Featured groups: Frys.com Open


Hope you enjoyed the offseason. The PGA Tour is back in action this week with the Frys.com Open, the first event in the 2013-14 season. Here are a few groups to watch at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.:

Gary Woodland, Jonas Blixt, Billy Horschel: 10:40 a.m. ET off 10 tee

Woodland peaked late last season with a victory in Reno, T-2 at The Barclays and two other top-25 finishes, while Horschel broke out of a late-summer slump to post consecutive top 20s in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Blixt is the defending champion here, after finishing at 16-under 268.

Michael Putnam, John Peterson, Chesson Hadley: 11:30 a.m. ET off 10 tee

Three of the best Web.com Tour graduates. Putnam was the leading money winner during the regular season, Peterson topped the money list during the Web.com Tour Finals (on the strength of four consecutive top 5s), and Hadley won the Web.com Tour Championship

Marc Leishman, Angel Cabrera, Charles Howell III: 3:20 p.m. ET off 1 tee

Leishman and Cabrera represented the International side at last week’s Presidents Cup, with each player posting a 2-2 record. Howell, meanwhile, is coming off a 2013 campaign in which he recorded five top 10s, but none since May.

Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Hideki Matsuyama: 3:30 p.m. ET off 1 tee

Matsuyama will have major-championship company when he makes his first start as a PGA Tour member. The 21-year-old went 1-3-1 at last week’s Presidents Cup, and now he looks to pick up where he left off last year on the PGA Tour, when he had six top 25s in seven starts, including a pair of top 10s in majors.