AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Bubba Watson watches his second shot on the first hole during the first round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Bubba Watson Is The 2012 Masters Champion

Bubba Watson used an epic back nine and gutsy sudden death performance to claim his first major championship of his career.

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2012 Masters TV Ratings: No Tiger Woods, No One Watches

The title is an exaggeration, to be sure. There were plenty of people watching the final round of the Masters and checking out Bubba Watson holding off Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff, but it just wasn't as many as before. Emily Kay of SB Nation files this report.

With Woods completely out of contention during Sunday’s final round and on the way to his worst finish at Augusta National since turning pro, CBS viewership tanked to its lowest preliminary TV ratings since 2004, according to Bloomberg.

An average of 8.1 percent of households in the top 56 U.S. TV markets tuned in to watch Bubba Watson outlast Louis Oosthuizen in a dramatic, sudden-death playoff, CBS spokesperson Jerry Caraccioli told Bloomberg. That’s a 22 percent drop from the 10.4 ratings of a year ago, when Woods put on a late charge but fell short of 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel.

It shouldn't be too much of a shock to see this dramatic decline. The golfing world has tied itself in greatly to the Tiger Woods phenomenon, and now that he seems to be in a bit of a rut, it appears the casual viewer is turning their interest elsewhere. It could be an issue that repeats itself many times in the near future, particularly if Woods keeps on making no-shows at big majors on Sunday.

It also goes to show that when Tiger and Phil Mickelson (who triple bogeyed early on and torpedoed his chances) are not making a weekend charge at Augusta, the ratings simply don't hold up.

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2012 Masters Payouts: Tiger Woods Earns $32,000, Nick Watney Top Local Performer

Bubba Watson managed a nice payout from the 2012 Masters. The total purse was $8 million overall, and Watson earned $1.44 million for the victory. Louis Oosthuizen finished in second place with $864,000.

How did each of the golfers with connections to the Bay Area fare? Things didn't turn out too well for Tiger Woods, finishing in a tie for 40th with a round of five-over par. Woods earned only $32k for a frustrating performance at Augusta.

  • Nick Watney managed a +3, tied for 32nd and netting $45,280.
  • Kevin Chappell finished six-over par, wrapping up with a six-over, grabbing $26,400.
  • Tom Watson missed the cut with a combined two rounds of 151, finishing at seven-over par. No golfer who misses the cut is eligible for earnings.

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The Masters 2012: Bubba Watson Claims Green Jacket In Sudden Death Playoff At Augsuta National

It was one of the wildest finishes in Masters history this year at Augusta National after a plethora of players had a chance to slip on the Green Jacket this year. Ultimately it came down to two competitors, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen in a sudden death playoff, but after two holes of sudden death play, Bubba Watson is your 2012 Masters champion.

Oosthuizen and Watson both gave themselves legitimate putts for birdie on No. 18 green, during the first hole of the playoff. Oosthuizen's chance slid by on the right, leaving the door open for Bubba. Watson unfortunately missed, moving the playoff to No. 10, the second hole of sudden death.

Watson would push his drive far into the woods on his next tee shot, while Oosthuizen missed the fairway with 3-wood as well. Bubba would hit an incredible shot from off the pine straw to about 15 feet for birdie, and after Oosthuizen made bogey, had two shots for the win. This is Watson's first major championship.

Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and a number of other competitors were waiting green side to congratulate Watson, as well as his family. He was obviously overcome with emotion as a roaring crowd cheered him on.

Bubba used five birdies on his back nine to force the playoff, and becomes the fifth left-handed golfer to win the event in the last decade.

Peter Hanson started the day with a one stroke lead over Phil Mickelson, playing in the final grouping, but they quickly went to the wayside after early strugglies, including a triple-bogey on the par-3 third. Much of the fireworks came from the group in front of them, starting with Louis Oosthuizen.

Oosthuizen pulled a 4-iron for his second shot from 260 yards on the par-5 second hole, which he sank for a double-eagle to shoot to the top of the leaderboard, only the second albatross in Masters history.

Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar and Peter Hanson all finished tied for third at 8-under, while the next closest competitor was Ian Poulter at 5-under.

As for Tiger Woods, he would finish Sunday with a 2-over round of 75, finishing the week 5-over. Coming in as one of the favorites to win, Woods had his worst showing ever at the Masters in 2012, just two weeks after his first PGA Tour victory in over two years.

Bo Van Pelt and Henrik Stenson each had a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th today, while UCLA's Patrick Cantlay finished as low amateur, claiming the Silver Cup.

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2012 Masters Scoreboard: Matt Kuchar Ties Louis Oosthuizen At The Top, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson Lurk

Louis Oosthuizen seemed to be in great shape after making up his bogeys on the 4th and 10th holes with a birdie on 13 and crucial par save on 14. That albatross still looms large for him to keep him on top of the leaderboard.

But here comes Matt Kuchar. Coming into the back nine at five-under, Kuchar birdied both the par-3 12th and par-5 13th holes to get to -7, then had a huge eagle to tie Oosthuizen at nine-under.

Other golfers are trying to make their mark. Bubba Watson is starting to make a charge. After a bogey on 12 to fall back to six-under, Watson nailed birdies on 13 and 14 to get to within one stroke of the lead. Lee Westwood is in striking distance at seven-under, but is running out of holes. Phil Mickelson has been trying to recover from that disastrous triple bogey, and did birdie 13 to get back to seven-under, but still remains two back.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Louis Oosthuizen Takes Lead, Phil Mickelson Tumbles, Tiger Woods Finished +5

It's been a crazy day already during the final round at the 2012 Masters, as crazy numbers are being put up all over the golf course. Bo Van Pelt hit a hole-in-one in the par-3 16th, while Louis Oosthuizen made history with just the second double-eagle in Masters history. Phil Mickelson just put a six on his card after a triple-bogey on the par-3 third, while Tiger Woods continued to struggle on the final day at Augusta National.

