Masters tee times: Tiger at 1:52 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tiger Woods will tee off at 1:52 p.m. Thursday at the Masters, his first round in a major championship since last year’s U.S. Open victory. Woods will play with Stewart Cink and Jeev Milkha Singh.
Trevor Immelman will begin his title defense at 1:41 p.m. when he tees off with Adam Scott and U.S. Amateur champ Danny Lee.
Padraig Harrington will tee off at 10:34 a.m. with former Masters champ Mike Weir and first-time Masters participant Ryuji Imada. Harrington is seeking his third consecutive major title after having won the 2008 British Open and PGA Championship.
The day’s final pairing, at 2:03 p.m., will be one of its most intriguing. Teenagers Ryo Ishikawa and Rory McIlroy will play with fellow youngster Anthony Kim in the group behind Woods.
In other groupings:
• Ian Woosnam, Chez Reavie and Briny Baird are the first threesome, at 8 a.m.
• Gary Player (pictured) will begin his 52nd and final Masters at 9:28 a.m. alongside Luke Donald and Stephen Ames.
• Greg Norman, playing his first Masters since '02, will tee off at 9:50 a.m. with two-time champ Bernhard Langer and Lee Westwood.
• Geoff Ogilvy, one of this year’s favorites, will tee off at 10:23 a.m. with perennial favorites Vijay Singh and Ernie Els.
• World No. 2 Phil Mickelson will tee off at 10:45 with Camilo Villegas and Jim Furyk.
• Fan favorites Fred Couples and Rocco Mediate should help ease the nerves of amateur Jack Newman when the threesome tees off at 12:02 p.m.
MASTERS FIRST- AND SECOND-ROUND PAIRINGS
8 a.m.-11:07 a.m. – Ian Woosnam, Chez Reavie, Briny Baird.
8:11 a.m.-11:18 a.m. – Sandy Lyle, Billy Mayfair, Tim Clark
8:22 a.m.-11:29 a.m. – Kevin Sutherland, Ross Fisher, P. Marksaeng
8:33 a.m.-11:40 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Carl Pettersson, Dudley Hart
8:44 a.m.-11:51 a.m. – Raymond Floyd, Justin Leonard, a-Reinier Saxton
8:55 a.m.-12:02 p.m. – Fuzzy Zoeller, Michael Campbell, Ken Duke
9:06 a.m.-12:24 p.m. – Ben Curtis, Nick Watney, Miguel Angel Jimenez
9:17 a.m.-12:35 p.m. – Craig Stadler, Rory Sabbatini, Dustin Johnson
9:28 a.m.-12:46 p.m. – Gary Player, Luke Donald, Stephen Ames
9:39 a.m.-12:57 p.m. – Retief Goosen, Soren Hansen, Shingo Katayama
9:50 a.m.-1:08 p.m. – Bernhard Langer, Greg Norman, Lee Westwood
10:12 a.m.-1:19 p.m. – Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Angel Cabrera
10:23 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Vijay Singh, Geoff Ogilvy, Ernie Els
10:34 a.m.-1:41 p.m. – Mike Weir, Padraig Harrington, Ryuji Imada
10:45 a.m.-1:52 p.m. – Phil Mickelson, Camilo Villegas, Jim Furyk
10:56 a.m.-2:03 p.m. – Stuart Appleby, Oliver Wilson, Sergio Garcia
11:07 a.m.-8 a.m. – Larry Mize, John Merrick, a-Drew Kittleson
11:18 a.m.-8:11 a.m. – Todd Hamilton, Steve Flesch, Mathew Goggin
11:29 a.m.-8:22 a.m. – Tom Watson, Ian Poulter, a-Steve Wilson
11:40 a.m.-8:33 a.m. – Aaron Baddeley, Bubba Watson, G. McDowell
11:51 a.m.-8:44 a.m. – Mark O'Meara, Pat Perez, D.J. Trahan
12:02 p.m.-8:55 a.m. – Fred Couples, Rocco Mediate, a-Jack Newman
12:24 p.m.-9:06 a.m. – Soren Kjeldsen, Sean O'Hair, Richard Sterne
12:35 p..m.-9:17 a.m. – Andres Romero, Boo Weekley, Chad Campbell
12:46 p.m.-9:28 a.m. – Ben Crenshaw, Paul Casey, Steve Stricker
12:57 p.m.-9:39 a.m. – Y.E. Yang, Robert Allenby, Hunter Mahan
1:08 p.m.-9:50 a.m. – Zach Johnson, Lin Wen-Tang, Robert Karlsson
1:19 p.m.-10:12 a.m. – Jose Maria Olazal, Martin Kaymer, B. Snedeker
1:30 p.m.-10:23 a.m. – K.J. Choi, Alvaro Quiros, Kenny Perry
1:41 p.m.-10:34 a.m. – Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott, a-Danny Lee
1:52 p.m.-10:45 a.m. – Tiger Woods, Stewart Cink, Jeev Milkha Singh
2:03 p.m.-10:56 a.m. – Anthony Kim, Rory McIlroy, Ryo Ishikawa