Masters 2022 Tee Times: Pairings and Predictions for Sunday

Michelle Bruton@@michelle_nflFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2022

Masters 2022 Tee Times: Pairings and Predictions for Sunday

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    Saturday's Masters action has concluded, and while Moving Day delivered some movement near the top of the leaderboard, it's been clear almost from the beginning of this tournament that Scottie Scheffler came to play.

    Heading into Saturday morning, Scheffler held a five-shot advantage, tied for the largest 36-hole lead in Masters history, per Colin McDonald of He birdied four of his last six holes Friday. The world No. 1 didn't do anything to hurt his chances at securing a green jacket Saturday, at times holding a six-stroke lead.

    In Sunday's final round, Scheffler leads the pack at nine under par and will tee off last alongside Cameron Smith, who's sitting second at six under.

    With 18 holes left to play, Tiger Woods, who will play with Jon Rahm on Sunday, is sitting at eight over par. One-time champion Dustin Johnson is at one over par and tied for ninth heading into Round 4.

    Some other notable pairings Sunday include Bubba Watson and Max Homa, Matt Fitzpatrick and Kevin Kisner, Sergio Garcia and Tony Finau and Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa.

    Let's take a look at the pairings for final-round action and predict who's going to come away with a green jacket Sunday evening.

Sunday Pairings

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    10:10 a.m.: Cameron Davis, Adam Scott

    10:20 a.m.: Tyrrell Hatton, Billy Horschel

    10:30 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay, Mackenzie Hughes

    10:40 a.m.: Max Homa, Bubba Watson

    10:50 a.m.: Jon Rahm, Tiger Woods

    11:00 a.m.: Russell Henley, Daniel Berger

    11:10 a.m.: Robert MacIntyre, Harold Varner III

    11:20 a.m.: Tom Hoge, Sepp Straka

    11:30 a.m.: Kevin Na, Seamus Power

    11:50 a.m.: Joaquin Niemann, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

    12 p.m.: Kevin Kisner, Matthew Fitzpatrick

    12:10 p.m.: Tony Finau, Sergio Garcia

    12:20 p.m.:  Lucas Glover, Patrick Reed

    12:30 p.m.: J.J. Spaun, Min Woo Lee

    12:40 p.m.: Harry Higgs, Lee Westwood

    12:50 p.m.: Si Woo Kim, Hudson Swafford

    1 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Talor Gooch

    1:10 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Viktor Hovland

    1:30 p.m.: Webb Simpson, Will Zalatoris

    1:40 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Cameron Champ

    1:50 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa

    2 p.m.: Tommy Fleetwood, Jason Kokrak

    2:10 p.m.: Corey Conners, Danny Willett

    2:20 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Justin Thomas

    2:30 p.m.: Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry

    2:40 p.m.: Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith


    All times ET.

Final-Round Predictions

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    It may seem as though this year's Masters is Scheffler's to lose, but he has work to do to hold off Smith. The Australian had the round of the day Saturday, hitting a four-under 68 to move to six under overall, just three strokes behind Scheffler.

    The two have been on a collective tear lately, with five combined wins between them over each of their past five starts, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

    This year marks the sixth time that the No. 1-ranked player in the world has held the 54-hole Masters lead or co-lead, per ESPN Stats & Info.

    Four of those five players went on to win the coveted green jacket; the only one who did not was Greg Norman, who finished second in 1996 after leading by six shots following Round 3.

    Given that history, it's hard to bet against Scheffler. Sunday promises to be sunny and warm in Augusta, with a high of 73, per, so the American won't have any conditions to overcome en route to potentially winning what would be his first major.

    It's been a charmed season for the 25-year-old, who won three of his last five events heading into the Masters.

    Prior to this season, Scheffler's best finish at the Masters was tied for 18th last year. His best finish at a major was his 2020 fourth-place tie at the PGA Championship.

    Prediction: Scheffler wins.