Defending champion Jordan Speith and most every other golfer in the field for The Masters are getting in their practice rounds today. Golf's first major begins Thursday morning.

Masters tournament officials released tee times today and Speith will start at 9:48am Thursday. He will play the first two rounds with Paul Casey(England) and the 2015 U.S. Amateur champ Bryson DeChambeau.

The world's #1 ranked player is Jason Day. He tees off at 1:06pm. His playing partners are Matt Kuchar and Ernie Els.

#3 ranked Rory McIlroy plays in the last group of the day (2:01pm) with Bill Haas and Martin Kaymer.

NOTE:  You can hear live updates from Augusta National beginning Thursday morning on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket. Live PBP coverage of the Masters both Saturday and Sunday.

Also, the 'Morning Pitch Show' continues its Masters golf contest where you are assigned a player from a random drawing and if your player wins the Masters you will a special golf package for Hermon Meadow Golf Club.