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- The 2018 Masters kicks off Thursday with first-round action from Augusta National.
- Below is a look at the tee times for the big names everybody should be following.
The 2018 Masters gets underway Thursday morning.
While Augusta National is notoriously stingy with the amount of the tournament that can be viewed on television, there has been more online coverage in recent years. You can find a Masters TV schedule here and an online-viewing schedule here.
Here are the first-round tee times for the names everybody should be following (all times Eastern):
8:52 a.m. – Mike Weir, Brendan Steele, *Matt Parziale (Parziale is a firefighter from Brockton, Massachusetts, who qualified by winning the US Mid-Amateur) 9:03 a.m. – José María Olazábal, Kevin Chappell, Dylan Frittelli (Olazábal is a two-time winner of the Masters; Chappell is a long shot to watch for) 9:14 a.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Fitzpatrick (DeChambeau was low-amateur in 2016 and is in his first Masters as a pro) 9:36 a.m. – Vijay Singh, Satoshi Kodaira, Daniel Berger (Singh is a three-time major winner, including the 2010 Masters) 9:47 a.m. – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Pat Perez, Francesco Molinari (Aphibarnrat is a Thai golfer who finished fifth at the two latest WGC events) 9:58 a.m. – Danny Willett, Kyle Stanley, Jason Dufner (Willett won the 2016 Masters; everybody loves Dufner) 10:09 a.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Patton Kizzire, Paul Casey (Casey has finished sixth or better the past three years at Augusta; Matsuyama is one of the best golfers in the world without a major win) 10:31 a.m. – Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Branden Grace (Johnson is a previous Masters winner; Kaymer is a two-time major winner) 10:42 a.m. – Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood (Woods has won the Masters four times; Fleetwood was the 36-hole leader at the 2017 US Open and wears his hair long because he is afraid to go bald) 10:53 a.m. – Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, *Doc Redman (Garcia is the defending champ; Thomas is No. 2 in the world) 11:04 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day (Watson is a two-time Masters champ and plays golf while wearing an $825,000 watch) 11:15 a.m. – Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Adam Hadwin (Reed is quickly turning into the golfer fans either love or hate, in part because he wears red on Sundays like Tiger; Hoffman was the 18-, and 36-hole leader at the 2017 Masters) 11:48 a.m. – Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay (Poulter didn’t have an invite to the Masters until winning last week’s Houston Open) 12:10 p.m. – Fred Couples, HaoTong Li, *Joaquin Niemann (Couples is the most recent betting favorite not named Tiger Woods to win the Masters, doing it in 1992) 12:32 p.m. – Larry Mize, Russell Henley, Shubhankar Sharma (Sharma is the only player in the field to receive the Masters special international invite this year. He is just the fourth player from India to compete in the Masters) 12:43 p.m. – Bernhard Langer, Tony Finau, Yuta Ikeda (Finau dislocated his left ankle celebrating a hole-in-one Wednesday but has been cleared to play) 1:27 p.m. – Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar (three of the most popular players on the Tour) 1:38 p.m. – Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm (Scott is a former Masters winner; McIlroy needs only the Masters for a career Grand Slam; Rahm is ranked third in the world) 1:49 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Alex Noren, Louis Oosthuizen (Spieth won the 2015 Masters and has finished second twice; Oosthuizen has finished second in every golf major, but he also won the 2010 Open Championship) 2 p.m. – Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Johnson is No. 1 in the World rankings; Rose has finished second at the Masters twice, including last year)
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