2012 Masters: Tiger Woods Sputters To Finish, Patrick Cantlay Finishes Top Amateur

Tiger Woods, Fred Couples and Hunter Mahan are among the top golfers invited to the 2012 Masters from the Los Angeles area.

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2012 Masters Purse: Bubba Watson Gets Lion's Share, Fred Couples And Hunter Mahan Top Local Earners

Bubba Watson managed a nice payout from the 2012 Masters. The total purse was $8 million overall just like last season, and Watson took home a good chunk of it, earning $1.44 million for the victory. Louis Oosthuizen finished in second place with $864,000.

How did each of the golfers with connections to Los Angeles fare?

  • Fred Couples and Hunter Mahan were in a tie for 12th, finishing two-under par, grabbing $156,800 each.
  • Rickie Fowler finished tied for 27th, going two-over par, taking $56,800.
  • Tiger Woods finished in a tie for 40th with a round of five-over par, winning $32,000.
  • Kevin Chappell finished in a tie for 44th with a round of six-over par, grabbing $26,400.
  • Patrick Cantlay finished as the top amateur at seven-over in a tie for 47th. As an amateur he wasn't eligible for earnings.
  • Mark O'Meara withdrew.
  • Brendan Steele missed the cut at 12-over. Craig Stadler missed the cut with a combined two rounds of 163 (19-over overall). They received no earnings for their efforts.

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Bubba Watson, Masters 2012 Champion; Tiger Woods Congratulatory

Bubba Watson seemed to be a spectator toward Louis Oosthuizen's run toward his first ever green jacket after the South African nailed a rare double-eagle on the second hole. Oosthuizen led most of the rest of the way at -10. but back came Watson with big birdies on 13, 14, 15 and 16 to make it all up. Then Watson and Oosthuizen stayed even for most of the rest of the game, getting pars on 17 and 18 and the first playoff hole back at 18.

It looked like both of those two golfers would go on playing this way forever. Until Watson managed this spectacular shot from in-between the trees in the second playoff hole to secure his win.

Tiger Woods had an interesting take on Bubba's victory.


There does seem to be a lot of love in the golfing world for the Bubba capturing his first ever green jacket.

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2012 Masters: Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen Likely Headed For Playoff

Bubba Watson has roared back into a tie for the lead at the 2012 Masters with an incredible back-nine performance. At six-under after a bogey on the par-3 12th hole, Watson then birdied 13, 14, 15, 16 in succession to tie his group partner Louis Oosthuizen at ten-under. Oosthuizen has put up two crucial birdies to also stay at ten-under. Both got into trouble at 17 with their tee shots, but managed to rally and save pars (Watson nearly knocking in a birdie attempt to take the outright lead). Then both put in pars on 18 to finish their rounds at -10.

Matt Kuchar was briefly in the lead after his eagle on the par-5 15th, but a poor tee shot on 16 took a stroke away and he finished at -8. Lee Westwood did finish at -8 as well thanks to a solid four-under back nine, and Phil Mickelson has just made up all the strokes he lost from his early triple bogey on the 4th hole, and would need a miraculous rally to get into the playoff.

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The Masters 2012: Patrick Cantlay Earns Low Amateur Honors With Wild Final Round

Patrick Cantlay had one of the craziest final rounds in Masters history. That final score of 72 does no justice to what exactly the UCLA golfer accomplished to hold off Hideki Matsuyama for top amateur honors at the 2012 Masters.

  • Cantlay birdied the par-5 2nd. Okay, nothing too amazing.
  • Then he bogeyed the par-3 4th. Even par.
  • Then a birdie on the par-3 6th. Not bad.
  • Then a hole-out eagle on the par-4 7th. WHOA!
  • Then a bogey on the par-4 9th and par -4 11th to give it back.
  • Then a birdie on the par-3 12th.
  • Then a quadruple bogey on the par-5 13th. YIKES!
  • Then a double bogey on the par-4 14th. Holy...
  • Then an eagle on the par-5 15th. WHOAAAA!
  • Then two birdies on 16 and 17 to get back to 72. Wow.

So, to recap: Cantlay made 2 eagles, five birdies, three bogeys, one double bogey, one quadruple bogey in his final round. And you thought golf was boring.

Cantlay will join the winner of the 2012 Masters in Butler Cabin for the award ceremony to receive the Silver Cup, the award given to the top amateur performer on the weekend.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Shoots +1 On Front Nine Sunday

Tiger Woods has been struggling with his golf game seemingly all week long at the 2012 Masters, shooting a 1-over 37 on his front nine Sunday, pushing him even further away from the leaders.

Tiger made birdie on the par-5 second hole, but came back with two bogeys on both par-4 fifth and par-5 eighth to limp his way to his final nine of the week, with the tough stretch at Amen Corner still ahead. There are some birdie opportunities out there as well, but I don't foresee Tiger going for broke down the stretch.

Tiger got progressively more frustrated as the week went on, having troubles off the tee, in the fairways and around the greens. Many felt that his win at Bay Hill two weeks ago was the sign that he was finally out of the woods (no pun intended) but obviously still has work to do.

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: Can Tiger Woods Pull Off The Improbable?

