Mickelson, Haas paired in WMPO featured group


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - After withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open last week citing a sore back, all eyes will be on defending champion Phil Mickelson this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mickelson, a three-time winner in Scottsdale, looks to become the first player to successfully defend his WMPO title since Johnny Miller in 1975.

Mickelson will be paired with Ryan Moore - already a winner this season (CIMB Classic in October) - and Bill Haas, whose most recent Tour victory came at last year's AT&T National.

Here's a look at the featured groupings for the first two rounds at TPC Scottsdale (All times local MT):

8:15 a.m. (No. 10)/12:25 p.m. (No. 1): Phil Mickelson, Bill Haas, Ryan Moore

8:06 a.m. (No. 10)/12:16 p.m. (No. 1): Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson

12:07 p.m. (No. 1)/7:57 a.m. (No. 10): Brandt Snedeker, Harris English, Lee Westwood

12:16 p.m. (No. 1)/8:06 a.m. (No. 10): Bubba Watson, Gary Woodland, Patrick Reed