Oosthuizen shot up to 10-under after his double-eagle, but gave one back the next hole to remain in the lead at 9-under. 54-hole leader Peter Hanson has also dropped back, currently at 7-under, while Phil's terrible choice to play out of a bush instead of hit again from the tee on the par-3 third lead to his second triple bogey of the week, now sitting at 5-under. Bubba Watson also sits at 7-under at the moment, while Padraig Harrington and Matt Kuchar remain at 6-under.

Tiger Woods has finished already, shooting another black number with a 2-over 74. He did manage to birdie No. 18, giving a joking fist pump on the green along with a sigh of relief that it's over. This will be his worst finish ever at the Masters after entering the week as one of the favorites.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Shoots +1 On Front Nine Sunday At Augusta National

Tiger Woods has been struggling with his golf game seemingly all week long at the 2012 Masters, and that streak has continued into Sunday at Augusta National as the four-time Masters champion shot a 1-over 37 on his front nine Sunday, pushing him even further away from the leaders.

Tiger made birdie on the par-5 second hole, but unfortunately made bogeys on both par-4 fifth and par-5 eighth to limp his way to the second nine, with the tough stretch at Amen Corner ahead of him still. Tiger got progressively more frustrated as the week went on after starting out relatively well, than watching it all fall apart the rest of the week.

Many felt that his win at Bay Hill two weeks ago was the sign that he was finally out of the woods (no pun intended) but obviously still has work to do. It just goes to show even four-time Masters champs lose their swing from time to time as well.

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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Stream, Radio Coverage For Sunday At Augusta National

There isn't much of a better day in sport than Sunday at the Masters. And with the tight field of talented competitors bunched around the top of the leaderboard, it's going to be a shootout down the stretch at Augusta National.

Can Sweden's Peter Hanson hang on to his one shot lead to claim his first major championship, or will Phil Mickelson etch his name into the record book by matching Tiger Woods' mark of four Masters championships? Will a former major winner like Louis Oosthuizen or Padraig Harrington make a charge on Sunday, or could Fred Couple harness the golfing gods for one more magical round on Sunday?

And what of Tiger? Can he somehow salvage his Masters with a solid round on Sunday? All of these questions and more will be answered, but you'll just have to tune in to find out.

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The Masters 2012: Tee Times, Pairings For Sunday At Augusta National

After 54 holes of action at Augusta National, it all comes down to Sunday at the 2012 Masters. In only his second Masters in his career, Sweden's Peter Hanson find himself one shot clear of the rest of the field, looking for his first major championship victory. But three-time champ Phil Mickelson has the experience and steely reserve needed to claim the green jacket, and is only one shot behind.

The final pairing of Hanson and Mickelson won't hit the links until 2:40 p.m. ET, preceded by Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen at 2:30, Hunter Mahan and Matt Kuchar and 2:20, and Henrik Stenson and Padraig Harrington at 2:10.

As for Tiger Woods, he'll be out earlier at 11:30 a.m. ET with Vijay Singh, while Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell tee off at noon. 36 hole leaders Jason Dufner and Fred Couples will be paired once more at 1:20 p.m. ET, followed by Nick Watney and Ben Crane at 1:30.

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9:20 AM USA Kelly Kraft (a) USA Stewart Cink
9:30 AM SWE Robert Karlsson ITA Edoardo Molinari
9:40 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano RSA Trevor Immelman
9:50 AM USA Bo Van Pelt USA Scott Verplank
10:00 AM DEN Thomas Bjorn ENG Luke Donald
10:10 AM USA Bill Haas USA Patrick Cantlay (a)
10:20 AM GER Martin Kaymer RSA Charl Schwartzel
10:30 AM USA David Toms SCO Martin Laird
10:40 AM ENG Ross Fisher DEN Anders Hansen
10:50 AM USA Rickie Fowler USA Keegan Bradley
11:00 AM ARG Angel Cabrera USA Steve Stricker
11:20 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Zach Johnson
11:30 AM FJI Vijay Singh USA Tiger Woods
11:40 AM AUS Adam Scott KOR Y.E. Yang
11:50 AM USA Kevin Chappell USA Kevin Na
12:00 PM NIR Rory McIlroy NIR Graeme McDowell
12:10 PM ESP Miguel A. Jimenez JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a)
12:20 PM AUS Geoff Ogilvy USA Scott Stallings
12:30 PM USA Charles Howell III ENG Justin Rose
12:40 PM ESP Sergio Garcia USA Webb Simpson
12:50 PM USA Jonathan Byrd USA Jim Furyk
1:10 PM KOR Sang-Moon Bae USA Brandt Snedeker
1:20 PM USA Fred Couples USA Jason Dufner
1:30 PM USA Ben Crane USA Nick Watney
1:40 PM SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Sean O'Hair
1:50 PM ITA Francesco Molinari ENG Ian Poulter
2:00 PM ENG Lee Westwood SCO Paul Lawrie
2:10 PM IRL Padraig Harrington SWE Henrik Stenson
2:20 PM USA Matt Kuchar USA Hunter Mahan
2:30 PM RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Bubba Watson
2:40 PM SWE Peter Hanson USA Phil Mickelson

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The Masters 2012, Third Round Scores: Peter Hanson Leading At -9, Phil Mickelson Finishes At -8, Tiger Woods Struggles At +3

Eight players have shared a taste of the lead on Saturday at the 2012 Masters tournament, including three time champion Phil Mickelson after a brilliant back nine at Augusta National. But it's Sweden's Peter Hanson who holds the lead after 54 holes at Augusta National, setting up a dramatic finish on Sunday.

