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78th MASTERS TOURNAMENT BEGINS THURSDAY

Mary Liz Nolan

 

Former Georgia Tech yellow jacket Stewart Cink is in the lead-off twosome that opens the 78th Masters Tournament Thursday.  Cink and South African Tim Clark begin play at 7:45 a.m….minutes after golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player make their annual ceremonial drives.

Defending champion Adam Scott has a 10:30 a.m. tee time along with Jason Dufner and Matthew Fitzpatrick.  Former Augusta State University Jaguar Patrick Reed is in the next threesome with Rory McIlroy  and Jordan Spieth.  Reed plays in his first Masters, three years after leading the Jaguars to back-to-back national championships.