Tiger Woods is not likely to win his fifth Masters title this year. Heading into the final round of the 2012 Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Woods sits at 3-over, well off the pace set by the current leader Peter Hanson, who is 9-under.

Woods has pulled off big comebacks in late rounds before, but if he is somehow able to take home the green jacket on Sunday, that would be a performance for the ages. Hanson and Phil Mickelson, in second place at 8-under, had exemplary rounds of play on Saturday and it looks to be a tall order to catch either one of them.


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Southern California still has a dog in the hunt, however, as Hunter Mahan is tied for sixth place at 4-under as the Sunday's fourth and final round gets underway.

Below are the tee times and pairings for Sunday. All times are Eastern.

9:20 AM USA Kelly Kraft (a) USA Stewart Cink
9:30 AM SWE Robert Karlsson ITA Edoardo Molinari
9:40 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano RSA Trevor Immelman
9:50 AM USA Bo Van Pelt USA Scott Verplank
10:00 AM DEN Thomas Bjorn ENG Luke Donald
10:10 AM USA Bill Haas USA Patrick Cantlay (a)
10:20 AM GER Martin Kaymer RSA Charl Schwartzel
10:30 AM USA David Toms SCO Martin Laird
10:40 AM ENG Ross Fisher DEN Anders Hansen
10:50 AM USA Rickie Fowler USA Keegan Bradley
11:00 AM ARG Angel Cabrera USA Steve Stricker
11:20 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Zach Johnson
11:30 AM FJI Vijay Singh USA Tiger Woods
11:40 AM AUS Adam Scott KOR Y.E. Yang
11:50 AM USA Kevin Chappell USA Kevin Na
12:00 PM NIR Rory McIlroy NIR Graeme McDowell
12:10 PM ESP Miguel A. Jimenez JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a)
12:20 PM AUS Geoff Ogilvy USA Scott Stallings
12:30 PM USA Charles Howell III ENG Justin Rose
12:40 PM ESP Sergio Garcia USA Webb Simpson
12:50 PM USA Jonathan Byrd USA Jim Furyk
1:10 PM KOR Sang-Moon Bae USA Brandt Snedeker
1:20 PM USA Fred Couples USA Jason Dufner
1:30 PM USA Ben Crane USA Nick Watney
1:40 PM SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Sean O'Hair
1:50 PM ITA Francesco Molinari ENG Ian Poulter
2:00 PM ENG Lee Westwood SCO Paul Lawrie
2:10 PM IRL Padraig Harrington SWE Henrik Stenson
2:20 PM USA Matt Kuchar USA Hunter Mahan
2:30 PM RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Bubba Watson
2:40 PM SWE Peter Hanson USA Phil Mickelson

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2012 Masters: TV Coverage, How To Watch Online And More

Hunter Mahan is in a good position to take a run at the 2012 Masters title and accompanying green jacket on Sunday. As the fourth and final round tees off, Mahan will be joined by fellow Southern California representatives Fred Couples and Tiger Woods, although the latter is unlikely to gain the required ground to take home the title with just 18 holes of golf remaining. Sunday will provide no shortage of action, intrigue or storylines. We've gathered all your necessary viewing information for you right here. This year features both the requisite television coverage and outstanding free, live online streaming provided by the official Masters website and CBS Sports.


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Here is your guide to the complete viewing coverage for Sunday, including 3D viewing information if you have obscene amounts of money or are an obscenely early adopter.

All times listed below are Eastern.

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Amen Corner live video coverage
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Featured Group 1 and 2 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

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2012 Masters Scores And Results: Peter Hanson In Lead After 3rd Round, Fred Couples Falls To 11th

Saturday's third round of the 2012 Masters in Augusta featured no shortage of action, with a plethora of lead changes. When the smoke cleared, Peter Hanson was along atop the leaderboard at 9-under, but Phil Mickelson is hot on his heels.

Mickelson picked up six strokes on Saturday and sits one behind Hanson at 8-under. Rounding out the top five is Louis Oosthuizen at 7-under, Bubba Watson at 6-under and Matt Kuchar at 5-under. Four golfers are tied at 4-under par heading into the final round.,


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Although Hanson and Mickelson surged ahead with aplomb, the main lesson to take away from Saturday's round is that the competition is anything but over. Jason Dufner and Fred Couples opened the day in the lead, both at 5-under. At the end of the round, they were still tied, but now both were sitting in 11th place, with scores of 2-under.

Tiger Woods had early back-to-back birdies on holes three and four, but they were quickly wiped out by a pair of front-nine bogeys. Woods shot even par on his back nine and drew even for the day, but was back where he had began his round, at 3-over. A full 12 shots off the lead will be difficult to overcome if Woods hopes to obtain his fifth green jacket.

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The Masters 2012 Leaderboard Update: Peter Hanson Takes Lead

The shake up in the standings continued at The Masters, as Peter Hanson took the lead, finishing round three at 9-under. Hanson started the day with a bogey, but quickly corrected things and ended up picking up eight birdies through all eighteen holes.