Peter Hanson made bogey on No. 1, but then went on to make eight birdies including four of his last five holes to take the lead at 9-under, shooting the week's lowest score of 65. As for Phil Mickelson, he went out in even par 36 before turning it on on the back nine with birdies on 10, 12, 15 and an all-important eagle on the par-5 13th. He capped it off with a brilliant second shot on No. 18 to make another birdie, firing a 6-under 66.

Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen sits at 7-under with Bubba Watson two shots behind at 5-under. Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar, and five others remain at 4-under.

Many players remain on the course, including 36-hole leaders Fred Couples and Jason Dufner, who have stuck around as part of the 4-under group but have failed to keep up with the leaders on Saturday.

As for Tiger Woods, he finished another lackluster day with a round of even par 72, remaining at 3-over for the tournament. He would have to put a miracle round together on Sunday to get his name back atop the leaderboard.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen Take The Lead On A Wild Saturday At Augusta National

It's become quite the spectacle to watch the leaderboard during the third round of the 2012 Masters tournament, with changes coming with every hole played. There have been multiple lead changes already as almost any player in red numbers seems to be in the hunt still, with Matt Kuchar and Louis Ossthuizen holding the lead for now at 6-under at Augusta National.

Fred Couples and Jason Dufner began the day in the lead at 5-under, though both have stumbled a bit out fo the gate, falling back to 1-under and 4-under respectfully. Phil Mickelson recently birdied to move up to 4-under along with Hunter Mahan and Henrik Stenson, while peter Hanson currently sits the lone man at 5-under.

Most players are right around the middle of the golf course, with lots of twists and turns left on the course on Saturday alone. Who will finish with the lead come the final round? You'll just have to stay tuned to find out.

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The Masters 2012 Score Update: Tiger Woods Shoots Par On Saturday, Remains At +3

Tiger Woods, who entered the day at +3 and eight strokes back of the leaders, needed to make his move on Saturday if he hoped to have any chance of rallying for a 2012 Masters victory on Sunday afternoon. Despite a strong start, Woods struggled for most of the day and shot a 72 for an even par.

After making par on the first two holes, Tiger hit back-to-back birdies on the third and fourth holes. With momentum on his side and a large crowd following his quest along the course, many thought his big rally was coming. After shooting another par on No. 5, Woods bogeyed hole six. He shot one-over on No. 9 to bring him back to even for the day.

Woods made par on the rest of his holes, leaving him at +3 for the tournament. Lee Westwood now leads the field at five-under, meaning Woods' chances of winning The Masters are pretty much over.

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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Stream, Radio Coverage For Saturday At Augusta National

With moving day comes an increase in the stakes at the 2012 Masters, with 23 players within five shots of the lead and only 36 holes left to play. PGA tour vet and current Champions Tour member Fred Couples has shown the young guns how you do it at Augusta National thus far, now the question will be can he fend them off and claim the title and the ripe young age of 52.

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The Masters 2012: Tee Times, Pairings For Saturday At Augusta National

It's moving day at Augusta National as the 63 remaining players get ready for another difficult round at the 2012 Masters. 52-year old Fred Couples finds himself in the lead along with Jason Dufner as Freddy looks to make it 20 years between Green Jackets while Dufner is hungry for his first.

But a large group of talented players are wanting the same right behind them, including Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood. Former champions Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are out of the hunt by any means, but will certainly have to get some good scores posted if the want to have a chance come Sunday.

The final pairing of Fred Couples and Jason Dufner will be off the first tee at 2:45 p.m. ET, preceded by Louis Oosthuizen and Lee Westwood at 2:35, and Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy at 2:25. Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh tee off at 1:45 p.m., Bay Area native Nick Watney and Swede Henrik Stenson at 1:25 p.m., while Kevin Chappell and Sang Moon Bae tee of at 11:25 a.m.

Tiger Woods and last year's champion Charl Schwartzel hit the links at 10:45 a.m., while No. 1 in the world Luke Donald and young gun Keegan Bradley are off at 9:55 a.m.

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Tee Number 1
9:15 AM USA Kelly Kraft (a)
9:25 AM ARG Angel Cabrera RSA Trevor Immelman
9:35 AM DEN Thomas Bjorn USA Patrick Cantlay (a)
9:45 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano ITA Edoardo Molinari
9:55 AM USA Keegan Bradley ENG Luke Donald
10:05 AM USA Rickie Fowler USA Steve Stricker
10:15 AM SWE Robert Karlsson USA Bo Van Pelt
10:25 AM ENG Ross Fisher DEN Anders Hansen
10:35 AM SCO Martin Laird USA Scott Verplank
10:45 AM RSA Charl Schwartzel USA Tiger Woods
10:55 AM GER Martin Kaymer USA Scott Stallings
11:15 AM NIR Graeme McDowell USA Brandt Snedeker
11:25 AM KOR Sang-Moon Bae USA Kevin Chappell
11:35 AM USA Bill Haas AUS Geoff Ogilvy
11:45 AM USA Stewart Cink USA David Toms
11:55 AM USA Kevin Na USA Webb Simpson
12:05 PM JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) AUS Adam Scott
12:15 PM ITA Francesco Molinari ENG Justin Rose
12:25 PM IRL Padraig Harrington USA Hunter Mahan
12:35 PM SWE Fredrik Jacobson ENG Ian Poulter
12:45 PM USA Gary Woodland USA Zach Johnson
12:55 PM USA Jim Furyk KOR Y.E. Yang
1:15 PM USA Jonathan Byrd USA Sean O'Hair
1:25 PM SWE Henrik Stenson USA Nick Watney
1:35 PM AUS Aaron Baddeley SWE Peter Hanson
1:45 PM USA Phil Mickelson FJI Vijay Singh
1:55 PM USA Ben Crane USA Charles Howell III
2:05 PM ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Matt Kuchar
2:15 PM USA Bubba Watson SCO Paul Lawrie
2:25 PM ESP Sergio Garcia NIR Rory McIlroy
2:35 PM RSA Louis Oosthuizen ENG Lee Westwood
2:45 PM USA Fred Couples USA Jason Dufner

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The Masters 2012, Second Round Scores: Fred Couples, Jason Dufner Lead, Tiger Woods Struggles Friday At Augusta National

The second round of the 2012 Masters is in the books, and a past champion finds themselves in the lead heading into the weekend, it just wasn't one many people were expecting.

