Notable groupings for the 93rd PGA Championship


Tiger Woods returns to major championship golf at the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. after missing the U.S. Open and the Open Championship due to left knee and Achilles injuries. 

The pairings for the first two rounds were announced Friday by the PGA of America. Woods, a four-time PGA champion, tees off Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8:35 a.m. on the 10th hole alongside 1997 PGA champion and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, and 2008 PGA champion Padraig Harrington of Ireland. The group tees off on Friday, Aug. 12, at 1:45 p.m. on the first hole.

South African Charl Schwartzel – the 2011 Masters champion – will be joined by Northern Irishmen Rory McIlroy – the 2011 United States Open champion – and Darren Clarke – the 2011 Open champion. The trio tees off on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. on the first tee and Friday at 8:35 a.m. on the 10th tee.

Kaymer, who captured the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., is paired with 2009 PGA champion Y.E. Yang of South Korea and another PGA champion, Shaun Micheel, who won the title in 2003. They start on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. on the first tee and are off Friday at 8:05 a.m. on the 10th tee. 

David Toms, who out-dueled Phil Mickelson to win the PGA Championship in 2001 at the Atlanta Athletic Club, is paired with Mickelson (the 2005 PGA Champion) and two-time PGA champion Vijay Singh of Fiji. They start Thursday at 8:15 a.m. on the 10th tee and Friday at 1:25 p.m. on the first tee.

Other groupings of interest for the first two rounds include: Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia; Luke Donald, Alvaro Quiros and Nick Watney; and Matteo Manassero, Ryo Ishikawa and Adam Scott.

The 93rd PGA Championship features the strongest field in golf, and currently includes 100 of the top 102 ranked players in the world. There are 14 PGA champions and 30 major champions currently in the field.

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