Tournament favorite, Bryson DeChambeau will begin the Masters Challenge alongside world No.2 John Ramm from 10th tee Thursday.
DeChambeau won the US Open earlier this year to demonstrate his unique styles of golf, and his formidable leadership of tees during training this week suggests that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the Battle of Green Jacket.
Tiger Woods begins defending his crown alongside Irish Shane Lowry, while Rory McCleroy continues his pursuit of the Masters title alongside Dustin Johnson, the world number one who is also looking for Augusta’s first win.
Four-time main hero Brooks Kopka says his troublesome health issues are a thing of the past as he prepares to hunt down his first green jacket as well, after a two-month absence due to injury.
Kubka, who finished second in the Woods Masters Championship last year, had a stem cell injection in his left knee during his release to help partially repair the patellar tendon, and also had a cortisone injection into the patient’s hip.
“Everything is fine. I feel good. The knee is fine. The hip, I have not had a problem,” said American Quebeca during a press conference at the Augusta National Golf Club. “It’s good to spend these two months rehab in San Diego and straighten everything out.”
NB. Play was suspended at 7.35 AM EST (12.35 PM GMT) due to bad weather
First round times (GMT)
12.00pm: Glover, Konners, Ban
12.11 pm: Snedeker, Howell, Janewattananond
12.22pm: Miz, Landry, Michelle
3.33 pm: Kochhar, Westwood, Na
3.44 pm: Chaville, Cookrac, Stinson
3.55pm: Schwartzl Day & Gallegos
4.06pm: Singh, Griffin, Duncan
4.17 pm: Ware, Cabrera Bello, Wallace
7.26 pm: Willett, Fowler, Eugenstein
7.37 pm: Mickelson, Anser, and Whisperger
7.48pm: Scott, Morikawa, Hatton
7.59 pm: Thomas, Fitzpatrick, Quebec
8.10 pm: Dee Johnson, Cantlay, McIlroy
8.21 pm: Johnson, Rose, Champ
12.00pm: Lyle, Walker, Lane
12.11 pm: Simpson, Leishman, Matsuyama
12.22 PM: Kissner, Haddwin, Sheffler
3.33 pm: Ram, Deschamps, Ostwisen
3.44pm: Reed, Casey, Vino
3.55pm: Woods, Lowry, Ogletree
4.06 pm: Speth, Woodland, Bollter
4.17 pm: McDowell, Kim, Lashley
7.15 PM: Harding, Imahira, Taylor
7.26 PM: Rural, Munoz, Ann
7.37 pm: Watson, Wolf, Fleetwood
7.48pm: Molinari, Horschel, Smith
7.59pm: Langer, Boston, Buesenhout
8.10 pm: Couples, Huma, Fratelli
8.21 pm: Ulzabal, Putnam, Sugru