Fred Couples tied his best round ever at the Masters with a 67, vaulting himself to the top of the leaderboard at 5-under for the week. As did Jason Dufner, who's 2-under 70 was enough to keep him tied for the lead with Freddy, who won the Masters 20 years ago in 1992.

Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen find themselves just one shot back at 4-under, an interesting group on international talent, all looking to put the Green Jacket on for the first time. Another four competitors stand at 3-under including Bay Area native Nick Watney, while Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson sit at 2-under along with five others.

As for Tiger Woods, his swing troubles continued with just about every club in his bag, becoming increasingly frustrated with his swing. It came to a head after an abismal tee shot on the par-3 16th, tossing and kicking his club around the tee box. He limped his was to a 3-over 75. Fellow Bay Area native Kevin Chappell shot a 4-over 76, but will be around for the weekend.

Augusta National will only show more of it's teeth over the weekend as sunny and warm conditions are forecasted for the weekend, making the greens only firmer and faster than they already are.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Fred Couples, Jason Dufner Tied For Lead, Rory McIlroy One Back

It seems that whenever 52-year old Fred Couples comes to Augusta National he turns the clock back, finding himself tied for the lead at The Masters once more after a brilliant round of 5-under 67 to tie his lowest round ever at Augusta.

Couples, along with Jason Dufner, fins themselves as leaders in the clubhouse at 5-under for the tournament, while Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia recently bogied to fall back to 4-under, tied with Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson.

Phil Mickelson is making a weekend charge, currently three under on his round for the day, sitting at 1-under for the tournament, while Tiger Woods remains at -1 on his front nine as well after a birdie on the first hole. The cut line remains at 4-over. Miguel Angel-Jimenez, playing partner of Woods, is staying steady at 3-under for the week, as is Francesco Molinari, also at 3-under.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Lee Westwood Leading, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Charging

Birdies have been plentiful so far during the second round of play at the 2012 Masters on Friday as a number of players have creeped closer to the leaders. Lee Westwood in hanging on to the lead in the second round, but may not have it for long with names like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods making moves up the leaderboard behind him.

Lee Westwood has been steady all day, riding his 1-under round thus far out to 6-under, but Jason Dufner's Friday 70 has placed him one spot behind Westwood at 5-under, both looking for their first major victory of thier career.

Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy all find themselves at 4-under for the week, while veterans Fred Couples and Miguel Angel Jimenez along with Italy's Frencesco Molinari are all at 3-under.

Tiger Woods got on the course late, but was making moise early with a birdie at the first.

Overnight rain gave way to some soggier conditions for the morning players, but it has been drying out significantly as the day as gone on. It's supposed to only get drier and sunnier as the weekend progresses, making this track that more difficult for the remaining field.

The cut line is currently at 4-over.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Lee Westwood Remains -5, Rory McIlroy Charging On Friday

Things are starting to tighten up atop the leaderboard during the second round of the 2012 Masters, though Englishman Lee Westwood is holding strong after his first nine on Friday. Nevertheless, he's gaining company around him, only heightening the drama for the upcoming weekend at Augusta National.

Westwood went out in even par for his front nine, though Sweden's Peter Hanson and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy are making a charge, with Hanson tied at 5-under and McIlroy 4-under after after making four birdies in his first seven holes. Sergio Garcia and Ben Crane find themselves tied with McIlroy, while Jason Dufner and Paul Lawrie are the two players on the course at 3-under.

Phil Mickelson has worked his way back to even par, while Tiger Woods is still yet to tee off, going out as part of the second to last group at 1:42 p.m. ET. Veteran Fred Couples finds himself at 2-under as well, possibly trying to make some magic this weekend.

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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Stream, Radio Coverage For Friday At Augusta National

Only 18 holes into the 2012 Masters and the story lines are starting to build. With every passing hole played the excitement mounts, history is written, and a champion is that much closer to being born.

Can the patient Lee Westwood stay the course on his way to his first green jacket, or will one of the litany of international stars chasing him take it from him?

Can Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson overcome their swing issues on Thursday to make a charge on Friday? Can Rory McIlroy shake the spectre of his 2011 collapse? Will a former champ like Angel Cabrera, Zach Johnson or Charl Schwartzl make a push for a second title?

You can't win The Masters on Friday, but you certainly can lose it. Make sure you keep up with all the coverage so you don't miss a second of the action.

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The Masters 2012: Tee Times, Pairings For Friday At Augusta National

It was an entertaining first round of the 2012 Masters, with 28 players finishing within five shots of the lead on Thursday. They're all trying to catch Englishman Lee Westwood at the moment, but after the rains set it overnight, the players may find scoring conditions ripe on Friday at Augusta National.

The pairings will remain the same from Thursday, though tee times are essentially flipped. Players that teed off early Thursday will hit the links late on Friday, with Sean O'Hair, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Scott Verplank off first at 7:50 a.m. ET.

