English amateur paired with Scott

MASTERS champion Adam Scott will begin the defence of his title alongside 19-year-old Sheffield amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick in Augusta tomorrow.

Fitzpatrick won the 2013 US Amateur title, becoming the first English winner since 1911, and tees off alongside the Australian world No2 and America’s Jason Dufner at 3.41pm GMT.

Green jacket favourite Rory McIlroy plays alongside Jordan Spieth and in-form Patrick Reed, while 2012 champion Bubba Watson has been paired with Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia.

Three-time champion Phil Mickelson is set to tee off in the penultimate group with Justin Rose and Ernie Els.