Golf: 1st and 2nd round Masters tee-off times at Augusta

Bubba Watson waves after being presented with his green jacket following victory in the Masters last year, his second success in the tournament  (Picture: David J Phillip/AP).
Bubba Watson waves after being presented with his green jacket following victory in the Masters last year, his second success in the tournament (Picture: David J Phillip/AP).
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Tiger Woods faces a lengthy wait before he can begin his bid for a fifth Masters title when the year’s first major championship gets under way on Thursday.

But Rory McIlroy will enjoy an earlier start to his attempt to become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam at Augusta National this week.

Woods has been drawn in the penultimate group for the opening round alongside fellow American Jimmy Walker and Welshman Jamie Donaldson, teeing off at 1.48pm local time.

The 14-time major winner has started just two events in 2015, carding a career-worst 82 to miss the cut in the first and withdrawing through injury after 11 holes of the second, but said he was ready to “compete to win a golf tournament” after 11 holes of practice on Monday.

World No 1 McIlroy has been drawn alongside three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson and American Ryan Moore at 10.41am, with US Open champion Martin Kaymer in the group behind with Brandt Snedeker and Houston Open winner JB Holmes.

Sheffield’s Danny Willett will begin his Masters debut in the second group at 7.56am (12.56pm BST) alongside 1987 winner Larry Mize and US amateur public links champion Byron Meth.

1st round (Thursday)

(USA unless stated, all times Local; UK is five hours ahead):

0745 Charley Hoffman, Brian Harman

0756 Larry Mize, Byron Meth (Aus), Danny Willett (Eng)

0807 Tom Watson, Camilo Villegas (Col), Gary Woodland

0818 Mike Weir (Can), Ben Crane, Corey Conners (Can)

0829 Vijay Singh (Fij), Darren Clarke (Nirl), Russell Henley

0840 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa), Brendon Todd, Kevin Na (Kor)

0851 Jonas Blixt (Swe), Kevin Streelman, Stephen Gallacher (Sco)

0902 Patrick Reed, Keegan Bradley, Ian Poulter (Eng)

0913 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Lee Westwood (Eng)

0924 Bubba Watson, Justin Rose (Eng), Gunn Yang (Kor)

0935 Adam Scott (Aus), Dustin Johnson, Antonio Murdaca (Aus)

0957 Morgan Hoffmann, Steve Stricker, Matt Every

1008 Ben Crenshaw, Bill Haas, Jason Dufner

1019 Webb Simpson, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Paul Casey (Eng)

1030 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Joost Luiten (Ned), Sang-moon Bae (Kor)

1041 Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy (Nirl), Ryan Moore

1052 J.B. Holmes, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Brandt Snedeker

1103 Ian Woosnam (Wal), Erik Compton, Marc Leishman (Aus)

1114 Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Kevin Stadler, Scott Harvey

1125 Ben Martin, Robert Streb, Cameron Tringale

1136 Sandy Lyle (Sco), Seung-yul Noh (Kor), Bradley Neil (Sco)

1147 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus)

1209 Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els (Rsa)

1220 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Matias Dominguez (Chi)

1231 Chris Kirk, Mark O’Meara, Shane Lowry (Irl)

1242 Padraig Harrington (Irl), Ryan Palmer, Thomas Bjorn (Den)

1253 James Hahn, Mikko Ilonen (Fin), Hunter Mahan

1304 Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka, Graeme McDowell (Nirl)

1315 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel

1326 Fred Couples, Branden Grace (Rsa), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

1337 Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Luke Donald (Eng), John Senden (Aus)

1348 Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Tiger Woods, Jimmy Walker

1359 Jason Day (Aus), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Rickie Fowler

2nd round (Friday)

0745 Ian Woosnam (Wal), Erik Compton, Marc Leishman (Aus)

0756 Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Kevin Stadler, Scott Harvey

0807 Ben Martin, Robert Streb, Cameron Tringale

0818 Sandy Lyle (Sco), Seung-yul Noh (Kor), Bradley Neil (Sco)

0829 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus)

0840 Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els (Rsa)

0851 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Matias Dominguez (Chi)

0902 Chris Kirk, Mark O’Meara, Shane Lowry (Irl)

0913 Padraig Harrington (Irl), Ryan Palmer, Thomas Bjorn (Den)

0924 James Hahn, Mikko Ilonen (Fin), Hunter Mahan

0935 Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka, Graeme McDowell (Nirl)

0957 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel

1008 Fred Couples, Branden Grace (Rsa), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

1019 Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Luke Donald (Eng), John Senden (Aus)

1030 Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Tiger Woods, Jimmy Walker

1041 Jason Day (Aus), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Rickie Fowler

1052 Charley Hoffman, Brian Harman

1103 Larry Mize, Danny Willett (Eng), Byron Meth (Aus)

1114 Tom Watson, Gary Woodland, Camilo Villegas (Col)

1125 Mike Weir (Can), Ben Crane, Corey Conners (Can)

1136 Vijay Singh (Fij), Russell Henley, Darren Clarke (Nirl)

1147 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa), Brendon Todd, Kevin Na (Kor)

1209 Jonas Blixt (Swe), Kevin Streelman, Stephen Gallacher (Sco)

1220 Patrick Reed, Keegan Bradley, Ian Poulter (Eng)

1231 Lee Westwood (Eng), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Anirban Lahiri (Ind)

1242 Bubba Watson, Justin Rose (Eng), Gunn Yang (Kor)

1253 Adam Scott (Aus), Dustin Johnson, Antonio Murdaca (Aus)

1304 Morgan Hoffmann, Steve Stricker, Matt Every

1315 Bill Haas, Ben Crenshaw, Jason Dufner

1326 Webb Simpson, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Paul Casey (Eng)

1337 Joost Luiten (Ned), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Sang-moon Bae (Kor)

1348 Rory McIlroy (Nirl), Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore

1359 J.B. Holmes, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Brandt Snedeker

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