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The Masters Live - latest action from day one

    The first players to tee off are just about half way through at the moment, and it's Bernd Wiesberger who is setting the pace at the top, as the only player two under par. Another 11 players, including defending champions Jordan Spieth (four holes), Rickie Fowler (six holes) and Lee Westwood (six holes) are a shot under. 

    Steven Bowditch is having a tough time and is already five shots over par after 12 holes, but none of the big names are suffering just yet.
    4/7/2016 3:14:19 PM
    Jordan Spieth (-4) remains in front but the Texan's not had it all his own way over the course of the last hour.

    A loose tee shot on the 11th landed among the pine needles, leaving him with quite a job on.

    Not to worry. He somehow, quite brilliantly, finds the left fringe of green and effortlessly put to save par, thereby retaining his two shot lead.

    Paul Casey, Hideki Matsuyama, Daniel Berger and Keegan Bradley trail him on two-under, while Dustin Johnson and Lee Westwood are among the chasing pack on -1.
    4/7/2016 5:15:15 PM
    Spieth birdies the 13th - moves to five under through 14. Superb effort in tricky conditions. 
    4/7/2016 6:08:51 PM
    Westwood will be angry, drops shot on 18 to finish at one under. 
    4/7/2016 6:24:57 PM
    Spieth has to settle for par on par 5 15th. Remains 5 under. Chance missed - these boys always fancy themselves to pick up shots on the par 5s
    4/7/2016 6:28:08 PM
    Amazing tee shot from Casey (3 under) at par 3 16th. Falls and stops just yards from pin. Spieth follows but makes a hash of it. Way off target but misses bunker. Work to do to make par
    4/7/2016 6:33:12 PM
    Rory McIlroy pars the first - solid start in quest for the Grand Slam. Meanwhile, America's Rickie Fowler is 7 over on the 17th
    4/7/2016 6:35:38 PM
    Jason Day on the charge. Another birdie for the Aussie to move to three under after 5. Paul Casey taps in at 16 to go to four under after his top tee shot. Brilliant from Jordan Spieth as he rescues par with nice chip and ballsy putt. Spieth -5, Casey -4, Day -3
    4/7/2016 6:38:53 PM
    Rory McIlroy birdies the second. Cream rising to the top already 
    4/7/2016 6:40:07 PM
    Jordan Spieth makes par on 17. One to play remains five under. Defending champ will be double chuffed if he can finish with a 67
    4/7/2016 6:58:08 PM
    Paul Casey drops shot on 17 - moves back to three under alongside the beautifully named American Brandt Snedeker
    4/7/2016 6:59:40 PM
    The Sheffield boys Matt Fitzpatrick and Danny Willett make sound starts - both one under early in their rounds 
    4/7/2016 7:03:09 PM
    Justin Rose curls a lovely putt in to move to three under after 13
    4/7/2016 7:06:43 PM
    Stop it Jordan Spieth! Champ nails four footer to grab a birdie on 18. Round of 66. Catch him if you can. Paul Casey pars to finish with a 69. Rory McIlroy drops shot on four as he slides a 7 foot putt past the hole. Drops back to level. Work to do to claim bogey too as it runs a bit beyond the hole
    4/7/2016 7:10:18 PM
    Bubba drops shot on 9 - leaves himself with long putt which slides past - dips to 2 under
    4/7/2016 7:17:11 PM
    Jason Day gives himself a chance of a birdie to jump up the board and into joint second on four under
    4/7/2016 7:20:40 PM
    Jason Day makes birdie with five foot putt - four under after 8 for the world No 1. Watch out Spieth! Surely Day can't better a 66? Conditions expected to toughen up for late starters as wind makes greens quicker
    4/7/2016 7:24:52 PM
    Justin Rose moves to four under as he nails a downhill left to right putt on the 14th. Great effort from England's top player
    4/7/2016 7:29:55 PM
    Ireland's Shane Lowry joins the party. Is on four under after six. Rory tee shot with 7 iron on par 3 6th goes all wonky
    4/7/2016 7:32:40 PM
    Oh my giddy aunt. Jason Day plays a peach into the green on the ninth with his second shot. Tap in for birdie after ball pitches and spins back just past the hole. Coulda been an eagle. World No 1 will be out in 31! 
