The Masters: English hope Tommy Fleetwood in Tiger Woods’s group

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Tommy Fleetwood’s second Masters appearance promises to be a memorable one after he was paired with 14-time major winner Tiger Woods for the opening two rounds of the US Masters.

European number one Fleetwood, who missed the cut on his debut at Augusta National last year, and Australia’s Marc Leishman will tee off alongside Woods at 15.42 tomorrow.

Matt Fitzpatrick

Matt Fitzpatrick

Woods is contesting the year’s first major for the first time since 2015 after undergoing spinal fusion surgery in April last year.

Earlier, Sheffield’s Matt Fitzpatrick is in a group with American hopeful Bryson de Chambeau and David Wiesberger (14.14), while fellow Sheffielder and the 2016 Augusta champion Danny Willett tees off at 1458 with Kyle Stanley and Jason Dufner.

Defending champion Sergio Garcia is in the group after Woods in the company of world number two Justin Thomas and US Amateur champion Doc Redman.

And the man Garcia beat in a play-off 12 months ago, Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose, has been drawn in the last group at 19.00 alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Rory McIlroy will start his bid to become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam at 18.38 alongside 2013 champion Adam Scott and Spain’s Jon Rahm.

Ian Poulter, who claimed the last place in the field by winning the Houston Open in dramatic fashion on Sunday, partners former champion Trevor Immelman and Patrick Cantlay at 16.48.

Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus will act as honorary starters at 13.15, with Masters officials again opting not to bring in a replacement for the late Arnold Palmer, who died in September 2016.

Austin Cook, Ted Potter and Wesley Bryan will begin the tournament proper at 13.30 UK time.

Tee-off times in the first round of the The Masters, Augusta National, United States of America (USA unless stated, all times Local):

(a) denotes amateurs

Starting at hole 1

0830 Ted Potter, Jr., Austin Cook, Wesley Bryan

0841 Ian Woosnam (Wa), Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven)

0852 Brendan Steele, Mike Weir (Can), Matt Parziale (a)

0903 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa), Kevin Chappell, Dylan Frittelli (Rsa)

0914 Bryson DeChambeau, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)

0925 Mark O’Meara, Brian Harman, (a) Harry Ellis (Eng)

0936 Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Vijay Singh (Fij), Daniel Berger

0947 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Pat Perez, Francesco Molinari (Ita)

0958 Daniel Willett (Eng), Kyle Stanley, Jason Dufner

1009 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Patton Kizzire, Paul Casey (Eng)

1031 Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Branden Grace (Rsa)

1042 Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman (Aus), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng)

1053 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Justin Thomas, Doc Redman (a)

1104 Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jason Day (Aus)

1115 Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Adam Hadwin (Can)

1126 Chez Reavie, Billy Horschel, Cameron Smith (Aus)

1137 Sandy Lyle (Sco), Si Woo Kim (Kor), Doug Ghim (a)

1148 Ian Poulter (Eng), Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Patrick Cantlay

1159 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Ross Fisher (Eng), Jimmy Walker

1210 Fred Couples, Haotong Li (Chn), Joaquin Niemann (a) (Chi)

1232 Larry Mize, Russell Henley, Shubhankar Sharma (Ind)

1243 Tony Finau, Bernhard Langer (Ger), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn)

1254 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Webb Simpson, (a) Yuxin Lin (Chn)

1305 Kevin Kisner, Thomas Pieters (Be), Xander Schauffele

1316 Gary Woodland, Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng)

1327 Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar

1338 Adam Scott (Aus), Rory McIlroy (NIrl), Jon Rahm (Spa)

1349 Jordan Spieth, Alex Noren (Swe), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)

1400 Justin Rose (Eng), Dustin Johnson, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)