Masters 2011: When will Tiger Woods tee off?

Playing groups for the first two days of the Masters will include four-time winner Tiger Woods and several of last year's rising stars from Europe.

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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits from a sand trap on the second green during a practice round for the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5.

On Tuesday, the Masters announced pairings for the first and second rounds, which will be played in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday and Friday. Of course, everyone wants to know when Tiger Woods will tee off.

The four-time former champion will go off the first tee at 10:41 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday. He will be paired with defending US Open champion and European Ryder Cup hero Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland and Robert Allenby of Australia.

Defending Masters champion Phil Mickelson will be playing with Peter Uihlein, the reigning US Amateur champion, and former US Open champ Geoff Oglivy of Australia. This trio will tee off at 1:48 p.m on Thursday.

Another pairing of interest will include young stars Ricky Fowler of the United States and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland. They, along with Australia's Jason Day, will tee off at 9:24 a.m. on Thursday.

Back for another year as honorary starters, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer will team up to get the tradition-rich tournament underway at 7:40 a.m. Thursday.

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