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February 15 2011

10:43 PM

Intriguing groups at Riviera

The tee times for the first two rounds of the Northern Trust Open have been released ( click here for the tee times ). Here's an early look at some of the intriguing groups that you can follow on Thursday and Friday during Golf Channel’s coverage: STEVE STRICKER, DUSTIN JOHNSON, D.A. POINTS Rd. 1- 10:32 a.m. ET (1st tee); Rd. 2 – 3:12 p.m. ET (10th tee) Stricker is the defending champion after posting the first West Coast win of his lengthy career last year; Johnson, a four-time winner on TOUR, led for the first two days here last year; Points comes off the first TOUR win of his career last week at Pebble Beach. PHIL MICKELSON, PAUL CASEY, LUKE DONALD Rd. 1 – 3:12 p.m. ET (10th tee); Rd. 2 – 10:32 p.m. ET (1st tee) An American vs. two elite English players. Mickelson is a two-time winner at Riviera; Donald finished solo second here last year; Casey is coming off his most consistent season on TOUR. LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN, ZACH JOHNSON, GEOFF OGILVY Rd. 1 – 10:21 a.m. ET (10th tee); Rd. 2 - 3:01 p.m. ET (1st tee) Call it a majors three-pack. Oosthuizen, making his season debut as a new TOUR member, won the British Open last year. Johnson won the Masters in 2007; Ogilvy won the U.S. Open in 2006. FRED COUPLES, BUBBA WATSON, ANTHONY KIM Rd. 1 – 3:01 p.m. ET (10th tee): Rd. 2 – 10:21 p.m. ET (1st tee) Couples is this year’s U.S. captain for The Presidents Cup. He’ll get a chance to watch up-close two U.S. hopefuls in Watson and Kim. (NOTE: Check out PGATOUR.COM’s coverage of this featured group on Wednesday). JIM FURYK, MATT KUCHAR, MARK WILSON Rd. 1 – 10:21 a.m. ET (1st tee); Rd. 2 – 3:01 p.m. ET (10th tee) It’s a FedExCup trio. Furyk won the FedExCup title last year. Kuchar finished second; Wilson leads in FedExCup points this year. RYO ISHIKAWA, RYUJI IMADA, YUTA IKEDA Rd. 1 – 11:14 a.m. ET (1st tee); Rd. 2 – 3:54 p.m. ET (10th tee) Hmmm, you think the Japanese media might send a few reporters and photographers to cover this threesome for the first two days? COREY PAVIN, JEFF OVERTON, RICKIE FOWLER Rd. 1 – 3:54 p.m. ET (10th tee); Rd. 2 – 11:15 a.m. ET (1st tee) A Ryder Cup reunion -- Pavin was the U.S. captain last year in the loss at Wales, while Overton and Fowler were on the U.S. squad.
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