Right behind him are Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen, in second and third with 8-under and 7-under, respectively. Mickelson's eagle on hole thirteen was his highlight of the day, though he collected four more birdies at holes ten, twelve, fifteen and eighteen. Oosthuizen added a birdie on the twelfth hole to his trio from holes six, seven and eight, and remains the only of the top three with holes left to play.

Los Angeles area locals did not fare so well on day three, with Tiger shooting par on the day, leaving him tied for 38th place with his total at 3-over. Fred Couples went into the day with the lead, but he stands tied for fourth at 4-under with four holes left to play, shooting 1-over so far on the day. Hunter Mahan is at 4-under for both day three and in total, making him tied with Couples. Things could quickly shift as more golfers finish, so stick with this story stream for the latest scores.

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2012 Masters Score Update: Tiger Woods Starts Strong, Shoots Even Par On Saturday

Tiger Woods had plenty of momentum heading into the 2012 Masters. Coming off his first win in more than a year, many thought he could be a dark horse candidate to win the tournament after impressing last weekend. Woods entered the day at three-over par and needed to make a move if he hoped to get near the top of the leader board, which was at five-under as of Saturday morning.

After shooting par on the first two holes, Tiger made back-to-back birdies on No. 3 and 4. With some momentum and the crowd behind him, many thought Woods would make his Saturday run that so many of us watched him do for years. Despite the strong start, though, he would struggle throughout the rest of the day.

Tiger recorded a bogey on the sixth hole. After shooting par on seven and eight, he hit another bogey on No. 9. Woods then proceeded to shoot an even par on the back-nine.

He sits at +3 for the tournament, which has him tied for 38th place. Those towards the top of the leader board just began their days. Unless something drastic happens, it looks like Woods will finish pretty far down the board at the 2012 Masters.

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2012 Masters: TV Coverage, How To Watch Online And More

The 2012 Masters will enter its third round on Saturday in Augusta. The first cut has been made and the field has been narrowed, but the competition is only going to intensify as the world's top golfers continue to chase the elusive green jacket. Jason Dufner and the surprising Fred Couples are atop the leaderboard, but favorite Rory McIroy is just a stroke off the lead.


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You can catch extensive online coverage with the free streaming provided on the official Masters website by CBS Sports. The viewing experience provides a number of different options and provides supplementary coverage for the television broadcast.

You can find the full viewing information for Saturday's third round below. All times are Eastern.

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

MASTERS 3D
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Masters 3D live video coverage

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: Fred Couples And Jason Dufner Tee Off Last On Saturday

Saturday's third round of the 2012 Masters in Augusta will open with Fred Couples and Jason Dufner tied atop the leaderboard at 5-under. Couples is stunning the world by moving into a tie for first place after the second round in what is his 28th Masters appearance. Favorite Rory McIlroy is just a stroke off the pace, while Phil Mickelson is 2-under. Early favorite Tiger Woods has struggled quite a bit and his five bogeys on Friday have him headed to the third round with a cumulative 3-over par.


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Hunter Mahan has also survived the cut for round three and the competition will continue on at breakneck pace as the world's best golfers compete for the green jacket.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for Saturday. All times are Eastern.

9:15 a.m.: Kelly Kraft
9:25 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman
9:35 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay, Thomas Bjorn
9:45 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, EdoardoMolinari
9:55 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald
10:05 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Rickie Fowler
10:15 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Bo Van Pelt
10:25 a.m.: Anders Hansen, Ross Fisher
10:35 a.m.: Scott Verplank, Martin Laird
10:45 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Tiger Woods
10:55 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Martin Kaymer
11:15 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker
11:25 a.m.: Sang-Moon Bae, Kevin Chappell
11:35 a.m.: Bill Haas, Geoff Ogilvy
11:45 a.m.: David Toms, Stewart Cink
11:55 a.m.: Kevin Na, Webb Simpson
12:05 p.m.: Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama
12:15 p.m.: Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari
12:25 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Padraig Harrington
12:35 p.m.: Ian Poulter, Fredrik Jacobson
12:45 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Zach Johnson
12:55 p.m.: Jim Furyk, Y.E. Yang
1:15 p.m.: Sean O'Hair, Jonathan Byrd
1:25 p.m.: Henrik Stenson, Nick Watney
1:35 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Aaron Baddeley
1:45 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson
1:55 p.m.: Ben Crane, Charles Howell III
2:05 p.m.: Matt Kuchar, Miguel Angel Jiminez
2:15 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Paul Lawrie
2:25 p.m.: Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy
2:35 p.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood
2:45 p.m.: Jason Dufner, Fred Couples

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Fred Couples, Jason Dufner Take Second Round Lead, Rory McIlroy Lurking Behind

It seems that whenever 52-year old Fred Couples comes to Augusta National he turns the clock back, finding himself tied for the lead at The Masters once more after a brilliant round of 5-under 67 to tie his lowest round ever at Augusta.

Couples, along with Jason Dufner, find themselves as leaders in the clubhouse at 5-under for the tournament, while Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia recently bogied to fall back to 4-under, tied with Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson.

