The way the 2020 Masters is organized this November will be a bit different than usual. After all, we’re not playing in April, and 2020 itself has been more than a bit mixed up.
Due to the fact that this event is being played in November and daylight will be limited late in the afternoon, Augusta National has scheduled groups to go off both the No. 1 and No. 10 tees starting at 7 a.m. ET. The last group of the day will tee off just after noon.
Once again, the Masters nailed this year’s groups and spread interest throughout the day on Thursday for Round 1 and Friday for Round 2. Nobody creates pairings as well as Augusta National as they do a fantastic job of sprinkling stars and superstars into different (sometimes unique) groups and create a balanced viewer experience.
Early on Thursday, most of the attention will be paid to either the group of Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Louis Oosthuizen or the Tiger Woods, Shane Lowry, Andy Ogletree threesome. Woods, the reigning Masters champion, will play with the reigning Open champion (Lowry) and last year’s U.S. Amateur winner (Ogletree). The afternoon is hot as well with the most prominent group being Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay. All are among the 10 biggest favorites to win this year. My favorite group, though, is probably Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa and Tyrrell Hatton. That will be an absolute ball-striking fiesta, those three will put on a show with their iron play.
Here’s a look at all 31 groups that will start play on Thursday at the 84th Masters. Check out our complete Masters viewer’s guide for a detailed schedule and how to watch action all day.
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All times Eastern
2020 Masters tee times, Thursday pairings
Tee No. 1
7:00 a.m. — Lucas Glover, Corey Conners, C.T. Pan
7:11 a.m. — Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Jazz Janewattananond
7:22 a.m. — Larry Mize, Andrew Landry, Lukas Michel
7:33 a.m. — Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood, Kevin Na
7:44 a.m. — Xander Schauffele, Jason Kokrak, Henrik Stenson
7:55 a.m. — Charl Schwartzel, Jason Day, Abel Gallegos
8:06 a.m. — Vijay Singh, Lanto Griffin, Tyler Duncan
8:17 a.m. — Mike Weir, Rafael Cabrera Bello, Matt Wallace
11:05 a.m. — Sung Kang, Erik Van Rooyen
11:16 a.m. — Danny Willett, Rickie Fowler, John Augenstein
11:27 a.m. — Phil Mickelson, Abraham Ancer, Bernd Wiesberger
11:38 a.m. — Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa, Tyrrell Hatton
11:49 a.m. — Justin Thomas, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Brooks Koepka
12:00 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy
12:11 p.m. — Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Cameron Champ
12:22 p.m. — Sungjae Im, Victor Perez, Brendon Todd
Tee No. 10
7:00 a.m. — Sandy Lyle, Jimmy Walker, Yuxin Lin
7:11 a.m. — Webb Simpson, Marc Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama
7:22 a.m. — Kevin Kisner, Adam Hadwin, Scottie Scheffler
7:33 a.m. — Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen
7:44 a.m. — Patrick Reed, Paul Casey, Tony Finau
7:55 a.m. — Tiger Woods, Shane Lowry, Andy Ogletree
8:06 a.m. — Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter
8:17 a.m. — Graeme McDowell, Si Woo Kim, Nate Lashley
11:05 a.m. — Justin Harding, Shugo Imahira, Nick Taylor
11:16 a.m. — Chez Reavie, Sebastian Munoz, Ben An
11:27 a.m. — Bubba Watson, Matthew Wolff, Tommy Fleetwood
11:38 a.m. — Francesco Molinari, Billy Horschel, Cameron Smith
11:49 a.m. — Bernhard Langer, J.T. Poston, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
12:00 p.m. — Fred Couples, Max Homa, Dylan Frittelli
12:11 p.m. — Jose Maria Olazabal, Andrew Putnam, James Sugrue