Tee times for ALL five South Africans in the field

Tee times for ALL five South Africans in the field

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The 86th Masters will begin at 14:00 (SA time) on Thursday, 7 April with an 88-player field – assuming Tiger Woods does start.

Click for all the Thursday Round 1 pairings at the Masters

There are just FIVE South Africans in the field this year.

South Africa has had three Masters winners

Three-time champion Gary Player will once again perform his honorary starter role alongside Jack Nicklaus with Tom Watson joining the duo in hitting tee shots down the first fairway (hopefully) at 13:40 (SA time).

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Player won the Masters in 1961, 1974 and 1978, while South Africa’s other two winners of the green jacket since the first tournament was first contested in 1934 have been Trevor Immelman (2008) and most recently, Charl Schwartzel (2011).

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Leading South African bookmakers Hollywoodbets have given the Mzansi stars little chance of emerging victorious come late Sunday afternoon.

Louis Oosthuizen is on offer at 40/1Christian Bezuidenhout at 150/1Erik van Rooyen at 175/1Garrick Higgo at 275/1 and Charl Schwartzel at 350/1.

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The following are the Thursday tee times for the five South Africans in the field along with their playing partners for Round 1:

All times SA

14:44 – Garrick Higgo, Fred Couples (USA), Guido Migliozzi (Italy)

16:34 – Louis Oosthuizen, Tiger Woods (USA), Joaquin Niemann (Chile)

17:29 – Erik van Rooyen, Lucas Glover (USA), Cameron Champ (USA)

17:40 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Bernhard Langer (Germany), Cameron Davis (Australia)

17:51 – Charl Schwartzel, Robert MacIntyre (Scotland), Laird Shepherd (England – amateur)

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