Now for Your 2010 Masters Pairings
By Stephanie Wei under General

I’ll cut to the chase — Tiger Woods is paired with Matt Kuchar and KJ Choi. The three tee off in the second to last group at 1:42 EST on Thursday. Great call by the Green Jacket officials for putting Tiger later in the day so we can actually watch him play. ESPN must be thrilled, too. (Ratings!)

Pairing Tiger with Kuchar and Choi is a good fit and not far from what people expected — a veteran and an international who are both solid players, but won’t draw more distraction to what already will be pandemonium. So how do Kuchar and Choi feel about the (un)lucky drawing?

GolfWeek’s Sean Martin tweeted that Choi said, “It’s good. It’s good news…I hope on the golf course everybody supports the player.”

Okay, but how does he really feel? No word yet on Kuchar’s thoughts.

Other featured groups (or ones I’d like to watch) include:

*7:40 — Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer (honorary starters)

*8:56 — Martin Kaymer, Geoff Ogilvy, Luke Donald

*9:40— Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, Matteo Manassero

*10:13 — Ryo Ishikawa, Ernie Els, Anthony Kim

*10:35 — Phil Mickelson, Robert Allenby, Y.E. Yang

*11:41 — Ryan Moore, Ross Fisher, Nick Watney

*12:36 — Camilo Villegas, Kenny Perry, Rory McIlroy

*12:58 — Fred Couples, Sergio Garcia, Shingo Katayama

The full list of pairings:

7:50 – N. Green, H. Slocum, L. Oosthuizen
8:01 – C. Stadler, J. Merrick, J. Kelly
8:12 – I. Woosnam, B. Gay, M. Leishman
8:23 – B. Langer, S. Verplank, B. Benjamin
8:34 – J. Senden, D. Toms, G. Mcdowell
8:45 – M. O’Meara, R. Sabbatini, N. Smith
8:56 – M. Kaymer, G. Ogilvy, L. Donald
9:07 – T. Watson, T. Clark, S. Marino
9:18 – B. Haas, T. Hamilton, A. Hansen
9:29 – D. Johnson, O. Wilson, A. Quiros
9:40 – M. Weir, L. Westwood, M. Manassero
10:02 – C. Campbell, F. Molinari, P. Casey
10:13 – E. Els, A. Kim, R.Ishikawa
10:24 – A. Cabrera, J. Furyk, B. An
10:35 – P. Mickelson, R. Allenby, Y. Yang
10:46 – R. Goosen, H. Mahan, R. Karlsson
10:57 – B. Crane, S. Dyson, M. Campbell
11:08 – L. Mize, R. Palmer, C. Wood
11:19 – S. Lyle, J. Leonard, K. Na
11:30 – B. Crenshaw, S. Flesch, B. Martin
11:41 – R. Moore, R. Fisher, N. Watney
11:52 – T.Immelman, S. Hansen, J. Rollins
12:14 – V. Singh, J. Dufner, S. O’Hair
12:25 – T. Jaidee, B. Curtis, S. Kjeldsen
12:36 – C. Villegas, K. Perry, R. Mcilroy
12:47 – Z. Johnson, H. Stenson, C. Han
12:58 – F. Couples, S. Garcia, S. Katayama
1:09 – M. Jimenez, E. Molinari, L. Glover
1:20 – C. Schwartzel, S. Cink, P. Harrington
1:31 – Y.Ikeda, I. Poulter, S. Stricker
1:42 – T. Woods, M. Kuchar, K. Choi
1:53 – A. Scott, D. Duval, R. Barnes