Date: April 05, 2017
Author: Mark Hayes

Aussie tee times at Augusta National

Adam Scott will lead out Australia’s charge at the 81st edition of the Masters.


The 2013 champion has been paired with American Kevin Kisner and England’s Andy Sullivan to head out at 9.28am (11.28pm AEST) on Thursday.

The next Aussie into action is Jason Day, alongside England’s Justin Rose and American Brandt Snedeker at 10.56am local time (12.56am Friday AEST).

In the following group, a twoball, a third Queenslander in Rod Pampling will play with William McGirt at 11.07am locally (1.07am Friday AEST).

Perth’s Curtis Luck, as reigning US Amateur champion, will play alongside current green jacket holder Danny Willett and American veteran Matt Kuchar at 12.24pm locally (2.24am Friday AEST).

And the final Aussie, Victorian Marc Leishman, will be out at 1.52pm locally (3.52am Friday AEST) in the second last group with American duo Bill Haas and Justin Thomas.

Leishman’s three-ball is the second-last out on day one, wedged between the groups of Rory McIlroy (1.41pm) and Dustin Johnson (2.03pm).

Day’s group will be the last one out in round two (2.03pm or 4.03am Saturday AEST), following matches including Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth.

In great news for Aussie golf fans, three of our players have been chosen in matches that can be followed live on courtesy of the host website’s featured groups.

Scott’s three-ball will be one of two groups followed early on day one, Luck’s will be on air early on day two and Day will feature late on day two – all via “featured groups” on the home page.

The tournament will, as is custom, begin with honorary starters. Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, winners of a combined nine green jackets, to begin on day one at 7.40am locally (9.40pm Thursday AEST) in what’s sure to be a moving moment in the absence of their late and long-time colleague Arnold Palmer for the first time.