Groups, tee times set for 1st two rounds of Players

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: May 06 2014 04:09:24 PM EDT
Updated On: May 06 2014 04:31:38 PM EDT
Phil Mickelson waits on 18th

Phil Mickelson and caddie waits on the 18th fairway during Tuesday's practice round.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -

Lee Westwood highlights the opening group as The Players Championship tees off bright and early Thursday morning.

Westwood will join Martin Flores and Brendon de Jonge on the first tee at 7:15 a.m. Another group will tee off simultaneously on the 10th tee.

That's where those looking to find Phil Mickelson can do so at 8:39 a.m. Mickelson won The Players in 2007.

Groups, tee times for Thursday, Friday

He joins a star-studded group, flanked by Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia, who won the tournament in 2008.

The afternoon groups will tee off at 12:25 p.m.

Several big names will kick off their rounds as the temperatures heat up. Adam Scott, the 2004 champion, is grouped with Rickie Fowler and Steve Stricker at 1:39 p.m.

Ten minutes later, 2012 champion Matt Kuchar and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson will begin their tournaments on the first tee.

Groups teeing off Thursday morning will start their second rounds in the afternoon on Friday, and vice versa.

Before the tournament begins, country music star Jake Owen will perform on the Clubhouse Lawn as part of Military Appreciation Day. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.

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