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2014 Masters tee times and pairings: Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth anchor loaded Sunday schedule

Two of the top young American players will be out in the final group on Sunday, with superstar power just ahead of them on what should be a dramatic Sunday afternoon at the Masters.

Harry How

On a weekend where there's no Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson, the Masters will get about as good a final pairing as we could have hoped for. Bubba Watson, the divisive superstar and 2012 winner at Augusta, will play alongside Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old co-leader trying to become the youngest player ever to win the green jacket.

It was going to be hard for Bubba to keep the pace he set the first two days, and Saturday was one of the shakier rounds he's played all season. His putting stroke, which had been so steady this year, left him and he dropped shots on the first nine and threw them away on the second nine. Bubba can easily bounce back from the 2-over 74, and if he just played his worst round this week and he's still sharing the lead, then he'll probably be wearing another green jacket come Sunday night.

But Spieth definitely stole the buzz from Bubba heading into Sunday at Augusta. He's exceeded expectations for over a year now -- and really since he was 16 years old -- and somehow put himself in the mix on Sunday at the Byron Nelson. And while he keeps pushing the limit for his age, it's still jolting to see him come through and get to the final Sunday pairing in the biggest event of the year, his first Masters. Now the guy many think is the closest thing to a next Tiger Woods could break the absent world No. 1's record he set by winning the Masters at the age of 21 in 1997. A Spieth victory would maintain a quirky historical trend at the Masters:

A rookie also has not won the Masters since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, but along with Spieth, Jonas Blixt will have a great shot to end that drought on Sunday. Blixt is one shot back and he'll be off in the penultimate group, alongside Matt Kuchar.

Kuchar is just another big name and good story, the Georgia Tech product still grinding for that first major after several years as one of the game's top earners. Kuchar would have been in the final pairing if not for a slip-up on the last hole, where he gave shot back with a sloppy putt from the back fringe through the green. He's finished inside the top 10 the last two years, and has a long history at Augusta, dating back to his low amateur honors in 1997. He's another option to root for on Sunday.

Aside from that power pairing anchoring things, the most fun duo on Sunday will probably be Rickie Fowler and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Neither has won a major, and they're two of the most popular characters on Tour, despite the 25-year age difference. Jimenez is the "most interesting golfer in the world" and Fowler is critiqued as a #brand ambassador who makes tons of marketing money disproportionate to his one career win. They're both good stories to follow.

It's really an awesome set of pairings, and should be a huge boost to Sunday with no Tiger or Phil. Here's the full tee sheet for the final round at the Masters:

Tee time


10:10 a.m.

Larry Mize

10:20 a.m.

Stephen Gallacher

Joost Luiten

10:30 a.m.

Brandt Snedeker

Mike Weir

10:40 a.m.

K.J. Choi

Sandy Lyle

10:50 a.m.

Francesco Molinari

Nick Watney

11:00 a.m.

Oliver Goss

Brendon de Jonge

11:10 a.m.

Thongchai Jaidee

Thorbjorn Olesen

11:20 a.m.

Lucas Glover

Billy Horschel

11:30 a.m.

Stewart Cink

Darren Clarke

11:50 a.m.

Jose Maria Olazabal

Vijay Singh

12:00 p.m.

Steven Bowditch

Hunter Mahan

12:10 p.m.

Bill Haas

Martin Kaymer

12:20 p.m.

Jamie Donaldson

Louis Oosthuizen

12:30 p.m.

Bernhard Langer

Henrik Stenson

12:40 p.m.

Rory McIlroy

Jimmy Walker

12:50 p.m.

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

Russell Henley

1:00 p.m.

Chris Kirk

Steve Stricker

1:10 p.m.

Jason Day

Adam Scott

1:30 p.m.

Ian Poulter

Kevin Streelman

1:40 p.m.

John Senden

Gary Woodland

1:50 p.m.

Fred Couples

Kevin Stadler

2:00 p.m.

Thomas Bjorn

Justin Rose

2:10 p.m.

Jim Furyk

Lee Westwood

2:20 p.m.

Rickie Fowler

Miguel Angel Jimenez

2:30 p.m.

Jonas Blixt

Matt Kuchar

2:40 p.m.

Jordan Spieth

Bubba Watson