AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson will be in the final group of the day on Thursday, out with Hunter Mahan and Peter Hanson, as the pairings for the first two rounds have just been released. Mickelson, Mahan, and Hanson begin at 1:53 p.m.
Tiger Woods will play at 10:35 a.m. on Thursday with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Sang-Moon Bae. Rory McIlroy is in the group right before Mickelson, off at 1:42 p.m. with Angel Cabrera and Bubba Watson. McIlroy and Cabrera were in the final pairing in the final round last year, when McIlroy shot 80.
The first group of Craig Stadler, Breendan Steele, and Tim Clark will start at 7:50 a.m., following the honorary starters officially open the competition. This year, Gary Player will join Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.