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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 2024 Masters has arrived, and four days of pristine golf at the nation's best course are ahead with the best hoping to play all 72 holes at Augusta National. The action began Thursday with Round 1 setting the stage for the rest of the year's first major, though the first 18 holes did get started behind schedule.

Augusta National announced Thursday morning that Round 1 of the 2024 Masters would start at 10:30 a.m. ET, a three-hour delay due to heavy rains and thunderstorms. Nevertheless, tournament play is underway after Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson served as Honorary Starters hitting their ceremonial tee shots.

You can follow 2024 Masters live leaderboard updates and coverage with us at CBS Sports.

The grounds are filled to capacity with patrons now that the gates are opened, and they are undoubtedly keen to see how Tiger Woods plays while taking the course for just his second professional event of 2024. Woods is just five years removed from winning his fifth green jacket, and while a sixth is certainly unlikely, counting Tiger out of anything is a foolish endeavor.

Far more likely to find the winner's circle is Scottie Scheffler, the 2022 green jacket winner seeking to win his second in three years. Scheffler enters as an overwhelming 4-1 favorite ahead of the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth. McIlroy, of course, is still one Masters title away from clinching the career grand slam.

There is so much to follow this week that it can be overwhelming at times. No worries: We have you covered. On Thursday alone, you can watch the entire first rounds from Woods, Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Viktor Hovland and Wyndham Clark, the latter of whom will be making his first appearance at Augusta National.

CBS Sports is offering live coverage of the 2024 Masters from start to finish Thursday with our myriad of Masters Live streaming options. Hit the links below to tune into the Featured Groups channel and watch complete rounds from some of the best golfers in the game, spend your day surveying Amen Corner or view all the action at Holes 15 & 16. Masters TV coverage does not begin until later in the day, so this is the absolute best place to watch the Masters live on Thursday.

All times Eastern

Round 1 -- Thursday, April 11

Round 1 start time: 10:30 a.m. [Tee times]

Masters Live stream
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TV coverage: 3-7:30 p.m. on ESPN
TV simulcast live stream: 3-7:30 p.m. on Masters.com
Post-round highlights: 11:35-11:50 p.m. on CBS, Paramount+