WGC-Bridgestone: Tee times, 1st and 2nd rounds

Tiger Woods will have a late Thursday tee time to begin his defense of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title.
Tiger Woods will have a late Thursday tee time to begin his defense of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title. ( Getty Images )

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tiger Woods will share a tee time with reigning U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational boasts several strong pairings.

Woods and Kaymer will play late Thursday and early Friday, as will World No. 1 Adam Scott alongside reigning Masters champ Bubba Watson.

Reigning Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar will play early Thursday and late Friday, as will Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia.

Here are more facts and figures about the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational:

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday-Sunday, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio

AT STAKE: $1,530,000 first prize in $9 million purse.

SHORT SHOTS: Since 1999, 13 of the last 15 WGC-Bridgestone winners have been major champions. … Eight players are making their WGC debuts: Steven Bowditch, Matt Every, Estanislao Goya, Brian Harman, Matt Jones, Seung-Yul Noh, Yoshitaka Takeya and Brendon Todd. … All but one of the top 50 players in OWGR are playing this week, as well as all but two of the top 30 in FedEx Cup points.

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Complete tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday and Friday at Firestone CC in Akron, Ohio (all times EST):

Thursday

9:10 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Matt Every, Branden Grace

9:10 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Patrick Reed, John Senden

9:20 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Tim Clark, Angel Cabrera

9:20 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Harris English, Ryan Moore

9:30 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Tano Goya, Alexander Levy

9:30 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Pablo Larrazabal, Louis Oosthuizen

9:40 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Matt Jones, Thongchai Jaidee

9:40 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Brian Harman, David Howell

9:50 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Francesco Molinari, Seung-Yul Noh

9:50 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Joost Luiten, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

10:00 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Luke Donald, Webb Simpson

10:00 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Charl Schwartzel, Jamie Donaldson

10:10 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood

10:10 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Jordan Spieth, Victor Dubuisson

10:20 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Graeme McDowell, Hunter Mahan

10:20 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Brandt Snedeker, Hideki Matsuyama

10:30 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Keegan Bradley, Miguel Angel Jimenez

10:30 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson

10:40 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy

1:00 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Steven Bowditch, Kevin Stadler

1:00 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Chris Kirk, Marc Leishman

1:10 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Fabrizio Zanotti, Graham DeLaet

1:10 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Kevin Streelman, Daisuke Maruyama

1:20 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Richard Sterne, Scott Stallings

1:20 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Stephen Gallacher, Ben Crane

1:30 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Mikko Ilonen, Brendon Todd

1:30 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Russell Henley, Jonas Blixt

1:40 p.m. (No. 1 tee): J.B. Holmes, David Lynn

1:40 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Gary Woodland, Yoshitaka Takeya

1:50 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Jim Furyk, Jason Day

1:50 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Ernie Els, Jason Dufner

2:00 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler

2:00 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter

2:10 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Bubba Watson, Adam Scott

2:10 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Brendon de Jonge, Kevin Na

2:20 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Tiger Woods, Martin Kaymer

2:20 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Thomas Bjorn, Steve Stricker

2:30 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Henrik Stenson, Bill Haas

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Friday

9:10 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Chris Kirk, Marc Leishman

9:10 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Steven Bowditch, Kevin Stadler

9:20 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Kevin Streelman, Daisuke Maruyama

9:20 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Fabrizio Zanotti, Graham DeLaet

9:30 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Stephen Gallacher, Ben Crane

9:30 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Richard Sterne, Scott Stallings

9:40 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Russell Henley, Jonas Blixt

9:40 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Mikko Ilonen, Brendon Todd

9:50 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Gary Woodland, Yoshitaka Takeya

9:50 a.m. (No. 10 tee): J.B. Holmes, David Lynn

10:00 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Ernie Els, Jason Dufner

10:00 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Jim Furyk, Jason Day

10:10 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter

10:10 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler

10:20 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Brendon de Jonge, Kevin Na

10:20 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Bubba Watson, Adam Scott

10:30 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Thomas Bjorn, Steve Stricker

10:30 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Tiger Woods, Martin Kaymer

10:40 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Henrik Stenson, Bill Haas

1:00 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Patrick Reed, John Senden

1:00 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Matt Every, Branden Grace

1:10 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Harris English, Ryan Moore

1:10 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Tim Clark, Angel Cabrera

1:20 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Pablo Larrazabal, Louis Oosthuizen

1:20 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Tano Goya, Alexander Levy

1:30 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Brian Harman, David Howell

1:30 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Matt Jones, Thongchai Jaidee

1:40 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Joost Luiten, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

1:40 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Francesco Molinari, Seung-Yul Noh

1:50 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Charl Schwartzel, Jamie Donaldson

1:50 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Luke Donald, Webb Simpson

2:00 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Jordan Spieth, Victor Dubuisson

2:00 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood

2:10 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Brandt Snedeker, Hideki Matsuyama

2:10 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Graeme McDowell, Hunter Mahan

2:20 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson

2:20 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Keegan Bradley, Miguel Angel Jimenez

2:30 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy

PGA Tour Media contributed.