Teeing off: Thursday, April 8

The Masters is here. The first group will be off the first tee in less than an hour and Tiger Woods will be in the second-to-last group at 1:40 or so. Follow this blog, AJC.com and twitter/ajcsportseditor for updates. TV coverage is 4-7:30 p.m. live on ESPN.

Meanwhile, here’s a wrap up of what you may need to know.

>> TV coverage is not, shall we say, complete. Tee times, scoreboard and more at the Masters official Web site. What to watch today.

>> Nearly 50 percent of our readers who have taken the poll think that Tiger Woods’ new Nike ad is gutsy. Do You?

>> Stewart Cink’s daily diary for the AJC. “… my son Reagan turns 13 tomorrow. He was born the Tuesday of my first Masters. We always get my whole family and his friends together and we always have a big family cookout or dinner. That’s sort of our preparation for the Masters.” Cink’s Diary.

>> Considering Masters chairman Billy Payne’s frank remarks on Tiger yesterday, many eyes will be on his sportsmanship and accessibility this weekend. NY Times.

>> Golf’s re-examination of Tiger Woods officially opens Thursday. The Masters will have to settle for second billing for now. AJC’s Jeff Schultz.

And, … we’ve got photos. Par 3. Scenes from Augusta. Golf fashion. Woods I. Woods II.

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