-under following a birdie at the par-5 second. Day enters the 2021 Masters still seeking his first green jacket. He finished tied for second at the 2011 Masters. 

10 a.m. ET – Schwartzel Starts Strong

2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel got off to a strong start on Thursday morning. The 36-year-old South African posted a par on the first hole, and he then birdied the par-5 second following a strong chip on his third shot. 

Schwartzel is one of five players in the red as we pass 10 a.m. at Augusta National.

9:40 a.m. – Conners Struggles Early

Corey Conners entered Augusta as a trendy pick after finishing 10th in the 2020 Masters, but the 29-year-old didn't get off to a hot start on Thursday. Conners found the pine straw on the par-4 first, finishing the hole with a bogey to sit at 1-over. Conners trails leader Hudson Swafford by three strokes for the tournament lead.

9:20 a.m.  Lyle Limping Through Front Nine

Sandy Lyle got off to a hot start on Thursday with a birdie at the par-5 second, but the wheels have begun to fall off for the 1988 Masters champion.

Lyle registered a bogey on the par-4 third, and he ran into some serious trouble with a quadruple bogey on the par-3 fourth. It looks like Lyle won’t be securing his second Masters anytime soon, though he still has time to rally and make the cut at Augusta.

9 a.m.  Cink Birdies the Second

PGA Tour veteran Stewart Cink is off to a strong start on Thursday morning. Cink found the bunker on his approach shot on the par-5 second, but an expert pitch gave him a tap-in birdie as he advanced to 1-under for the tournament. Cink trails Hudson Swafford by one stroke for the tournament lead.

8:45 a.m.  Rough Start for Frittelli

Dylan Frittelli has limped out of the gate at the 2021 Masters. The fifth-place finisher at Augusta in 2020 registered a bogey on each of his first two holes on Thursday, entering the par-4 third at two-over. Frittelli now sits three back of Swafford, 1988 champion Sandy Lyle and Australian Matt Jones.

8:35 a.m. ET  Swafford in the Red

Hudson Swafford is the first player under par on Thursday after a birdie at the par-five second. Swafford missed the fairway right off the tee, but a strong pitch from just off the green allowed for an easy birdie putt to close the hole. Swafford is the lone player in the red as the first groups of the morning begin to tee off.

8:20 a.m. ET  Thompson Struggles Early

Hudson Swafford will head to the second hole at even for the tournament, but morning partner Michael Thompson wasn’t so lucky.

Thompson found the bunker off the tee at the par-4 first, and his approach then missed the green. A nice chip shot allowed Thompson to two-putt to close the hole as he now sits 1-over for the tournament. 

8 a.m. ET – First Group Tees Off

Michael Thompson and Hudson Swafford began play on the first tee at Augusta National early Thursday morning. Swafford’s tee shot landed just off the fairway in the first cut of rough, while Thompson ran into some trouble off the tee. 

7:45 a.m. ET – Lee Elder Celebrated at Honorary Tee Shot

Lee Elder made Masters history in 1975 when he became the first Black man to play at Augusta National, and he was honored before the 2021 Masters began on Thursday. 

Elder joined Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player for the honorary tee shot, continuing one of the golf's great traditions. Elder didn’t take a shot on the first tee, though he watched along as Nicklaus and Player knocked their annual drives down the fairway before play began.

Notable Tee Times

10:06 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland

10:30 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci

10:42 a.m. – Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy

1:12 p.m. – Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler

1:36 p.m. – Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa

2 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa