Masters more than just The Tiger Woods Show

Phil Mickelson tees off at 1:30 p.m. at the Masters on Thursday. (Getty Images/AFP)

Phil Mickelson tees off at 1:30 p.m. at the Masters on Thursday. (Getty Images/AFP)

IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

If you can get past the 10:45 a.m. (1:41 p.m. Friday) grouping of Masters favourite Tiger Woods, former world No. 1 Luke Donald and 2012 RBC Canadian Open champ Scott Piercy, there are intriguing trios scattered throughout the first two days.

Phil Mickelson will be joined by Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (10:23 a.m. Friday). In 2012, both Mickelson and Oosthuizen came out on the short end in a vintage year for Masters moments that occur in a hiccup.

Mickelson took himself out of contention when his shot on the par three fourth hole flew left, hit a grandstand railing and gave Mickelson no shot before taking triple bogey.

Oosthuizen’s double eagle from 253 yards on the second hole also in the final round seemed destined to propel him into the green jacket until Bubba Watson stole the show with another seemingly impossible shot, his hook out of the trees to 10 feet on the second playoff hole.


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