Masters: Here are the featured groups for Thursday and Friday

Without Tiger Woods, you should see a lot of Phil Mickelson on TV this week. (Getty Images)
Without Tiger Woods, you should see a lot of Phil Mickelson on TV this week. (Getty Images)

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The featured groups for Thursday and Friday have been released. These are the groups that cause an uproar on Twitter when they don't include your favorite golfer.

Featured groups will be shown on the second nine on (here) each day of the tournament before and during live TV coverage. 

The first pairing in each group will be showed to completion before the next one is picked up. So Graeme McDowell's group (see below) will be shown for all of the final nine holes before Matt Kuchar's group is shown at all. 

Let's take a look:


Featured group No. 1

9:35 AM: Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, and Jimmy Walker 

12:20 PM: Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen, and Thongchai Jaidee

1:48 PM: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, and Justin Rose

Featured group No. 2

9:57 AM: Zach Johnson, KJ Choi, and Steve Stricker

12:31 PM: Trevor Immelman, Graham DeLaet, and Oliver Goss

1:59 PM: Harris English, Lee Westwood, and Russell Henley


Featured group No. 1

9:35 AM: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, and Henrik Stenson

12:20 PM: Angel Cabrera, Gary Woodland, and Ian Poulter

1:48 PM: Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, and Matthew Fitzpatrick

Featured group No. 2

9:57 AM: Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, and Sergio Garcia

12:31 PM: Fred Couples, Webb Simpson, and Chang-woo Lee

1:59 PM: Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, and Rory McIlroy

The big bummer is that we won't get to see much of the Spieth-McIlroy group on Thursday. They go off at 10:52 AM, aren't going to be one of the featured groups shown online, and TV coverage starts at 3 PM. They'll be on one of the final few holes by then.

Also we won't see the Mickelson group on Friday. Same type deal. His group leaves at 10:30 AM, no featured group coverage, and live TV at 3 PM.

Everything else looks great.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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