Tee times: Tour Championship, Round 1
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Tour Championship tee times and pairings are set. Well, they were pretty much set on Monday afternoon when the final 30 players earned their spots at East Lake.
Here are a few pairings to watch out for, plus the full tee times:
• Hunter Mahan-Keegan Bradley: Both players are on the Presidents Cup squad and both players have had quiet, but highly successful seasons. Might learn a little something from each other here in case of a pairing at Muirfield in October, although Phil Mickelson might have something to say about anyone playing with Bradley other than himself.
• Justin Rose-Brandt Snedeker: The 2013 U.S. Open champ (Rose) and the defending FedEx Cup champ (Snedeker). Pretty sweet pairing. And Snedeker is the first FedEx Cup champ to actually return to the Tour Championship the following season.
• Matt Kuchar-Steve Stricker: Will there be a contest for the nicest guy in this pairing. One rarely stops smiling (Kuchar) and the other is likely one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Both have competitive fire, however, and this pairing could provide this week's winner.
• Tiger Woods-Henrik Stenson: Tiger enters the Tour Championship as No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings. He's the only one of the final four players off the tee that hasn't won a playoff event. Stenson plays with Tiger for the second consecutive week, with last week at the BMW a forgettable experience.
11:40 a.m.: Luke Donald, Dustin Johnson
11:50 a.m.: Brendon de Jonge, D.A. Points
12:00 p.m.: Sergio Garcia, Boo Weekley
12:10 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Roberto Castro
12:20 p.m.: Webb Simpson, Billy Horschel
12:30 p.m.: Kevin Streelman, Jason Dufner
12:40 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Bill Haas
12:50 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley
1:00 p.m.: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day
1:10 p.m.: Jim Furyk, Nick Watney
1:20 p.m.: Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker
1:30 p.m.: Graham DeLaet, Phil Mickelson
1:40 p.m.: Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker
1:50 p.m.: Adam Scott, Zach Johnson
2:00 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson