On the first two days of the Masters, Tiger Woods will be playing in a group that includes Graeme McDowell, the U.S. Open champion who beat him in a playoff after Woods gacked a four-stroke lead in his own tournament, the Chevron World Challenge, last December.
Probably just the guy he wants to see.
Joined by Robert Allenby, they’ll tee off at 10:41 a.m. Thursday and 1:48 p.m. Friday.
Phil Mickelson, the defending champion, will be grouped with U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein — that’s a Masters tradition — and Geoff Ogilvy (a former U.S. Open champion). They’ll begin play at 1:48 Thursday and 10:30 Friday.
In other pairings announced Tuesday, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood, the No. 1 and 2 players in the world, will join Matt Kuchar.
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus again will be honorary starters. First- and second-round coverage will be on ESPN at 3 p.m. EDT both days.