McIlroy’s quest just one subplot in Masters storyline

Bubba Watson gets ready to hit on the driving range during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Bubba Watson gets ready to hit on the driving range during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Sheffield’s Danny Willett begins his Masters debut in the second group out at 7.56am (12.56pm BST) today alongside 1987 winner Larry Mize and US amateur public links champion Byron Meth, a 22-year-old Californian.

today’s first round draw (USA unless stated, all times Local; UK is five hours ahead):

Tiger Woods smiles as waits to putt during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Tiger Woods smiles as waits to putt during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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)

Rory McIlroy tees off on the third.

Rory McIlroy tees off on the third.

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: JB Holmes, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Brandt Snedeker

1103: Ian Woosnam (Wal), Erik Compton

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