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Masters groups to watch

From left, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary

From left, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player walk together during the Par 3 Competition before The Masters. (April 10, 2013) Credit: AP

1. Arnold Palmer-Gary Player-Jack Nicklaus. The Big Three, honorary starters at 7:50 a.m. today

2. Rory McIlroy-Keegan Bradley-Freddie Jacobson. Bradley and McIlroy are past two PGA champs, met in Ryder Cup singles, with McIlroy winning.

3. Fred Couples-Dustin Johnson-Branden Grace. Couples usually surprisingly contends, Johnson is considered long enough to be a threat, Grace won four times on European Tour last year.

4. Phil Mickelson-Louis Oosthuizen-Martin Kaymer. Three major champions

5. Ben Crenshaw-Matteo Manassero-Tianlang Guan. Add Manassero's and Guan's ages (19 and 14) and they're still 28 years shy of Crenshaw's.

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