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Augusta - Rory McIlroy can only hope the last shall be first remains a theme at this year's Masters after Augusta National released pairings for the first two rounds on Tuesday that have him as the final player to tee off in Thursday's opening round.

Four-time major champion McIlroy, who aced the par-3 16th hole in a Monday practice round, can complete a career Grand Slam at age 26 if he captures the green jacket symbolic of Masters supremacy on Sunday.

He tees off just after 20:00 SA time on Thursday alongside Germany's Martin Kaymer, a two-time major winner, and American Bill Haas in the last group on day one.

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