Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Masters tee times announced; Woods goes at 10:45 a.m. Thursday

Tiger Woods will tee off at 10:45 a.m. Thursday as he begins his quest to win his fifth Masters championship.

Masters tee times announced; Woods goes at 10:45 a.m. Thursday

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Tiger Woods will begin his quest for his fifth Masters championship right in the middle of the pack, teeing off at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the 15th group of the day.

Woods, who will have the next-to-last tee time (1:41 p.m.) for Friday’s second round, will be playing with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy.

Defending champion Bubba Watson gets the traditional pairing with reigning U.S. Amateur winner Steven Fox at 10:34 a.m., with Ian Poulter as the third member of the group.

Phil Mickelson will tee off Thursday at 1:30, playing with Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer. He will be followed by the threesome of Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley and Fredrik Jacobsen.

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One of the more interesting groupings is made up of two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, 61, competing alongside 19-year-old Matteo Manassero and Tianlang Guan who, at 14, is the youngest contestant in Masters history. They tee off at 12:24 p.m. Thursday.

A total of 93 players will be participating, reduced by one because of Monday’s withdrawal of Darren Clarke with a hamstring injury.

--Joe Juliano

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