Tee times: Tiger with McDowell; McIlroy with Lefty
Friday, July 19, 2013
Seven wins in 2013. 15 majors combined.
Not too shabby for the morning grouping of Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell in the second round at the Open Championship on Friday.
Woods owns 14 of those majors and four wins this season, while McDowell has won three times this season and won the 2010 U.S. Open. Their resume is strong even after Thursday's withdrawal of would-be third man Louis Oosthuizen, who won the 2010 Open Championship.
Here are other intriguing groupings at Muirfield:
• Dress to impress: So, who will wear the more outlandish outfit: Ian Poulter or Billy Horschel? Will we see Horschel's octopus pants return? They play together alongside Keegan Bradley (check out his scripted outfits here).
• Show me the way: Phil Mickelson has had plenty of bad spurts in his career, so being paired with Rory McIlroy might allow for a teaching moment or two at Muirfield. At the very least, Hideki Matsuyama will get plenty of exposure from what promises to be the morning's largest gallery.
• Money group: The reigning U.S. Open champ (Justin Rose), the defending Open champ (Ernie Els) and the 2012 FedEx Cup winner (Brandt Snedeker) are playing together. Their wallets are feeling a bit heavier nowadays.
• The one: It's hard to believe that the grouping of Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald has a grand total of one major victory.
• Oldies, but goodies: Fred Couples, Tom Watson and Nick Faldo will play the first 36 holes together. Can any of them work up some Watson-like magic at Muirfield?
• Bombs away: Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts and Dustin Johnson promise to give fans a bit of a thrill off the tee, with all three ranking near the top of driving distance on the PGA Tour.
Here's a look at all of the tee times on Thursday:
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Second-round tee times at Open Championship
1:32 a.m.: Danny Willett, Y.E. Yang, Johnson Wagner
1:43 a.m.: Thaworn Wiratchant, Lucas Glover, Oscar Floren
1:54 a.m.: Boo Weekley, Sandy Lyle, Niclas Fasth
2:05 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Grant Forrest, Mark O'Meara
2:16 a.m.: Tom Lehman, Thongchai Jaidee, Fredrik Jacobson
2:27 a.m.: Justin Leonard, Rhys Pugh, Marc Leishman
2:38 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Kyle Stanley, Alexander Noren
2:49 a.m.: Russell Henley, Jordan Spieth, Matthew Fitzpatrick
3:00 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Michael Thompson, Richie Ramsay
3:11 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Darren Clarke, Martin Laird
3:22 a.m.: Ryan Moore, Henrik Stenson, Steven Fox
3:33 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Jim Furyk, Paul Lawrie
3:44 a.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Harris English, Stephen Gallacher
4:00 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia
4:11 a.m.: Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald
4:22 a.m.: Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero, Hunter Mahan
4:33 a.m.: Hiroyuki Fujita, Bill Haas (WD: Peter Hanson)
4:44 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell (WD: Louis Oosthuizen)
4:55 a.m.: Webb Simpson, Branden Grace, Jamie Donaldson
5:06 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Toru Taniguchi, Bo Van Pelt
5:17 a.m.: D.A. Points, Brett Rumford, Marcel Siem
5:28 a.m.: George Murray, Mark Brown, Justin Harding
5:39 a.m.: Gregory Bourdy, Scott Jamieson, Shiv Kapur
5:50 a.m.: Scott Brown, Satoshi Kodaira, Gareth Maybin
6:01 a.m.: Tyrrell Hatton, Eduardo De la Riva, Kenichi Kuboya
6:12 a.m.: Stephen Dartnall, Darryn Lloyd, Daisuke Maruyama
6:33 a.m.: Peter Senior, Lloyd Saltman, Oliver Fisher
6:44 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Todd Hamilton, Ben Stow
6:55 a.m.: Thomas Aiken, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bud Cauley
7:06 a.m.: Mikko Ilonen, Brooks Koepka, Ashun Wu
7:17 a.m.: David Duval, Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood
7:28 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Stewart Cink, Richard McEvoy
7:39 a.m.: K.J. Choi, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jimmy Walker
7:50 a.m.: Ben Curtis, Shane Lowry, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
8:01 a.m.: Jonas Blixt, Brian Davis, Graham DeLaet
8:12 a.m.: Robert Garrigus, John Senden, Marc Warren
8:23 a.m.: Martin Kaymer, Garrick Porteous, Jason Day
8:34 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, Jason Dufner, David Lynn
8:45 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Dustin Johnson
9:01 a.m.: Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Fred Couples
9:12 a.m.: Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Brandt Snedeker
9:23 a.m.: Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel
9:34 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Richard Sterne, Nick Watney
9:45 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson
9:56 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Tim Clark, Kevin Streelman
10:07 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Shingo Katayama, Thomas Bjorn
10:18 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Camilo Villegas, Tano Goya
10:29 a.m.: George Coetzee, Ken Duke, Mark Calcavecchia
10:40 a.m.: John Huh, Brendan Jones, Hyuang-Sung Kim
10:51 a.m.: Josh Teater, Steven Tiley, Jimmy Mullen
11:02 a.m.: K.T. Kim, Steven Jeffress, Luke Guthrie
11:13 a.m.: John Wade, Gareth Wright, Makoto Inque