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