The much-anticipated 82nd Masters Tournament is finally underway, and it looks like its going to be a chilly morning for the early wave of players at Augusta National. Temperatures will be in the mid-to-high 40s until around 11 a.m. before getting into the 50s and reaching the high 60s in the late afternoon.
While the first few groupings each provide some intrigue, like 8:52 a.m. threesome featuring amateur Matt Parziale or the 9:14 a.m. with Bryson DeChambeau, the first marquee groups tees off at 10:09 a.m., Hideki Matsuyama, Patton Kizzire and Paul Casey. Two groups later marks the long-awaited Masters return of Tiger Woods, as he’s set to peg it at 10:42 a.m. alongside Marc Leishman and Tommy Fleetwood. Soon after, Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jason Day and Henrik Stenson will all be out on the course, making for an exciting morning at Augusta.
We’ll have updates for you on all the important happenings throughout the first round of the Masters right here in our live blog.
All times ET
9:02 AM: Ryan Moore joins Cook in the lead with a birdie at No. 1. By the way, here are the pin positions for Thursday, making birdie at first all the more impressive with that back right location:
8:56 AM: Before Austin Cook grabbed the first-round lead, Jack and Gary got things underway:
8:51 AM: The first group is off and have completed the first hole. Austin Cook made birdie, making him the solo leader at the Masters. Ted Potter, Jr. and Wesley Bryan each made par. We’re off and running.