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Master 2014: LIVE coverage of Day 1 at Augusta

Follow all the latest scores, leaders and actions from the 2014 Masters from Augusta


Hello and welcome along to The Independent’s live coverage of The Masters 2014.

The world’s best golfers descend on the beautiful Augusta National Park once again to do battle for the famous Green Jacket. World number one, Tiger Woods, may be out with a back injury but there’s no shortage of quality on show with last year’s winner Adam Scott, Northern Ireland’s star Rory McIlroy and Masters’ royalty Phil Mickelson among the men vying for victory.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a feast of golf at its very finest from one of the most spectacular settings in all of sport. We want to hear from you too. Hit the ‘Make a comment’ button below and we’ll post the best ones.

  • LEE WESTWOOD: That dastardly 14th has been a tricky one all day (well they all have but the 14th has been as bad as any) as claimed another scalp. Westwood drags one and can't pull it back and concedes  a bogey and go back to par. 
    4/10/2014 10:33:30 PM
  • OTHER BIG NAMES: Looks like Sergio Garcia and Hunter Mahan will join the bunch of players on one over par with just the last to deal with for both of them.
    4/10/2014 10:35:11 PM
  • ERNIE ELS: The South Africa is always a big part of any Masters and he's not disappointing this time around. A few bogeys, yes, but plenty of good stuff to go along with it. Els is at two over with three to play.
    4/10/2014 10:36:52 PM
  • PHIL MICKELSON: He's done it again and not in a good way! Another seven, this time at the par five 15th knocks him back to four over. What a mixture from one of the favourites we've seen today.
    4/10/2014 10:39:46 PM

  • That bunkers coming to get you Russell 

    4/10/2014 10:45:46 PM
  • BUBBA WATSON: And he's done it! Holds his nerve on the last and cards a score of 69 without a single dropped shot during the day, the only player to do so. Very, very good from Bubba, looking ominous.
    4/10/2014 10:47:23 PM
  • LUKE DONALD: Well it's been a topsy, turvy day for Donald. Plenty of good but plenty of bad equal up to a final card score of 77. Plus five isn't the end of his weekend but he's got work to do tomorrow.
    4/10/2014 10:51:09 PM

  • Mixed feelings about Luke on day one then.
    4/10/2014 10:52:44 PM

  • Russell Henley playing in the flowers 

    4/10/2014 10:55:16 PM
  • MARC LEISHMAN: The Aussie has gone about his business very nicely all day today and his hard work pays off on the last with a birdie to go into the clubhouse with a more than decent score of 70. Those guys down under must be very happy with their boys' work today.
    4/10/2014 10:57:51 PM
  • KEEGAN BRADLEY: Eyes wide open as he ways up the final hole. The American has been playing catch up ever since his double on the first and his back nine has been awash with ups and downs. 
    4/10/2014 11:01:24 PM
  • LUKE DONALD: Oh Luke, what have you done?? We though it was all over but no such luck. The powers that be have handed the Brit with a two shot penalty for touching the sand on the ninth making it into an eight and making his final score a 78. End of the line? Maybe.
    4/10/2014 11:03:22 PM
  • BIG HITTERS GOING OUT?: Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose may well be starring into the abyss! Both on four over with one to play, could both be going home tomorrow??
    4/10/2014 11:05:41 PM

  • Few more comments from around the all mighty Twitter
    4/10/2014 11:09:56 PM
  • LAST ONES: So a long and thoroughly enjoyable day one is just about coming to an end. Phil Mickelson needs to knock in his last putt to salvage a bit of messed up opening round. 
    4/10/2014 11:13:13 PM
  • 18TH HOLE: Everyone's on the eighteenth then as Lee Westwood cracks away his last drive of the day. 
    4/10/2014 11:14:29 PM

  • 'After you, Sir' 

    4/10/2014 11:16:39 PM
  • PHIL MICKELSON: That'll do it for Phil today then and not his best all in all. He finished four over and has some hard work ahead of him tomorrow.
    4/10/2014 11:18:12 PM
  • LEE WESTWOOD: Lee hits straight into the bunker on the last, bit of work to keep his good round intact. 
    4/10/2014 11:20:21 PM

  • Bubba Watson going well at the 2014 Masters after Day One 

    4/10/2014 11:22:16 PM
  • TOMORROW: Don't forget tomorrow, play gets underway from 12.45pm and we'll be back with you from around 4pm.
    4/10/2014 11:23:59 PM
  • FINAL GROUP: US duo Harris Engish and Russell Henley play super chips out from the crowd and put a bit more pressure on Westwood, over to you Lee.
    4/10/2014 11:25:47 PM
  • LEE WESTWOOD: He holds his own though and produced a nice chip from himself. The dusk light has made Westwood's shirt even brighter is that's possible. 
    4/10/2014 11:26:34 PM
  • FINAL GROUP: So Westwood bogeys the last and takes in a decent finish of 73. He hasn't really lit the blue touch paper yet, far from it, so maybe tomorrow will be his day. And with that we're all done.
    4/10/2014 11:30:09 PM

  • Just look at that, no wonder Sergio has a strut on 

    4/10/2014 11:32:44 PM
  • AND THAT'S IT: What a great first day, as ever, from the Masters. 

    Bill Haas leads the way with four under and will be sleeping very well tonight. 

    Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen are all right on his coattails on three under. It should be quite a battle for the lead tomorrow and with Augusta being just a difficult. Rory McIlroy is right there too.

    Phil Mickelson was among many who didn't quite have the day they were hoping for. Luke Donald, Justin Rose and Jason Dufner all both had poor days.

    Everything is still to play for in the morning though and who knows what tomorrow will bring

    Good night for us here at the Independent.
    4/10/2014 11:39:03 PM
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