Masters 2012: Phil Mickelson Comes Up Short In Pursuit Of Fourth Green Jacket

Phil Mickelson is one of the headliners in the 2012 Masters field and will look to win his fourth green jacket. Other prominent golfers with Arizona connections included Rory Sabbatini, Jim Furyk, Paul Casey and Tim Clark.

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2012 Masters Prize Money: Phil Mickelson Earns $384,000, Jim Furyk $200K

The Masters purse is $8 million, and Bubba Watson earned a good chunk of it at $1.44 million for the overall victory. Louis Oosthuizen finished second and got $864,000.

Phil Mickelson didn't earn the win, but he did get the third-place finish, meaning he was one of the top earners overall. Not too bad for a man who triple-bogeyed twice.

  • Jim Furyk finished alone in 11th at three-under par. Furyk earned $200,000.
  • Aaron Baddeley finished in a tie for 40th at five-over par, picking up $32,000.
  • Martin Kaymer finished in a tie for 44th at six-over par, grabbing $26,400.
  • Martin Laird finished in a tie for 57th at eleven-over par, netting $18,240.
  • Paul Casey missed the cut with a first two round total of 151, while Rory Sabbatini and Robert Garrigus missed it with two rounds of 152. Chez Reavie missed it with two rounds of 153. Tim Clark missed the cut with a two-round total of 154.

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Bubba Watson Wins The 2012 Masters In Sudden Death; Phil Mickelson Finishes Third

Bubba Watson looked like he was fighting for positioning earlier in the day and didn't have much of a chance to win the 2012 Masters. But then Watson came storming into the picture with four straight birdies on 13, 14, 15, 16 to get himself tied in first with Louis Oosthuizen. Watson then came up with this great shot on the second playoff hole on the 10th hole to put himself in position to capture the title.

Phil Mickelson will be wondering if he could've been right along with Watson if he just didn't triple-bogey. Twice! Mickelson's triple-bogey nearly sunk his first round of play, and his second triple on Sunday on the 4th hole ultimately did in his chances at winning his fourth green jacket. Mickelson had to settle for a tie for third, which is a distinction he won't be too disappointed in earning.

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2012 Masters: Phil Mickelson Finishes Tied For 3rd, Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen In Playoff

In the end, Phil Mickelson just couldn't overcome his monumental errors on the fourth hole. After triple-bogeying the fourth to fall back to five-under par after starting the day at -8, Mickelson had to spend the rest of the round trying to get those shots back. He took advantage of the par-fives, got a birdie on the eighth, a birdie on the 13th, and a birdie on the 15th. But he couldn't get any more than that, and Mickelson had to settle for even par on the day and a four-way tie for third place.

Louis Oosthuizen rode a crazy shot (an albatross on the 2nd) to take the lead at the 2012 Masters for most of the day, but then Bubba Watson roared back in the back nine with four straight birdies to tie up with the South African on the 16th hole. Oosthuizen and Watson then both got pars on the final two holes to force a playoff. Both then missed birdie puts on the first playoff hole, and are now headed toward the next playoff hole at 10.

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The Masters 2012: Phil Mickelson Two Back With Three Holes To Play

Phil Mickelson is running out of time to play catch-up at the 2012 Masters.

Mickelson has come up with three birdies after his disastrous six on the par-3 4th hole by taking advantage of the remaining par fives. He managed to birdie the par-5 8th, the par-5 13th, and the par-5 15th to get to eight-under.

An opportunity could be presenting itself though, as both Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson (your current co-leaders at -10) have found the woods on the 17th hole. But Mickelson is still two back with only 16, 17, 18 to play, and he left himself with a very difficult shot on the 16th hole. He's tied with Matt Kuchar at -8 and would currently finish in a tie for 3rd, but a lot could change depending on what happens to the leaders.

Mickelson has to be wondering what things would've been like if he could just avoided at least one of those two painful triple bogeys.

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The Masters 2012 Leaderboard: Phil Mickelson Triple-Bogey Puts Him Two Back Through Front Nine

A triple bogey nearly cost Phil Mickelson the 2012 Masters before it even began. Now another triple in the final round might cost him yet another green jacket.

Mickelson was hanging around through three holes before he decided to go crazy on the par-3 4th hole, hitting the ball well behind the gallery and the grandstand, then spent a few shots trying to knock it out of the hazard with the wrong hand. You can see the entire sequence here, with fitting background music accompanying the sequence.

