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Live Reporting

Jonathan Jurejko, Paul Higham and Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    Justin Rose

    Phew, what a day! We've enjoyed it and hope you have too. Justin Rose certainly did...

    Catch up with everything that happened on day one of the 2021 Masters in our report.

    Let's do it again tomorrow and see if the Englishman can maintain his challenge for that elusive Masters title.

    Back here at 13:00 BST, yeah? See you then.

  2. Tomorrow's tee-times

    Marking your card about when a few of the key players tee off tomorrow...

    14:36 S Lowry (Ire), J Rose (Eng), M Kuchar (US)

    14:48 B Horschel (US), T Hatton (Eng), R Palmer (US)

    15:06 P Mickelson (US), T Fleetwood (Eng), S Scheffler (US)

    15:30 A Scott (Aus), B DeChambeau (US), M Homa (US)

    15:42 T Finau (US), L Oosthuizen (SA), J Thomas (US)

    15:54 J Spieth (US), C Smith (Aus), C Morikawa (US)

    18:36 D Johnson (US), L Westwood (Eng), T Strafaci (US)*

    18:48 X Schauffele (US), J Rahm (Spa), R McIlroy (NI)

    19:00 P Reed (US), D Berger (US), P Casey (Eng)

    Read the full list of second-round tee-times here

  3. 'I would have been happy to sign for one under'

    Spieth -1 (F)

    Jordan Spieth, the 2015 champion, might be the polar opposite to MacIntyre in terms of Augusta experience, but even the very best still get nervous on day one of the Masters.

    Spieth is back in form after dropping down the rankings, winning in Texas last week.

    "I felt pretty comfortable but I still had the same nerves I always have at the Masters when you go on the first tee. You just want to find the fairway. I hit a lot of good shots early but found myself a yard off and here that means you're 40 feet from the hole instead of 10.

    "I was getting frustrated but I turned it around on the back nine. When the round started I would have been happy to sign for one under."

  4. 'I've got a lot of belief' - MacIntyre on Masters debut

    MacIntyre +2 (F)

    Scotland's Bob MacIntyre carded a two-over 74 on his Masters debut. Here's what he had to say about the experience...

    "It has been unbelievable, everything I've been dreaming of, but in terms of the golf I'm slightly disappointed. I hung on and two over isn't a bad score."

    On chipping in on the 17th for a birdie: "I was in no mans land, I went for the flop and it came off perfectly."

    On halving his match with world number one Dustin Johnson at last week's WGC Matchplay: "It was huge for the belief. I knew I could play good golf, but I wasn't sure how good it was.

    "I played DJ and he did well to tie with me. I've got a lot of belief. I've got to keep practising hard and working hard and hopefully it will come good."

  5. Post update

    Before we disappear for the night, let's catch up with the thoughts of a couple more players...

  6. Today's best bits

    While Justin Rose will deservedly grab the headlines in the morning, here are a few other of today's highlights you can watch before going to bed.

    They include a clip which fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood will be showing repeatedly to his grandkids when he is long retired and one which Rory McIlroy would rather forget...

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    Video caption: The Masters 2021: Tommy Fleetwood 'smashes' hole-in-one on 16th

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    Video caption: 'Look at this' Spieth chips in for eagle on 15

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    Video caption: McIlroy hits his father on the leg with errant shot
  7. Watch highlights of Rose's round of the day

    Rose -7

    Justin Rose was was two over after seven holes during his first round.

    However, the Englishman made an eagle and seven birdies to move clear at the top of the leaderboard on Thursday evening.

    Here is how he did it...

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    Video caption: Rose surges four shots clear with 'extraordinary' seven-under 65
  8. Overnight leaderboard

    Here's how it stands after day one of the 2021 Masters:

    -7: Rose

    -3: Harman, Matsuyama

    -2: Zalatoris, Simpson, Reed, Bezuidenhout

    -1: Kim, Hatton, Kokrak, Lowry, Spieth

    Selected others

    E: Rahm, Schauffele

    +1: Casey, Thomas

    +2: Langer, Poulter, Koepka, D Johnson, MacIntyre, Laird, Fleetwood, Fitzpatrick

    +4: McIlroy, Garcia, WIllett, DeChambeau

    +6: Westwood

  9. The last group finish off

    Spieth -1, Morikawa +1, Smith +2

    Collin Morikawa hits a great putt up the green but he's one of countless players to leave that three feet short today.

