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There are plenty of exciting pairings set for the first two days of the Masters. Here are four of the most intriguing.
Adam Scott, Jason Dufner and Matthew Fitzpatrick (10:41 a.m. ET on Thursday, 1:48 p.m. Friday)
The defending champion will kick off his 2014 campaign and quest for the No. 1 ranking with Dufner, the 2013 PGA Championship winner, and Fitzpatrick, the 19-year-old U.S. Amateur champion. Hopefully there will be time for Dufnering.
Henrik Stenson, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson (1:04 p.m. Thursday, 9:35 a.m. Friday)
Stenson and Day also have a chance to finish the Masters as the No. 1 player in the world, and they'll get up-close looks at each other's games during the first two days. They'll be joined by Johnson, who is in the spotlight this week after his fiancee Paulina Gretzky's controversial Golf Digest cover.
Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Justin Rose (1:48 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Friday)
This accomplished trio has 10 major titles combined. Mickelson has five, including three Masters, Els has four and Rose has one, last year's U.S. Open. Els finished runner-up at the Masters in 2000 and 2004 but hasn't finished in the top 10 since.
Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed (10:52 a.m. Thursday, 1:59 p.m. Friday)
McIlroy is the favorite this year, and he will kick off his quest for his first green jacket with a pair of Masters rookies, Spieth and Reed. The 23-year-old Reed has won three PGA events in the past year, including the Wyndham Championship in a playoff over Spieth. Spieth, 20, was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year last year.