Woods grouped with Oosthuizen and Niemann to start Masters

Golf — The Masters — Augusta National Golf Club — Augusta, Georgia, U.S. — April 5, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. during a press conference Chris Trotman/Augusta National/Handout via REUTERS

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AUGUSTA, Ga., April 5 (Reuters) — Tiger Woods will mark his return to competition at this week’s Masters at 10:34 a.m. ET (1434 GMT) on Thursday in a group with South African Louis Oosthuizen and Chilean Joaquin Niemann, according to the starting times released on Tuesday.

Five-time champion Woods, who suffered career-threatening leg injuries in a February 2021 car crash, was in the day’s 14th group set to go off the 445-yard par-four first hole at Augusta National for the year’s first major.

Following Woods’ threesome will be defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, who last year became the first Japanese man to win a major championship, Justin Thomas and amateur James Piot.

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The next group off the first tee will feature world number one Scottie Scheffler, 2013 champion Adam Scott and Tony Finau, who has three top-10 finishes in four Masters appearances.

Betting favourite and world number two Jon Rahm will go out in the third-to-last group along with Will Zalatoris, who last year finished runner-up on his Masters debut, and reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year Patrick Cantlay.

Playing one group ahead will be 2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel and reigning British Open winner Collin Morikawa.

The days’ final group at 2:03 p.m. ET will feature England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, four-times major champion Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, who with a win this week would complete the career Grand Slam of golf’s four majors.

Among the other notable groups is the penultimate threesome of 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, world number four Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele, who challenged Matsuyama in the final round last year before ending up tied for third.

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Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto
Editing by Toby Davis

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