    Jordan Spieth managed to get his ball up on to the back tier. He's got a 10-footer to get to two under. It starts left and stays left. Last week's Texas Open winner off to a decent start though.

    Cameron Smith has already chipped on and has the exact same putt as Spieth's. What has he learned? Nothing. Carbon copy putt and that will be a bogey finish.

    Just Morikawa to tidy up. In his par putt falls. And that, my friends, was day one of the 2021 Masters.

  10. Spieth chasing one final birdie

    Spieth -1, Morikawa +1, Smith +1 (17)

    Cameron Smith is way back on the 18th. His ball must have clipped a tree from his tee shot. Fairway metal on his second. He reaches the green and bounds through it, almost landing in the lap of a patron.

    What can Jordan Spieth do from just behind Sandy's bunker? Find the green, is the answer.

    Collin Morikawa would be within inches if this was Sunday. Instead, he's 25 feet short with a big uphill putt to come.

  11. Thomas cards a 73

    Thomas +1, Finau +2, Oosthuizen +4 (18)

    If he lands this putt then Justin Thomas deserves to finish on equal terms with the most difficult of golf opponents.

    A good shove up the hill gives it a chance, before the ball trails off left. Still, a very makeable par putt... six feet or so, not much movement.

    Plop! Straight down the middle of drain.

    Not exactly where he would have wanted to be after the first 18, but Thomas is in a position where many others would certainly take. Rory McIlroy, for one.

  12. Watch Spieth's chip-in eagle

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    Video caption: 'Look at this' Spieth chips in for eagle on 15
  13. Post update

    Spieth -1, Morikawa +1, Smith +1 (17)

    The shadows are lengthening as the evening draws in at Augusta National.

    Our final group are on the 17th green. Jordan Spieth is on the green in two and takes two more for par.

    Collin Morikawa is in a greenside bunker in two and only just escapes. His par putt from a dozen feet slides by.

    Cameron Smith safely in for par

  14. Post update

    A lovely evening lilt over Augusta, by the way, as the last two groups head home. Gorgeous.

  15. Post update

    Thomas +1, Finau +2, Oosthuizen +4 (17)

    Justin Thomas has ended up in the same stretch of sand where we saw Adam Scott in the group ahead, after the American also pulled his tee shot left.

    A clean strike from the world number two sees his ball fly onto the green, but it won't cling onto the top tier. Long way back up there...

  16. Solid finish for Bryson

    DeChambeau +4 (F)

    Bryson DeChambeau's round could have been a DeShambles today but credit where it's due, he has fought hard all the way round.

    He's a little long with his second to 18 but hits a beautiful recovery putt from just off the green to a couple of feet.

    A 76 on an opening day where only 11 players are under par is no disaster.

  17. Post update

    Thomas +1, Finau +2, Oosthuizen +4 (17)

    Justin Thomas goes up and down from the sand on 17, meaning he still has a decent chance of finishing level going into the last.

    Think that would represent a decent day's work, all things considered, for the world number two.

  18. Post update

    Scott +1 (18)

    On the last, Adam Scott is stood in a bunker which is so big it should be classed as desert in geographical terms.

    Most of us would need a sand buggy to get out of there. The 2013 champion knocks out to safety, but doesn't look too happy with where he has ended up.

  19. Rested Rose back with a bang

    Paul Waring

    European Tour pro on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Paul Waring can appreciate why Justin Rose has hit the ground running after five weeks without playing golf, but it's still a hugely impressive effort.

    "I’ve been through this myself, I tend to play better after a few weeks off. I think it’s testament to how Justin works with Sean Foley - he’ll have games he’ll play to develop match sharpness.

    "He’ll do little things just to put himself under pressure and that will bring about the sharpness, but regardless this is impressive after his lay-off."

  20. Post update

    Thomas +1, Finau +1, Oosthuizen +3 (16)

    From where he was way out east, Thomas will probably have to be happy with finding the left greenside bunker with his second shot.