AUGUSTA, Ga. – The groupings are out for Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest with the standard groups – including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player who will tee off at 3:02 p.m. ET.
Defending champion Bubba Watson will play with Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk at 12:07, while last year’s runner-up Louis Oosthuizen will play with 2011 champion Charl Schwartzel and fellow South African George Coetzee at noon.
One surprise on the tee sheet was Davis Love III, who has been sidelined since neck surgery in February. According to his manager with Crown Sports, Love had been considering a soft return to competition at this week’s Par 3 Contest, but wanted to wait a few more weeks to regain his strength following surgery. He will not be playing alongside Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd, at 12:35 p.m.
It was not a surprise, however, that Tiger Woods again did not sign up to play the Par 3 Contest.