AUGUSTA, Ga. – Defending champion Adam Scott received a traditional grouping, Phil Mickelson was given a familiar one and three of the game’s brightest young stars will play together in the opening two rounds of the Masters.
Three-time Masters champion Mickelson is no stranger to a late Thursday tee time and he received one yet again, playing at 1:48 p.m. ET with a pair of familiar faces in Justin Rose and Ernie Els. Mickelson defeated Els down the stretch of his first Masters victory in 2004.
The opening round will begin once again with Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus as the three honorary starters at 7:40 a.m. ET. They will be followed by the twosome of Stewart Cink and Tim Clark at 7:45.