Phil Mickelson is making a weekend charge, currently three under on his round for the day, sitting at 1-under for the tournament, while Tiger Woods remains at -1 on his front nine as well after a birdie on the first hole. The cut line remains at 4-over. Miguel Angel-Jimenez, playing partner of Woods, is staying steady at 3-under for the week, as is Francesco Molinari, also at 3-under.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Lee Westwood Maintaining, Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy Surging

Birdies have been plentiful so far during the second round of play at the 2012 Masters on Friday as a number of players have creeped closer to the leaders. Lee Westwood is hanging on to the lead in the second round, but may not have it for long with names like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods making moves up the leaderboard behind him.

Lee Westwood has been steady all day, riding his 1-under round thus far out to 6-under, but Jason Dufner's Friday 70 has placed him right behind Westwood at five-under, both looking for their first major victory of thier career.

Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy all find themselves at 4-under for the week, while veterans Fred Couples and Miguel Angel Jimenez along with Italy's Frencesco Molinari are all at 3-under.

Tiger Woods got on the course late, but was making moise early with a birdie at the first. Ben Crane started nicely but gave a shot back to finish the day at 2-under par.

Overnight rain gave way to some soggier conditions for the morning players, but it has been drying out significantly as the day as gone on. It's supposed to only get drier and sunnier as the weekend progresses, making this track that more difficult for the remaining field.

The cut line is currently at 4-over.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Lee Westwood, Peter Hanson At -5, Rory McIlroy Moves To -4

Things are starting to tighten up atop the leaderboard during the second round of the 2012 Masters, though Englishman Lee Westwood is holding strong after his first nine on Friday. Nevertheless, he's gaining company around him, only heightening the drama for the upcoming weekend at Augusta National.

Westwood went out in even par for his front nine, though Sweden's Peter Hanson and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy are making a charge, with Hanson tied at 5-under and McIlroy 4-under after after making four birdies in his first seven holes. Sergio Garcia and Ben Crane find themselves tied with McIlroy, while Jason Dufner and Paul Lawrie are the two players on the course at 3-under.

Phil Mickelson has worked his way back to even par, while Tiger Woods is still yet to tee off, going out as part of the second to last group at 1:42 p.m. ET. Veteran Fred Couples finds himself at 2-under as well, possibly trying to make some magic this weekend.

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: Tiger Woods Still Chasing History On Friday

The 2012 Masters in Augusta opened up with a thrilling first round on Thursday. Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Hunter Mahan, Fred Couples and Kevin Chappell are some of the notable golfers with Los Angeles ties who are slugging it out amongst the world's best for a shot at the elusive and prestigious green jacket that denotes a Masters win.

For Woods, he is chasing history. A win in the tournament would give him five Masters victories, one fewer than the record held by Jack Nicklaus. The win would also tie him with Nicklaus for the second-most PGA Tour victories of all time. He would outpace Nicklaus with a win and stand alone as having won the most majors of all time.

There are plenty of storylines to keep watching in this one, not least of which is rooting for UCLA sophomore Cantlay, who enters the Masters as an amateur.

Here are the full pairings and tee times for Friday. All times are Eastern.

7:50 a.m. USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
8:01 a.m. SCO Martin Laird USA Chez Reavie USA Mark O'Meara
8:12 a.m. USA Corbin Mills (a) ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle
8:23 a.m. USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
8:34 a.m. RSA Louis Oosthuizen NIR Graeme McDowell USA Mark Wilson
8:45 a.m. USA Zach Johnson USA Patrick Cantlay (a) ENG Ian Poulter
8:56 a.m. USA Ben Crane USA Kevin Na SWE Fredrik Jacobson
9:07 a.m. USA Jonathan Byrd AUS John Senden ENG Paul Casey
9:18 a.m. USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
9:29 a.m. USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
9:40 a.m. ENG Lee Westwood USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh
10:02 a.m. USA Scott Stallings RSA Rory Sabbatini DEN Thomas Bjorn
10:13 a.m. USA Fred Couples NIR Darren Clarke JPN Ryo Ishikawa
10:24 a.m. ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms KOR K.J. Choi
10:35 a.m. USA Bubba Watson ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy
10:46 a.m. SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson
10:57 a.m. RSA Tim Clark USA Brendan Steele USA Craig Stadler
11:08 a.m. ESP Jose Maria Olazabal USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a)
11:19 a.m. SCO Paul Lawrie DEN Anders Hansen USA Larry Mize
11:30 a.m. ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
11:41 a.m. SWE Robert Karlsson USA Ben Crenshaw AUS Bryden MacPherson
11:52 a.m. GER Martin Kaymer USA Bo Van Pelt AUS Adam Scott
12:14 p.m. USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
12:25 p.m. AUS Aaron Baddeley KOR Kyung-tae Kim USA Lucas Glover
12:36 p.m. USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley AUS Jason Day
12:47 p.m. ENG Justin Rose USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman
12:58 p.m. JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Tom Watson USA Johnson Wagner
1:09 p.m. USA Matt Kuchar KOR Y.E. Yang AUS Geoff Ogilvy
1:20 p.m. SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland ESP Alvaro Quiros
1:31 p.m. USA Keegan Bradley RSA Charl Schwartzel USA Kelly Kraft (a)
1:42 p.m. ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods KOR Sang-Moon Bae
1:53 p.m. ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney ENG Luke Donald

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2012 Masters: TV Coverage, How To Watch Online And More

Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Hunter Mahan, Fred Couples and Kevin Chappell are among the golfers with Los Angeles ties who are competing in the 2012 Masters. The race is on for the green jacket and the second round will tee off on Friday morning.

The official Masters website is offering extensive live coverage of the event, all free and streaming, with tons of interactivity to select which golfers and holes you want to monitor. The coverage is exemplary and you would do well to check it out. And of course, it's the best way to stay up to date if you're stuck at work all day.

Full broadcast information below. All times are Eastern:

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.: 
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
: Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: 
Featured Group 1 live video coverage; 
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: 
Masters In-Depth live video coverage and highlights

MASTERS RADIO

2 p.m.: 
Masters Radio live audio

TV COVERAGE

3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: 
Live coverage on ESPN

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
: Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.: 
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.: 
Highlights Show on CBS

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The Masters 2012 Leaderboard: Lee Westwood On Top, Patrick Cantlay Tied As Top Amateur

Louis Oosthuizen looked like he'd be the clubhouse leader, but Lee Westwood battled back after his bogey on 10. Westwood then birdied the par-5 13th hole and the par-4 17th hole to get back to -5 on the day, finishing one stroke ahead of the South African. It was Westwood's torrid birdie stretch from five through eight that put him in this position.

How did Patrick Cantlay perform? The UCLA sophomore finished with a bogey on the 18th hole, but not before birdies on the 2nd, 5th, 15th and 17th holes to finish at -1. Cantlay is tied with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan for top amateur honors. He joins Kevin Chappell as the top LA performers. Fred Couples finished at even par thanks in part to birdies on 13 and 14. Hunter Mahan fell back to even par with a bogey on 11.

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Masters 2012 Scores: Hunter Mahan, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Chappell At 1-Under

Three golfers with Los Angeles connections are making a mark on the 2012 Masters. Hunter Mahan started with three birdies on the first five holes to go up to -3. He bogeyed six and seven to fall to one-under, but he's holding steady through Amen Corner.

Patrick Cantlay (the amateur from UCLA) put up a solid opening round, with only blemishes on the seventh and eleventh holes. Cantlay managed birdies on the second, fifth and fifteenth holes.

Kevin Chappell finished one-under, overcoming five bogeys with four birdies, including an eagle on 13.

  • Tiger Woods finished at even par.
  • Fred Couples bogeyed 10 and 11 to fall to +1.
  • Mark O'Meara withdrew from the Masters with an injury, apparently a pulled muscle in his ribs.
  • Craig Stadler shot a disastrous 81, bogeying six of the first nine holes (including four straight on 4, 5, 6, and 7).
  • Rickie Fowler had three birdies and five bogeys to finish with a round of 74.
  • Brendan Steele finished with a round of 76, bogeying all three holes on Amen Corner.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Finished At Even Par, Lee Westwood Takes The Lead Thursday

Story lines are plentiful this year at Augusta National as a number of players have found themselves in red figures during Thursday's first round, including former champion Tiger Woods and Charl Schwartzl, but it's trio of Europeans sitting atop the leaderboard as Lee Westwood, Paul Lawrie and Francesco Molinari, lead the way Thursday at The Masters.

Tiger Woods never really got much going in his opening round but was steady until his final few holes, finishing with back-to-back bogies to shoot an even par 72. He still managed birdies on No. 3, 8, and 10, but couldn't figure his swing out in the home stretch.

Henrik Stenson was playing great, using two Eagles on his front nine to boost him out to an early lead, pushing it as far as 6-under heading into the 16th. But he exploded on the 18th , recording the seventh 8 in Masters history; carding every golfers arch-nemesis, the dreaded snowman. He finished at 1-under 71.

As for Westwood, he used a five birdies on the front nine to push himself toward the top at 4-under through his first nine, while Paul Lawrie and Miguel Angel Jimenez are leaders in the clubhouse after rounds of 3-under 69. Molinaro and Jason Dufner currently are at e-under at well, while Sergio Garcia is at 2-under. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are both sitting at 1-over.

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The Masters 2012: Tiger Woods Gets Through Amen Corner In Even Par, 2-Under For The Round

Tiger Woods is off to a solid start at the 2012 Masters, making three birdies in his first 10 holes at Augusta National. But then came the always intimidating Amen Corner, though Tiger navigated his way through it well, like he has for most of his career as a four-time Masters champion

After finding the fairway on No. 11, aka White Dogwood, Tiger left himself about a 25-footer for birdie on the hole on the difficult par-4, looking to make the only red number of the day there by any competitor yet. Unfortunately his putt came up just short, having to settle for a par.

Than it was on to the historic par-3 No. 12, aka Golden Bell, where Tiger figured out the swirly winds to leave his tee shot safely short of the pin about 20 feet. He would making another two-putt par and move on.

To finish it off is my personal favorite, the par-5 13th, aka Azalea, where Tiger left himself in perfect position to go after the green in two after his drive. He was a little over-zealous with his long iron second shot, carrying it just a tad too far, finding himself in the bunker for his third shot. Tiger found himself in a difficult position, trying to splash it out and create some spin, but instead carried it too far once more, leaving himself a longer uphill birdie. He would two-putt for par once more.

