Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

The Masters LIVE: Day one updates from Augusta National

Welcome to LIVE R1 updates, scores, interviews and commentary from The Masters at Augusta National.

  • Play was delayed for more than two and a half hours because of a storm
  • Defending champion Jon Rahm begins title defence
  • World number one Scottie Scheffler is playing alongside grand slam hopeful Rory McIlroy
  • Scheffler is the red-hot favourite to clinch his second green jacket
  • Tiger Woods birdies first hole of 2024 Masters
  • LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau cards extraordinary 7-under 65 to take early lead
11 Apr 2024
Bryson DeChambeau takes the outright lead

DeChambeau hits an absolutely remarkable shot at the 15th to set up an eagle putt. 

It doesn't drop, but he gobbles up the birdie putt to move one ahead of the field at five under.

Jon Rahm finds some momentum

Rahm -2, Fitzpatrick -2, Dunlapd +4 (8)


Here comes LIV Golf's marquee signing. 

The Spaniard cards back-to-back birdies. 

First, Rahm held a 20 footer at the seventh before pitching close at the next. 

Fitzpatrick makes birdie on the eighth as well after finding the green in two. 

Fox goes backwards

Ryan Fox makes tough work of 13. 

He sprayed his tee shot right and, after getting back into position, inexplicably finds the water with his third at the par-5. 

Still, he holes a gutsy putt for bogey and still has a share of the lead. 

Perfect start for Shane Lowry

Dark horse Shane Lowry makes birdie at the first. 

Will he contend this week?! 

Leaderboard update

Fox -5 (12)

DeChambeau -4 (14)

Willett -3 (16)

An -3 (12)

Conners -2 (13)

Zalatoris -2 (8)

Scheffler -2 (7)

Smith -2 (6)

Back-to-back birdies for Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau -4 (13)


The American picks up strokes on 12 and 13 to make it through Amen Corner at four under.

Big cat spotted

Tiger Woods has just arrived. 

The five-time champion winner heads straight to the range and is honing his short game, hitting  some saucy little spinners out of the bunker. 

Woods claimed at the beginning of the week he believes if everything comes together then he can win. 

His critics suggest he will have a difficult time making the cut. 

Will Zalatoris off to decent start

Thomas E, Matsuyama +1, Zalatoris -1 (6)


It's pretty solid stuff so far from JT and Zalatoris. 

Thomas leaves himself 30 feet for birdie at the seventh. Zalatoris finds the heart of the green.

Matsuyama looks visibly disgusted as he finds the front bunker. 

Another par for Scheffler

Scheffler -1

The world number one taps in for par at the fifth. 

Solid start from the 2022 champion. 

Some tee times for you...

All tee times BST...

Justin Rose 19:42 

Shane Lowry 19:54 

Nicolai Hojgaard 20:06

Tyrrell Hatton 20:30 

Tiger Woods 20:54

Brooks Koepka 21:06 

Jordan Spieth 21:18 

Ludvig Aberg 21:18 

Tommy Fleetwood 21:30

Dustin Johnson 21:30 

Here comes Phil Mickelson!

There's something about Phil Mickelson and Augusta National, isn't there?

Lefty turns in one under. 

Up-and-down stuff for Rory McIlroy

McIlroy bounced back from an early bogey with a birdie at the third hole. 

But he's going in the wrong direction again. 

His tee shot landed in the bunker at the fourth hole and can't save his par. 

Meanwhile Scottie Scheffler can't convert his birdie putt he and stays at one under. 

Xander Schauffele has started poorly and is two over. 

Leaderboard latest

R. Fox -5 (8)

E. V Rooyen -4 (13)

T. Olesen (9), B. An (7) -3

D. Willett (11), B. DeChambeau (9), C. Conners (8) -2

A new leader!

Ryan Fox has taken the outright lead. 

And what a start by the Kiwi, who moves to five under after eight holes. 

Fox leads Erik van Rooyen by one. 

Disaster start for Rory McIlroy

We were talking about how McIlroy made a meal of the second hole. 

The Northern Irishman misses from six feet to save his par. 

This is absolutely not what McIlroy fans wanted to see early... 

Bogey for Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau falls back to two under at the turn. 

DeChambeau three-putts from 70 feet on the ninth. 

First birdie for Scottie Scheffler!

Scheffler takes advantage of the par-5 second, rolling in a nine footer for birdie. 

Meanwhile Rory McIlroy has made a complete hash of this hole... 

Justin Thomas begins life without Bones

Justin Thomas is playing his first major without Jim Mackay on the bag. 

Things are going okay so far for JT, who is one under after four. 

Thomas is playing with former champ Hideki Matsuyama (E) and Will Zalatoris (-1). 

Clark, Hovland and Smith start with three pars

Wyndham Clark is a Masters rookie but his pedigree suggests he could contend this weekend. 

Clark, Viktor Hovland and Cameron Smith all make regulation fours to begin. 

Fitzpatrick into the red

Matthew Fitzpatrick cards an early birdie to move to one under. 

Meanwhile it's not been the quickest of starts for Jon Rahm. 

Rahm finds the bunker with his tee shot on the second hole has to splash out, leaving a short iron into the green. 

Six players tied at the summit!

Erik van Rooyen (12), Danny Willett (9), Bryson DeChambeau (8), Christo Lamprecht (8), Ben An (6) and Ryan Fox (6) all share the lead at 3-under. 

Safe start for Rory McIlroy

McIlroy found the centre of the green with his approach at the first. 

He comes up and out of his birdie putt, though, and taps in for par.

Scheffler also tapped in for a four. 

Xander Schauffele is off to a bad start, though, with a bogey. 

How is Phil Mickelson getting on?

Lefty is level after four holes. 

LIV's posterboy has been grouped with Sepp Straka and Tony Finau. 

Finau and Straka are one under. 

Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson
Rory McIlroy's 2024 Masters tilt has begun

Rory McIlroy flushes his opening tee shot 354 yards straight down the middle of the fairway. 

How are we feeling, Rory fans?