Apr
3
2012
Masters pairings released for 2012 tournament
By Brendan Prunty under The Masters

John Mabanglo/EPA

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The pairings for The Masters are out.

Tiger Woods will be teeing off at 10:35 Thursday, with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Korea’s Sang-Moon Bae. Phil Mickelson will be in the afternoon wave, playing in the final group of the day at 1:53 p.m. Lefty has been paired with Hunter Mahan and Peter Hanson of Sweden.

Rory McIlroy will be with 2009 Masters winner Angel Cabrera and Bubba Watson. Defending champion, Charl Schwartzel will be in the tradition pairing alongside the U.S. Amateur champion, Kelly Kraft and PGA Champion, Keegan Bradley.

Dustin Johnson withdrew from the tournament shortly before the pairings were announced, putting the final field at 96 players and seven amateurs.

The first group of the tournament — after the traditional honorary start by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player — will be at 7:50 a.m., with Craig Stadler, Brendan Steele and Tim Clark.

Here’s a link to the full list on The Masters’ website.