Paul Laurie's the leader in the clubhouse a 3-under, but it's Henrik Stenson that everyone is chasing, currently at -5 par.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Henrik Stenson Takes Charge, Tiger Woods Not Far Behind

Sc0ring conditions Thursday morning at Augusta National have been a bit tougher than some had expected, though Swede Henrik Stenson has seemingly figured it out, jetting out to an early lead during the first round of the 2012 Masters.

Stenson used eagles on the par-5 2nd and 8th holes to vault himself atop the leaderboard, cpuple with a pair of birdies at the 5th and 10th. He remains bogey free on the card for the day, and currently holds a three shot lead over Scotland's Paul Lawrie and England's Ross Fisher.

Tiger Woods had a pretty solid start, going out in 1-under for his first nine of the tournament. An unfortunate bogey on the par-4 7th is his lone blemish on the card, paired with birdes on the 3rd and the 8th. Woods is tied with 2011 champion Charl Schwartzl as well as 14 other competitors currently sitting at at 1-under.

With some possible wet weather coming this afternoon, having a low score turned in this morning will be crucial for the players on the course.

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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Stream, Radio Coverage For Thursday

With the 2012 Masters getting started Thursday morning, many folks wont have the luxury of watching The Tradition Unlike Any Other on their sofa at home. Luckily, Masters.com has unparalleled online coverage from Augusta National, as does ESPN and CBS later on Thursday evening.

Some possible wet weather is looming for Thursday, but hopefully it won't have much of an effect on the course, aside from some lower scores, of course.

All times Eastern.

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO

2:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live Coverage on ESPN

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Highlights Show on CBS

As for the two featured group channels, here's a look at the pairings the coverage will follow exclusively through their round:

Featured Groups No. 1:

8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer

12:47 p.m.*: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson

1:42 p.m.*: Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson

Featured Groups No. 2:

8:56 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink

12:58 p.m.*: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk

1:53 p.m.*: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson

*Scheduled to follow the previous group's completion of play.

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The Masters 2012: Pairings, Tee Times For Thursday's First Round

One of the most anticipated days in all of sport is finally upon us as the 2012 Masters gets under way Thursday morning at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods is fresh off his victory at Bay Hill, while defending U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy is hunger for redemption after his 2011 collapse here. Three time champion Phil Mickelson also performs well here, while newcomers have been coming out of the woodwork lately, like Charl Schwartzl last year.

Now 2012 is here for a new chapter to be written, and it all starts with the honorary tee-time at 7:40 a.m. ET of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player; a great way to start the tournament off to say the least.

Masters.com will have a few featured groups they will stream live, which are as follows:

Featured Group No. 1 Lineup:

8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer

12:47 p.m.*: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson

1:42 p.m.*: Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson

Featured Group No. 2 Lineup:

8:56 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink

12:58 p.m.*: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk

1:53 p.m.*: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson

*-Scheduled to follow the previous group's completion of play.

Tiger Woods will be paired with Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and South Korea's Sang-Moon Bae. They will be teeing off at 10:35 a.m. ET. Nick Watney, Luke Donald, and Francesco Molinari tee off behind then at 10:46 a.m. ET.

Complete tee times are below, all times Eastern.

Tee Number 1
7:50 AM RSA Tim Clark USA Craig Stadler USA Brendan Steele
8:01 AM USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a) ESP Jose Maria Olazabal
8:12 AM DEN Anders Hansen SCO Paul Lawrie USA Larry Mize
8:23 AM ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
8:34 AM USA Ben Crenshaw SWE Robert Karlsson AUS Bryden MacPherson
8:45 AM GER Martin Kaymer AUS Adam Scott USA Bo Van Pelt
8:56 AM USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
9:07 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Lucas Glover KOR Kyung-tae Kim
9:18 AM AUS Jason Day USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley
9:29 AM USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman ENG Justin Rose
9:40 AM JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Johnson Wagner USA Tom Watson
10:02 AM USA Matt Kuchar AUS Geoff Ogilvy KOR Y.E. Yang
10:13 AM ESP Alvaro Quiros SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland
10:24 AM USA Keegan Bradley USA Kelly Kraft (a) RSA Charl Schwartzel
10:35 AM KOR Sang-Moon Bae ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods
10:46 AM ENG Luke Donald ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney
10:57 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank
11:08 AM SCO Martin Laird USA Mark O'Meara USA Chez Reavie
11:19 AM ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle USA Corbin Mills (a)
11:30 AM USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
11:41 AM NIR Graeme McDowell RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Mark Wilson
11:52 AM USA Patrick Cantlay (a) USA Zach Johnson ENG Ian Poulter
12:14 PM USA Ben Crane SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Kevin Na
12:25 PM USA Jonathan Byrd ENG Paul Casey AUS John Senden
12:36 PM USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
12:47 PM USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
12:58 PM USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh ENG Lee Westwood
1:09 PM DEN Thomas Bjorn RSA Rory Sabbatini USA Scott Stallings
1:20 PM NIR Darren Clarke USA Fred Couples JPN Ryo Ishikawa
1:31 PM KOR K.J. Choi ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms
1:42 PM ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy USA Bubba Watson
1:53 PM SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson

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The Masters 2012: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Discuss Possible Wet Weather

It already cut the Par-3 contest short, and now another batch of inclement weather is threatening Thursday's first round of The Masters at Augusta National.

