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March 20 2012

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Tee times and notable groups

Tee times for the first two rounds of this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard have been released. ( Click here for tee times). Here’s a look at some of the notable groups at Bay Hill.

Tiger Woods/Hunter Mahan/Ernie Els – Woods, a six-time winner of this event, makes his first TOUR start since having to withdraw due to a strained Achilles tendon two weeks ago.

Phil Mickelson/Justin Rose/Webb Simpson – Rose followed his win at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship with a T29 last week at the Transitions Championship.

Bubba Watson/Sergio Garcia/Sang-Moon Bae – Bae and Watson each come off runner-up finishes in their last starts.

Bill Haas/Jim Furyk/Brandt Snedeker – Haas won the FedExCup last year; Furyk won in 2010. Snedeker and Haas are currently in the top 10 in FedExCup points this year.

Gary Woodland/Vijay Singh/Justin Leonard – Each player has made seven starts this year; Leonard’s the only one to produce a top-10 finish.

Martin Laird/Johnson Wagner/Ben Crane – Laird enters as the defending champ.

Ryo Ishikawa/Tommy Gainey/Pat Perez – Ishikawa, the emerging Japanese star, missed the cut last week after finishing as the runner-up in Puerto Rico.

John Huh/Nick Watney/Robert Garrigus – Huh’s already won a PGA TOUR event this year, and Garrigus nearly matched him last week when he lost in a four-man playoff at the Transitions Championship.

George McNeill/Mark Wilson/K.J. Choi – McNeill and Wilson have already won TOUR events this year.

Jason Dufner/Ken Duke/Ricky Barnes – Dufner and Duke come off top-10 finishes last week.

Now it’s your turn. Which groups are you most interested in following?

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