As recently as a week ago, there had been concern about numerous stars pulling out of the first major championship of the season.
The list of questionables included Phil Mickelson, who was battling a pulled muscle. He finished four rounds at the
Jason Day, who has missed tournaments with a sore thumb, reportedly played a practice round at Augusta over the weekend and, despite wrapping on his injured hand, declared himself ready.
Allergy problems don't figure to keep
Dustin Johnson, who cited a stiff back when he withdrew in Texas after a first-round 80, is also expected to compete.