The practice rounds are over; the Par 3 contest is in the books; the Champions Dinner has been served, consumed and digested. It's time to get this thing started.
The tournament is kicked off by a ceremonial tee shot, started many years ago with Byron Nelson, Gene Sarazen, and Sam Snead. Now the tradition continues with Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Arnold Palmer. Palmer has been in poor health, and is expected to attend but not hit a shot.
Here are tee times for our Georgia Bulldogs in the field:
Kevin Kisner is paired with Adam Scott and Brooks Koepka. 11:05 am EDT.
Bubba Watson is paired with Branden Grace and Ian Poulter. 12:44 pm EDT.
Harris English is paired with Andy Sullivan and Kevin Na. 10:32 am EDT.
Chris Kirk is paired with Vijay Singh and Hideki Matsuyama. 10:21 am EDT.
Television Coverage is on ESPN from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT. They will replay this from 8:00 - 11:00 pm. CBS runs a highlight show from 11:30-11:45 pm.
And Masters.com is a great source for viewing featured groups, certain holes (Amen Corner), and the driving range.
If you skipped work or school Monday to watch MLB's Opening Day, then you just picked the wrong day to play hookie.