Mickelson did slightly make up for his colossal error by birdieing on the par-5 8th, and he's still only two strokes back of the leader. Mickelson now trails the leader Louis Oosthuizen, who put up the second double-eagle in Masters history to move up to eight-under (he bogeyed a few moments ago). Oosthuizen now holds a one stroke lead over Bubba Watson and Peter Hanson.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Fires +1 On Sunday

Tiger Woods has been struggling with his golf game all week long at the 2012 Masters, and that streak has unfortunately continued into Sunday as the four-time Masters champion shot a 1-over 37 on his front nine Sunday, taking him out of contention completely at Augusta National.

Tiger looked like he may make a move at the start of his round, making birdie on the par-5 second hole. His problems came back after making bogeys on both par-4 fifth and par-5 eighth to limp his way to his final nine.

Many felt that his win at Bay Hill two weeks ago was the sign that he was finally in the clear from his previous woes in his golf game but obviously still has work to do. It just goes to show even four-time Masters champs lose their swing from time to time as well. Hopefully he can come back strong.

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: It All Comes Down To Sunday

Phil Mickelson will have an opportunity to wear his fourth green jacket on Sunday. The final round of the 2012 Masters will tee off in Augusta on Sunday morning and Mickelson is in a terrific spot. The superstar left-hander will be in the day's final group along with the Peter Hanson, the overall leader whom Mickelson trails by only one small stroke.


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Close behind Hanson's 9-under and Mickelson's 8-under are Louis Oosthuizen at 7-under, Bubba Watson at 6-under and Matt Kuchar at 5-under. Should any of those leaders falter or even collapse, there are four golfers tied at 4-under waiting to pounce, including Lee Westwood and Hunter Mahan. The competition will be intense and the stakes are high, as always. The green jacket is coveted and brings out the best in the most unlikely of candidates. All bets will be off on Sunday.

Below are the tee times and pairings for Sunday. All times are Eastern.

9:20 AM USA Kelly Kraft (a) USA Stewart Cink
9:30 AM SWE Robert Karlsson ITA Edoardo Molinari
9:40 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano RSA Trevor Immelman
9:50 AM USA Bo Van Pelt USA Scott Verplank
10:00 AM DEN Thomas Bjorn ENG Luke Donald
10:10 AM USA Bill Haas USA Patrick Cantlay (a)
10:20 AM GER Martin Kaymer RSA Charl Schwartzel
10:30 AM USA David Toms SCO Martin Laird
10:40 AM ENG Ross Fisher DEN Anders Hansen
10:50 AM USA Rickie Fowler USA Keegan Bradley
11:00 AM ARG Angel Cabrera USA Steve Stricker
11:20 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Zach Johnson
11:30 AM FJI Vijay Singh USA Tiger Woods
11:40 AM AUS Adam Scott KOR Y.E. Yang
11:50 AM USA Kevin Chappell USA Kevin Na
12:00 PM NIR Rory McIlroy NIR Graeme McDowell
12:10 PM ESP Miguel A. Jimenez JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a)
12:20 PM AUS Geoff Ogilvy USA Scott Stallings
12:30 PM USA Charles Howell III ENG Justin Rose
12:40 PM ESP Sergio Garcia USA Webb Simpson
12:50 PM USA Jonathan Byrd USA Jim Furyk
1:10 PM KOR Sang-Moon Bae USA Brandt Snedeker
1:20 PM USA Fred Couples USA Jason Dufner
1:30 PM USA Ben Crane USA Nick Watney
1:40 PM SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Sean O'Hair
1:50 PM ITA Francesco Molinari ENG Ian Poulter
2:00 PM ENG Lee Westwood SCO Paul Lawrie
2:10 PM IRL Padraig Harrington SWE Henrik Stenson
2:20 PM USA Matt Kuchar USA Hunter Mahan
2:30 PM RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Bubba Watson
2:40 PM SWE Peter Hanson USA Phil Mickelson

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

The 2012 Masters will come to an end on Sunday. A champion will be crowned following the final round in Augusta and all eyes will be glued on the television or laptop screen. There are many options available to watch, so you have no one to blame but yourself if you somehow miss the events leading up to the donning of the green jacket. Phil Mickelson has the chance to win his fourth Masters title. Tiger Woods is unlikely to win his fifth, but he has shocked the world before.


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Here is your guide to the complete viewing coverage for Sunday, including 3D viewing information if you have obscene amounts of money or are an obscenely early adopter.

