2017 Masters Tee Times Revealed

2017 Masters Tee Times Revealed
By Elijah Ackerman Updated

Where to watch The Masters tournament

The weekend's tournament will be broadcasted on Sky Sports and the BBC.

When does coverage begin?

Coverage begins at 7pm.

When do the 2017 Masters tee times begin?

Tee times begin at 1pm Thursday, some of the most notable being:

3:45PM Group 15 -- Si Woo Kim, Phil Mickelson, and Rafael Cabrera-Bello

3:56PM Group 16 -- Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose, and Jason Day

6:19PM Group 28 -- Shane Lowry, Sergio Garcia, and Lee Westwood

6:41PM Group 30 -- Rory McIlroy, Hideto Tanihara, and Jon Rahm

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7:03PM Group 32 -- Jimmy Walker, Dustin Johnson, and Bubba Watson

What happened during last year's Masters tournament?

Englishman Danny Willett won last year's tournament with an excellent comeback. Willett, born in Sheffield, was five strokes back at the beginning of the back nine and eventually overtook Jordan Spieth, who won The Masters in 2015. The win was Willett's first major championship and first PGA Tour win.

Ireland's own Shane Lowry finished the first day of the 2016 tournament with a 68, just two strokes off Spieth and tied for second place on the leaderboard. Lowry, however, would eventually fall back to earth -- perhaps even lower than that -- and finished at +10 and tied for 39th overall.

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The Masters always tends to create its own storylines as it happens. Entering the tournament, a weekend long sunshine bask in the middle of Georgia, the biggest story is perhaps Tiger Woods' absence. Woods is missing his third Masters in four years due to ongoing back issues.

Concerning golfers who are actually healthy and playing, however, Dustin Johnson is attempting to become the first player besides Woods to win four straight PGA tournaments since 1953. That's 64 years, by the way.

Elsewhere, Rory McIlroy is attempting to become just the sixth golfer to ever win all four major championships. After struggling early in his career -- and collapsing in the final round in 2011 -- McIlroy has finished in the top 10 three years in a row. Could he finally make the jump to win the tournament this year?

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The possibilities in Augusta, Georgia are endless. Phil Mickelson could win his fourth -- fourth!! -- Masters with a vintage performance, Jordan Spieth could exorcise his demons of last year's collapse, and any of the young and upcoming players like Spain's Jon Rahm could give us a breakout performance.

It will be entertaining to see who wins the green jacket this weekend. Whether it's one of the new guys, old guys, or, um, middle guys, the 2017 Masters will be just wonderful.


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