The 2012 Masters got the final 18 holes under way Sunday, with Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson at the top of the leaderboard. Hanson begins the day at 9-under, while Mickelson is right behind him at 8-under..

You can see a live look at the Masters leaderboard here.

There was more anticipation leading up to this year's event than there has been in a long time. It has been an exciting first three months of the golf season, and a few big names are competing for the right to wear the green jacket.

Tiger Woods is coming off his first PGA Tournament win since 2009, and is looking to win his first Masters in seven years. He's won the event four times, and holds the record for the lowest score at the Masters.

Woods, however, hasn't played well this tournament, shooting a 3-over par throught the first 54 holes.

Rory McIlroy was the second favorite to win the tournament, followed by Phil Mickelson.

McIlroy famously blew a 54-hole lead in 2011 at Augusta. He fell out of contention on Saturday, shooting 5-over par and falling 10 shots behind the lead.

Mickelson has had a lot of success at the Masters in his career. He won the title in 2004, 2006 and 2010, and is currently the only of the big three with a chance to legitimate chance to take home the green jacket.

He tees off at 2:40 p.m. ET.