Tee Times, Pairings Announced for Masters
The last two Masters champions will be paired with the guy with the coolest name in the field at Augusta National on Thursday, where Bubba Watson and Justin Rose tee off alongside amateur Gunn Yang beginning at 9:24 a.m. local time.
Yang, who is just 21, won the U.S. Amateur last year.
Fourteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods will be in the second-to-last pairing on both Thursday and Friday, teeing off alongside Jamie Donaldson and Jimmy Walker.
The No. 1 player in the world, Rory McIlroy, will be paired with Phil Mickelson and four-time PGA winner Ryan Moore, beginning at 10:41 a.m. Thursday.
Perhaps the most impressive pairing of the early rounds comes at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday when world No. 2 Henrik Stenson, No. 4 Jordan Spieth, and 2014 FedExCup winner and world No. 18 Billy Horschel. None of three have won a Major, although Spieth is McIlroy’s co-favorite to take the Masters, having finished as the runner-up a year ago. Stenson has not won an American-soil tournament since the 2013 TOUR Championship, but has four Top 5 finishes in Majors in the past three years.