Patrick Reed will have plenty of time to share his favorite Gleneagles memories this week in Malaysia, as Reed will play the first two rounds of the CIMB Classic alongside a pair of European Ryder Cup stars: Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood.
Reed is making his first PGA Tour start of the new season, having played in the Volvo World Match Play Championship earlier this month, and will be playing in a stroke-play event for the first time since the Tour Championship. Joining him will be Garcia, who tied for 11th at this event a year ago, and Westwood, who won at the Maybank Malaysian Open on this same venue earlier this year. The trio will begin play at 8:05 a.m. local time, which is 8:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Here is a look at other notable early-round groupings this week in the Tour's fourth event of the 2014-15 season (all times ET, with tee times beginning Wednesday night. Click here for full tee times):
7:55 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Ryan Moore, Gary Woodland, David Lipsky: Moore and Woodland were the last two men standing last year in Kuala Lumpur, with Moore ousting Woodland on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. They'll be paired together for the first two rounds alongside Lipsky, an American who currently tops the Asian Tour's Order of Merit.
8:15 p.m. (No. 10 tee): Chesson Hadley, Jonas Blixt, K.J. Choi: Hadley, the reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, will make his first start in Malaysia next to a pair of players who both cracked the top 10 a year ago. Blixt finished T-25 last year but is still in search of his first top-25 finish since a runner-up at the Masters in April, while Choi was T-11 a year ago and will be teeing it up for the first time since the BMW Championship.
9:05 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Dufner, Anirban Lahiri: Matsuyama is making his third start of the season after top-10 finishes at both the Frys.com Open and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He'll be joined by Dufner, who is making his first PGA Tour start since the PGA Championship after dealing with bulging discs in his neck, and Lahiri, who won the Asian Tour's Venetian Macau Open last week by one shot.
9:15 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Billy Horschel, Guan Tianlang, Charl Schwartzel: The defending FedEx Cup champ will be joined for the first two rounds by one of the game's most famous amateurs, as Horschel will be paired with Guan, who finished as low amateur at the 2013 Masters at age 14. Horschel is making a return trip to Malaysia, after a T-11 finish last year, and the group will be rounded out by Schwartzel who will make his first PGA Tour start since the BMW Championship - which was won by Horschel.