Leader Lee Westwood tees of at 9:40 a.m. ET along with Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh, while Bay Area local Kevin Chappell heads out early as well, playing with Ian Woosnam and Eduardo Molinari at 8:23 a.m. ET.

Rory McIlroy, Angel Cabrera and Bubba Watson tee off at 10:35, while Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan and Peter Hanson right behind them at 10:46. Tiger Woods won't head out until very late, teeing off at 1:42 with Sang-Moon Bae and Miguel Angel-Jimenez.

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Tee Number 1
7:50 AM USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
8:01 AM SCO Martin Laird USA Chez Reavie
8:12 AM USA Corbin Mills (a) ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle
8:23 AM USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
8:34 AM RSA Louis Oosthuizen NIR Graeme McDowell USA Mark Wilson
8:45 AM USA Zach Johnson USA Patrick Cantlay (a) ENG Ian Poulter
8:56 AM USA Ben Crane USA Kevin Na SWE Fredrik Jacobson
9:07 AM USA Jonathan Byrd AUS John Senden ENG Paul Casey
9:18 AM USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
9:29 AM USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
9:40 AM ENG Lee Westwood USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh
10:02 AM USA Scott Stallings RSA Rory Sabbatini DEN Thomas Bjorn
10:13 AM USA Fred Couples NIR Darren Clarke JPN Ryo Ishikawa
10:24 AM ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms KOR K.J. Choi
10:35 AM USA Bubba Watson ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy
10:46 AM SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson
10:57 AM RSA Tim Clark USA Brendan Steele USA Craig Stadler
11:08 AM ESP Jose Maria Olazabal USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a)
11:19 AM SCO Paul Lawrie DEN Anders Hansen USA Larry Mize
11:30 AM ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
11:41 AM SWE Robert Karlsson USA Ben Crenshaw AUS Bryden MacPherson
11:52 AM GER Martin Kaymer USA Bo Van Pelt AUS Adam Scott
12:14 PM USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
12:25 PM AUS Aaron Baddeley KOR Kyung-tae Kim USA Lucas Glover
12:36 PM USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley AUS Jason Day
12:47 PM ENG Justin Rose USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman
12:58 PM JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Tom Watson USA Johnson Wagner
1:09 PM USA Matt Kuchar KOR Y.E. Yang AUS Geoff Ogilvy
1:20 PM SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland ESP Alvaro Quiros
1:31 PM USA Keegan Bradley RSA Charl Schwartzel USA Kelly Kraft (a)
1:42 PM ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods KOR Sang-Moon Bae
1:53 PM ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney ENG Luke Donald

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The Masters 2012, First Round Scores: Lee Westwood Leads At -5, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Struggle

It was a bit of a wet finish to the first round of the 2012 Masters, causing much of the field to bunch of near the top of the leaderboard. But at the end of the day, it was Englishman Lee Westwood who would finish atop the pile, shooting a 5-under 67 to take the lead at Augusta National on Thursday.

Westwood had five birdies on his front side, but cooled off a bit on the second nine, trailed by former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and Swede Peter Hanson ad 4-under. Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, and four other players are tied at 3-under, while another four sit at 2-under, including former Masters champion Zach Johnson.

As for Tiger Woods, he battled some swing issues late in the round and never really got it going, finishing with three birdies and three bogies to shoot an even par round of 72. Two of those bogies came on 17 and 18. Defending U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy scratched his way to finish in red numbers at one-under par, while Phil Mickelson struggled most of the day, but birdied the 18th to finish with a round of two-over 74.

Henrik Stenson had the best round of the day going, getting as low as 6-under heading into the sixth hole. He would collapse, including a four-over 8 on the par-4 18th to finish at 1-under for the day.

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The Masters 2012 Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Bested By Kevin Chappell, Nick Watney

Tiger Woods enjoyed a yeoman round of golf by putting up a 72, but there were two other golfers with Bay Area ties who did better.

Kevin Chappell enjoyed a solid round of golf at one-under. Chappell's eagle on the 13th hole propelled him up to the near top of the leaderboard, and he currently sits in the top 15 going into Friday. That eagle (plus four birdies on the 2nd, 9th, 12th and 14th holes) negated five bogeys.

Nick Watney struggled on the formidable 10th and 11th holes to get his only two bogeys, but he did birdie the sixth, 13th and 14th holes to get into the clubhouse in a tie with Chappell.

Currently there are two golfers leading the way at -4. Louis Oosthuizen is in the clubhouse with a great round of four-under after birdieing the final two holes, and Lee Westwood stands at a similar position.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Shoots Even Par, Lee Westwood Leads At 4-Under

Story lines are plentiful this year at Augusta National as a number of players have found themselves in red figures during Thursday's first round, including former champion Tiger Woods and Charl Schwartzl, but it's trio of Europeans sitting atop the leaderboard as Lee Westwood, Paul Lawrie and Francesco Molinari, lead the way Thursday at The Masters.

Tiger Woods never really got much going in his opening round but was steady until his final few holes, finishing with back-to-back bogies to shoot an even par 72. He still managed birdies on No. 3, 8, and 10, but couldn't figure his swing out in the home stretch.

Henrik Stenson was playing great, using two Eagles on his front nine to boost him out to an early lead, pushing it as far as 6-under heading into the 16th. But he exploded on the 18th , recording the seventh 8 in Masters history; carding every golfers arch-nemesis, the dreaded snowman. He finished at 1-under 71.

As for Westwood, he used a five birdies on the front nine to push himself toward the top at 4-under through his first nine, while Paul Lawrie and Miguel Angel Jimenez are leaders in the clubhouse after rounds of 3-under 69. Molinaro and Jason Dufner currently are at e-under at well, while Sergio Garcia is at 2-under. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are both sitting at 1-over.

