Woods, Couples, Haas featured group


Tiger Woods will begin the week in search of a fifth Memorial Tournament title on Thursday playing alongside Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples and FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas. The trio starts on the 10th tee at Muirfield Village GC at 8:15 a.m.

World No. 1 Luke Donald is in the group 11 minutes before Woods. Paired with world No. 2 Rory McIlroy and Keegan Bradley, they start at the 10th hole, as well.

Phil Mickelson joins Masters winner Bubba Watson and Quail Hollow winner Rickie Fowler in a high-profile afternoon group. Their 1:05 p.m. three-ball starts at the first tee.

Preceding Mickelson and company, Hunter Mahan and the last two Memorial winners begin at 12:54 p.m. Defending champion Steve Stricker and 2010 winner, Justin Rose round out the group.

Dustin Johnson makes his PGA Tour return, also playing at 12:54 p.m., from the 10th with Brandt Snedeker and Adam Scott. Johnson has not played since the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in early March.