Major champions paired at PGA; Woods with Bradley, Love
Rochester, NY – The season's first three major champions have been paired together for next week's PGA Championship.
Masters titlist Adam Scott will play the first two rounds at Oak Hill with U.S. Open champ Justin Rose and British Open winner Phil Mickelson. The three will start Thursday afternoon on the first tee at 1:45 p.m. (ET), then comeback at 8:35 a.m. on the 10th tee on Friday for their second round.
Four-time winner Tiger Woods will go early-late. He is slated to start on the 10th tee at 8:35 a.m. on Thursday and will go off No. 1 on Friday at 1:45 p.m. Woods will play the first two rounds with former champions Davis Love III and Keegan Bradley.
Those are the headline groups each afternoon, but they also have plenty of firepower in front of them.
There is a five group run-up to this year's major winners that starts with Pebble Beach and Canadian Open winner Brandt Snedeker playing alongside Jason Day and Nicolas Colsaerts at 12:55 p.m. on Thursday.
They are followed by 2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson, who will play with Tim Clark and Lee Westwood for the first two days. Next up will be Miguel Angel Jimenez and two former U.S. Open winners - Webb Simpson and Angel Cabrera.
Defending champion Rory McIlroy will compete alongside fellow former PGA champions Vijay Singh and Martin Kaymer for rounds one and two.
Just in front of this year's three major winners will be the trio of Luke Donald, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Jordan Spieth. The group after this year's major champions is slated to be 2007 Masters winner Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter and 2009 U.S. Open champ Lucas Glover.
The groups leading into Woods' threesome starts with new father Hunter Mahan, Paul Casey and Billy Horschel. They are followed by Americans Jason Dufner and Steve Stricker, who play with Hideki Matsuyama.
Three players looking for their first major championships - Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler - will go off Thursday at 7:55 a.m. The next group includes former major winners Graeme McDowell and Ernie Els, as well as Bill Haas.
Former PGA champs David Toms, Padraig Harrington and Y.E. Yang are two groups ahead of Woods. Immediately in front of Woods' group will be Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson and 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel.
Jim Furyk headlines the group behind Woods, while K.J. Choi is two groups behind Woods.