Rory McIlroy will begin his quest to complete a career grand slam of golf alongside Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele, when the Masters gets under way.

McIlroy has been grouped with Spain's Rahm and world number six Schauffele for the opening two rounds of the tournament in Augusta.

The Co Down man will be hoping that this is the week will be the one where he finally adds the Masters to his haul of golf's majors.

The trio will tee-off at 3.42pm Irish time on Thursday.

Shane Lowry will be be joined by Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose for his tee-time of 5.48pm.

Lowry will be hoping to improve on his best finish of joint 25th in last year's running of the Masters, while Rose has twice been runner-up.

Meanwhile, defending champion Dustin Johnson will be alongside Lee Westwood and the amateur Tyler Strafaci.

Johnson, who is bidding to follow Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods in winning back-to-back titles at Augusta National, will tee off at 3.30pm.

Former champion Jordan Spieth, who won the Texas Valero Open on Sunday, is in the final group out at 7pm Irish time with US PGA champion Collin Morikawa and 2020 runner-up Cameron Smith.

Three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson will tee off alongside Tommy Fleetwood and Scottie Scheffler.

Other notable groups include reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2013 Masters winner Adam Scott and Max Homa.

Unlike last year's Masters, when split tees were used because of reduced daylight in November, all groupings will begin at the first hole.