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January 29 2013

5:13 PM

Featured Groups: WM Phoenix Open

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tee times are out for the first two rounds of the Waste Management Phoenix Open where Kyle Stanley is the defending champion and will play the first two rounds with former PGA champ Keegan Bradley and Martin Kaymer, who is making his debut as a PGA TOUR member.
 
Here's more on them, and who else to watch for Thursday and Friday at TPC Scottsdale. Tell us who you're interested in watching in the comments section below.  

Bubba Watson-Nick Watney-Russell Henley: All three have played well this year. Henley won the Sony Open in Hawaii while Watson is playing for the first time since he tied for fourth at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and Watney tied for fourth last week at Torrey Pines. They will tee off the first tee at 2:16 p.m. ET on Thursday and off No. 10 at 10:06 a.m. ET on Friday.

Kyle Stanley-Martin Kaymer-Keegan Bradley: Stanley came from eight strokes back a year ago to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open while Bradley tied for 15th in his debut. Kaymer, who winters in Scottsdale, missed the cut in his only appearance in 2010 but he has a win a two top-10s in his last three starts around the world. They will tee off No. 1 at 2:25 p.m. ET on Thursday and off No. 10 at 10:15 a.m. ET on Friday.

Jason Dufner-Rickie Fowler-Phil Mickelson: Mickelson, who went to school at nearby Arizona State, has two victories and nine-top-10s in 23 starts at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Fowler is coming off a tie for sixth at Torrey Pines despite opening with a 77. The steady Dufner, a two-time winner in 2012, had finished in the top 10 each of the last two years in Phoenix, including solo second in 2012. They will tee off No. 10 at 10:06 a.m. ET on Thursday and off No. 1 at 2:16 p.m. ET on Friday.

Padraig Harrington, Hunter Mahan-Brandt Snedeker: Harrington is making his 2013 PGA TOUR debut, as well as his first start at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mahan is a former champion at TPC Scottsdale while Snedeker made a spirited bid for a win at last week's Farmers Insurance before tying for second. They will tee off No. 10 at 10:15 a.m. ET on Thursday and off No. 1 at 2:25 p.m. ET on Friday.

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