Horschel grouped with Snedeker, Walker in Vegas

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Billy Horschel will begin his FedEx Cup title defense alongside a player who knows a thing or two about hoisting hardware at East Lake. Here is a look at the featured groups for the first two rounds of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (all times PT). Click here for full tee times.

7:20 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker

Horschel is making his 2014-15 season debut, four weeks after claiming both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup to cap an impressive playoff run. Both Snedeker and Walker got their seasons off to underwhelming starts last week at Silverado, but should bounce back on a course where birdies will be made in bunches.


7:30 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Camilo Villegas, Hideki Matsuyama, Ryan Moore

Villegas and Matsuyama both won this summer, the former at the Wyndham Championship and the latter at the Memorial, though Moore will likely have the most crowd support as a former NCAA champion at UNLV. Matsuyama comes in with the most momentum of the trio, having tied for third last week at the Frys.com Open.


11:40 a.m. (No. 10 tee): Padraig Harrington, Erik Compton, Brooks Koepka 

Harrington is returning to the U.S. after a successful run as Ryder Cup vice captain and a T-18 finish at the Dunhill Links. Compton finished T-46 after a disappointing final round at Silverado, while Koepka's T-8 finish was his fourth straight top-11 result worldwide.


12:10 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Chesson Hadley, Webb Simpson, Kevin Na

Hadley and Simpson were in the final group last year at TPC Summerlin, where Simpson cruised to a six-shot win and Hadley finished T-5 en route to Rookie of the Year honors. Na recorded his lone PGA Tour win in Las Vegas in 2011, and makes his season debut after reaching the Tour Championship last month.


12:20 p.m. (No. 1 tee): Sang-Moon Bae, Nick Watney, Jonathan Byrd

Bae looks to continue his momentum after winning last week's season-opening event, and he will play the first two rounds alongside Watney, who hopes to bounce back from a disappointing 2013-14 season. They'll be joined by Byrd, whose walk-off hole-in-one in 2010 remains the most famous shot in this event's history.