First-round tee times for J.T. Shriners Hospitals Open

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 2, 2012, 8:46 pm

Here are Thursday's first-round tee times for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. All times are local.

Hole No. 1

7:00 a.m. – Chad Campbell, Tim Herron, Cameron Tringale

7:09 a.m. – Nathan Green, Ken Duke, Kevin Streelman

7:19 a.m. – Chris Riley, James Driscoll, Troy Kelly

7:28 a.m. – Bryce Molder, Chris Kirk, Fredrik Jacobson

7:38 a.m. – Tim Clark, Ryan Palmer, Charles Howell III

7:47 a.m. – Brendan Steele, Stuart Appleby, Justin Leonard

7:57 a.m. – Heath Slocum, Derek Lamely, Stewart Cink

8:06 a.m. – Brendon De Jonge, Michael Thompson, Martin Flores

8:16 a.m. – Brian Davis, Kevin Stadler, David Hearn

8:25 a.m. – Garth Mulroy, Danny Lee, Tommy Biershenk

8:35 a.m. – Steve Wheatcroft, Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed

Hole No. 10

7:00 a.m. – Marc Turnesa, Daniel Chopra, Tommy Gainey

7:09 a.m. – Rod Pampling, John Daly, Billy Mayfair

7:19 a.m. – Andres Romero, Jeff Maggert, Chris DiMarco

7:28 a.m. – Nick Watney, Charley Hoffman, Ryan Moore

7:38 a.m. – Scott Piercy, John Huh, Robert Garrigus

7:47 a.m. – Matt Bettencourt, Camilo Villegas, J.B. Holmes

7:57 a.m. – Jason Bohn, Jerry Kelly, Trevor Immelman

8:06 a.m. – Boo Weekley, Daniel Summerhays, Scott Dunlap

8:16 a.m. – Bob Estes, Jimmy Walker, Sung Kang

8:25 a.m. – Alexandre Rocha, Jason Kokrak, Russell Knox

8:35 a.m. – J.J. Killeen, Edward Loar, Richard H. Lee

Hole No. 1

11:35 a.m. – John Mallinger, Ricky Barnes, William McGirt

11:44 a.m. – Kevin Chappell, David Mathis, Gary Christian

11:54 a.m. – Jeff Overton, Nick O'Hern, Harris English

12:03 p.m. – Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley, Johnson Wagner

12:13 p.m. – Kevin Na, Jason Day, Davis Love III

12:22 p.m. – Bill Lunde, Jhonattan Vegas, Angel Cabrera

12:32 p.m. – Rocco Mediate, Arjun Atwal, Cameron Beckman

12:41 p.m. – Troy Matteson, Vaughn Taylor, Chris Stroud

12:51 p.m. – Ryuji Imada, D.J. Trahan, Colt Knost

1:00 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Erik Compton, Miguel Ange Carballo

1:10 p.m. – Billy Hurley III, Charlie Beljan, Casey Martin

Hole No. 10

11:35 a.m. – Brian Harman, Blake Adams, Will Claxton

11:44 a.m. – Josh Teater, Shane Bertsch, Gavin Coles

11:54 a.m. – John Merrick, Marco Dawson, Hank Kuehne

12:03 p.m. – Sean O'Hair, Brian Gay, Vijay Singh

12:13 p.m. – George McNeill, D.A. Points, Rory Sabbatini

12:22 p.m. – Michael Bradley, Stephen Ames, Robert Allenby

12:32 p.m. – Greg Owen, Patrick Sheehan, Roberto Castro

12:41 p.m. – Bart Bryant, Robert Karlsson, Jonas Blixt

12:51 p.m. – Tom Pernice Jr., Matthew Goggin, Roland Thatcher

1:00 p.m. – Bobby Gates, Mark Anderson, Hunter Hamrick

1:10 p.m. – Kyle Reifers, Scott Brown, Dennis Downs

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Recent winner Cook contending at CareerBuilder

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 11:45 pm

Patton Kizzire is currently the only two-time PGA Tour winner this season, but Austin Cook hopes to join him this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Cook won for the first time in November at the RSM Classic, a victory that catapaulted him from the Tour graduate category into an entirely new echelon. Cook notched a pair of top-25 finishes over the last two weeks in Hawaii, and he's again in the mix after an opening 63 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course left him one shot behind Jon Rahm.

