Weir and Woods have late afternoon tee times at Augusta

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Augusta, GA (Sports Network) - Defending champion and three-time Masters winner have late afternoon tee times for the first round of this year's tournament. Weir, who won a playoff last year with , will begin his opening round at 1:19 p.m. (et) and will play in a threesome with and U.S. Amateur champion Nick Flanagan. The same group will start play Friday morning at 10:23 a.m. (et).

Woods, who won in 1997 and again in 2000 and '01, will start Thursday and Friday in the group directly after Weir. Woods' playing partners include Thomas Bjorn and U.S. Amateur runner-up Casey Wittenberg.

This year's field of 93 includes 17 first-time players. The first round gets underway Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. (et).

Perennial contender , still trying for that elusive first major title, will play the first two days in a group with international stars Darren Clarke and .

, who has also come close to winning the coveted Green Jacket, will play with 1998 winner and , while 2000 champion will tee it up with Padraig Harrington and .

Two-time Masters runner-up will join former U.S. Open champ and two-time Masters winner .

A group of former Masters winners features Gary Player, Ben Crenshaw and Larry Mize, while six-time champion Jack Nicklaus will join international players Alex Cejka and Toshi Izawa.

Arnold Palmer, the four-time champion playing in his 50th Masters, will start with and mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith.

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