All times listed below are Eastern.

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Amen Corner live video coverage
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Featured Group 1 and 2 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

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2012 Masters Day Three Final Standings: Peter Hanson Leads, Phil Mickelson And Louis Oosthuizen Trail Narrowly

A wild day three of the 2012 Masters Tournament is all said and done, and with the dust settled Peter Hanson has taken the lead at 9-under. He shot 7-under for the day, with five birdies on the back nine and eight in total.

Phil Mickelson sits in second place with a score of 6-under on the day and 8-under overall, and Louis Oosthuizen rounds out the top three with a score of 3-under on the day and 7-under in total. Hanson and Mickelson both made significant climbs in the rankings, moving up ten and nine spots respectively.

Arizona's representatives in the tournament did not fare so well, with Aaron Baddeley finishing 5-over for the day and 3-over in total, leaving him tied for 38th place. Martin Kaymer and Martin Laird remained tied at 48th place, both with 6-over on the tournament, though Laird bested Kaymer for the day, 2-over to 3-over.

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2012 Masters Leaderboard Update: Phil Mickleson Hits Eagle, Four Men Currently Tied For First

A wild Saturday continues at the 2012 Masters Tournament, as Arizona State graduate Phil Mickleson moved to 6-under after an eagle on hole thirteen, moving him into a tie for first with Matt Kuchar. They were soon joined by Peter Hanson and Louis Oosthuizen.

Mickleson's tournament had started off rough, going 4-over on his first fourteen holes, but he was able to settle down and has gone 10-under since. Matt Kuchar has a trio of birdies, on holes four, seven and nine, and Hanson recovered from an opening bogey with birdies on holes two, seven, eight, twelve and fourteen. Oosthuizen is the latest to climb the leaderboard, shooting 6-under through eleven holes.

Representing Arizona, thought a number of Arizona natives failed to make the cut for the third round, Aaron Baddley is shooting par, holding in a tie for 24th place. Martin Kaymer and Martin Laird, meanwhile, both stand at 48th place, shooting 6-over.

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: Phil Mickelson Chases The Leaders On Saturday

Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk are still in the hunt for the elusive green jacket as the 2012 Masters in Augusta heads into its third round of play on Saturday. Fred Couples and Jason Dufner are currently atop the leaderboard at 5-under, while favorite Rory McIlroy is only a stroke off the lead. Phil Mickelson has steadied the ship after a rough start and is 2-under heading into Saturday's play, while Jim Furyk is 1-under. Things have gone from bad to worse for Tiger Woods, who shot five bogeys on Friday and is currently 3-over.


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Mickelson will pair with Vijay Singh on Saturday, who is also sitting at 2-under. If there is one thing this year's event has proven, it is that all bets are off and everyone still in the tournament has a fighting chance at winning the whole thing.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for Saturday. All times are Eastern.

9:15 a.m.: Kelly Kraft
9:25 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman
9:35 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay, Thomas Bjorn
9:45 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, EdoardoMolinari
9:55 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald
10:05 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Rickie Fowler
10:15 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Bo Van Pelt
10:25 a.m.: Anders Hansen, Ross Fisher
10:35 a.m.: Scott Verplank, Martin Laird
10:45 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Tiger Woods
10:55 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Martin Kaymer
11:15 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker
11:25 a.m.: Sang-Moon Bae, Kevin Chappell
11:35 a.m.: Bill Haas, Geoff Ogilvy
11:45 a.m.: David Toms, Stewart Cink
11:55 a.m.: Kevin Na, Webb Simpson
12:05 p.m.: Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama
12:15 p.m.: Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari
12:25 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Padraig Harrington
12:35 p.m.: Ian Poulter, Fredrik Jacobson
12:45 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Zach Johnson
12:55 p.m.: Jim Furyk, Y.E. Yang
1:15 p.m.: Sean O'Hair, Jonathan Byrd
1:25 p.m.: Henrik Stenson, Nick Watney
1:35 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Aaron Baddeley
1:45 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson
1:55 p.m.: Ben Crane, Charles Howell III
2:05 p.m.: Matt Kuchar, Miguel Angel Jiminez
2:15 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Paul Lawrie
2:25 p.m.: Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy
2:35 p.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood
2:45 p.m.: Jason Dufner, Fred Couples

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

The 2012 Masters enters its penultimate round on Saturday. The current leaders are the unlikely tandem of Fred Couples and Jason Dufner, sitting in the catbird seat at 5-under, although a pack of 4-unders, led by Rory McIlroy, are nipping at their heels. There's plenty of action in store on Saturday and we've rounded up all your viewing information in one easy-to find place: right here.


