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Masters 2013: Tee times and TV schedule for Thursday

The big names are spread fairly evenly throughout the first round Thursday.

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The 2013 Masters tees off at 8 a.m. ET Thursday, and it isn't much longer before the true household names of golf flood Augusta National as groups of three tee off every 11 minutes.

The first Masters champion to tee off is Sandy Lyle, the 1988 green jacket winner who tees off right at 8 a.m. in the first group with John Peterson and Nathan Smith. The first five groups have former champs in them, though none of them won more recently than Ian Woosnam in 1991.

Charl Schwarzel, Webb Simpson and Peter Hanson tee off at 9:39 a.m. ET, and the next group out at 9:50 features Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi and Graeme McDowell. Bubba Watson, the defending Masters champion, tees off at 10:34 a.m. ET with Ian Poulter and Steven Fox. World No. 1 Tiger Woods goes off in the next group at 10:45. He's pairing on the first day with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy.

The last three groups of the day feature a handful of big names. Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer start their rounds at 1:30 p.m. ET. Rory McIlroy and Keegan Bradley are part of the group that tees off at 1:41 p.m., and the final group of the day features Jason Dufner and Matt Kuchar.

Here are some of the other top pairings and their Thursday times (all times ET):

Thursday Time Players
8 a.m. Sandy Lyle John Peterson Nathan Smith
8:11 a.m. Larry Mize Brian Gay Russell Henley
8:22 a.m. Ian Woosnam David Lynn Kevin Na
8:33 a.m. David Toms Richard Sterne Ted Potter Jr.
8:44 a.m. Tom Watson Ryan Moore Kevin Streelman
8:55 a.m. Robert Garrigus Carl Pettersson Tim Clark
9:06 a.m. Mike Weir Lee Westwood Jim Furyk
9:17 a.m. Brandt Snedeker Ryo Ishikawa Justin Rose
9:28 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal Marc Leishman T.J. Vogel
9:39 a.m. Charl Schwartzel Webb Simpson Peter Hanson
9:50 a.m. Zach Johnson K.J. Choi Graeme McDowell
10:12 a.m. Michael Thompson John Huh John Senden
10:23 a.m. Stewart Cink Nicolas Colsaerts Thaworn Wiratchant
10:34 a.m. Bubba Watson Ian Poulter Steven Fox
10:45 a.m. Tiger Woods Luke Donald Scott Piercy
10:56 a.m. Jason Day Rickie Fowler Padraig Harrington
11:07 a.m. John Merrick Thorbjorn Olesen D.A. Points
11:18 a.m. Craig Stadler Ben Curtis Michael Weaver
11:29 a.m. Mark O'Meara Martin Laird Jamie Donaldson
11:40 a.m. Paul Lawrie Thomas Bjorn Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
11:51 a.m. Trevor Immelman George Coetzee Alan Dunbar
12:13 p.m. Ernie Els Steve Stricker Nick Watney
12:24 p.m. Ben Crenshaw Matteo Manassero Tianlang Guan
12:35 p.m. Bernhard Langer Lucas Glover Henrik Stenson
12:46 p.m. Vijay Singh Bo Van Pelt Y.E. Yang
12:57 p.m. Angel Cabrera Sergio Garcia Adam Scott
1:08 p.m. Fred Couples Dustin Johnson Branden Grace
1:19 p.m. Hunter Mahan Hiroyuki Fujita Francesco Molinari
1:30 p.m. Phil Mickelson Louis Oosthuizen Martin Kaymer
1:41 p.m. Rory McIlroy Keegan Bradley Fredrik Jacobson
1:52 p.m. Jason Dufner Matt Kuchar Bill Haas

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