Masters tee times revealed as Rory McIlroy grouped with Jon Rahm and Adam Scott
Tee times for the 2018 Masters have been released with Rory McIlroy paired alongside Jon Rahm and Adam Scott.
The trio will tee off from 6:38pm Irish time on Thursday while four-time winner Tiger Woods will tee off at 3:42pm alongside Australia's Marc Leishman and England's Tommy Fleetwood.
Speaking ahead of Thursday's first round at Augusta, McIlroy said that he's scaled back his entourage this year as he tries to complete a career Grand Slam after previous wins at the U.S. Open in 2011, The Open Championship in 2014 and the PGA Championship in both 2012 and 2014.
"I think everyone feels the same about The Masters as it's the one tournament everyone wants to go to," McIlroy said. "But this year I'm trying to cut that back and not have such a big entourage around me and not too many people there.
"I basically want to try and treat it like a normal week instead of having seven people in the house and renting another house for 10 people.
"It becomes quite a production at times and I just want to have it chilled and quiet. It might p*** a few people off but if it helps me win The Masters, I don't mind that."
Meanwhile Woods went for a practice round with Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson and Thomas Pieters on Monday.
Couples said that Tiger's play reminded him of how he was playing 10 years ago when he was just three years removed from winning his last green jacket.
“He hit a few drives there that were well worth it, whether you paid for (admission) or whether you’re in the tournament like me,” Couples said. “Today wasn’t any different than it was 10 years ago when I played with him.
“I think he’ll be a factor this week. I don’t know why he wouldn’t be.”
Thursday Tee Times (all times ET) (Add +5 hours for Irish Standard Time)
8:30 a.m. -- Austin Cook, Ted Potter, Jr., Wesley Bryan
8:41 a.m. -- Ian Woosnam, Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas
8:52 a.m. -- Mike Weir, Brendan Steele, Matt Parziale (a)
9:03 a.m. -- Jose Maria Olazabal, Kevin Chappell, Dylan Frittelli
9:14 a.m. -- Bryson DeChambeau, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Fitzpatrick
9:25 a.m. -- Mark O'Meara, Brian Harman, Harry Ellis (a)
9:36 a.m. -- Vijay Singh, Satoshi Kodaira, Daniel Berger
9:47 a.m. -- Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Pat Perez, Francesco Molinari
9:58 a.m. -- Danny Willett, Kyle Stanley, Jason Dufner
10:09 a.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Patton Kizzire, Paul Casey
10:31 a.m. -- Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Branden Grace
10:42 a.m. -- Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
10:53 a.m. -- Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Doc Redman (a)
11:04 a.m. -- Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day
11:15 a.m. -- Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Adam Hadwin
11:26 a.m. -- Billy Horschel, Chez Reavie, Cameron Smith
11:37 a.m. -- Sandy Lyle, Si Woo Kim, Doug Ghim (a)
11:48 a.m. -- Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay
11:59 a.m. -- Angel Cabrera, Ross Fisher, Jimmy Walker
12:10 p.m. -- Fred Couples, Haotong Li, Joaquin Niemann (a)
12:32 p.m. -- Larry Mize, Russell Henley, Shubhankar Sharma
12:43 p.m. -- Bernhard Langer, Tony Finau, Yuta Ikeda
12:54 p.m. -- Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, Yuxin Lin (a)
1:05 p.m. -- Kevin Kisner, Thomas Pieters, Xander Schauffele
1:16 p.m. -- Gary Woodland, Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton
1:27 p.m. -- Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar
1:38 p.m. -- Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm
1:49 p.m. -- Jordan Spieth, Alex Noren, Louis Oosthuizen
2:00 p.m. -- Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Rafa Cabrera Bello