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This sure, make sure to augment your television viewing experience by checking out the free, online live streaming coverage provided by the Masters and CBS Sports. The online coverage offers plenty of coverage and exclusive angles and commentary. It's well worth taking some time to explore and stands up to the television coverage just fine on its own.

You can find the full viewing information for Saturday's third round below. All times are Eastern.

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live Coverage on CBS

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

MASTERS 3D
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Masters 3D live video coverage

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Fred Couples Takes The Lead, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson Moving Up

It seems that whenever 52-year old Fred Couples comes to Augusta National he turns the clock back, finding himself tied for the lead at The Masters once more after a brilliant round of 5-under 67 to tie his lowest round ever at Augusta.

Couples, along with Jason Dufner, find themselves as leaders in the clubhouse at 5-under for the tournament, while Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia recently bogied to fall back to 4-under, tied with Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson.

Phil Mickelson is making a weekend charge, currently three under on his round for the day, sitting at 1-under for the tournament, while Tiger Woods remains at -1 on his front nine as well after a birdie on the first hole. The cut line remains at 4-over. Miguel Angel-Jimenez, playing partner of Woods, is staying steady at 3-under for the week, as is Francesco Molinari, also at 3-under.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Lee Westwood Holds One Shot Lead, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Making Moves

Birdies have been plentiful so far during the second round of play at the 2012 Masters on Friday as a number of players have creeped closer to the leaders. Lee Westwood is hanging on to the lead in the second round, but may not have it for long with names like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods making moves up the leaderboard behind him.

Lee Westwood has been steady all day, riding his 1-under round thus far out to 6-under, but Jason Dufner's Friday 70 has placed him right behind Westwood at five-under, both looking for their first major victory of thier career.

Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy all find themselves at 4-under for the week, while veterans Fred Couples and Miguel Angel Jimenez along with Italy's Frencesco Molinari are all at 3-under.

Tiger Woods got on the course late, but was making moise early with a birdie at the first. Ben Crane started nicely but gave a shot back to finish the day at 2-under par.

Overnight rain gave way to some soggier conditions for the morning players, but it has been drying out significantly as the day as gone on. It's supposed to only get drier and sunnier as the weekend progresses, making this track that more difficult for the remaining field.

The cut line is currently at 4-over.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Lee Westwood, Peter Hanson Leading, Rory McIlroy Charging

Things are starting to tighten up atop the leaderboard during the second round of the 2012 Masters, though Englishman Lee Westwood is holding strong after his first nine on Friday. Nevertheless, he's gaining company around him, only heightening the drama for the upcoming weekend at Augusta National.

Westwood went out in even par for his front nine, though Sweden's Peter Hanson and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy are making a charge, with Hanson tied at 5-under and McIlroy 4-under after after making four birdies in his first seven holes. Sergio Garcia and Ben Crane find themselves tied with McIlroy, while Jason Dufner and Paul Lawrie are the two players on the course at 3-under.

Phil Mickelson has worked his way back to even par, while Tiger Woods is still yet to tee off, going out as part of the second to last group at 1:42 p.m. ET. Veteran Fred Couples finds himself at 2-under as well, possibly trying to make some magic this weekend.

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Masters 2012 Tee Times And Pairings: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods Back In Action Friday

The opening round of the 2012 Masters took place on Thursday in Augusta with no shortage of thrilling action. The tournament is already living up to its billing as the most heated and competitive annual event on the PGA Tour.

Henrik Stenson flamed out in spectacular fashion after sitting atop the leaderboard through 17 holes. On the final hole of his opening round, he shot an eight, which was a record high for the 18th hole at Augusta. Tiger Woods also bogeyed on the 17th and 18th holes and fell to even for the day after sitting at 2-under for much of his round.

Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Rory Sabbatini, Paul Casey and Tim Clark are the golfers with Arizona ties who are still in the thick of things. They'll be back in action on Friday.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for Friday's second round. All times are Eastern.