As Sean Breslin of Weather.com reports, the wet weather could drive the scores further into the red, but they could also force the players off the course as a 60 percent chance of rain along with some afternoon thunderstorms are predicted by Weather.com, with a high of 81 degrees.

With softer greens come more flag-hunting around the pins, but also less roll in the fairways and possibly muddy conditions as well. The players will have to adjust to the conditions accordingly, not only with their gameplan''s but possibly their equipment as well. As for the historically agressive Phil Mickelson, he knows he'll need some tweaks:

"It seems that some of the planning I have made may go by the wayside," Phil Mickelson (Masters Champion in 2004, 2006 and 2010) said during a press conference Tuesday. "As soft as the golf course is, you can fire at a lot of the pins. The greens are soft. I don't want to say they are slow, but it's just not the same Augusta. It's wet around the greens, and there's no fear of the course. You've got to attack it this week."

The possibility or rain continues into Friday, but warm, dry conditions are scheduled for the weekend, making the course harder, faster and tougher as the course dries out. Tiger Woods certainly has some experience with these kinds of things at Augusta:

"Generally, if you hit it really close all the time, you're OK," Tiger Woods told reporters with a grin..."There's so much slope out here, and as we all know, if they get dry conditions, as the week goes on, it's going to get awfully quick and those putts become even more difficult," Woods added.

Look for players to be aggressive in the first couple rounds as the supple greens will add to the low scores. Hopefully the lightning and the weather dealys will steer clear of Augusta National.

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The Masters 2012: Tee Times, Pairings For Rounds 1 & 2

The Masters is a tradition like no other, rich in history, lore, and of course excitement. 2012 should prove to be no different with a number of intriguing storylines to follow, such as the resurgence of Tiger Woods, and the redemption of Rory McIlroy.

The always heavily international field continues on this year as Tiger Woods will be paired with Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and South Korea's Sang-Moon Bae. They will be teeing off at 10:35 a.m. ET Thursday and 1:42 p.m. ET on Friday.

McIlroy will be playing with former champion from Argentina Angel Cabrera and American Bubba Watson, teeing off second to last on Thursday at 1:42 p.m. ET, then at 10:35 a.m. ET on Friday. Two-time champ Phil Mickelson will tee it up with Hunter Mahan and Swede Peter Hanson going off last on Thursday at 1:53 p.m. ET and 10:46 a.m. ET on Friday.

Below are the complete pairings for the first two rounds. All times Eastern.

Tee Number 1
7:50 AM RSA Tim Clark USA Craig Stadler USA Brendan Steele
8:01 AM USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a) ESP Jose Maria Olazabal
8:12 AM DEN Anders Hansen SCO Paul Lawrie USA Larry Mize
8:23 AM ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
8:34 AM USA Ben Crenshaw SWE Robert Karlsson AUS Bryden MacPherson
8:45 AM GER Martin Kaymer AUS Adam Scott USA Bo Van Pelt
8:56 AM USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
9:07 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Lucas Glover KOR Kyung-tae Kim
9:18 AM AUS Jason Day USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley
9:29 AM USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman ENG Justin Rose
9:40 AM JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Johnson Wagner USA Tom Watson
10:02 AM USA Matt Kuchar AUS Geoff Ogilvy KOR Y.E. Yang
10:13 AM ESP Alvaro Quiros SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland
10:24 AM USA Keegan Bradley USA Kelly Kraft (a) RSA Charl Schwartzel
10:35 AM KOR Sang-Moon Bae ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods
10:46 AM ENG Luke Donald ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney
10:57 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank
11:08 AM SCO Martin Laird USA Mark O'Meara USA Chez Reavie
11:19 AM ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle USA Corbin Mills (a)
11:30 AM USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
11:41 AM NIR Graeme McDowell RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Mark Wilson
11:52 AM USA Patrick Cantlay (a) USA Zach Johnson ENG Ian Poulter
12:14 PM USA Ben Crane SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Kevin Na
12:25 PM USA Jonathan Byrd ENG Paul Casey AUS John Senden
12:36 PM USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
12:47 PM USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
12:58 PM USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh ENG Lee Westwood
1:09 PM DEN Thomas Bjorn RSA Rory Sabbatini USA Scott Stallings
1:20 PM NIR Darren Clarke USA Fred Couples JPN Ryo Ishikawa
1:31 PM KOR K.J. Choi ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms
1:42 PM ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy USA Bubba Watson
1:53 PM SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson

Tee Number 1
7:50 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank
8:01 AM SCO Martin Laird USA Mark O'Meara USA Chez Reavie
8:12 AM ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle USA Corbin Mills (a)
8:23 AM USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
8:34 AM NIR Graeme McDowell RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Mark Wilson
8:45 AM USA Patrick Cantlay (a) USA Zach Johnson ENG Ian Poulter
8:56 AM USA Ben Crane SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Kevin Na
9:07 AM USA Jonathan Byrd ENG Paul Casey AUS John Senden
9:18 AM USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
9:29 AM USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
9:40 AM USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh ENG Lee Westwood
10:02 AM DEN Thomas Bjorn RSA Rory Sabbatini USA Scott Stallings
10:13 AM NIR Darren Clarke USA Fred Couples JPN Ryo Ishikawa
10:24 AM KOR K.J. Choi ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms
10:35 AM ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy USA Bubba Watson
10:46 AM SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson
10:57 AM RSA Tim Clark USA Craig Stadler USA Brendan Steele
11:08 AM USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a) ESP Jose Maria Olazabal
11:19 AM DEN Anders Hansen SCO Paul Lawrie USA Larry Mize
11:30 AM ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
11:41 AM USA Ben Crenshaw SWE Robert Karlsson AUS Bryden MacPherson
11:52 AM GER Martin Kaymer AUS Adam Scott USA Bo Van Pelt
12:14 PM USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
12:25 PM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Lucas Glover KOR Kyung-tae Kim
12:36 PM AUS Jason Day USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley
12:47 PM USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman ENG Justin Rose
12:58 PM JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Johnson Wagner USA Tom Watson
1:09 PM USA Matt Kuchar AUS Geoff Ogilvy KOR Y.E. Yang
1:20 PM ESP Alvaro Quiros SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland
1:31 PM USA Keegan Bradley USA Kelly Kraft (a) RSA Charl Schwartzel
1:42 PM KOR Sang-Moon Bae ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods
1:53 PM ENG Luke Donald ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney


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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Streaming Coverage Of Par-3 Contest

Wednesday at the Masters brings us one of the favorite traditions of the tournament, the always fun Par-3 Contest. Players get the change to bring out the family, walk the course and play nine holes with golfing legends, and of course, ensure that they don't win the darn thing.

There has never been a Par-3 Contest winner to go on and win the Masters itself, so there are lots of balls dropped in the water, or skipped across the water, or putts left un-putted; any way to ensure a non-victory. Sure, someone eventually wins, but it's really about letting loose a bit before the intensity of four days of Augusta National.

Here are some other fun facts about the contest you might not have known:

  • There have been 73 holes in one in the Contest's history, including an astounding five in 2002.
  • The course record of 20 is shared by Art Wall (1965) and Gay Brewer (1973).
  • There have been 18 sudden-death playoffs.

All times Eastern:

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Masters - On The Range live video coverage

3:00 p.m.
Live video coverage from the Par 3 Contest

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live 3D Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN 3D

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2012 Masters: TV Times, Watch Online, Listen On Radio

The 2012 Masters festivities are ready to get underway this week. Are you ready for the practice round tomorrow at Augusta? Here are all times for things that are occurring this week!

All times are Pacific.

Tuesday April 3: Practice Round

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Masters - On The Range live video coverage

Wednesday April 4: Par-3 Contest

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Masters - On The Range live video coverage

Noon
Live video coverage from the Par 3 Contest

TV BROADCAST:

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Live Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live 3D Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN 3D

Thursday, April 5: First Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:

7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:

11:00 a.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Live Coverage on ESPN

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Highlights Show on CBS

Friday, April 6: Second Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:

7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:

11:00 a.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Live Coverage on ESPN

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Highlights Show on CBS

Saturday, April 7: Third Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:

8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:

11:00 a.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

Sunday April, 8: Final Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO

11:00 a.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

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2012 Masters Odds: Tiger Woods Favored To Win 5th Green Jacket At Augusta

Perhaps the most anticipated week in golf is here, as the 2012 Masters gets underway Thursday in Augusta, Georgia. Two weeks after snapping a long drought with a win at Bay Hill, Tiger Woods has resumed his place as the favorite to capture the green jacket this week.

Woods, who last won The Masters in 2005, is listed by Bovada as the 4/1 favorite to win his fifth green jacket and 15th major tournament title. Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are also among the favorites.

2012 Masters Favorites
Golfer Odds Best Masters Finish
Tiger Woods 4/1 Won 4 times: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
Rory McIlroy 11/2 T-15th, 2011
Phil Mickelson 11/1 Won 3 times: 2004, 2006, 2010
Luke Donald 16/1 T-3rd, 2005
Lee Westwood 16/1 2nd, 2010
Source: Bovada

Woods, though he hasn't won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open, always seems to perform well at The Masters, finishing in the top six in each of the last seven years, including six finishes in the top four:

  • 2011: tied for fourth (four shots back)
  • 2010: tied for fourth (five shots back)
  • 2009: tied for sixth (four shots back)
  • 2008: second (three shots back)
  • 2007: tied for second (two shots back)
  • 2006: tied for third (three shots back)
  • 2005: won

The Masters gets underway Thursday, with television coverage provided by ESPN on Thursday and Friday, and CBS on Saturday and Sunday.

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Masters 2012 Field Announced: Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Hunter Mahan, Craig Stadler Invited

Tiger Woods, Fred Couples and Hunter Mahan are among the top golfers invited to the 2012 Masters from the Los Angeles area.

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