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The Masters 2012: Tiger Woods Plays Amen Corner Even In Thursday's First Round

Tiger Woods is off to a solid start at the 2012 Masters, making three birdies in his first 10 holes at Augusta National. But then came the always intimidating Amen Corner, though Tiger navigated his way through it well, like he has for most of his career as a four-time Masters champion

After finding the fairway on No. 11, aka White Dogwood, Tiger left himself about a 25-footer for birdie on the hole on the difficult par-4, looking to make the only red number of the day there by any competitor yet. Unfortunately his putt came up just short, having to settle for a par.

Than it was on to the historic par-3 No. 12, aka Golden Bell, where Tiger figured out the swirly winds to leave his tee shot safely short of the pin about 20 feet. He would making another two-putt par and move on.

To finish it off is my personal favorite, the par-5 13th, aka Azalea, where Tiger left himself in perfect position to go after the green in two after his drive. He was a little over-zealous with his long iron second shot, carrying it just a tad too far, finding himself in the bunker for his third shot. Tiger found himself in a difficult position, trying to splash it out and create some spin, but instead carried it too far once more, leaving himself a longer uphill birdie. He would two-putt for par once more.

Paul Laurie's the leader in the clubhouse a 3-under, but it's Henrik Stenson that everyone is chasing, currently at -5 par.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Henrik Stenson Jumps To Early Lead, Tiger Woods Lurks Behind

Scoring conditions Thursday morning at Augusta National have been a bit tougher than some had expected, though Swede Henrik Stenson has seemingly figured it out, jetting out to an early lead during the first round of the 2012 Masters.

Stenson used eagles on the par-5 2nd and 8th holes to vault himself atop the leaderboard, cpuple with a pair of birdies at the 5th and 10th. He remains bogey free on the card for the day, and currently holds a three shot lead over Scotland's Paul Lawrie and England's Ross Fisher.

Tiger Woods had a pretty solid start, going out in 1-under for his first nine of the tournament. An unfortunate bogey on the par-4 7th is his lone blemish on the card, paired with birdes on the 3rd and the 8th. Woods is tied with 2011 champion Charl Schwartzl as well as 14 other competitors currently sitting at at 1-under.

With some possible wet weather coming this afternoon, having a low score turned in this morning will be crucial for the players on the course.

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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Streaming, Radio Coverage For Thursday's First Round

With the 2012 Masters getting started Thursday morning, many folks wont have the luxury of watching The Tradition Unlike Any Other on their sofa at home. Luckily, Masters.com has unparalleled online coverage from Augusta National, as does ESPN and CBS later on Thursday evening.

Some possible wet weather is looming for Thursday, but hopefully it won't have much of an effect on the course, aside from some lower scores, of course.

All times Eastern.

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO

2:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live Coverage on ESPN

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Highlights Show on CBS

As for the two featured group channels, here's a look at the pairings the coverage will follow exclusively through their round:

Featured Groups No. 1:

8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer

12:47 p.m.*: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson

1:42 p.m.*: Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson

Featured Groups No. 2:

8:56 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink

12:58 p.m.*: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk

1:53 p.m.*: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson

*Scheduled to follow the previous group's completion of play.

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The Masters 2012: Tee Times, Pairings For Thursday's First Round

One of the most anticipated days in all of sport is finally upon us as the 2012 Masters gets under way Thursday morning at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods is fresh off his victory at Bay Hill, while defending U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy is hunger for redemption after his 2011 collapse here. Three time champion Phil Mickelson also performs well here, while newcomers have been coming out of the woodwork lately, like Charl Schwartzl last year.

Now 2012 is here for a new chapter to be written, and it all starts with the honorary tee-time at 7:40 a.m. ET of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player; a great way to start the tournament off to say the least.

Masters.com will have a few featured groups they will stream live, which are as follows:

Featured Group No. 1 Lineup:

8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer

12:47 p.m.*: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson

1:42 p.m.*: Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson

Featured Group No. 2 Lineup:

8:56 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink

12:58 p.m.*: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk

1:53 p.m.*: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson

*-Scheduled to follow the previous group's completion of play.

Tiger Woods will be paired with Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and South Korea's Sang-Moon Bae. They will be teeing off at 10:35 a.m. ET. Nick Watney, Luke Donald, and Francesco Molinari tee off behind then at 10:46 a.m. ET.

Complete tee times are below, all times Eastern.

Tee Number 1
7:50 AM RSA Tim Clark USA Craig Stadler USA Brendan Steele
8:01 AM USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a) ESP Jose Maria Olazabal
8:12 AM DEN Anders Hansen SCO Paul Lawrie USA Larry Mize
8:23 AM ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
8:34 AM USA Ben Crenshaw SWE Robert Karlsson AUS Bryden MacPherson
8:45 AM GER Martin Kaymer AUS Adam Scott USA Bo Van Pelt
8:56 AM USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
9:07 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Lucas Glover KOR Kyung-tae Kim
9:18 AM AUS Jason Day USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley
9:29 AM USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman ENG Justin Rose
9:40 AM JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Johnson Wagner USA Tom Watson
10:02 AM USA Matt Kuchar AUS Geoff Ogilvy KOR Y.E. Yang
10:13 AM ESP Alvaro Quiros SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland
10:24 AM USA Keegan Bradley USA Kelly Kraft (a) RSA Charl Schwartzel
10:35 AM KOR Sang-Moon Bae ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods
10:46 AM ENG Luke Donald ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney
10:57 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank
11:08 AM SCO Martin Laird USA Mark O'Meara USA Chez Reavie
11:19 AM ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle USA Corbin Mills (a)
11:30 AM USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
11:41 AM NIR Graeme McDowell RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Mark Wilson
11:52 AM USA Patrick Cantlay (a) USA Zach Johnson ENG Ian Poulter
12:14 PM USA Ben Crane SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Kevin Na
12:25 PM USA Jonathan Byrd ENG Paul Casey AUS John Senden
12:36 PM USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
12:47 PM USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
12:58 PM USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh ENG Lee Westwood
1:09 PM DEN Thomas Bjorn RSA Rory Sabbatini USA Scott Stallings
1:20 PM NIR Darren Clarke USA Fred Couples JPN Ryo Ishikawa
1:31 PM KOR K.J. Choi ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms
1:42 PM ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy USA Bubba Watson
1:53 PM SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson

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The Masters 2012: Wet Weather Likely For Thursday's First Round

It already cut the Par-3 contest short, and now another batch of inclement weather is threatening Thursday's first round of The Masters at Augusta National.

