Get ready for the start of The Masters by checking out the full pairings, tee times, and featured groups for the opening round at Augusta National.
The wait is over – The Masters is finally here. As the world’s best golfers prepare to take on Augusta National, let’s take a closer look at the full pairings, tee times, and featured groups for the opening round of the tournament.
The first group will tee off at 8:00 AM Eastern Time, with Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford, and Erik van Rooyen starting things off. Other notable early tee times include Webb Simpson, Matthew Wolff, and Hideki Matsuyama at 8:12 AM, and Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, and Matt Kuchar at 10:54 AM.
But it’s the featured groups that always generate the most excitement at The Masters. Here are the three groups that fans will be keeping a close eye on during the opening round:
- Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, and Tyler Strafaci – This group will tee off at 10:06 AM and features defending champion Dustin Johnson, who will be looking to become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2002 to successfully defend his title at Augusta.
- Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, and Xander Schauffele – This star-studded group will tee off at 1:48 PM and includes former Masters champion Rory McIlroy, as well as Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele, both of whom are seeking their first green jacket.
- Justin Thomas, Tony Finau, and Louis Oosthuizen – This group will tee off at 2:00 PM and features Justin Thomas, who has been in fine form in recent weeks, as well as Tony Finau and Louis Oosthuizen, both of whom have come close to winning a major championship in the past.
As always, The Masters promises to be an exciting and unpredictable tournament, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Be sure to tune in to see how these players and many others fare during the opening round at Augusta National.