7:50 a.m. USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
8:01 a.m. SCO Martin Laird USA Chez Reavie USA Mark O'Meara
8:12 a.m. USA Corbin Mills (a) ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle
8:23 a.m. USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
8:34 a.m. RSA Louis Oosthuizen NIR Graeme McDowell USA Mark Wilson
8:45 a.m. USA Zach Johnson USA Patrick Cantlay (a) ENG Ian Poulter
8:56 a.m. USA Ben Crane USA Kevin Na SWE Fredrik Jacobson
9:07 a.m. USA Jonathan Byrd AUS John Senden ENG Paul Casey
9:18 a.m. USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
9:29 a.m. USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
9:40 a.m. ENG Lee Westwood USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh
10:02 a.m. USA Scott Stallings RSA Rory Sabbatini DEN Thomas Bjorn
10:13 a.m. USA Fred Couples NIR Darren Clarke JPN Ryo Ishikawa
10:24 a.m. ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms KOR K.J. Choi
10:35 a.m. USA Bubba Watson ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy
10:46 a.m. SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson
10:57 a.m. RSA Tim Clark USA Brendan Steele USA Craig Stadler
11:08 a.m. ESP Jose Maria Olazabal USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a)
11:19 a.m. SCO Paul Lawrie DEN Anders Hansen USA Larry Mize
11:30 a.m. ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
11:41 a.m. SWE Robert Karlsson USA Ben Crenshaw AUS Bryden MacPherson
11:52 a.m. GER Martin Kaymer USA Bo Van Pelt AUS Adam Scott
12:14 p.m. USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
12:25 p.m. AUS Aaron Baddeley KOR Kyung-tae Kim USA Lucas Glover
12:36 p.m. USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley AUS Jason Day
12:47 p.m. ENG Justin Rose USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman
12:58 p.m. JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Tom Watson USA Johnson Wagner
1:09 p.m. USA Matt Kuchar KOR Y.E. Yang AUS Geoff Ogilvy
1:20 p.m. SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland ESP Alvaro Quiros
1:31 p.m. USA Keegan Bradley RSA Charl Schwartzel USA Kelly Kraft (a)
1:42 p.m. ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods KOR Sang-Moon Bae
1:53 p.m. ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney ENG Luke Donald

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

The 2012 Masters is in full swing. The world is tuning into the action in Augusta, where the top golfers on the PGA Tour are competing for the prestigious green jacket. Arizona is closely tracking the progress of local golfers Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Rory Sabbatini, Paul Casey and Tim Clark.

We know it's important to be able to know where and how to watch the coverage of the tournament. Luckily, the official Masters website is offering plenty of free online streaming coverage. Do yourself a favor and check it out, because the online coverage is exemplary and comprehensive.

Full broadcast information below. All times are Eastern:

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.: 
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
: Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: 
Featured Group 1 live video coverage; 
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: 
Masters In-Depth live video coverage and highlights

MASTERS RADIO

2 p.m.: 
Masters Radio live audio

TV COVERAGE

3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: 
Live coverage on ESPN

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
: Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.: 
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.: 
Highlights Show on CBS

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2012 Masters: Phil Mickelson Rallies To Finish Two-Over, Jim Furyk Ends Up At Two-Under

Phil Mickelson looked like he was in danger of falling out of contention at the 2012 Masters after a disastrous triple bogey on 10th when he couldn't find his golf ball on a swing that took it wide left. But as he always has in the past, Lefty made some big plays when he birdied the par-fives on the back nine on 13 and 15, which minimized the damage of the bogey on 14, then came up with a birdie on 18 to finish at +2.

Jim Furyk was the best performer among the Arizona golfer, managing the most boring round of -2 ever (two birdies, no bogeys, 16 pars). Aaron Baddeley finished one-under par thanks to three birdies (two on the par fives), Rory Sabbatini managed a rally to even par, Martin Kaymer had a solid 72, Paul Casey fell to a 76, Tim Clarke finished at +1, Rory Sabbatini also stays at +1 while still moving through Amen Corner. The rest of the Arizona golfers are in danger of missing the cut, as Martin Laird wrapped up at +4, Robert Garrigus is at +5 and Chez Reavie finished at +7.

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The Masters 2012 Leaderboard Update: Phil Mickelson Triple Bogey At Ten Drops Him To 4-Over

Disaster befell Phil Mickelson on the first hole of the back nine. After bogeying three holes on the front nine, Mickelson went way out of bounds on the tenth and took a penalty stroke, settling for triple bogey. Mickelson is now at +4 and has some scrambling to do.

Louis Oosthuizen made a late charge on the back nine, birdieing the 17th and 18th holes to take the lead into the clubhouse at -4.

