2014 Masters Tournament

Masters Schedule 2014: TV Coverage, Live Stream and Tee Times for Opening Rounds

Bubba Watson watches his shot on the 17th fairway during a practice session for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 7, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Charlie Riedel
Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2014

In no other sport is a lone piece of clothing so coveted. Ninety-seven golfers have descended upon Augusta National Golf Club all in pursuit of a green jacket.

Starting off with the Masters as the first major of the year is rather appropriate, as no other tournament is arguably as important. The number of green jackets a golfer has won is often a measurement as to his overall legacy.

Will a current star boost his extraordinary resume, or will the 2014 Masters serve as the greatest accomplishment for an otherwise unspectacular career?

The first two rounds will help to trim the herd and separate the pretenders from the contenders.

 

When: Thursday, April 9, at 3 p.m.

Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN and Masters.com

Masters 2014 Round 1 Tee Times
Time (ET)Golfers
7:45 a.m.Stewart CinkTim Clark
7:56 a.m.Ian WoosnamJohn HuhKevin Stadler
8:07 a.m.Ben CrenshawY.E. YangJonas Blixt
8:18 a.m.Mark O'MearaSteven BowditchJordan Niebrugge
8:29 a.m.John SendenBoo WeekleyDavid Lynn
8:40 a.m.Craig StadlerScott StallingsMartin Kaymer
8:51 a.m.Tom WatsonBilly HorschelBrendon de Jonge
9:02 a.m.Mike WeirMatt EveryRoberto Castro
9:13 a.m.Angel CabreraGary WoodlandIan Poulter
9:24 a.m.Fred CouplesWebb SimpsonChang-woo Lee
9:35 a.m.Graeme McDowellRickie FowlerJimmy Walker
9:57 a.m.Zach JohnsonK.J. ChoiSteve Stricker
10:08 a.m.Miguel Angel JimenezBill HaasMatteo Manassero
10:19 a.m.Hideki MatsuyamaBrandt SnedekerJamie Donaldson
10:30 a.m.Charl SchwartzelJim FurykThorbjorn Olesen
10:41 a.m.Adam ScottJason DufnerMatthew Fitzpatrick
10:52 a.m.Jordan SpiethPatrick ReedRory McIlroy
11:03 a.m.Kevin StreelmanD.A. Points
11:14 a.m.Larry MizeBranden GraceMichael McCoy
11:25 a.m.Sandy LyleMatt JonesKen Duke
11:36 a.m.Jose Maria OlazabalLucas GloverGarrick Porteous
11:47 a.m.Nick WatneyStephen GallacherDarren Clarke
12:09 p.m.Vijay SinghThomas BjornRyan Moore
12:20 p.m.Matt KucharLouis OosthuizenThongchai Jaidee
12:31 p.m.Trevor ImmelmanGraham DeLaetOliver Goss
12:42 p.m.Gonzalo Fernandez-CastanoDerek ErnstSang-moon Bae
12:53 p.m.Bernhard LangerFrancesco MolinariChris Kirk
1:04 p.m.Jason DayDustin JohnsonHenrik Stenson
1:15 p.m.Bubba WatsonLuke DonaldSergio Garcia
1:26 p.m.Joost LuitenMarc LeishmanHunter Mahan
1:37 p.m.Keegan BradleyVictor DubuissonPeter Hanson
1:48 p.m.Phil MickelsonErnie ElsJustin Rose
1:59 p.m.Harris EnglishLee WestwoodRussell Henley
Masters.com
Masters 2014 Round 2 Tee Times
Time (ET)Golfers
7:45 a.m.Kevin StreelmanD.A. Points
7:56 a.m.Larry MizeBranden GraceMichael McCoy
8:07 a.m.Sandy LyleMatt JonesKen Duke
8:18 a.m.Jose Maria OlazabalLucas GloverGarrick Porteous
8:29 a.m.Nick WatneyStephen GallacherDarren Clarke
8:40 a.m.Vijay SinghThomas BjornRyan Moore
8:51 a.m.Matt KucharLouis OosthuizenThongchai Jaidee
9:02 a.m.Trevor ImmelmanGraham DeLaetOliver Goss
9:13 a.m.Gonzalo Fernandez-CastanoDerek ErnstSang-moon Bae
9:24 a.m.Bernhard LangerFrancesco MolinariChris Kirk
9:35 a.m.Jason DayDustin JohnsonHenrik Stenson
9:57 a.m.Bubba WatsonLuke DonaldSergio Garcia
10:08 a.m.Joost LuitenMarc LeishmanHunter Mahan
10:19 a.m.Keegan BradleyVictor DubuissonPeter Hanson
10:30 a.m.Phil MickelsonErnie ElsJustin Rose
10:41 a.m.Harris EnglishLee WestwoodRussell Henley
10:52 a.m.Stewart CinkTim Clark
11:03 a.m.Ian WoosnamJohn HuhKevin Stadler
11:14 a.m.Ben CrenshawY.E. YangJonas Blixt
11:25 a.m.Mark O'MearaSteven BowditchJordan Niebrugge
11:36 a.m.John SendenBoo WeekleyDavid Lynn
11:47 a.m.Craig StadlerScott StallingsMartin Kaymer
12:09 p.m.Tom WatsonBilly HorschelBrendon de Jonge
12:20 p.m.Mike WeirMatt EveryRoberto Castro
12:31 p.m.Angel CabreraGary WoodlandIan Poulter
12:42 p.m.Fred CouplesWebb SimpsonChang-woo Lee
12:53 p.m.Graeme McDowellRickie FowlerJimmy Walker
1:04 p.m.Zach JohnsonK.J. ChoiSteve Stricker
1:15 p.m.Miguel Angel JimenezBill HaasMatteo Manassero
1:26 p.m.Hideki MatsuyamaBrandt SnedekerJamie Donaldson
1:37 p.m.Charl SchwartzelJim FurykThorbjorn Olesen
1:48 p.m.Adam ScottJason DufnerMatthew Fitzpatrick
1:59 p.m.Jordan SpiethPatrick ReedRory McIlroy
Masters.com

 

Groupings to Watch

Adam Scott, Jason Dufner and Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matt Slocum

Matthew Fitzpatrick is getting a bit of a treat. The 19-year-old amateur not only gets to play at Augusta, but he's also in the same group as the reigning Masters champion and the 2013 PGA Championship winner.

Adam Scott opens up as one of the favorites to win this weekend. He's obviously done it before, and his performance this year—three top 10s in five tournaments—is encouraging regarding his repeat bid.

Rather than being a noose around his neck, a Masters defense is something the 33-year-old is looking forward to, per Michael Whitmer of The Boston Globe:

“It’s been an incredible experience being the Masters champion, and it’s something I’ll be trying to do again, for sure. To have that green jacket hanging in your closet is worth any bit of extra stuff you might have to deal with in your professional world,” Scott said. “Coming back to defend is going to be an incredible experience, like everything has been since last April.”

Scott will no doubt want to get off to a great start at Augusta. He won't want the added pressure of climbing out of an early hole along with what is already the gargantuan task of winning back-to-back tournaments.

 

Bubba Watson, Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia

Chris Carlson

Not much more can be added to the discussion about Sergio Garcia's performance at major tournaments. Only two active golfers have more starts without recording a win, per the PGA Tour:

Maybe this is the tournament where Garcia breaks his major duck but don't count on it. Last year's eighth-place finish was his first top 10 at Augusta since 2004.

Watching Garcia is a win-win. Either he plays really well and puts himself in a position to possibly win, which would be cool, or he completely implodes, and that's just as fun.

It will also be interesting to see how Bubba Watson performs. Aside from his win in 2012, his average finish at Augusta is 37.5. Maybe Watson can repeat some of his Masters magic from a few years ago and put together a great finish.

 

Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy

Charlie Riedel

GolfChannel.com's Jason Sobel unearthed an interesting stat about this group:

Man, Tom Watson must feel old.

Like Scott, Rory McIlroy enters Augusta as one of the big favorites. The field is pretty open right now, leaving McIlroy a golden opportunity to conquer his Masters demons. That collapse in 2011 still weighs heavily on the 24-year-old's career:

Speaking ahead of the tournament, McIlroy admitted that everything is in place for him to take home a green jacket, per Sky Sports:

"Mind, body, equipment, it's all there. There's no excuses," said McIlroy. "There's no excuses if I don't play well this week.

"Everything's in the right place to allow me to play well so it's just a matter of managing my expectations, not getting ahead of myself, not thinking about Sunday when it's Friday afternoon.

"Just really keeping myself in the present and in the moment and trying to take it one shot at a time and hopefully those shots add up to about 270 and I walk away with a green jacket."

The first two rounds aren't generally too noteworthy for McIlroy. It's when the weekend rolls around that the wheels start falling off.

Perhaps a strong start on Thursday and Friday can spur the two-time major winner on, though and help him cross off what is the No. 1 task on his career checklist.

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