NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – It’s not often that Nos. 25, 26 and 27 on the FedExCup points list will attract the most attention, but that’ll be the case for the first two rounds of the BMW Championship.
Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth – Nos. 25-27, respectively – are grouped together early at Aronimink. They’ll tee off at 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday off the 10th tee, then 12:25 p.m. off 1 on Friday.
All three need solid performances this week to ensure that they reach the season-ending Tour Championship.
Bryson DeChambeau, who has won back-to-back playoff events, is guaranteed to be the top seed heading to East Lake. He’ll be grouped with No. 2 seed Dustin Johnson and No. 3 seed Justin Rose for the first two rounds of the BMW, in the group behind Woods’ beginning at 11:41 a.m. Thursday.
Other featured groups: Tony Finau, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka, who play at 12:47 p.m. Thursday and 11:41 a.m. Friday; Jason Day, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay, who are off at 12:58 p.m. Thursday and 11:52 a.m. Friday; and Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Cameron Smith, who tee off at 11:52 a.m. Thursday and 12:47 p.m. Friday.