Of the local golfers from Arizona, Jim Furyk is at -1 through 12 holes, Aaron Baddeley finished one-under par thanks to three birdies (two on the par fives), Martin Kaymer had a solid 72, Paul Casey is at +2 with three bogeys and a double bogey, TIm Clarke had bogeys on the start of the back nine to finish at +1, Rory Sabbatini also stays at +1 while still moving through Amen Corner, Martin Laird sticks at +4, Robert Garrigus is at +5 and Chez Reavie finished at +7.

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Masters Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Shoots Even Par, Lee Westwood Charges Ahead

Story lines are plentiful this year at Augusta National as a number of players have found themselves in red figures during Thursday's first round, including former champion Tiger Woods and Charl Schwartzl, but it's trio of Europeans sitting atop the leaderboard as Lee Westwood, Paul Lawrie and Francesco Molinari, lead the way Thursday at The Masters.

Tiger Woods never really got much going in his opening round but was steady until his final few holes, finishing with back-to-back bogies to shoot an even par 72. He still managed birdies on No. 3, 8, and 10, but couldn't figure his swing out in the home stretch.

Henrik Stenson was playing great, using two Eagles on his front nine to boost him out to an early lead, pushing it as far as 6-under heading into the 16th. But he exploded on the 18th , recording the seventh 8 in Masters history; carding every golfers arch-nemesis, the dreaded snowman. He finished at 1-under 71.

As for Westwood, he used a five birdies on the front nine to push himself toward the top at 4-under through his first nine, while Paul Lawrie and Miguel Angel Jimenez are leaders in the clubhouse after rounds of 3-under 69. Molinaro and Jason Dufner currently are at e-under at well, while Sergio Garcia is at 2-under. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are both sitting at 1-over.

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The Masters 2012: Tiger Woods Survives Amen Corner, Stays At 2-Under

Tiger Woods is off to a solid start at the 2012 Masters, making three birdies in his first 10 holes at Augusta National. But then came the always intimidating Amen Corner, though Tiger navigated his way through it well, like he has for most of his career as a four-time Masters champion

After finding the fairway on No. 11, aka White Dogwood, Tiger left himself about a 25-footer for birdie on the hole on the difficult par-4, looking to make the only red number of the day there by any competitor yet. Unfortunately his putt came up just short, having to settle for a par.

Than it was on to the historic par-3 No. 12, aka Golden Bell, where Tiger figured out the swirly winds to leave his tee shot safely short of the pin about 20 feet. He would making another two-putt par and move on.

To finish it off is my personal favorite, the par-5 13th, aka Azalea, where Tiger left himself in perfect position to go after the green in two after his drive. He was a little over-zealous with his long iron second shot, carrying it just a tad too far, finding himself in the bunker for his third shot. Tiger found himself in a difficult position, trying to splash it out and create some spin, but instead carried it too far once more, leaving himself a longer uphill birdie. He would two-putt for par once more.

Paul Laurie's the leader in the clubhouse a 3-under, but it's Henrik Stenson that everyone is chasing, currently at -5 par.

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The Masters 2012, First Round Leaderboard: Henrik Stenson Charges Ahead, Tiger Woods Staying Steady

Scoring conditions Thursday morning at Augusta National have been a bit tougher than some had expected, though Swede Henrik Stenson has seemingly figured it out, jetting out to an early lead during the first round of the 2012 Masters.

Stenson used eagles on the par-5 2nd and 8th holes to vault himself atop the leaderboard, cpuple with a pair of birdies at the 5th and 10th. He remains bogey free on the card for the day, and currently holds a three shot lead over Scotland's Paul Lawrie and England's Ross Fisher.

Tiger Woods had a pretty solid start, going out in 1-under for his first nine of the tournament. An unfortunate bogey on the par-4 7th is his lone blemish on the card, paired with birdes on the 3rd and the 8th. Woods is tied with 2011 champion Charl Schwartzl as well as 14 other competitors currently sitting at at 1-under.

With some possible wet weather coming this afternoon, having a low score turned in this morning will be crucial for the players on the course.

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The Masters 2012: TV Times, Online Streaming, Radio Coverage For Thursday

With the 2012 Masters getting started Thursday morning, many folks wont have the luxury of watching The Tradition Unlike Any Other on their sofa at home. Luckily, Masters.com has unparalleled online coverage from Augusta National, as does ESPN and CBS later on Thursday evening.

