Published: 09:33 | 7/4/21

Masters pairings announced


The Masters pairings have been announced with Rory McIlroy paired with John Rahm and Xander Schauffele for the first two rounds (LIVE on eir sport 1 this Thursday from 8pm).

McIlroy is looking to become just the sixth player in golfing history to complete a career grand slam alongside Gene Sarazen, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tiger Woods as he chases that elusive green jacket.

Meanwhile, 2019 Open winner Shane Lowry has been drawn with Justin Rose and Matt Kuchar, while defending champion Dustin Johnson will play alongside England’s Lee Westwood and 2020 US Amateur winner Tyler Strafaci. 

Tee Times (All times Irish, players American unless stated):
12.45pm: Lee Elder, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus (Honorary starters)

1pm: Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford
1.12pm: Sandy Lyle (Scotland), Matt Jones (Australia), Dylan Frittelli (S. Africa)

1.24pm: Ian Woosnam (Wales), Jim Herman, Stewart Cink
1.36pm: Sebastian Muñoz (Colombia), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Robert Streb

1.48pm: Bernhard Langer (Germany), Will Zalatoris, Joe Long (England)

2pm: Brian Harman, Ian Poulter (England), Brendon Todd

2.12pm: Charl Schwartzel (S. Africa), Si Woo Kim (Korea), Corey Conners (Canada)

2.24pm: Danny Willett (England), Joaquin Niemann (Chile), Kevin Kisner
2.36pm: Jason Day (Australia), Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ
2.48pm: Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Harris English, Abraham Ancer (Mexico)
3.06pm: Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland (Norway)
3.18pm: Sergio Garcia (Spain), Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout (S. Africa)
3.30pm: Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood (England), Tyler Strafaci
3.42pm: Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm (Spain), Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)
3.54pm: Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey (England)

4.06pm: Vijay Singh (Fiji), Martin Laird (Scotland)

4.18pm: Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay

4.30pm: Carlos Ortiz (Mexico), Mackenzie Hughes (Canada), Bernd Wiesberger (Austria)
4.42pm: Mike Weir (Canada), C. T. Pan (Chinese Taipei), Robert MacIntyre (Scotland)
4.54pm: Jose Maria Olazabal (Spain), Matt Wallace (England), Lanto Griffin

5.12pm: Victor Perez (France), Jason Kokrak, Marc Leishman (Australia)

5.24pm: Fred Couples, Francesco Molinari (Italy), Charles Osborne

5.36pm: Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
5.48pm: Shane Lowry (Ireland), Justin Rose (England), Matt Kuchar

6pm: Billy Horschel, Tyrrell Hatton (England), Ryan Palmer
6.12pm: Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood (England), Scottie Scheffler
6.24pm: Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im (Korea), Matthew Fitzpatrick (England)
6.36pm: Adam Scott (Australia), Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
6.48pm: Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizan (S. Africa), Justin Thomas

7pm: Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith (Australia), Collin Morikawa

 Friday

1pm: Vijay Singh (Fiji), Martin Laird (Scotland)
1.12pm: Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay
1.24pm: Carlos Ortiz (Mexico), Mackenzie Hughes (Canada), Bernd Wiesberger (Austria)
1.36pm: Mike Weir (Canada), C. T. Pan (Chinese Taipei), Robert MacIntyre (Scotland)
1.48pm: Jose Maria Olazabal (Spain), Matt Wallace (England), Lanto Griffin

2pm: Victor Perez (France), Jason Kokrak, Marc Leishman (Australia)
2.12pm: Fred Couples, Francesco Molinari (Italy), Charles Osborne
2.24pm: Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
2.36pm: Shane Lowry (Ireland), Justin Rose (England), Matt Kuchar
2.48pm: Billy Horschel, Tyrrell Hatton (England), Ryan Palmer
3.06pm: Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood (England), Scottie Scheffler
3.18pm: Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im (Korea), Matthew Fitzpatrick (England)
3.30pm: Adam Scott (Australia), Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
3.42pm: Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizan (S. Africa), Justin Thomas
3.54pm: Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith (Australia), Collin Morikawa
4.06pm: Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford
4.18pm: Sandy Lyle (Scotland), Matt Jones (Australia), Dylan Frittelli (S. Africa)
4.30pm: Ian Woosnam (Wales), Jim Herman, Stewart Cink
4.42pm: Sebastian Muñoz (Colombia), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Robert Streb
4.54pm: Bernhard Langer (Germany), Will Zalatoris, Joe Long (England)
5.12pm: Brian Harman, Ian Poulter (England), Brendon Todd
5.24pm: Charl Schwartzel (S. Africa), Si Woo Kim (Korea), Corey Conners (Canada)
5.36pm: Danny Willett (England), Joaquin Niemann (Chile), Kevin Kisner
5.48pm: Jason Day (Australia), Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ

6pm: Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Harris English, Abraham Ancer (Mexico)
6.12pm: Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland (Norway)
6.24pm: Sergio Garcia (Spain), Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout (S. Africa)
6.36pm: Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood (England), Tyler Strafaci
6.48pm: Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm (Spain), Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)

7pm: Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey (England)

Image: Getty

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