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Masters Golf Tournament 2012, First Round: Pairing, TV Schedule And Tee Times

The Masters golf tournament has already teed off and is underway Thursday, and golf fans everywhere are preparing for four days of awesomeness -- I am pretty sure that's the word Ben Hogan used back in the day to describe this event.

If you love golf, you will be spending the next four day sitting at the computer or in front of the television watching the best golfers in the world battle Augusta National Golf Club. However, if you're not sure what the TV schedule is, here's a rundown of Thursday's broadcast coverage (all times are in ET standard):

10:45 a.m.: Coverage begins on
11:45 a.m.: Coverage begins on on holes No. 15 and 16.
12:00 p.m.: Coverage begins on of top-two featured groups
3:00 p.m.: ESPN coverage begins

If you have DirectTV and want to watch its special Masters section, that can be found on Channels 701-707.

Notable Tee Times:

8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer
8:56 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink
9:18 a.m.: Kyle Stanley, Jason Day, Bill Haas
10:24 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Keegan Bradley, Kelly Kraft (A)
10:35 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sang-Moon Bae
1:53 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson

A complete list of tee times can be found here, at

For more on the Masters, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream.