2012 Masters: Bubba Watson Emerges Victorious On Second Playoff Hole

Georgia native Bubba Watson earned his first ever green jacket after defeating Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff on Sunday.

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2012 Masters, Results And Recap: Consistent Watson Nabs Green Jacket

Bubba Watson didn't win any single round of the 2012 Masters, but he did win the entire tournament. It was consistency— Watson was one of two golfers to not shoot above 71 in any round— that was Watson's calling card at Augusta National over the weekend, and it allowed him to sneak up on Matt Kuchar and Louis Oosthuizen, the two players that led for most of Sunday's final round.

Which isn't to say, of course, that Watson didn't have any spectacular moments. Oosthuizen, who met Watson in the first Masters playoff since 2009, holed only the fourth double-eagle in Masters history on Sunday, but it was Watson's second shot on the playoff's second hole that will go down as one of the great single shots in the tournament's history. After finding himself deep in the woods on the course's 10th hole, Watson ripped a shot that went out into the hole's fairway before curving onto the green.

Oosthuizen pitched out of those same woods, but his shot fell short of the green, and after he chipped onto the green and narrowly missed his par put, Watson smoothly two putted for par to earn himself his first green jacket.

Local golfers Luke Donald and Steve Stricker had slightly less celebratory weekends than Watson. After playing over par all week, Donald shot a 68 on Sunday to drop to +3, a finish that earned him $45,280 in winnings. Stricker was not as fortunate, shooting a 75+ on Sunday that pushed him to +7 and tied for 47th.

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2012 Masters Winnings: Donald, Stricker Leave Augusta With Five Figures

Eighteen players left Augusta National having made six figures (or in the case of winner Bubba Watson, seven) off the 2012 Masters, but Chicago-area golfers Luke Donald and Steve Stricker were not among them. But not many tears will be shed for the two who, despite finishing well off the lead, still made a pretty penny over the weekend.

At +3 and and tied for 32nd place, Donald was given a check for $45,280, about $11,000 less than the prize for those who finished at +2. Stricker tied for 47th place at +7 and left Augusta with an extra $22,560, a little less than $4,000 from the next prize.

2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson took home $1,440,000 and runner-up Louis Oosthuizen received $864,000. Here is the full list of winnings for the 2012 Masters.

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Masters 2012 Purse: Bubba Watson Takes Home Over $1 Million For His Win

Bubba Watson won the Masters in a playoff on Sunday evening, and while he added the prestigious green jacket to his collection, he also added quite a bit to his bank account. Unofficially, Watson earned north of $1.4 million for his victory, while second place finisher Louis Oosthuizen earned $864,000.

Related: Masters 2012 Results: Bubba Watson Wins Playoff To Earn Green Jacket

Here's a breakdown of the money made by the top 10 finishers in the tournament:

1st: Bubba Watson, $1,440,000
2nd, Louis Oosthuizen $864,000
T-3rd, Lee Westwood, $284,000
T-3rd, Matt Kuchar, $284,000
T-3rd, Peter Hanson, $284,000
T-3rd, Phil Mickelson, $284,000
7th, Ian Poulter, $268,0000
T-8, Adam Scott, $244,000
T-8, Padraig Harrington, $244,000
T-8, Justin Rose, $244,000

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The win was the first for Watson in a major.

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Masters 2012 Results: Bubba Watson Wins Playoff To Earn Green Jacket

In the first Masters to go to a playoff since 2009, Bubba Watson used a tremendous shot on the second sudden death playoff hole to knock off Louis Oosthuizen and win the 2012 Masters. This win gave Watson his first career victory in a major tournament and also made him just the third lefty to win the Masters.

The final round was marked by two tremendous shots. Oosthuizen captured immediate attention after scoring a double eagle early in the round, which catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard. However, Watson struck with the shot of the tournament, as he found the green from the trees on the second playoff hole, which setup the par putt that won him the tournament.

With the win, the University of Georgia alum will bring home a check worth $1,440,000. Although Oosthuizen will be disappointed he couldn't win his second major, he will bring home $864,000 for his second place finish. If you want to see the earnings for all the golfers that finished near the top of the leaderboard, be sure to check out the SB Nation Golf site.

University of Illinois graduate Steve Stricker struggled during his final round and finished tied for 47th at +7. Luke Donald finished his tournament with a bang, as he shot -3 in the final round to finish at +3.

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2012 Masters: Final Round Set For Riveting Finish

While Tiger Woods didn't make the impact that many golf fans might have been hoping for, the final round of the 2012 Masters is providing the captivating golf that makes this tournament so great. Louis Oosthuizen buried a rare double eagle early in his round and has used that to spring to the top of the leaderboard. However, Matt Kuchar has delivered a tremendous performance on Sunday which has seen him surge to the top and tie Oosthuizen at -9.

Although Oosthuizen and Kuchar lead, there is no guarantee that either will be wearing the Green Jacket in a few hours. Bubba Watson currently sits just one stroke behind the leaders, while Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood are just two strokes off the lead. Mickelson has moved back into contention following a difficult start to his final round. Westwood has made a late charge, but will the first of the contending group to enter the clubhouse.

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2012 Masters: Steve Stricker Finishes With 75 In Final Round

Steve Stricker, a graduate of Illinois, finished off his performance at the 2012 Masters with a 75 in the final round on Sunday afternoon. Stricker finishes the tournament at +7 overall after coming into the day at +4 following the first three rounds of play.

On Sunday, Stricker actually started alright with a birdie on the second hole, but he finished even on the front nine and struggled badly on the back nine. After getting a birdie on the tenth hole, Stricker posted a double-bogey on the 12th hole before getting another birdie on 13.

The final five holes would prove to be brutal for Stricker, though, as he'd post back-to-back pars before finishing the tournament with three consecutive bogeys on the final three holes. At +7 overall for the tournament, Stricker is pretty far down on the leaderboard. He's currently tied for 48th with Patrick Cantlay among the 62 players that made the cut.

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2012 Masters: Luke Donald Finishes With 68 In Final Round

Northwestern graduate Luke Donald finished off his 2012 Masters performance strong by posting a 68 on Sunday, but the world's top-ranked player still finishes the tournament at +3 overall. Some had wondered if Donald would finally win his first major championship this week, but Donald struggled right from the beginning.

Never finishing any of his first three rounds below par, Donald came into the final day of the tournament with at +7 overall. He finally got things straight at Augusta on Sunday, but it was far too late to provide anything but consolation and a slightly improved final standing.

Donald played well right from the beginning of the fourth round, scoring a birdie on the second hole and back-to-back birdies on the seventh and eighth holes. He bogeyed a pair of holes in the back nine, but a birdie and an eagle on the 15th hole helped him to finish the day strong. His final round score of 68 was by far the best he put up in Augusta.

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: Peter Hanson And Phil Mickelson Tee Off At 1:40 P.M.

Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson will make up the final group of Sunday when the pair tees off at 1:40 p.m. (CST) in the final round of The Masters at Augusta National. Hanson and Mickelson separated themselves from the pack on Saturday by shooting the two lowest rounds of the day, a 65 and 66, respectively. Hanson enters at -9 while the fan favorite Mickelson is -8.


Related: SI.com's 2012 Masters Leaderboard

Two golfers with local ties, Northwestern grad Luke Donald and Illinois grad Steve Stricker, each made the cut but are not in contention. Donald is +7 for the tournament after shooting a 75 on Saturday, while Stricker's third round 72 puts him in a tie for 41st place overall at +4 for the tournament.

Tee Times:

9:00 a.m.: Luke Donald and Thomas Bjorn

10:00 a.m.: Steve Stricker and Angel Cabrera

1:40 p.m.: Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson

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2012 Masters: TV Coverage, How To Watch Final Round Online And More

A third round run by fan favorite Phil Mickelson has set up an exciting final round of The Masters on Easter Sunday. Mickelson stormed the back nine in the third round to finish with a 66 -- the day's second lowest score. That puts Lefty at -8 for the tournament, just one shot behind leader Peter Hanson, who shot a 65 yesterday.

Two golfers of local interest are struggling. Northwestern grad Luke Donald shot a 75 in the third round and sits at +7 for the tournament, in a tie for 52nd place. Illinois Fighting Illini grad Steve Stricker isn't fairing much better: after a 72 in the third round, Stricker is in a tie for 41st place at +4.


Related: SI.com's 2012 Masters Leaderboard

Here's a complete look at the broadcast schedule for the final round on CBS. Online coverage can be found at Masters.com.

Live Online Coverage At Masters.com

10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hole No. 15 and 16 live video coverage

TV Broadcast Coverage

1:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

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2012 Masters: Peter Hanson Holds Slight Lead After Shooting 65

Thanks to a trio of impressive performances, the 2012 Masters looks set for an exciting final round on Sunday. Peter Hanson holds a one-stroke lead after shooting a 65 and is at -9 after three rounds. However, Phil Mickelson generated some substantial momentum, as he shot a -6 on the back nine and trails Hanson by just one stroke. Louis Oosthuizen is just two strokes off the lead, while five other golfers are within five strokes entering the final day.

While the playing conditions allowed for some impressive scores, the two Chicago natives in the tournament were unable to take advantage. Steve Stricker remains at +4 and is tied for 41st after shooting even par on the day. Luke Donald really struggled throughout his round, shooting +3 and dropping into a tie for 52nd with four other guys.

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2012 Masters: Phil Mickelson Makes Third Round Charge

The story of the third round of the 2012 Masters has been the play of Phil Mickelson, who with just two holes remaining, has made a charge near the top of the leaderboard. Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen are currently tied in second at -7, while Peter Hanson leads the way at -8.

The third round began with Fred Couples and Jason Dufner at the top of the leaderboard. Neither of the second round leaders have been able to keep pace with the guys at the top, as both have shot +1 so far in the third round. The two golfers with local ties in the tournament have struggled to make much of an impact, as Steve Stricker struggled to generate any momentum and sits tied for 41st entering the final round. Unfortunately, Luke Donald is even farther outside the chase following a +3 third round, which leaves him tied for 52nd.

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2012 Masters: TV Schedule, How To Watch The Third Round Online And More

The 2012 Masters continues with Third Round action on Saturday, and Chicago-area golfers Luke Donald and Steve Stricker are still in the running for the green jacket. Donald and Stricker both enter the round at +4, and they are paired with Keegan Bradley and Ricke Fowler, respectively. Check out the live Masters leaderboard to get the latest updates, and if you are interested in watching the action on Saturday, you can go online at Masters.com, tune in to CBS or listen to the live radio feed.

CBS will have the TV coverage from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time, with 3D coverage on ESPN 3D from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time. Here's a complete look at the broadcast schedule for the Third Round:


Related: SI.com's 2012 Masters Leaderboard

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM (Central Time)

8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Amen Corner live video coverage
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Featured Group 1 live video coverage, Featured Group 2 live video coverage
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. -- Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO (Central Time)

1:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE (Central Time)

2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Live Coverage on CBS

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: Pairings For Donald, Striker Announced

Chicago-area golfers Luke Donald and Steve Stricker have a good amount of work to do on Saturday at the 2012 Masters if either wants to make a serious run at the green jacket, and the first players they'll be looking to leave in the dust are their Saturday partners.

Donald, who will enter the third round at +4, is paired with Keegan Bradley, who stands aside Donald at four over par. Stricker, who also clocks in at +4, is paired with the young Ricke Fowler, who ended his second round four over par as well.

Here are the times and full pairings for the Donald and Stricker:

8:55 a.m. CT: Luke Donald, Keegan Bradley

9:05 a.m. CT: Steve Stricker, Rickie Fowler

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2012 Masters Scores And Results: Fred Couples, Jason Dufner Tied For 1st After 2nd Round

As the 2012 Masters head into the weekend and the decisive third and fourth rounds, it's Fred Couples and Jason Dufner who find themselves leading the pack at five under par. Couples shot a 67 on the day to climb into contention.

Related: 2012 Masters Cut Line: Tom Watson Among Notables Who Fail To Make Cut

Day 1 leader Lee Westwood is right behind those two at four-under, and he'd likely be in the clubhouse with the lead were it not for a disastrous double bogie on the 18th hole. Four other players, including Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, are in the group with Westwood at -4.

Phil Mickelson is not far behind at -2, but Tiger Woods had a rough back nine and ended the day three over par.

Luke Donald and Steve Stricker made the cut, but they're both four-over with a lot of work ahead of them.

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2012 Masters Cut Line: Tom Watson Among Notables Who Fail To Make Cut

The second round of the 2012 Masters is complete, and with a cut line set at +5, several notable golfers didn't make it to the weekend, including Tom Watson, who finished at +7. Some others who will not be around for the weekend:

John Senden +6
Paul Casey +7
Harrison Frazar +7
Kyle Stanley +7
Chez Reavie +9
Ryo Ishikawa +9
Johnson Wagner +9
Alvaro Quiros +11
Sandy Lyle +20

Related: The Masters 2012 Cut Line: Kyle Stanley, Johnson Wagner Among Those Who Will Not Advance

Both Luke Donald and Steve Stricker are through to the weekend, but they're both sitting at +4, so they have a lot of work ahead of them. Stricker had a particularly rough Friday after finishing at -1 on Thursday.

