News & ToursApril 5, 2011

Woods, McDowell paired the first two rounds

AUGUSTA, GA. -- A good night's sleep on Wednesday evening can be tough for many Masters participants anxiously awaiting the next day's start to the tournament. That may well be the case in particular for Jonathan Byrd, Ross Fisher and Sean O'Hair, who will kick off the 75th playing of the event after being paired together in the first threesome on Thursday that tees off at 7:45 a.m.

Of course, the trio will be proceeded by the Masters honorary starters, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, who will hit the ceremonial first tee shots to commence the tournament.

Tiger Woods will be paired with Graeme McDowell, who came from behind to beat the four-time Masters champion at his Chevron World Challenge.

A look at the featured pairings of the day (all times EDT):

8:40 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Nick Watney

9:24 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day

10:19 a.m.: Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar

10:41 am: Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Robert Allenby

12:53 p.m.: Fred Couples, Luke Donald, Steve Stricker

1:48 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy, Peter Uihlein

--*Ryan Herrington

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