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Live scores, updates and highlights from the first round of the 85th Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

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The 85th Masters is officially underway having thankfully returned to its normal April spot in the golf calendar.

The azaleas are in full bloom, the Augusta National course is already playing tough (as expected), and an absolutely stacked field is off and running the first major of the season.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson’s first round left plenty to be desired.

D.J.

was 1 over without a birdie on his first nine.

He birdied Nos.

11 and 13 but wound up bogeying 16 and notching a double on 18 to close 2 over and five shots back of the clubhouse leader.

Not an insurmountable deficit but surely not what he expected.

Also struggling early was Rory McIlroy, who not only hit his own father with an approach shot on the 7th but finished 4 over with six bogeys and two birdies.

Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama are the leaders in the clubhouse at 3 under with Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed both among a short group one shot back.

Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Justin Thomas are among the big names still finishing their opening rounds.

Watch the 2021 Masters streaming now with Masters Live as we follow the best golfers in the world throughout Augusta National with Featured Groups, check in at the famed Amen Corner and see leaders round the turn on holes 15 & 16.

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CBS Sports will update this story with scores and highlights from the Masters below.

Check out the live scores at the top of this story, a more detailed leaderboard, Round 1 tee times and our complete viewer’s guide.

Justin Rose is currently on pace to gain 8.6 strokes on the field today.

Only 3 players have gained 8.5 or more in round 1 at #TheMasters since 2000 – Darren Clarke in 2003, Jordan Spieth in 2015, and Charley Hoffman in 2017.

Jason Kokrak nearly holes his approach shot a the par-4 No.

18, where he goes on to tap in for birdie.

#themasters pic.twitter.com/DwftT22NvO

Really looking forward to Justin Rose showing up to Royal Ascot in a green jacket with a top hat pic.twitter.com/beuI7mUU4a

Justin Rose is now five under following birdie at the par-5 No.

15.

#themasters pic.twitter.com/dTsQiKT6G1

Now this is a good tweet.

Rose is stunting.

He had two bogeys through his first seven holes today, but is 7 under in his last eight holes after a birdie on the par-5 15th.

Justin Rose leading by two as he looks for his second career U.S.

Open victory.

Justin Rose is now five under following birdie at the par-5 No.

15.

#themasters pic.twitter.com/dTsQiKT6G1

Bryson is 10 over thru 12.

Tough.

I walked No.

9 with Spieth.

Buddy, it was an absolute ride.

I don’t know how Greller gets out of bed every day.

Birdie-7-Birdie.

pic.twitter.com/VwV8UibbzN

Birdie-Seven-Birdie.

We’re Spiething.

1st round scoring average the last 2 years at #TheMasters

2020: 71.4
2021: 74.8

On pace to be the biggest jump in round 1 scoring from one year to the next since 1965-66.

A birdie for Justin Thomas at the par-4 10th following a close approach shot.

#themasters pic.twitter.com/nPSrJjbC4c

Gary Player, 1961
Billy Casper, 1970
Jack Nicklaus, 1972 https://t.co/whJrC01R3C

Jordan Spieth just tripled (!) for a 7 (!) at the 9th.

He had a decent bogey putt and a short double putt, missed both.

Last person to score a 7 and win the Masters was Craig Stadler in 1982.

Spieth was born in 1993.

Currently over par at the Masters: Spieth, Koepka, D.J., Mickelson, Thomas, McIlroy, Cantlay, DeChambeau.

Justin Rose looking for his 6th career round led at #TheMasters

Most rounds led or co-led at Masters since 2004
Jordan Spieth, 9
Justin Rose, 5
Phil Mickelson, 5

Jordan Spieth’s second shot at No.

9 hits off a tree.

pic.twitter.com/B5PFuSMaSF

Jordan Spieth is laboring all over Augusta.

He gets a birdie on the par-5 eighth hole to get to under par, but he’s in some real trouble here on the par-4 ninth.

Off the tee found the pine straw on the right, but his second shot snapped directly into a tree.

Looking at a really tough up and down for par.

The birdie at 12 was the 175th birdie-or-better for Justin Rose at #TheMasters since 2011, most of any player in that span.

