2021 Masters tee times, links: full field, groups, schedule for round 1 at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Georgia – The first and second round tee times are set for the 2021 Masters. As usual, Augusta National divided the wealth evenly with these trios. There will be intrigue from the first tee on the first of four long, beautiful spring days at the first major championship of 2021.

The Masters’ return to April has been long awaited since the rescheduled event last November went off without a hitch. The 88-man field that will take the course starting Thursday is dotted with stars with nearly all of the best golfers in the world competing. That is clear when we consider the groups prepared by Augusta National for Round 1 action. Check out our full 2021 Masters coverage guide for live viewing information.

The first major group to start are Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka and Viktor Hovland. Others to follow include really interesting mixes and matches from past champions, amateurs, and current starts. Here are some of the ones that stand out in the pack.

Augusta National doesn’t really do the mega-group thing for the first two days, which is nice if you want to spread your attention throughout the tournament. You get a nice amalgamation of so many different types of players at various stages of their careers and a manageable number of golfers (88) instead of trying to squeeze in 156 before the sun goes down.

My favorite group is probably the one with Spieth, who is my pick to win this week. He and Morikawa are the top two iron players in the world since February 1. Throw in Cameron Smith, who finished in the top five in two of the last three Masters, and it’s a really exciting trio.

Let’s take a look at all 30 groups that start playing at the 85th Masters on Thursday. All times Oriental

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2021 Masters tee times, links on Thursdays

8am – Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford
8:12 am – Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Dylan Frittelli
8:24 am – Ian Woosnam, Jim Herman, Stewart Cink
8:26 am – Sebastian Munoz, Henrik Stenson, Robert Streb
8:48 am – Bernhard Langer, Will Zalatoris, Joe Long
9am – Brian Harman, Ian Poulter, Brendon Todd
9:12 am – Charl Schwartzel, Si Woo Kim, Corey Conners
9:24 am – Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Kisner
9:36 am – Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ
9:48 am – Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Abraham Ancer
10:06 am – Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland
10:18 am – Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
10:30 AM – Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci
10:42 am – Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy
10:54 am – Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey
11:06 am – Vijay Singh, Martin Laird
11:18 am – Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay
11:30 am – Carlos Ortiz, Mackenzie Hughes, Bernd Wiesberger
11:42 am – Mike Weir, CT Pan, Robert MacIntyre
11:54 am – Jose Maria Olazabal, Matt Wallace, Lanto Griffin
12:12 pm – Victor Perez, Jason Kokrak, Marc Leishman
12:24 pm – Fred Couples, Francesco Molinari, Charles Osborne
12:36 pm – Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
12:48 pm – Shane Lowry, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar
1:00 PM – Billy Horschel, Tyrrell Hatton, Ryan Palmer
1:12 pm – Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler
13:24 – Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im, Matthew Fitzpatrick
13:36 – Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
13:48 – Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas
2:00 PM – Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa

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