2017 Masters day one – live updates from first round in Augusta

2017 Masters day one – live updates from first round in Augusta The American pair Daniel Summerhays and Russell Henley are out to get us going.

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And here are the other groupings in the next hour or so:

All times BST (Friday tee times in brackets); * denotes amateur

1:00pm — Group 1: Daniel Summerhays, Russell Henley (4:07pm)
1:11pm — Group 2: Trevor Immelman, Brendan Steele, Jhonattan Vegas (4:18pm)
1:22pm — Group 3: Mike Weir, Billy Hurley III, Scott Piercy (4:29pm)
1:33pm — Group 4: Larry Mize, Brian Stuard, Stewart Hagestad* (4:40pm)
1:44pm — Group 5: Soren Kjeldsen, Kevin Chappell, Jim Furyk (4:51pm)
1:55pm — Group 6: Sandy Lyle, Sean O’Hair, Scott Gregory (5:13pm)

We have a huge number of articles to get you in the Masters mood, starting with Paul Hayward’s scene-setter on the current state of golf. Paul writes:

Golf’s unusual problem is that it has too many good players and too few truly great ones. The best struggle against intense competition to achieve the holy state of dominance demanded by modern audiences. Nowhere are they under more pressure to attain global superstardom than at the Augusta National Club.

Golf correspondent James Corrigan explains how England has developed its record-breaking team for this year’s event, and this is a wonderful read from Chief Sports Feature Writer Oliver Brown on the day 20 years ago when Tiger Woods shocked the world.

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