The Masters: The first round of the 86th edition of the tournament marking the return of Tiger Woods

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86And the Edition of the Masters Tournament begins Thursday morning on the Augusta side, on the course which reported some changes, the matter of adding an extra challenge for golfers.

The story of the week actually belongs to Tiger Woods, who will be returning to the PGA Tour after a close death 13 months ago. In search of a sixth green jacket, Woods will start at 10:34 a.m., accompanied by Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann.

At a press conference earlier this week, Woods expressed confidence in his ability to win the championship, despite the physical obstacles he will have to overcome.

The competition will be fierce again this year and some new faces have emerged among the favorites to win the prestigious event, starting with Scotty Schaeffler and Cameron Smith.

Schaeffler has had an extraordinary blast over the past few months and is without a doubt the best player on the planet right now. He has won three of the last five tournaments and will be looking for his first major title. He’ll appear on the field just before 11 a.m. Thursday.

Then there will be Smith. On the greens of the Augusta National Smith will be able to capitalize on his excellent board game and don’t be surprised to see him in competition on Sunday for Round 4. Smith has the lowest placing average in the league, a performance that has allowed him to win twice this season.

Fans will be able to see Smith in action on a particularly interesting ensemble, also consisting of Bryson DeChambeau and Paul Casey, starting at 10:23 a.m.

Speaking of DeChambeau, it will be interesting to see what he has to offer as he has a serious wrist injury. The injury was so severe that his doctors advised him not to participate in the tournament. But for DeChambeau, there was no question of missing out on the first major of the year. It remains to be seen if he will be able to do a better job than in his last posts, which he hasn’t had much success in Augusta.

Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama will start at 10:45 a.m., along with Justin Thomas and James Peyote, an amateur player. While Matsuyama will attempt to become the fourth golfer in history to successfully defend his title, Thomas will be looking for his first green jacket. The American has excelled in every aspect of his game this season and should be a name to watch until Sunday.

A word of course about Rory McIlroy, who will try to iron out his differences with the Masters Championship. In the past, Rory did well at Augusta, but he never tasted victory. All he needs is the green jacket to complete the Grand Slam. Saturday 13And the The engagement will begin in the afternoon, shortly after 2 p.m., alongside Matt Fitzpatrick and Brooks Koepka.

It will be one of the biggest groups for sure consisting of Jordan Spieth, Victor Hovland and Xander Shaveli, three players in the top 20 players in the world. They’ll be in the field at 1:52 p.m.

Other names to watch, stay tuned for Colin Morikawa (1:30 p.m.), Dustin Johnson (1:30 p.m.), Patrick Cantlie (1:41 p.m.), Jon Ram (1:41 p.m.).

Canadians to watch

As is the case every year, ex-champion Mike Weir will take part in the event. will be 23And the Participation in the Masters Tournament. You will be part of the second departure for the day on Thursday, 8:11 a.m.

Cory Connors is likely to be the Canadian with the best chance of success at the weekend. After some rough times, his game has rebounded recently and he will be looking to build on last year’s eighth place. He will be paired with Lee Westwood and Russell Henley at 12:13 p.m.

Mackenzie Hughes will be the only other Canadian in the tournament. He will start his first round at 8:34 a.m. In 2021, in his only other appearance, he finished the championship at 40And the to put.

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