Masters 2024 live golf scores, results, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1 leaderboard at Augusta

The weather is getting warmer, the azaleas are blooming, and the calendar has turned to April. That can mean only one thing in the sports world — it’s Masters week. 

Major season on the PGA Tour officially starts this weekend, as 89 of the best golfers in the world are at Augusta National in Georgia competing for the prestigious green jacket. The Masters is an event unlike any other, and pros have a chance at cementing themselves in the golf history books by winning at the event. 

Jon Rahm enters the 2024 competition as the defending champion. The Spaniard had a dominant showing at the 2023 event, pulling away from Brooks Koepka on Sunday to win his first green jacket by four strokes. 

Now, Rahm is back —only this time, he is under the LIV Golf umbrella. The Saudi-backed tour landed its biggest splash to date this past December when it signed the defending Masters champion to a monstrous deal. He is one of a number of LIV Golf players at Augusta this weekend. 

Joining Rahm as the top candidates to win it all this weekend are former Masters champions Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, and Hideki Matsuyama, along with other elite golfers such as Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, and Tony Finau. 

Of course, one of the biggest names in the golf world is also at Augusta National, as Tiger Woods is back at the event. The five-time Masters champion hasn’t played since the Genesis Invitational in February, but Woods is expected to battle through his injuries

The Sporting News is tracking all the key moments from Thursday’s Round 1 at the 2024 Masters Tournament:

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Masters leaderboard 2024

  Player Score (hole)
1. Bryson DeChambeau -7 (65)
T2. Danny Willett -4 (68)
T2. Matt Fitzpatrick -4 (13)
T4. Ryan Fox -3 (69)
T4. Byeong Hun An -3 (17)

Click here for the entire 2024 Masters leaderboard

Masters live updates, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1

4:58 p.m.: Tiger Woods remains at 1 under through three holes. He had a nice par save on the second hole after he cozied his tee shot against a tree and had to hit his club backward to get it back in the fairway.

4:40 p.m.: There’s a reason that Scottie Scheffler is the No. 1 golfer in the world. It’s shots like this one, that helped him improve to 3 under par for the tournament.

4:20 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau secures a par on No. 18 to end his day with a 65. He is 7 under par and has a three-stroke lead on the field, however, there is plenty of golf left in Round 1. 

4:13 p.m.: One hole, one birdie for Tiger Woods. The five-time Masters champ records a birdie on the first hole of Round 1 for just the second time in his 26 trips to Augusta. 

4:07 p.m.: Welcome to the leaderboard, Viktor Hovland. The Norwegian golfer sinks three consecutive birdies on Nos. 7, 8 and 9 to move his score to 4 under. 

3:59 p.m.: Another eagle! Kurt Kitayama needs just three strokes on the No. 2 par 5 to move to 2 under. 

3:57 p.m.: When you’re hot, you’re hot — and Bryson DeChambeau is showing no signs of slowing down. The LIV Golf pro sinks his third consecutive birdie to move to 7 under, with just one hole to go in his first round. 

3:52 p.m.: Tiger Woods is back. The five-time Masters champion is set to tee off for his 26th time at Augusta. Woods was forced to withdraw from the major last year with injury after making the cut. 

3:40 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau follows up his birdie on No. 15 with another birdie on No. 16, extending his lead to two strokes. 

3:30 p.m.: After Ryan Fox shoots a bogey on No. 13, Bryson DeChambeau secures a birdie on No. 15 that allows him to overtake Fox for the lead. 

3:10 p.m.: It should not come to the surprise of anyone that Scottie Scheffler is off to a strong start to the Masters. A birdie of No. 6 moves the 2022 Masters champion to 2 under. 

2:50 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau has no issue with Amen’s Corner. He pars No. 13 to take sole possession of second place, moving to 4 under. 

2:10 p.m.: A good way to shoot yourself to the top of the leaderboard? How about an eagle? Ryan Fox needs just three shots to find the hole on No. 8 — a par 5. It moves his score to 5 under to take sole possession of first. 

1:40 p.m.: Byeong Hun An is another golfer contending for the top of the leaderboard early. The Korean pro nails a long putt on No. 6 to go to 3 under. 

1:25 p.m.: Harris English nearly delivers the first hole-in-one at the 2024 Masters. His tee shot on No. 6 comes inches away from rolling in, leading to a birdie on the hole. 

1 p.m.: The first wave of the featured groups is out on the course. Defending champion Jon Rahm is among the first featured trio, teeing off with Matt Fitzpatrick and Nick Dunlap. 

12:30 p.m.: DeChambeau continues his strong front-nine showing with a bunker save on No. 4. He has grabbed ahold of the leaderboard early on Thursday. 