As Sean Breslin of Weather.com reports, the wet weather could drive the scores further into the red, but they could also force the players off the course as a 60 percent chance of rain along with some afternoon thunderstorms are predicted by Weather.com, with a high of 81 degrees.

With softer greens come more flag-hunting around the pins, but also less roll in the fairways and possibly muddy conditions as well. The players will have to adjust to the conditions accordingly, not only with their gameplan''s but possibly their equipment as well. As for the historically agressive Phil Mickelson, he knows he'll need some tweaks:

"It seems that some of the planning I have made may go by the wayside," Phil Mickelson (Masters Champion in 2004, 2006 and 2010) said during a press conference Tuesday. "As soft as the golf course is, you can fire at a lot of the pins. The greens are soft. I don't want to say they are slow, but it's just not the same Augusta. It's wet around the greens, and there's no fear of the course. You've got to attack it this week."

The possibility or rain continues into Friday, but warm, dry conditions are scheduled for the weekend, making the course harder, faster and tougher as the course dries out. Tiger Woods certainly has some experience with these kinds of things at Augusta:

"Generally, if you hit it really close all the time, you're OK," Tiger Woods told reporters with a grin..."There's so much slope out here, and as we all know, if they get dry conditions, as the week goes on, it's going to get awfully quick and those putts become even more difficult," Woods added.

Look for players to be aggressive in the first couple rounds as the supple greens will add to the low scores. Hopefully the lightning and the weather dealys will steer clear of Augusta National.

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The Masters 2012: Padraig Harrington, Jonathan Byrd Win Rain-Shortened Par-3 Contest

In one of the greatest and most fun traditions each year at the Masters, the Par-3 Contest is a time when friends and family of the players and past champions get a change to unwind a bit before the intense focus of four days of Augusta National. And after each fired a 5-under-par 22, Padraig Harrington and Jonathan Byrd were named the co-winners Wednesday as some wet weather ended the event a bit prematurely.

Byrd sank his birdie putt on the final hole to tie Harrington as sirens sounded to suspend play. Phil Mickelson was next in line at 3-under, finishing earlier in the day. No player has won the Par 3 Contest and gone on to claim the Masters the same year.

Harrington also became the first three-time winner of the Par 3 Contest, and been a part of the only two ties ever as well after he tied David Toms in 2003.

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn aced No. 9 and Mark Wilson aced No. 4 to bring the total up to 75 holes-in-one since the contest began in 1960.

The featured group, as it has been for some time now, was legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who get the honor of teeing off last, but played only a few before suspension of play.

"We've traveled the world together, played everywhere together, and here we are in Augusta at a little Par 3 course," said Nicklaus as the trio gathered at the first tee. "We're still here. And it's kind of fun."

They will be up bright and early tomorrow for the 7:40 a.m. tee time as honorary starters, with Gary Player joining Palmer and Nicklaus for the prestigious honor for the very first time.

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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Streaming Coverage Of Par-3 Contest

Wednesday at the Masters brings us one of the favorite traditions of the tournament, the always fun Par-3 Contest. Players get the chance to bring out the family, walk the course and play nine holes with golfing legends, and of course, ensure that they don't win the darn thing.

There has never been a Par-3 Contest winner to go on and win the Masters itself, so there are lots of balls dropped in the water, or skipped across the water, or putts left un-putted; any way to ensure a non-victory. Sure, someone eventually wins, but it's really about letting loose a bit before the intensity of four days of Augusta National.

Here are some other fun facts about the contest you might not have known:

  • There have been 73 holes-in-one in the Contest's history, including an astounding five in 2002.
  • The course record of 20 is shared by Art Wall (1965) and Gay Brewer (1973).
  • There have been 18 sudden-death playoffs.

All times Eastern:

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Masters - On The Range live video coverage

3:00 p.m.
Live video coverage from the Par 3 Contest

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live 3D Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN 3D

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The Masters 2012: The Pairings Have Been Announced

The pairings for the Masters have been announced as everyone anticipates one of the more intriguing Masters tournaments to come along in some time.

All eyes will be on Tiger Woods as his recent win at Bay Hill came at a perfect time for him to begin his chase for his fifth green jacket and get him one step closer to realizing his dream of surpassing Jack Nicklaus' 18 major championships. Woods hasn't won a major since the 2008 US Open and is stuck on 14 career major titles. Woods is in Group 15 and will tee off at 10:35 am EDT.

Three golfers with local ties will be participating in this year's tournament in Tom Watson, Nick Watney and Kevin Chappell. Watson tees off with Group 11 at 9:40 am EDT with Johnson Wagner and Hideki Matsuyama. Watney tees off with Group 16 at 10:46 EDT with Luke Donald and Francesco Molinari. And Chappell tees off with Group 20 at 11:30 am EDT with Ian Woosnam and Edoardo Molinari.

Defending champion Charl Schwartzel is in Group 14 and will tee off at 10:24 am EDT with Keegan Bradley and K. Kraft.

