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Pairings announced for PGA Championship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The PGA of America today announced the Groups and Starting Times for the first two rounds (Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8) of the 96th PGA Championship, to be contested on the par-71 Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Keeping with tradition, the PGA of America has placed the winners of the first three major championships of 2014 in the same grouping for the first two rounds. That includes two PGA Champions – Rory McIlroy (2012) and Martin Kaymer (2010).

Also, four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods, who captured the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club, and 2005 PGA Champion Phil Mickelson are paired together in the first two rounds.

Defending PGA Champion Jason Dufner is with two other PGA Champions, including Keegan Bradley, who beat Dufner in a playoff to win the 2011 PGA Championship.

Bubba Watson (2014 Masters), Martin Kaymer (2014 U.S. Open) and Rory McIlroy (2014 Open Championship) -- Thursday, at 1:45 p.m. on No. 1; Friday, at 8:35 a.m. on No. 10

Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 PGA Champion), Phil Mickelson (2005 PGA Champion) and Padraig Harrington (2008 PGA Champion) -- Thursday, at 8:35 a.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 1:45 p.m. on No. 1

Jason Dufner (Defending PGA Champion), Y.E. Yang (2009 PGA Champion), Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Champion) -- Thursday, at 1:55 p.m. on No. 1; Friday, at 8:45 a.m. on No. 10

Other notable groups and their starting times, including Kentucky natives Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes …
Kenny Perry, Ryan Moore, Henrik Stenson -- Thursday, at 1:35 p.m. on No. 1; Friday, at 8:25 a.m. on No. 10

J.B. Holmes, Luke Donald, Francesco Molinari -- Thursday, at 2:05 p.m. on No. 1; Friday, at 8:55 a.m. on No. 10

Sergio Garcia, Steve Stricker, Tom Watson (2014 United States Ryder Cup Team Captain) -- Thursday, at 1:25 p.m. on No. 1; Friday, at 8:15 a.m. on No. 10

Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Brooks Koepka -- Thursday, at 8:45 a.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 1:55 p.m. on No. 1

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Charl Schwartzel, Jim Furyk -- Thursday, at 8:55 a.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 2:05 p.m. on No. 1

Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose -- Thursday, at 9:05 a.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 2:15 p.m. on No. 1

Rickie Fowler, Victor Dubuisson, Ernie Els – Thursday, at 8:05 a.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 1:15 p.m. on No. 1

Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Lee Westwood -- Thursday, at 8:15 a.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 1:25 p.m. on No. 1

Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter, Jason Day -- Thursday, at 8:25 a.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 1:35 p.m. on No. 1

Vijay Singh (1998 and 2004 PGA Champion), Davis Love III (1997 PGA Champion) and David Toms (2001 PGA Champion) -- Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. on No. 10; Friday, at 8:20 a.m. on No. 1

John Daly (1991 PGA Champion), Mark Brooks (1996 PGA Champion at Valhalla Golf Club) and Rich Beem (2002 PGA Champion) -- Thursday, at 8:30 a.m. on No. 1; Friday, at 1:40 p.m. on No. 10


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