    4/7/2016 7:35:29 PM
    Jason Day could do some real damage here. Playing beautifully and trails Spieth by just the one shot with the back nine to play. 
    4/7/2016 7:37:11 PM
    Justin Rose (-4) putts on par 3 16th. Putting at a right angle over about 30 feet. Ball turns but mooches on by leaving work left for par
    4/7/2016 7:39:07 PM
    Justin Rose misses par putt on 16 - drops to three under. Pays for tee shot not catching the slope and trickling down to hole
    4/7/2016 7:42:32 PM
    Shane Lowry (-4) second shot on par 4 7 leaves a monster putt for birdie. Nice effort from the Irishman though with the putter - leaves a three-footer for par. Rickie Fowler, by the way, shot an eight over. Ugly golf. 
    4/7/2016 7:46:06 PM
    Justin Rose plays safe on 17. Perfect drive, follows it with safe iron into middle of green. Regrouping after dropped shot on 16.
    4/7/2016 7:50:28 PM
    Jason Day second shot on 10, coming out of light rough. Leaves himself with long, downhill putt for biridie and share of lead. Be happy to par it though from there
    4/7/2016 7:52:07 PM
    Bubba in the trees on par 4 11. Nice rescue to land front edge of green from the American though
    4/7/2016 7:53:21 PM
    Many fancied Adam Scott before play but he's had a howler. Taps in at 18 for a four over. Obviously knows I've backed him.  Rory misses makeable putt at par 5 eighth - about 8footer. Takes par but was in trouble off tee so all's fair
    4/7/2016 8:23:16 PM
    Jason Day scrambles par at 11 to avoid double dropped shots. Was in the pines, came up short of green, chipped on and rolled putt home. Good save from our Aussie chum
    4/7/2016 8:25:37 PM
    Shane Lowry misses birdie putt at 11. Rolls it past. Takes par. Over to Jason Day at 14 for his biridie putt but he's a bit tentative with his effort and also has to take par. Missed half-chances to draw level with Spieth
    4/7/2016 9:13:47 PM
    Shocker for Rory (-2) who hits tee shot at par 4 11 into the woods and is left with very little daylight. Ulsterman tries to get it out and does but only just. Might be medicine time for Rory but he won't want to lose too much ground on leading pack
    4/7/2016 9:17:14 PM
    Rory plays out of second cut of rough and finds green. But it looks like a bogey and back to one under unless he can nail a miracle putt
    4/7/2016 9:18:34 PM
    Bubba, Bubba, Bubba. Lost his concentration and picks up another bogey at 15. Freefalling down the leaderboard with fourth bogey in 5 holes
    4/7/2016 9:20:04 PM
    Rory does miss his putt at 11 and drops back to one under par. Not a disaster but won't want to fall further behind on day one
    4/7/2016 9:22:59 PM
    And now Bubba's in the drink! Chunks his tee shot at the par 3 16th and splishes into the water just shy of the green. Turning into a horror show for the Green Jacket winner in 2012 and 2014.
    4/7/2016 9:25:36 PM
    Rory lands the eagle! Lovely 10 foot putt always going in. Jumps to three under as Day heads the other way. Shane Lowry and Danny Lee on four under, Spieth in clubhouse on -6
    4/7/2016 9:58:12 PM
    And now Jason Day's drive on 17 goes off to the left. He's having a horrid few minutes here. 
    4/7/2016 10:00:01 PM
    Ian Poulter pars the 18th to finish with a 3under 69. Rory plays lovely approach on 14 to leave 15ft birdie putt. If he'd spun it it would have been even sweeter. 
    4/7/2016 10:09:14 PM
    Rory rolls putt towards hole...it just - JUST - sneaks past. unlucky from Rory - stays at -3
    4/7/2016 10:10:07 PM
    Par 3 16 for Rory now. Overhits tee shot though and now leaves killer putt to even get it close. Ouch! 
    4/7/2016 10:35:54 PM
    Rory (-4) has to aim way left of hole with putt on 16 - and makes a decent job of it. 
    4/7/2016 10:44:22 PM
    Argghh...But then Rory misses four footer for par and drops back to three under. Pays price for poor tee shot
    4/7/2016 10:45:05 PM
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