9 Apr 2014

Draw made for Masters week

9:28 am on 9 April 2014

The draw is out for this week's Masters Golf championship in Augusta and Australia's Adam Scott will launch his title defence in the company of the USPGA Champion Jason Dufner, and the US amateur champion from England, Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Scott won his maiden major crown last year in an unforgettable playoff with Argentina's Angel Cabrera.

Northern Ireland's former world number one Rory McIlroy and the rising US stars Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth will tee off in the group following the defending champion.

Three-times Masters champion Phil Mickelson will begin his bid for a sixth major title alongside South Africa's Ernie Els and England's Justin Rose, the current U.S. Open champion.

A notable absentee this week is the world number one Tiger Woods, a four-times Masters champion who has been sidelined since having back surgery for a pinched nerve.