IT'S the moment of truth for Chorley golfer Nick Dougherty.

The former Shaw Hill professional makes his debut in the US Masters in Augusta today.

He has been grouped with Swede Robert Karlsson and American Steve Lowey for the first two rounds of the US Masters in Augusta.

The trio will tee-off at 2.28pm our time, with Dougherty - a former pupil at QEGS - looking to make an impact against the world's best golfers.

But Tiger Woods, the man with the golden game, has every other player in The Masters exactly where he wants them as he steps to the tee.

Woods, who tees off at 3.45pm (GMT) in the company of US Open champion Angel Cabrera and Australian Stuart Appleby, said: "I've done it before - I've won all four but not in the same season. So I've just got to win the right four. That what it boils down to."

Woods has already won the green jacket four times and lifted 13 Major title.

Some bookmakers have made him an odds-on favourite, with Dougherty a 200-1 long shot.