Masters poobahs showed some viewer-friendliness by having Tiger Woods tee off at 1:42 p.m. Thursday.

This way some of his round can be seen during ESPN's live coverage beginning at 4.

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They could have given him a morning tee time, shutting off live TV (other than his first tee shot) altogether, so they did throw fans and ESPN a bone.

(Of course, the situation will reverse Friday, when Woods tees off in the morning and thus will not be seen live on TV for his second round.)