Here we all are once again, then, again at Augusta! It’s only been 5 months considering the fact that Dustin Johnson won The Just one In November, so in that context we’re being relatively spoiled. But it is been two many years considering the fact that the previous Masters in its standard April placing, and two many years considering the fact that the patrons have been in situ, so you can be forgiven if you’ve been Bobby Jonesing for the most glamorous golfing demonstrate on earth. It’s again, baby. Can you wait? Us neither.
Tiger won that previous April Masters, in individuals heady, carefree times of 2019. His terrible accident indicates he will not be below this calendar year here’s to the great person rebuilding his health and fitness and finishing but an additional fairytale comeback. A sixth Masters in 2022? Hey, we’re allowed to aspiration. As for the winner of this 1 … properly, the area is crowded, and there is a lot of product increasing to the prime.
DJ is favorite, as he strives to develop into the initially person to retain the title considering the fact that Tiger in 2002. Right before that, it was Nick Faldo in 1990 right before him, it was Jack in 1966. This type of matter does not happen often. If everyone can do it, the quick-going South Carolinian can.
But there are a lot ample individuals with the match, the moxie, the temperament and the sheer commence excellent to cease him. The US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau. The new Players winner Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, again in the winners’ circle previous week at the Texas Open immediately after four fallow many years on Tour. Brooks Koepka, the four-time important winner just pipped by Tiger the previous time we have been below in April. The PGA champ Collin Morikawa. Perennial important bridesmaids Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, Lee Westwood and Paul Casey. Rory? Sergio? Sergio! A resurgent Sergio! We could go on for some time, but what would be the position? There aren’t much too numerous no-hopers in this area.
We’ll get underway below at 2pm BST, which interprets as 9am in Georgia. Make on your own a pimento cheese sandwich, pour a very long awesome glass of iced tea, and settle down. It’s going to be a very long four times, but it’ll whizz by in a flash. It’s the eighty fifth version of the Masters Tournament. It’s again where it belongs, at the commence of April. It’s on!
Till then, the tee periods … (United states except if stated, all periods local, +5hrs BST):
(a) denotes amateurs
08:00 Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford
08:twelve Sandy Lyle (Sco), Matt Jones (Aus), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa)
08:24 Ian Woosnam (Wal), Jim Herman, Stewart Cink
08:36 Sebastian Munoz (Col), Henrik Stenson (Swe), Robert Streb
08:forty five Bernhard Langer (Ger), Will Zalatoris, Joe Extensive (a)
09:00 Brian Harman, Ian Poulter (Eng), Brendan Todd
09:twelve Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Si Woo Kim (Kor), Corey Conners (Can)
09:24 Danny Willet (Eng), Joaquin Niemann (Chi), Kevin Kisner
09:36 Jason Working day (Aus), Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ
09:forty eight Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Harris English, Abraham Ancer (Mex)
10:06 Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland (Nor)
10:eighteen Sergio Garcia (Spa), Webb Simpson, Chirstiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa)
10:thirty Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood (Eng), Tyler Strafaci (a)
10:forty two Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm (Spa), Rory McIlroy (NIrl)
10:fifty four Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey (Eng)
eleven:06 Vijay Singh (Fij), Martin Laird (Sco)
eleven:eighteen Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay
eleven:thirty Carlos Ortiz (Mex), Mackenzie Hughes (Can), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)
eleven:forty two Mike Odd (Can), C.T. Pan (Tpe), Robert MacIntyre (Sco)
eleven:fifty four Jose Maria Olazabal (Spa), Matt Wallace (Eng), Lanto Griffin
twelve:twelve Victor Perez (Fra), Jason Kokrak, Marc Leishman (Aus)
twelve:24 Fred Partners, Francesco Molinari (Ita), Charles Osborne (a)
twelve:36 Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
twelve:forty eight Shane Lowry (Irl), Justin Rose (Eng), Matt Kuchar
13:00 Billy Horschel, Tyrell Hatton (Eng), Ryan Palmer
13:twelve Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Scottie Scheffler
13:24 Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im (Kor), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)
13:36 Adam Scott (Aus), Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
13:forty eight Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Justin Thomas
fourteen:00 Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith (Aus), Collin Morikawa