2016 The Masters tee times and pairings: Round 1
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2016 The Masters tee times and pairings: Round 1

The 2016 Masters starts on Thursday with Jordan Spieth seeking to defend his first major title, Jason Day looking to win a second consecutive major and third consecutive tournament and Rory McIlroy looking to complete the career Grand Slam.

For the first two rounds, Spieth is grouped with U.S. Amateur winner Bryson DeChambeau and Paul Casey, starting Thursday at 9:48 a.m. McIlroy draws Bill Haas and Martin Kaymer, going off in the last group on Thursday at 2:01 p.m. The world No. 1 Day has Ernie Els and Matt Kuchar, kicking off at 1:06 p.m. on Thursday.

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2016 The Masters tee times for Round 1

All times are Eastern

8:20 a.m. -- Jim Herman, Steven Bowditch
8:31 a.m. -- Trevor Immelman, Robert Streb, Derek Bard (a)
8:42 a.m. -- Larry Mize, Victor Dubuisson, Kevin Streelman
8:53 a.m. -- Sandy Lyle, Bernd Wiesberger, Vaughn Taylor
9:04 a.m. -- Webb Simpson, Chris Wood, Thongchai Jaidee
9:15 a.m. -- Tom Watson, Charley Hoffman, Lee Westwood
9:26 a.m. -- Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Cheng Jin (a)
9:37 a.m. -- Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Dufner, Patrick Reed
9:48 a.m. -- Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau (a)
9:59 a.m. -- Justin Thomas, Emiliano Grillo, Dustin Johnson
10:21 a.m. -- Vijay Singh, Hideki Matsuyama, Chris Kirk
10:32 a.m. -- Harris English, Andy Sullivan, Kevin Na
10:43 a.m. -- Phil Mickelson, Marc Leishman, Henrik Stenson
10:54 a.m. -- Justin Rose, Jamie Donaldson, Daniel Berger
11:05 a.m. -- Adam Scott, Kevin Kisner, Brooks Koepka
11:16 a.m. -- Mike Weir, Cameron Smith, Sammy Schmitz (a)
11:27 a.m. -- Ian Woosnam, Troy Merritt, Byeong-hun An
11:38 a.m. -- Darren Clarke, Billy Horschel, Matt Fitzpatrick
11:49 a.m. -- Mark O'Meara, David Lingmerth, Paul Chaplet (a)
12 p.m. -- Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
12:22 p.m. -- Charl Schwartzel, Davis Love III, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
12:33 p.m. -- Danny Lee, Russell Knox, Smylie Kaufman
12:44 p.m. -- Bubba Watson, Branden Grace, Ian Poulter
12:55 p.m. -- Bernhard Langer, Hunter Mahan, Romain Langasque (a)
1:06 p.m. -- Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els
1:17 p.m. -- Graeme McDowell, Fabian Gomez, Scott Piercy
1:28 p.m. -- Jimmy Walker, Soren Kjeldsen, Anirban Lahiri
1:39 p.m. -- Danny Willett, Sergio Garcia, Ryan Moore
1:50 p.m. -- Angel Cabrera, Shane Lowry, J.B. Holmes
2:01 p.m. -- Martin Kaymer, Bill Haas, Rory McIlroy

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