Tiger Woods will partner Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann in the first two rounds of the Masters following his latest remarkable recovery from injury, but he will be delayed following storms at Augusta.

Woods suffered severe injuries to his right leg in a car accident in Los Angeles in February last year, but confirmed on Tuesday that he plans to contest the year's first major at Augusta National.

Thunderstorms which forced Wednesday's par-three contest to be abandoned continued through the evening and overnight in Augusta.

Tournament officials announced that the first group would start at 8.30am local time instead of 8am, with Tom Watson joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as honorary starters at 8.15.

Woods, a 15-time major winner, will tee off at 4.04pm Irish time (11.04am local time) today.

Woods has not competed in a top-level event since the 2020 Masters, which was held in November due to the coronavirus pandemic, but raised hopes of being able to play this week after a practice round at Augusta last Tuesday.

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The 46-year-old played nine holes on both Sunday and Monday and played again on Wednesday.

Rory McIlroy faces a lengthy wait until he gets his eighth bid to complete the career Grand Slam under way, the four-time major winner teeing off in the final group today at 7.33pm Irish time alongside Matt Fitzpatrick and Brooks Koepka.

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington will make an early start alongside fellow veteran Mike Weir of Canada and amateur Austin Greaser at 1.41pm Irish time today.

Shane Lowry takes to the course at 3.31pm Irish time for his first round in a group which also contains Max Homa and Kevin Na.

Seamus Power, on the back of a meteoric rise up the rankings over the last year, lines up with 2018 winner Patrick Reed and Lucas Herbert at 5.54pm.

Thursday's first round tee times:

1330 Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp), JJ Spaun

1341 Mike Weir (Can), Padraig Harrington (Irl), Austin Greaser (x)

1352 Larry Mize, Sepp Straka (Aut), Francesco Molinari (Ita)

1403 Fred Couples, Garrick Higgo (Rsa), Guido Migliozzi (Ita)

1414 Vijay Singh (Fij), Ryan Palmer, Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor)

1425 Min Woo Lee (Aus), Hudson Swafford, Cameron Young

1436 Stewart Cink, Brian Harman, Harry Higgs

1447 Zach Johnson, Si Woo Kim (Kor), Aaron Jarvis (Cay) (x)

1509 Luke List, Matthew Wolff, Mackenzie Hughes (Can)

1520 Danny Willett (Eng), Jason Kokrak, Talor Gooch

1531 Max Homa, Kevin Na, Shane Lowry (Irl)

1542 Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng)

1553 Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith (Aus), Paul Casey (Eng)

1604 Tiger Woods, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Joaquin Niemann (Chl)

1615 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Justin Thomas, James Piot (x)

1626 Adam Scott (Aus), Scottie Scheffler, Tony Finau

1646 Sandy Lyle (Sco), Stewart Hagestad (x)

1659 Lucas Glover, Erik van Rooyen (Rsa), Cameron Champ

1710 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa), Cameron Davis (Aus)

1721 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Robert MacIntyre (Sco), Laird Shepherd (Eng) (x)

1732 Gary Woodland, Justin Rose (Eng), Takumi Kanaya (Jpn)

1743 Lee Westwood (Eng), Russell Henley, Corey Conners (Can)

1754 Patrick Reed, Seamus Power (Irl), Lucas Herbert (Aus)

1805 Bubba Watson, Tom Hoge, Keita Nakajima (Jpn) (x)

1827 Marc Leishman (Aus), Webb Simpson, Sungjae Im (Kor)

1838 Sergio Garcia (Esp), Thomas Pieters (Bel), Harold Varner III

1849 Abraham Ancer (Mex), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Sam Burns

1900 Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa

1911 Will Zalatoris, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm (Esp)

1922 Jordan Spieth, Viktor Hovland (Nor), Xander Schauffele

1933 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy (NIrl)

(x) denotes amateurs