Some possible wet weather is looming for Thursday, but hopefully it won't have much of an effect on the course, aside from some lower scores, of course.

All times Eastern.

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Amen Corner live video coverage

11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featured Group 1 live video coverage
Featured Group 2 live video coverage

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO

2:00 p.m.
Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST COVERAGE

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live Coverage on ESPN

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Replay of the telecast on ESPN

11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Highlights Show on CBS

As for the two featured group channels, here's a look at the pairings the coverage will follow exclusively through their round:

Featured Groups No. 1:

8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer

12:47 p.m.*: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson

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

Featured Groups No. 2:

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

12:58 p.m.*: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk

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

*Scheduled to follow the previous group's completion of play.

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The Masters 2012: Tee Times, Pairings For Thursday At Augusta National

One of the most anticipated days in all of sport is finally upon us as the 2012 Masters gets under way Thursday morning at Augusta National.


More Masters: Second Round Tee Times

Tiger Woods is fresh off his victory at Bay Hill, while defending U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy is hunger for redemption after his 2011 collapse here. Three time champion Phil Mickelson also performs well here, while newcomers have been coming out of the woodwork lately, like Charl Schwartzl last year.

Now 2012 is here for a new chapter to be written, and it all starts with the honorary tee-time at 7:40 a.m. ET of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player; a great way to start the tournament off to say the least.

Masters.com will have a few featured groups they will stream live, which are as follows:

Featured Group No. 1 Lineup:

8:45 a.m.: Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer

12:47 p.m.*: Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson

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

Featured Group No. 2 Lineup:

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

12:58 p.m.*: Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk

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

*-Scheduled to follow the previous group's completion of play.

Tiger Woods will be paired with Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and South Korea's Sang-Moon Bae, teeing off at 10:35 a.m. ET, while Nick Watney, Luke Donald, and Francesco Molinari tee off behind then at 10:46 a.m. ET. Former champ Angel Cabrera will tee off with Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson at 1:42 p.m. ET.

Complete tee times are below, all times Eastern.

Tee Number 1
7:50 AM RSA Tim Clark USA Craig Stadler USA Brendan Steele
8:01 AM USA Robert Garrigus USA Randal Lewis (a) ESP Jose Maria Olazabal
8:12 AM DEN Anders Hansen SCO Paul Lawrie USA Larry Mize
8:23 AM ENG Ross Fisher USA Harrison Frazar USA Ryan Palmer
8:34 AM USA Ben Crenshaw SWE Robert Karlsson AUS Bryden MacPherson
8:45 AM GER Martin Kaymer AUS Adam Scott USA Bo Van Pelt
8:56 AM USA Stewart Cink IRL Padraig Harrington USA Steve Stricker
9:07 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA Lucas Glover KOR Kyung-tae Kim
9:18 AM AUS Jason Day USA Bill Haas USA Kyle Stanley
9:29 AM USA Rickie Fowler RSA Trevor Immelman ENG Justin Rose
9:40 AM JPN Hideki Matsuyama (a) USA Johnson Wagner USA Tom Watson
10:02 AM USA Matt Kuchar AUS Geoff Ogilvy KOR Y.E. Yang
10:13 AM ESP Alvaro Quiros SWE Henrik Stenson USA Gary Woodland
10:24 AM USA Keegan Bradley USA Kelly Kraft (a) RSA Charl Schwartzel
10:35 AM KOR Sang-Moon Bae ESP Miguel A. Jimenez USA Tiger Woods
10:46 AM ENG Luke Donald ITA Francesco Molinari USA Nick Watney
10:57 AM ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano USA Sean O'Hair USA Scott Verplank
11:08 AM SCO Martin Laird USA Mark O'Meara USA Chez Reavie
11:19 AM ENG Simon Dyson SCO Sandy Lyle USA Corbin Mills (a)
11:30 AM USA Kevin Chappell ITA Edoardo Molinari WAL Ian Woosnam
11:41 AM NIR Graeme McDowell RSA Louis Oosthuizen USA Mark Wilson
11:52 AM USA Patrick Cantlay (a) USA Zach Johnson ENG Ian Poulter
12:14 PM USA Ben Crane SWE Fredrik Jacobson USA Kevin Na
12:25 PM USA Jonathan Byrd ENG Paul Casey AUS John Senden
12:36 PM USA Jason Dufner USA Charles Howell III GER Bernhard Langer
12:47 PM USA Webb Simpson USA Brandt Snedeker CAN Mike Weir
12:58 PM USA Jim Furyk FJI Vijay Singh ENG Lee Westwood
1:09 PM DEN Thomas Bjorn RSA Rory Sabbatini USA Scott Stallings
1:20 PM NIR Darren Clarke USA Fred Couples JPN Ryo Ishikawa
1:31 PM KOR K.J. Choi ESP Sergio Garcia USA David Toms
1:42 PM ARG Angel Cabrera NIR Rory McIlroy USA Bubba Watson
1:53 PM SWE Peter Hanson USA Hunter Mahan USA Phil Mickelson