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Masters 2012 Projected Cut: Tom Watson Among Golfers In Danger Of Missing Cut

As the second round of the 2012 Masters winds down, the cut line becomes a serious concern for many of the golfers competing on Friday. With the projected cut line at +5, players still on course like Tom Watson (+6) have some work to do. Luke Donald is currently +5 through 10 holes, which puts him on the right side of the line, but also leaves plenty of room for worry.

Related: With Big Misses, Tiger Woods Takes a Swing at Ex-Coach Haney

Steve Stricker is in a bit more comfortable position at four-over, and he has just two holes left to play.

Like Tom Watson, both Kyle Stanley (+6) and Trevor Immelman (+7) have some work to do with fewer than five holes left to play.

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2012 Masters Leaderboard Update: Jason Dunfer On Top As Tiger Woods Starts Play

Tiger Woods has started play in the second round of the 2012 Masters. After four holes, Woods is 1-under, following a double bogey on the fourth. At the top of the leader board, the standings have changed as players start to wrap up Friday's second round.

American Jason Dunfer is on top at 5-under. Finished with the second-round, Dunfer had a 2-under on the day. Tied with him at 5-under is Rory McIlroy, Fred Couples and Sergio Garcia. All three of those players have finished at least 16 holes. Couples is teeing up now on the final hole.

Luke Donald is at 2-over, and is shooting 1-under after five holes in the second round. Steve Stricker is struggling, shooting 7-over in the second round and 6-over through the tournament so far.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Rory McIlroy Climbing

Play continues in the 2012 Masters with the second round underway on Friday. Lee Westwood and Peter Hanson are still on top, each at 5-under. Tiger Woods is scheduled to take the course later on Friday afternoon, and Rory McIlroy is climbing quickly with a strong second round.

McIlroy is at 4-under through seven holes in the second round. He has birdies on holes three, four and seven, and is 3-under on the day so far.

Woods is scheduled to tee of at 1:40 p.m. Eastern.

Northwestern alum Luke Donald is scheduled to tee off at 1:53 p.m. Eastern. He is currently at 3-over after the first round. A double bogey on the third hole in the second round, has Illinois native Steve Stricker at 3-over on the day so far, through three holes of play.

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2012 Masters: TV Coverage, How To Watch Online And More

The second round of the 2012 Masters begins on Friday morning, so if you want to see where Illinois resident and Northwestern graduate Luke Donald, or Illinois natives Steve Stricker and Mark Wilson stand in the field, be sure to check out this live Masters leaderboard. If you are interested in watching the action on Friday, you can go online at Masters.com, turn your TV to the ESPN family of networks or dial in over the airwaves on Masters radio. ESPN will feature live coverage of the first round beginning at 1 p.m. CT. Masters.com begins with live video coverage at Amen Corner at 9:45 a.m. and continues with look-ins throughout the day. To get tuned in to the 2012 Masters action, here is a complete look at the viewing and audio options for Friday (in Central Time):

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: 
Amen Corner live video coverage

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
: Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.: 
Featured Group 1 live video coverage; 
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: 
Masters In-Depth live video coverage and highlights

MASTERS RADIO

1:00 p.m.: 
Masters Radio live audio on Masters.com

TV COVERAGE

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: 
Live coverage on ESPN

2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
: Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: 
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

10:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.: 
Highlights Show on CBS

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Lee Westwood In 1st Place At -5 After 1st Round

With the first round of the 2012 Masters in the books, Lee Westwood finds himself alone at the top of the leaderboard at -5. Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Hanson are tied for second place at four-under, and there are six golfers right behind them at three-under, including Miguel Angel Jimenez and Bubba Watson.

Related: VIDEO: Bubba Watson Hits Poor Tee Shot, Isn't Even Mad

Tiger Woods finished the day at even par after bogeying the final two holes, and Phil Mickelson is three over. Rory McIlroy finished strong at sits at one under par.

Illinois native Steve Stricker is also one shot under part after the opening round, while Northwestern grad Luke Donald is three over par.

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Masters Leaderboard: Stenson Stumbles On 18th Hole, Stricker Mounts A Comeback

Despite leading the field for almost the entirety of the day, Henrik Stenson has fallen to 1-under after a rough go at the 18th hole. Stenson, who was 6-under for most of the second nine, was at 5-under entering the day's final hole. But after spending 8 strokes on the par-4 hole, Stenson plummeted to 1-under. Stenson now sits tied with Tiger Woods, who has fallen back to 1-under after a bogey on the 17th hole.

