The Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla., and on Tuesday, it was learned it will be without Tiger Woods, who withdrew due to back spasms.
Woods was slated to play the first two rounds alongside Harris English and Graeme McDowell, but now Brice Garnett will replace him. They’ll tee off at 1:08 p.m. Thursday on the front nine and at 8:23 a.m. Friday on the back nine.
Other notable pairings include Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Keegan Bradley; Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker and Rickie Fowler; and Patrick Reed, Adam Scott and Justin Rose.
Here are more facts and figures on the Arnold Palmer Invitational:
• Time and place: Thursday-Sunday, Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, Fla.
• At stake: $1,116,000 winner’s prize in $6.2 million purse; 500 FedEx Cup points to winner.
• Top-ranked players, OWGR: 2. Adam Scott, 3. Henrik Stenson, 6. Justin Rose, 10. Zach Johnson. Golfweek/Sagarin: 2. Adam Scott, 7. Zach Johnson, 8. Justin Rose, 9. Bubba Watson, 10. Henrik Stenson.
• Short shots: Last week’s winner John Senden is in the field. . . . 2013 U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick will compete on a sponsor exemption, as will current Oklahoma State freshman Zachary Olsen, former Florida State standout Brooks Koepka and Arnold Palmer’s grandson, Sam Saunders, among others. . . . Jason Day withdrew on Monday citing a thumb injury.
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Here are the tee times and pairings for the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla. (all times EDT):
OFF TEE NO. 1
7:35 a.m.: Camilo Villegas, Padraig Harrington, Erik Compton
7:47 a.m.: Freddie Jacobson, Tim Herron, Matt Every
7:59 a.m.: Robert Garrigus, Daniel Summerhays, Nicolas Colsaerts
8:11 a.m.: Chesson Hadley, Zach Johnson, George McNeill
8:23 a.m.: Chris Kirk, Gary Woodland, Hunter Mahan
8:35 a.m.: Boo Weekley, Stuart Appleby, Stewart Cink
8:47 a.m.: Woody Austin, John Merrick, Angel Cabrera
8:59 a.m.: David Hearn, Chad Collins, Brian Davis
9:11 a.m.: Danny Lee, Ben Martin, Sam Saunders
9:23 a.m.: Tyrone Van Aswegen, Brooks Koepka, Zachary Olsen
12:20 p.m.: Lee Janzen, Briny Baird, Seung-Yul Noh
12:32 p.m.: Chad Campbell, Brendon Todd, Russell Knox
12:44 p.m.: Daniel Chopra, Brian Stuard, Luke Guthrie
12:56 p.m.: Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler
1:08 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Adam Scott, Justin Rose
1:20 p.m.: Bryce Molder, K.J. Choi, Davis Love III
1:32 p.m.: J.J. Henry, Darren Clarke, Vijay Singh
1:44 p.m.: Trevor Immelman, Greg Owen, Morgan Hoffmann
1:56 p.m.: David Duval, Nicholas Thompson, Cameron Tringale
2:08 p.m.: Jim Renner, Billy Hurley III, Nathan T. Smith
OFF TEE NO. 10
7:35 a.m.: J.B. Holmes, David Lynn, Greg Chalmers
7:47 a.m.: Aaron Baddeley, Kevin Chappell, Brian Harman
7:59 a.m.: Brendan Steele, Jeff Overton, Ryo Ishikawa
8:11 a.m.: Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley
8:23 a.m.: Harris English, Brice Garnett, Graeme McDowell
8:35 a.m.: Charlie Beljan, Marc Leishman, Rory Sabbatini
8:47 a.m.: Martin Laird, Brian Gay, Retief Goosen
8:59 a.m.: Will MacKenzie, Rod Pampling, Matt Jones
9:11 a.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Jason Kokrak, Michael Putnam
9:23 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Hudson Swafford, Rod Perry
12:20 p.m.: Sean O’Hair, Jason Bohn, Chris Stroud
12:32 p.m.: Pat Perez, Peter Hanson, Justin Hicks
12:44 p.m.: Dicky Pride, David Lingmerth, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
12:56 p.m.: Scott Stallings, Ryan Moore, Kevin Na
1:08 p.m.: John Senden, Russell Henley, Charles Howell III
1:20 p.m.: Sang-Moon Bae, D.A. Points, Lee Westwood
1:32 p.m.: Billy Horschel, Lucas Glover, Jhonattan Vegas
1:44 p.m.: Ken Duke, Derek Ernst, Scott Brown
1:56 p.m.: Paul Casey, Paul Goydos, William McGirt
2:08 p.m.: Robert Gamez, Tim Wilkinson, Matthew Fitzpatrick