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The Masters 2012: Pairings For Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods Released For Thursday

The state of Arizona has many ties to The Masters seemingly every year and it will be no different in 2012. Among those who are either from or recently played in our wonderful state: Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Rory Sabbatini and others. Here are their tee times and pairings for Thursday, along with a few other notable players.

Group 1 - 7:50 AM EDT

Tim Clark, Craig Stadler, Brendan Steele

Group 15 - 10:35 AM EDT

Tiger Woods, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sang-Moon Bae

Group 28 - 1:09 PM EDT

Rory Sabbatini, Thomas Bjorn, Scott Stallings

Group 31 - 1:42 PM EDT

Rory McIlroy, Angel Cabrera, Bubba Watson

Group 32 - 1:53 PM EDT

Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson

A complete list of the pairings can be found here.

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The Masters 2012: TV, Radio, Online Streaming Info

Want to watch Masters coverage all week and see a lot of Phil Mickelson in action? Check out what's going on here.

Here are the new times and schedules, all times Eastern.

Tuesday April 3: Practice Round

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Masters - On The Range live video coverage

Wednesday April 4: Par-3 Contest

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Masters - On The Range live video coverage
3:00 p.m.
: Live video coverage from the Par 3 Contest

TV BROADCAST:

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Live Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
: Live 3D Coverage of the Par 3 Contest on ESPN 3D

Thursday, April 5 & Friday, April 6: First And Second Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:

10:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Amen Corner live video coverage
11:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.:
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.:
Featured Group 1 live video coverage, Featured Group 2 live video coverage
3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
:Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:

2:00 p.m.: Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Live Coverage on ESPN
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.:
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
: Replay of the telecast on ESPN
11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.:
Highlights Show on CBS

Saturday, April 7: Third Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
: Amen Corner live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
: Featured Groups 1 and 2 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
: Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
: Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:
2:00 p.m.
: Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
: Live Coverage on CBS
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.:
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

Sunday April, 8: Final Round

LIVE COVERAGE ON MASTERS.COM:
11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
: Amen Corner live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
: Featured Groups 1 and 2 live video coverage
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
: Hole Nos. 15 and 16 live video coverage
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
: Masters In-Depth live video coverage highlights

MASTERS RADIO:
2:00 p.m.
: Masters Radio live audio

TV BROADCAST:

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
: Live Coverage on CBS
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.:
Live 3D coverage on ESPN 3D

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2012 Masters Odds: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Top Favorites

The 2012 Masters is coming up this Thursday in Augusta, Georgia, and Phil Mickelson figures to lurk as a contender. Despite only logging two victories the past two years, he does have one big victory on the year in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and is still ranked fourth on the money list.

That's why Mickelson is going to be one of the favorites going into the 2012 Masters. Mickelson has the third best odds, trailing only Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

2012 Masters Favorites
Golfer Odds Best Masters Finish
Tiger Woods 4/1 Won 4 times: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
Rory McIlroy 11/2 T-15th, 2011
Phil Mickelson 11/1 Won 3 times: 2004, 2006, 2010
Luke Donald 16/1 T-3rd, 2005
Lee Westwood 16/1 2nd, 2010
Source: Bovada


Despite his current struggles, Mickelson has performed very well at the Masters as of late. He finished tied for 27th last year, but he won the 2010 Masters, had top five finishes in 2008 and 2009, and managed top ten finishes every year from 1999 to 2006, including two victories in 2004 and 2006. Would you really be all that shocked if Mickelson is in contention on Sunday? This is definitely not a value bet, but don't discount Lefty prowling Amen Corner in a battle for that green jacket.

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The Masters 2012 Field Finalized: Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Rory Sabbatini Receive Invites

Phil Mickelson is one of the headliners in the 2012 Masters field. Other prominent golfers with Arizona connections included Rory Sabbatini, Jim Furyk, Paul Casey and Tim Clark.

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