"Today was great," Cook told reporters. "The conditions were perfect, but I always loved desert golf and I was just hitting the ball well and seeing good lines on the greens and hitting good putts."

Cook got off to a fast start, playing his first seven holes in 6 under highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. He briefly entertained the notion of a sub-60 round after birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 before closing with six pars and a birdie.

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Cook was a relative unknown before his victory at Sea Island earlier this season, but now with the flexibility and confidence afforded by a win he hopes to build on his burgeoning momentum this week in California.

"That was a big, proud moment for myself, knowing that I can finish a tournament," Cook said. "I think it was one of those things that I've proven to myself that now I can do it, and it just meant the world to me."

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Photo: Fleetwood's phone cover is picture of Bjorn

By Jason CrookJanuary 18, 2018, 11:40 pm

There's phone covers and then there are Phone Covers.

Paul Casey has himself a Phone Cover, showing off the protective case that features a picture of his wife at last year's U.S. Open.

Now, it appears, Tommy Fleetwood has joined the movement.

Fleetwood, last year's season-long Race to Dubai winner, has a phone cover with a picture of Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn on it. And not even a current Thomas Bjorn. This is a young Bjorn. A hair-having Bjorn.


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The 26-year-old is a virtual lock for this year's European Ryder Cup team, but just in case, he's carrying around a phone with a picture of the team captain attached to the back of it.

It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him.

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Mickelson starts fast, fades to 70 at La Quinta

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 11:07 pm

Phil Mickelson got off to a fast start in his first competitive round of 2018 - for six holes, at least.

The 47-year-old is making his first start since the WGC-HSBC Champions this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge, and only his third competitive appearance since the BMW Championship in September. Four birdies over his first six holes indicated that a strong opener might be in the cards, but Mickelson played his subsequent holes in 2 over.

It added up to a 2-under 70 at La Quinta Country Club, typically the easiest of the three courses in rotation this week, and left Mickelson eight shots behind Jon Rahm.

"It was fun to get back out and be competitive," Mickelson told reporters. "I for some reason am stuck on 70 here at La Quinta, whether I get off to a good start or a bad one, I end up shooting the same score."

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Mickelson stunted his momentum with a tee shot out of bounds on the par-4 eighth hole, but he managed to save bogey and otherwise drove the ball relatively well. Instead, he pointed to his normally reliable iron play as the culprit for his back-nine backslide on a day when more than 120 players in the 156-man field broke par.

Mickelson will now head to the Nicklaus Tournament Course with the Stadium Course on tap for Saturday's third round. While there were several low scores Thursday at La Quinta, Mickelson remains bullish about the birdie opportunities that still lie ahead.

"This isn't the course where I go low on," Mickelson said. "I feel more comfortable on Stadium and Nicklaus. Neither of them are nearly as tight and I tend to score a lot lower on those other two than I do here, historically."

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Rahm (62) shoots career low round at CareerBuilder

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 10:33 pm

After a banner year in 2017, Jon Rahm found a way to add yet another accolade to his growing list of accomplishments during the opening round of the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Rahm got off to a fast start at La Quinta Country Club, playing his first seven holes in 6 under en route to a 10-under 62. The score marked his career low on the PGA Tour by two shots and gave him an early lead in an event that utilizes a three-course rotation.

La Quinta was the site of Adam Hadwin's 59 during last year's event, and Rahm knew full well that a quick start opened the door to a memorably low score.

"Any time you have that going for you, you get thoughts come in your head, 60, maybe 59," Rahm told reporters. "I knew that if I kept playing good I was going to have more birdie opportunities, and I tried not to get ahead of myself and I was able to do it."

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Rahm birdied his first two holes before an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole sparked him to an outward 30. He added four more birdies on the inward half without dropping a shot.

The Spaniard is the highest-ranked player in the field this week, and while many players opted for a two-week stint in Hawaii he instead came home for some practice after opening the new year with a runner-up finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. That decision appears to have paid some early dividends as Rahm gets set to defend a PGA Tour title for the first time next week at Torrey Pines.

Low scores were plentiful on all three courses during the opening round, and Rahm remained pleased with his effort even though he fell short of matching Hadwin's sub-60 score from a year ago.

"That's golf. You're not going to make every single putt, you're not going to hit every shot perfect," he said. "Overall, you've got to look at the bigger picture. I birdied the last hole, had a couple of great sand saves coming in, shot 10 under par. There's not much more I can ask for."