A tradition unlike any other pic.twitter.com/1XaoYjAk8S

Jordan Spieth sinks the long range putt to move to one-under on the day pic.twitter.com/A2ManSlFl6

Jordan Spieth with the money putt! pic.twitter.com/0I8sRZ1oAo

Hello, Justin Rose.

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Past champion Jordan Spieth with a birdie at the par-5 eighth hole #themasters pic.twitter.com/D96kDtfC6b

Hello, Justin Rose.

pic.twitter.com/oFELKkUMMi

69 would tie the highest score to lead after day 1 at #TheMasters in the last 60 years (last done in 2007).

Fewest rounds in the 60s after day 1, since 1990
1998 – 1
2017 – 2
2007 – 2
2000 – 2

Justin Rose has gone eagle-birdie-birdie to get to two under.

#themasters pic.twitter.com/al08koCjRm

Loving all the shades of green on display today at Augusta National pic.twitter.com/DloB3eP6lA

Scenes from the course.

#themasters pic.twitter.com/GKloIdyQRy

Things are moving quickly, as they say, for Justin Thomas.

The No.

2 player in the world has yet to card a birdie and sits at +3 as his first nine is winding down.

He’s missing his mark even when hitting the ball well and can’t seem to catch a break on the firm and fast greens.

A great drive and good approach on the par-5 8th seemed to set up for his first birdie of the day, but his chip shot rolled way back to the edge of the green and left him with a two-putt par.

Justin Rose started his day with a bogey and sat at +2 after 7 before taking off on an absolute heater.

An eagle at the par-5 8th followed by birdies at both 9 and 10 have him up at -2, good for T4 on the leaderboard.

Rose has run hot and cold over the last couple of years, including changes in his equipment and disparate finishes in majors that range from top-10s to missed cuts.

A runner-up in both 2015 and 2017, Rose contending on the weekend truly would be an unforeseen storyline for the 85th Masters

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Dustin Johnson will be defending his Masters title this week at Augusta with the world's best players in action including the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and 

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Dustin Johnson will be defending his Masters title this week at Augusta with the world’s best players in action including the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.

The 2021 Masters gets underway in its normal place on the calendar this year, meaning Johnson’s reign as Masters champion could well be short lived.

The world No 1 has endured a difficult season so far but he will remain one of the favourites this week due to his historic performance back in November.

Only three players in history have won back-to-back Masters titles – Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.

“My game is in good shape,” Johnson said this week.

“Maybe not quite as good of shape as it was in November, but I feel like it’s coming together.

“I’m starting to hit a lot of the same shots and getting a lot more comfortable over the golf ball.

I feel like it’s in pretty good form.

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“I think it’s getting there.

Sometimes playing in Hawaii with a lot of wind, LA with a lot of wind, Saudi with a lot of wind, sometimes it gets just a little bit off.

My setup and posture was just a little bit off which caused me to hit some funny shots which is kind of the difference of playing really well or playing just okay.

I think that was the main thing.”

But there are a number of players who head into the 2021 Masters in strong form and will fancy their chances.

Thomas won The Players Championship last month with a stellar final round and showcased his skills in and around the green.

Lee Westwood has also enjoyed a strong start to 2021 with the Englishman looking to become the oldest winner of The Masters.

The week is set to see surprises through all four rounds and Express Sport is on hand to provide updates throughout the week.

This year’s competition will be broadcast on the radio by BBC Sport.

Golf fans will be able tune in for live coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live, and BBC Radio 5 Live, at different times of the evening.

You can listen to the action on-the-go by downloading the BBC Sounds app, or by visiting the BBC Sounds website.

Additional radio commentary can be found on the Masters official website.

– The course has an abundance of payphones as cell phones are strictly prohibited from the course.

– Cheap food is tradition at The Masters, which is a rarity for major sporting events nowadays.

– Augusta is actually closed during the summer to keep the course in pristine condition.

– The pristine bunkers are not actually filled with sand.

They are actually composed of waste product from the mining of aluminum.

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– April 8, 2021
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