It’s all go for January after the R&A and USGA published their finalised Rules of Golf. So what’s coming in? Steve Carroll outlines the changes.
Woods & Donald Paired At Masters
Tiger Woods, four-time winner and standout favourite to win this year’s US Masters, had been grouped with England’s Luke Donald in the opening two rounds of the event.
Rory McIlroy will partner 2011 US PGA champion Keegan Bradley and Sweden’s Freddie Jacobson, while last year’s winner Bubba Watson will be tasked with a grouping of European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter and Steven Fox.
Lee Westwood has also been handed a sticky couple of rounds with the likes of 2003 US Open winner Jim Furyk and Canada’s Mike Weir.
Sandy Lyle will be kicking off the Masters Tournament at 13:00BST and the 1988 winner have John Peterson and Nathan Smith in his grouping.
Other notable groupings include former US Champion Graeme McDowell facing off with 2007 winner Zach Johnson and Korea's KJ Choi, who was third in 2004, and a very enticing group containing three-time winner Phil Mickelson will also generate keen interest. The American will have former world number one Martin Kaymer of Germany and last year's runner-up Louis Oosthuizen alongside him for the first couple of rounds, which should make for some truly remarkable entertainment.