Rory McIlroy paired with Martin Kaymer, Bill Haas at The Masters

Rory McIlroy in action during the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on March 5, 2016
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Rory McIlroy is paired with Martin Kaymer and Bill Haas for the opening two rounds of The Masters, while defending champion Jordan Spieth is with Bryson Dechambeau and Paul Casey.

World number three Rory McIlroy has been paired with Martin Kaymer and Bill Haas for the opening two rounds of The Masters at Augusta.

The Northern Irishman will be hunting for a career Grand Slam when his group tees off last in Georgia at 2.01pm (7.01pm UK time) on Thursday.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth will play alongside Bryson Dechambeau and Paul Casey in a group that will be ninth out in the field.

World number one Jason Day, who leads the way in the US Masters betting, will tee off at 1.06pm (6.06pm), and the Australian has been paired with Matt Kuchar and Ernie Els.

Jim Herman, who has never before played in The Masters, will be part of the opening group, which includes Australia's Steven Bowditch.

In full: Groups and tee-off times (UK time)

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)

Rory McIlroy in action during the final round of the PGA on August 16, 2015
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