Meanwhile, Northwestern graduate Luke Donald continues to fight back. After shooting four bogeys in the first nine, Donald has managed to pull his tally down to 3-over. He shot par for three straight holes and then managed a birdie on the 17th.

Illinois native Steve Stricker has fought back into relevancy. After slipping to 2-over through the first nine, Stricker has fought back to reach 1-under through 18. Currently, Lee Westwood has taken the lead with a 4-under showing.

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Masters Leaderboard: Henrik Stenson 6 Under, Woods At Only 1 Under

The 2012 Masters Tournament continues Thursday afternoon, featuring an impressive performance from Sweden's Henrik Stenson. The 2009 Players Championship winner is currently working his way through the 11th hole with a 6 under score. Stenson has managed a pair of eagles as he landed both the 2nd and 8th holes with just three strokes.

Meanwhile, the odds-on favorite, Tiger Woods, is at 1 under par through the first 9. Woods, who managed a pair of birdies already today, bogeyed on the 7th hole. Luke Donald, the English-born Northwestern graduate, has bogeyed four times for a 2 over score through the first 9.

Steve Stricker, an Illinois native, currently sits at par through all but the final two holes. Stricker had back-to-back bogeys at the 7th and 8th holes, but managed to birdie at holes 10 and 15 to even back out.

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Watch The 2012 Masters Live: TV Schedule And Online Stream Information

The first round of the 2012 Masters begins on Thursday morning, so if you want to see Illinois resident and Northwestern graduate Luke Donald, or Illinois natives Steve Stricker and Mark Wilson, you can watch the action online at Masters.com, on ESPN and over the airwaves on Masters radio. ESPN will feature live coverage of the first round beginning at 1 p.m. CT. Masters.com begins with live video coverage at Amen Corner at 9:45 a.m. and continues with look-ins throughout the day. To get tuned in to the 2012 Masters action, here is a complete look at the viewing and audio options for Thursday (in Central Time):

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: 
Amen Corner live video coverage

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
: Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.: 
Featured Group 1 live video coverage; 
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: 
Masters In-Depth live video coverage and highlights

MASTERS RADIO

1:00 p.m.: 
Masters Radio live audio

TV COVERAGE

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: 
Live coverage on ESPN

2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
: Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: 
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

10:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.: 
Highlights Show on CBS

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2012 Masters Odds: Donald, Stricker Amongst Top Favorites

The three heaviest favorites for the 2012 Masters— Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson— should come as no surprise, but the man with the best chance after those three is an Ilinois native. Vegasoddson.com has set their money lines for the 2012 Masters, and Northwestern graduate Luke Donald checks in at +1200, meaning that a $100 bet on Donald would result in a $1,200 payout if he secured the green jacket. Not too far behind Donald at No. 15 is University of Illinois grad Steve Stricker who comes in at +4000 to capture the year's first major championship.

Donald's best ever finish at the Masters came in 2005 when he tied for third, and last year he tied for fourth. That said, he's also missed the cut in two of the last four years. In 2009, Stricker tied for sixth, and in 2011 he came in tied for 11th.

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2012 Masters Tee Times And Pairings: Groupings Set For First 2 Rounds

The pairings and tee times for the 2012 Masters have been announced, and among other notables, we know now that Tiger Woods will tee off at 10:35 a.m. ET and Phil Mickelson starts at 1:53 p.m. ET. Northwestern alum Luke Donald will start at 10:46 a.m. ET, while Illinois alum Steve Stricker goes much earlier, at 8:56 a.m. ET.

Related: The Masters 2012, Champions Dinner: Charl Schwartzel Serving Various Meats

Here is the full schedule of start times, and here are some pairings of interest:

8:56 a.m. ET: Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink

10:24 a.m. ET: Charl Schwartzel, Keegan Bradley, Kelly Kraft

10:35 a.m. ET: Tiger Woods, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sang-Moon Bae

10:46 a.m.ET: Luke Donald, Francesco Molinari, Nick Watney

1:42 p.m. ET: Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson

1:53 p.m. ET: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson

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2012 Masters Odds: Woods, McIlroy Favorites; Donald Close Behind

The 2012 Masters Tournament begins on Thursday. Will Tiger Woods collect another jacket for his ever-growing wardrobe, or will a newcomer usurp the star?

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