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The Masters 2012: Tiger Woods Discusses Weather, Rory McIlroy at Tuesday Press Conference

As the field continues to prepare for the 2012 Masters, four time champion Tiger Woods took to the press room on Tuesday for his annual pre-tourney interview, talking about his game, course conditions, and a bit about fellow competitor Rory McIlroy.

Tiger noted that a bit of wet weather this week will certainly have an effect on the course, but the greens remain 'perfect' and are a bit more soft and receptive because of the rain. Tiger also noted that how the tournament directors decide to set of the golf course will dictate a bit what he puts in his bag.


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Before his win two weeks ago at Bay Hill, Tiger came to Augusta for a practice round, but knows the prestige of the event and the history surrounding it and the completely different experience of actually playing the Masters:

"You can play 100 practice rounds," Woods said, "but Thursday through Sunday it's just a totally different experience."

Tiger also discussed how his game has been progressing, from his win at the Chevron Challenge in December to his minor health set back in February to his victory at Bay Hill, it's been a slow, uphill climb for Woods, but he's getting it all together:

"I've put together two good rounds, then three, then four," Woods said. " ... I've been in contention, it's just continuing the process."

Tiger also took some time to talk about the new kid in town as it were, Northern Irishman Rory McIiroy. Tiger was asked if he sees any of himself in the reigning U.S. Open champion as well, reminiscing a bit about his golf swing.

"Yeah, the way he can move the ball out there. I used to move it like that, back in yesteryear. The way he plays and the way he handles himself out there ... He has all the makings of being a great champion for a long period of time. He just needs to get more experienced."

He also isn't at Augusta to relieve his fond memories of year's past, he's here to win, as always.

"I'm here for the Green Jacket."

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Masters 2012: Tiger Woods, Tom Watson Have Rich History At Augusta

Two notable participants in this year's Masters share a rich history of success at Augusta National. Former Stanford golfers Tiger Woods and Tom Watson have a combined six wins in Masters Tournament history.

Watson, 62, will be participating in his 39th Masters. The Stanford-alum won the tournament in 1977 and 1981. He has collected over $897,850 in winnings at Augusta in his illustrious career. Watson is now tied for eleventh all-time in Masters starts.

Woods, 36, left Stanford after two years and turned professional in 1996. Tiger wore the Green Jacket in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005. He has taken home a total of $6,802,806 in winnings in 17 appearances at Augusta.

The two golf legends last shared headlines in the 2010 British Open. Woods, let Watson play ahead and finish his 18th hole in the evening to avoid finishing the hole the next morning:

And then: respect from an unexpected quarter. Tiger Woods, playing in the group ahead, motioned for Watson's group to swing away so that Watson could finish on Friday evening, basking in the cheers of the adoring Scotland crowd. Watson and Woods have had their differences of late, with Watson critiquing Woods' behavior both on and off the course, but on this afternoon, Woods put aside personal differences and let Watson enjoy one last triumphant walk up 18. (Via: Devil Ball)

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The Masters 2012: TV, Radio, Streaming Schedule For Entire Week At Augusta National

The Masters have grown their coverage of their annual tournament to unprecedented levels on the PGA Tour, making sure that you, the view, can get as much of Augusta National inside your brain as humanly possible this week.

Below is the full coverage schedule for the rest of the week at Augusta. All times Eastern.

Tuesday April 3: Practice Round

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Masters - On The Range live video coverage

Wednesday April 4: Par-3 Contest

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Masters - On The Range live video coverage

3:00 p.m.
Live video coverage from the Par 3 Contest

TV BROADCAST:

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live 3D Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN 3D

Thursday, April 5: First Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:

2:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live Coverage on ESPN

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Highlights Show on CBS

Friday, April 6: Second Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:

2:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live Coverage on ESPN

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Highlights Show on CBS

Saturday, April 7: Third Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:

11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:

2:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

Sunday April, 8: Final Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO

2:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

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2012 Masters Odds: Tiger Woods Favored At 7/2

For over a decade or so now, there has been overwhelming favorite to win The Masters each year, that is of course, if he was in the field. That he is of course Tiger Woods, and according to our friends over at Oddsshark.com, he is favored once more in 2012 over a very difficult field at Augusta National this year.

Tiger sits atop the pile of players with 7/2 odds, trailed by Rory McIlroy at 9/2 and Phil Mickelson at 10/1. Still you can make bets on 'non-major winners' and the like as well. As for last year's champion, Charl Schwartzl, well, Oddsshark lists him at 33/1. Here's their list:

  • Tiger Woods 7/2
  • Rory McIlroy 9/2
  • Phil Mickelson 10/1
  • Lee Westwood 14/1
  • Luke Donald 14/1
  • Adam Scott 28/1
  • Charl Schwartzel 33/1
  • Justin Rose 33/1
  • Bubba Watson 40/1
  • Jason Day 40/1
  • Keegan Bradley40/1
  • Sergio Garcia 40/1
  • Dustin Johnson 50/1
  • Graeme McDowell 50/1
  • Hunter Mahan 50/1
  • Martin Kaymer 50/1
  • Nick Watney 50/1
  • Steve Stricker 50/1
  • Webb Simpson 50/1
  • Bill Haas 66/1
  • K.J. Choi 66/1
  • Matt Kuchar 66/1
  • Padraig Harrington 66/1
  • Brandt Snedeker 80/1
  • Ernie Els 80/1
  • Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
  • Ian Poulter 80/1
  • Jim Furyk 80/1
  • Paul Casey 80/1
  • Rickie Fowler 80/1

Remember folks, always bet responsibly.

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Masters 2012 Field: Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Nick Watney Invited

Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Nick Watney and Kevin Chappell are the four golfers with Bay Area connections who will be

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