12:05 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau is off to a hot start at Augusta. Three consecutive birdies puts the LIV Golfer at 3 under after three holes. 

11 a.m.: Jon Rahm enters the 2024 competition as the defending champion. He is one of a number of players on the LIV Golf tour at Augusta fighting for the green jacket. 

10:25 a.m.: The 2024 Masters officially kicks off with the ceremonial tee shots from Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. 

10:15 a.m.: It’s still a bit gloomy at Augusta with dark clouds in the sky. However, the rain is supposed to be gone and the action should commence soon. 

9:30 a.m.: For all you visual learners out there, here is a look at all of the holes at Augusta National and the pin placements. 

8:10 a.m.: The tee times have been pushed back until 10:30 a.m. The earliest the first group is set to start is 10:30 a.m., which is when Erik van Rooyen and Jake Knapp will officially begin the Masters Tournament. However, the weather could move the start back further. 

6:30 a.m: Welcome to our coverage of the Masters, where there’s some breaking news to begin the day, as the start times for Round 1 of this year’s tournament have been delayed due to thunderstorms.

The opening tee shots were due to be struck at 8:00 a.m. local time but they have now been pushed back by at least an hour, due to heavy rain and strong winds.

A statement on the Masters website read: “Tee times have been delayed until further notice. The first round will not begin before 09:00.”

Stay tuned here with our coverage for more updates as they come.

(All times Eastern.)

What channel is the Masters on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • TV broadcast times: 3-7:30 p.m. ET
  • Live streams: Masters.com, ESPN+, Fubo

The Masters will air live on ESPN for the first two days before shifting to CBS for Rounds 3 and 4. Televised coverage will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, with Scott Van Pelt, Sean McDonough, Andy North, and Curtis Strange handling commentary duties from Augusta.

Masters.com will provide free live streaming coverage of the tournament throughout the day beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running through the conclusion of play at around 7:30 p.m. ESPN+ will also carry a simulcast of the TV broadcast.

Here is the full breakdown of the Masters TV schedule (all times Eastern):

Date Time (ET) TV channel
Thursday, April 11 3-7:30 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
Friday, April 12 3-7:30 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
Saturday, April 13 3-7 p.m. CBS, Fubo
Sunday, April 14 2-7 p.m. CBS, Fubo

Masters tee times for Thursday 

Note: Start times for Round 1 of the Masters have been delayed due to inclement weather at Augusta. 

Tee times below have updated with the latest delay.

Tee time (ET) Group
10:30 a.m. Erik van Rooyen, Jake Knapp
10:42 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal, Taylor Moore, Santiago de la Fuente
10:54 a.m. Danny Willett, Austin Eckroat, Stephan Jaeger
11:06 a.m. Charl Schwartzel, Luke List, Christo Lamprecht
11:18 a.m. Gary Woodland, Thorbjorn Olesen, Bryson DeChambeau
11:30 a.m. Zach Johnson, Corey Conners, Jasper Stubbs
11:42 a.m. Sergio Garcia, Chris Kirk, Ryan Fox
11:56 a.m. Lucas Glover, Byeong Hun An, Harris English
12:06 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Sepp Straka, Tony Finau
12:18 p.m. Nick Taylor, Joaquin Niemann, Russell Henley
12:36 p.m. Patrick Cantlay, Min Woo Lee, Rickie Fowler
12:48 p.m. Hideki Matsuyama, Will Zalatoris, Justin Thomas
1 p.m. Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick, Nick Dunlap
1:12 p.m. Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele
1:24 p.m. Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland, Cameron Smith
1:36 p.m. Lee Hodges, Adrian Meronk, Grayson Murray
1:48 p.m. Camilo Villegas, Denny McCarthy, Cameron Davis
2 p.m. Mike Weir, Ryo Hisatsune, Neal Shipley
2:12 p.m. Vijay Singh, Si Woo Kim, Emiliano Grillo
2:24 p.m. Fred Couples, Adam Hadwin, Stewart Hagestad
2:42 p.m. Justin Rose, Eric Cole, Peter Malnati
2:54 p.m. Akshay Bhatia, J.T. Poston, Shane Lowry
3:06 p.m. Bubba Watson, Nicolai Hojgaard, Adam Schenk
3:18 p.m. Patrick Reed, Sungjae Im, Kurt Kitayama
3:30 p.m. Keegan Bradley, Matthieu Pavon, Tyrell Hatton
3:42 p.m. Adam Scott, Sam Burns, Cameron Young
3:54 p.m. Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Max Homa
4:06 p.m. Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka, Tom Kim
4:18 p.m. Jordan Spieth, Ludvig Aberg, Sahith Theegala
4:30 p.m. Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood

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