English grouped with Streb, Taylor in Mexico


Harris English will begin defense of his title at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba alongside the PGA Tour's two newest winners. Here is a look at some of the featured early-round groups at El Camaleon, where the PGA Tour will stage its final official event of the year (all times ET; click here for full tee times):

7:35 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Nick Watney, Jhonattan Vegas, Davis Love III

After years as one of the game's elite players, Watney has now slipped outside the OWGR top 100 and will look to get back on track this week in Mexico. He'll be joined for the first two rounds by Vegas, who missed the cut in his first two starts of the new season, and Love, who is coming off a T-8 finish in Malaysia, his first top-10 result in over a year.

7:45 a.m. (No. 1 tee): Scott Brown, Rory Sabbatini, Charles Howell III

Brown knows what it takes to win outside the U.S., having claimed the Puerto Rico Open in 2013. He'll play alongside Sabbatini, who tied for third in Mexico last year and was T-5 in 2011, and Howell, who has notched four straight top-20 finishes in this event, including a T-6 result last year.

7:45 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Ben Martin, Brian Harman, Lucas Glover

Martin notched his maiden win last month in Las Vegas and has yet to slow down, with top-30 results in each of his two subsequent starts. He will round out a group that features Harman, who scored his first victory earlier this year at the John Deere Classic, and Glover, a former U.S. Open champ whose T-22 finish last week in Mississippi was his best since March.

12:05 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Camilo Villegas, Angel Cabrera, Carlos Ortiz

Three of the biggest names in Latin American golf will have the attention of the fans in Mexico, especially Ortiz, the reigning Web.com Tour Player of the Year who hails from Guadalajara. He'll be joined by two players who won events this summer: Villegas, a winner at the Wyndham Championship in August, and Cabrera, who captured the Greenbrier Classic in July.

12:15 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Harris English, Robert Streb, Nick Taylor

English cruised to a four-shot win here last year that sparked a hot start to his season, but he has only one top-10 finish on Tour since March. He'll hope to end that drought this week alongside the two newest winners on Tour: Streb, who won a three-man playoff at the McGladrey Classic last month, and Taylor, who came from behind on Sunday to win the Sanderson Farms Championship.