Masters 2014 Tee Times: Full List of Pairings and Schedule Info for Day 1

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2014

Phil Mickelson talks to his caddie Jim MacKay on the ninth hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Darron Cummings

The release of the pairings for the first day of the Masters is akin to opening a single present on Christmas Eve for golf fans—it's just a taste of what’s to come on one of the best days of the entire calendar.

There are a number of exciting pairings on the first day in Augusta. Here is a look at every one, along with tee times for the world’s best players.

Thursday Masters Tee Times and Pairings
Time (ET)PlayerPlayerPlayer
7:45 a.m.Stewart Cink Tim Clark
7:56 a.m.Ian WoosnamJohn HuhKevin Stadler
8:07 a.m.Ben CrenshawYE 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 JohnsonKJ 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 StreelmanDA 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
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Now that we know what the first day of competition looks like, let’s dig into a few of the most intriguing Thursday pairings.

 

Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Justin Rose

Matt Slocum

Phil Mickelson is arguably the biggest fan favorite on the entire PGA Tour, so he is destined to draw a large crowd no matter who is paired with him.

The lefty is a three-time champion at Augusta who also has a number of top 10 and top three finishes under his belt. If Mickelson can fight through lingering injuries to win his fourth green jacket, he would join the legendary Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer in a tie for second with the most Masters titles.

His playing partners, Ernie Els and Justin Rose, are both talented Major winners in their own right, as Els showed with a solid run at the WGC-Accenture Match Play and Rose showed in the U.S. Open when he outlasted Mickelson.

 

Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson

Chris Carlson

If you are a fan of long and towering drives out of the tee box, make sure to follow Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson around at Augusta. All three routinely bomb the ball more than 300 yards, which will certainly come in handy with the tricky approach shots at the Masters.

The headliner in this group is Johnson, though.

He is on an absolute tear in the 2014 season with a win and five top-10 finishes. He is second on the PGA Tour in driving distance (310.8 yards), third in greens in regulation (72 percent) and will be playing right in his own backyard, as he told John Boyette of The Washington Times: 

For a golfer, there’s no better place. I grew up right down the road, so it’s my favorite place to come every year. I love it, just being here on the grounds is cool. I’m always excited to come here.

 

Adam Scott, Jason Dufner and Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matt Slocum

Matthew Fitzpatrick is the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, and he will certainly be tested right away in front of the crowds that Adam Scott and Jason Dufner draw at Augusta.

Dufner is the defending PGA Championship winner and will look to add another major title to his resume.

Looking ahead, the fact that Dufner is rarely ever fazed by large galleries or pressure means he should be just fine on Thursday playing alongside Scott.

It remains to be seen whether the same can be said about Fitzpatrick. If he gets off to a disappointing start over the first few holes, we could certainly see the first round get away from him simply because the magnitude of the moment is too much.

However, he is incredibly talented and has an opportunity to show the golf world just what his game is made of at Augusta.

As for Scott, the defending Masters champion is trying to join Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo as the only repeat winner at the Masters. He has finished eighth or better in seven of his last 12 majors, so don’t be surprised when he is near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday. 

At the very least, he will be well fed thanks to his Masters Champions Dinner. Sky Sports Golf shared the menu:

Tune in to see if a new champion will get the privilege of enjoying that food next year.