(Augusta, GA) -- Defending champion Adam Scott and PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner will be grouped together when The Masters tees off on Thursday. Former Masters champ Bubba Watson will play alongside Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia for the first two rounds. Scott, Dufner and amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick will start at 10:41 a.m. Eastern on Thursday and 1:48 p.m. on Friday. Phil Mickelson will play his first two rounds with Ernie Els and Justin Rose.
World number-one Tiger Woods is not in the field as he recovers from recent surgery for a pinched nerve in his back. Stewart Cink and Tim Clark are part of the first group that tees off at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday. The iconic trio of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus will hit their honorary tee shots at 7:40 a.m.