One of the most anticipated days in all of sport is finally upon us as the 2012 Masters gets under way Thursday morning at Augusta National.
Tiger Woods is fresh off his victory at Bay Hill, while defending U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy is hunger for redemption after his 2011 collapse here. Three time champion Phil Mickelson also performs well here, while newcomers have been coming out of the woodwork lately, like Charl Schwartzl last year.
Now 2012 is here for a new chapter to be written, and it all starts with the honorary tee-time at 7:40 a.m. ET of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player; a great way to start the tournament off to say the least.
Masters.com will have a few featured groups they will stream live, which are as follows:
Featured Group No. 1 Lineup:
8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer
12:47 p.m.*: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson
1:42 p.m.*: Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson
Featured Group No. 2 Lineup:
8:56 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink
12:58 p.m.*: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk
1:53 p.m.*: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson
*-Scheduled to follow the previous group's completion of play.
Tiger Woods will be paired with Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and South Korea's Sang-Moon Bae. They will be teeing off at 10:35 a.m. ET. Nick Watney, Luke Donald, and Francesco Molinari tee off behind then at 10:46 a.m. ET. Kyle Stanley tees off at 9:18 a.m. ET with Bill Haas and Jason Day, while Fred Couples, Darren Clarke and Ryo Ishikawa tee off at 1:20 p.m. ET.
Complete tee times are below, all times Eastern.