Here are the tee times for Thursday and Friday of the Masters

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The start of the 2016 Masters is so close we can almost taste it. 

Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus will start proceedings at 8.05am local time, which is 1.05pm in the UK. Sadly, they won't be joined by Arnold Palmer, whose continued recovery from a shoulder injury will prevent him from hitting the ceremonial tee shot. 

Then, once Gary Player has entertained the crowds with a variety of star jumps and high kicks, the action will begin in earnest at 8.20am local time, 1.20pm UK time. The first competitor to tee off will be Jim Herman, the 38-year-old little-known American who surprised everyone and grabbed a last-minute Masters invitation with his victory at last week's Shell Houston Open.

Rory McIlroy will be last off on the Thursday, meaning he'll know exactly what he needs to do if he wants to set the early pace by leading at the end of round one. 

Masters 2016 Thursday tee times (all times BST)

1.20pm Jim Herman, Steven Bowditch (Aus)

1.31pm Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Robert Streb, Derek Beard

1.42pm Larry Mize, Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Kevin Streelman

1.53pm Sandy Lyle (Sco), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Vaughn Taylor

2.04pm Webb Simpson, Chris Wood (Eng), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

2.15pm Tom Watson, Charley Hoffman, Lee Westwood (Eng)

2.26pm Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Cheng-de Jin (Chn)

2.37pm Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Jason Dufner, Patrick Reed

2.48pm Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey (Eng), Bryson De Chambeau (a)

2.59pm Justin Thomas, Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Dustin Johnson

3.21pm Vijay Singh (Fij), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Chris Kirk

3.32pm Harris English, Andrew Sullivan (Eng), Kevin Na

3.43pm Phil Mickelson, Marc Leishman (Aus), Henrik Stenson (Swe)

3.54pm Justin Rose (Eng), Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Daniel Berger

4.05pm Adam Scott (Aus), Kevin Kisner, Brooks Koepka

4.16pm Mike Weir (Can), Sammy Schmitz, Cameron Smith (Aus)

4.27pm Troy Merritt, Ian Woosnam (Wal), Byeong-Hun An (Kor)

4.38pm Darren Clarke (Nirl), Billy Horschel, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)

4.49pm David Lingmerth (Swe), Mark O'Meara, Paul Chaplet (Crc)

5pm Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

5.22pm Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Davis Love III, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)

5.33pm Danny Lee (Nzl), Russell Knox (Sco), Smylie Kaufman

5.44pm Branden Grace (Rsa), Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter (Eng)

5.55pm Bernhard Langer (Ger), Hunter Mahan, Romain Langasque (a) (Fra)

6.06pm Jason Day (Aus), Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els (Rsa)

6.17pm Graeme McDowell (Nirl), Fabian Gomez (Arg), Scott Piercy

6.28pm Jimmy Walker, Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Anirban Lahiri (Ind)

6.39pm Daniel Willett (Eng), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Ryan Moore

6.50pm Angel Cabrera (Arg), Shane Lowry (Irl), J.B. Holmes

7.01pm Martin Kaymer (Ger), Bill Haas, Rory McIlroy (Nirl)

The 1st tee at Augusta National

Masters 2016 Friday tee times (all times BST)

1.20pm Cameron Smith (Aus), Mike Weir (Can), Sammy Schmitz

1.31pm Ian Woosnam (Wal), Troy Merritt, Byeong-Hun An (Kor)

1.42pm Billy Horschel, Darren Clarke (Nirl), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)

1.53pm Mark O'Meara, David Lingmerth (Swe), Paul Chaplet (Crc)

2.04pm Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

2.15pm Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Davis Love III, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)

2.26pm Russell Knox (Sco), Danny Lee (Nzl), Smylie Kaufman

2.37pm Bubba Watson, Branden Grace (Rsa), Ian Poulter (Eng)

2.48pm Bernhard Langer (Ger), Hunter Mahan, Romain Langasque (a) (Fra)

2.59pm Jason Day (Aus), Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els (Rsa)

3.21pm Graeme McDowell (Nirl), Fabian Gomez (Arg), Scott Piercy

3.32pm Jimmy Walker, Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Anirban Lahiri (Ind)

3.43pm Daniel Willett (Eng), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Ryan Moore

3.54pm Angel Cabrera (Arg), Shane Lowry (Irl), J.B. Holmes

4.05pm Bill Haas, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Rory McIlroy (Nirl)

4.16pm Jim Herman, Steven Bowditch (Aus)

4.27pm Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Robert Streb, Derek Bard

4.38pm Larry Mize, Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Kevin Streelman

4.49pm Sandy Lyle (Sco), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Vaughn Taylor

5pm Webb Simpson, Chris Wood (Eng), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

5.22pm Tom Watson, Charley Hoffman, Lee Westwood (Eng)

5.33pm Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Cheng-de Jin (Chn)

5.44pm Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Jason Dufner, Patrick Reed

5.55pm Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey (Eng), Bryson De Chambeau (a)

6.06pm Justin Thomas, Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Dustin Johnson

6.17pm Vijay Singh (Fij), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Chris Kirk

6.28pm Harris English, Andrew Sullivan (Eng), Kevin Na

6.39pm Phil Mickelson, Marc Leishman (Aus), Henrik Stenson (Swe)

6.50pm Justin Rose (Eng), Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Daniel Berger

7.01pm Kevin Kisner, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott (Aus)

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