Former Auburn golfers Dufner and Kizzire set to compete in 2018 Masters


AUBURN, Ala. – Former Auburn standouts Jason Dufner and Patton Kizzire are set to take part in the 2018 Masters, April 5-8, at historical Augusta National Golf Club.

The first two rounds – Thursday and Friday – will be featured on ESPN, with the third and final rounds – Saturday and Sunday – set to air on CBS.

Dufner and Kizzire are the first pair of Tigers to compete in the same Masters. They will begin their circuits in back-to-back groups to open the annual major tournament.

Dufner has been placed in Group 9 with fellow American Kyle Stanley and Englishman Danny Willet, the 2016 winner of the prestigious Green Jacket. Tee time is set for 8:58 a.m. CT.

Kizzire is joined by Englishman Paul Casey and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama in Group 10. Tee time is set for 9:09 a.m. CT.

The 2018 Masters will be Dufner’s seventh-consecutive and eighth overall, dating back to 2010. He shot a 5-over 293 last year and tied for 33rd overall.

Dufner’s best score at the Masters was a 1-over 289 in 2012 and 2013. His top finish came in 2013 when he tied for 20th.

Kizzire will be playing in the Masters for the first time in his young professional career.

Former Auburn golfer John Huston has participated in the most Masters in program history with 13 appearances from 1990 to 2003. He also holds the top finish by a Tiger when he tied for third in 1990.

The Masters is annually held at Augusta National Golf Club, a par-72, 7,435-yard-long course founded by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. The course is among the most challenging in the world and has hosted the Masters every year since 1934.

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