Tee times, how to watch on TV and the latest odds

The clocks have moved forward and the start of the Masters at Augusta National is another sign that winter is over and spring has arrived.

Golf’s first major championship of the year returns to Georgia with Hideki Matsuyama the defending champion. He became Japan’s first male major winner last April.

Much of the attention will center around Tiger Woods after the five-time champion signaled his intention to play after recovering from severe leg injuries caused by a car accident in February 2021.

The Masters is the only one of golf’s majors Rory McIlroy is yet to win, despite several near misses. He requires a green jacket to complete the career grand slam, but has not won a major since the 2015 USPGA Championship.

New World No 1 Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson are also expected to be among those also in contention.

When is the Master?

The tournament properly gets going on Thursday, April 7. Before that there are practice rounds, the Champions Dinner on Tuesday evening and the traditional Par-3 Contest on Wednesday. The final round is on Sunday, April 10.

What time does it start?

The first group will tee off at 1pm BST which is 8am local time. Before that, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson will hit the honorary drives to open the tournament.

Unlike at the US Open or USPGA, the Masters features a smaller field of around 90 players and all of them tee off the first rather than a two-tee start featuring the 10th.

The action is likely to continue until close to midnight UK time depending on weather conditions and speed of play.

Second-round tee times

(A) denote amateurs

1300 Sandy Lyle (Sco), Stewart Hagestad (A)

1311 Lucas Glover, Erik van Rooyen (Rsa), Cameron Champ

1322 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa), Cameron Davis (Aus)

1333 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Robert MacIntyre (Sco), Laird Shepherd (Eng) (A)

1344 Gary Woodland, Justin Rose (Eng), Takumi Kanaya (Jpn)

1355 Lee Westwood (Eng), Russell Henley, Corey Conners (Can)

1406 Patrick Reed, Seamus Power (Irl), Lucas Herbert (Aus)

1417 Bubba Watson, Tom Hoge, Keita Nakajima (Jpn) (A)

1439 Marc Leishman (Aus), Webb Simpson, Sungjae Im (Kor)

1450 Sergio Garcia (Esp), Thomas Pieters (Bel), Harold Varner III

1501 Abraham Ancer (Mex), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Sam Burns

1512 Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa

1523 Will Zalatoris, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm (Eng)

1534 Jordan Spieth, Viktor Hovland (Nor), Xander Schauffele

1545 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy (N Irl)

1556 Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp), JJ Spaun

1618 Mike Weir (Can), Padraig Harrington (Irl), Austin Greaser (A)

1629 Larry Mize, Sepp Straka (Aut), Francesco Molinari (Ita)

1640 Fred Couples, Garrick Higgo (Rsa), Guido Migliozzi (Ita)

1651 Vijay Singh (Fij), Ryan Palmer, Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor)

1702 Min Woo Lee (Aus), Hudson Swafford, Cameron Young

1713 Stewart Cink, Brian Harman, Harry Higgs

1724 Zach Johnson, Si Woo Kim (Kor), Aaron Jarvis (Cay) (A)

1735 Luke List, Matthew Wolff, Mackenzie Hughes (Can)

1757 Danny Willett (Eng), Jason Kokrak, Talor Gooch

1808 Max Homa, Kevin Na, Shane Lowry (Irl)

1819 Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng)

1830 Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith (Aus)

1841 Tiger Woods, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Joaquin Niemann (Chl)

1852 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Justin Thomas, James Piot (A)

1903 Adam Scott (Aus), Scottie Scheffler, Tony Finau

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event have exclusive live coverage of all four days at the Masters.

Augusta National are notoriously strict with how much live coverage they allow broadcasters, so viewers may be restricted to featured groups until around 6 or 7pm over the first two days.

Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and return to follow all the action on our dedicated Masters live blog.

What are the odds?

Jon Rahm 9/1

Reached the top of the world rankings last year and secured his first major by winning the US Open in spectacular fashion. No obvious weaknesses now a fiery temperament is under control. He has finished in the top 10 of the last four Masters with just one over-par round in his last 16 at Augusta.

Justin Thomas 12/1

Augusta is a test of iron play, and Thomas is capable of knocking flagsticks out of the ground from all distances when on song. Ranks third on Tour for strokes gained tee-to-green and has four top 10 finishes in 2022. Masters record has been steadily improving.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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