March 5 2013
DORAL, Fla. -- Pairings are out for the first two rounds of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, where Justin Rose is the defending champion. Rose will be playing with Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott (12:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, 12:04 p.m. Friday).
Here is a look at the other notable groups this week:
Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods-Luke Donald: The top three players in the world will tee off at 11:53 a.m. ET on Thursday and 12:59 p.m. Friday. McIlroy is coming off a withdrawl at The Honda Classic, while Woods, a past champion here, failed to break par in any of his four days at PGA National. Donald is making just his third start of the year.
Charl Schwartzel-Keegan Bradley-Jason Dufner: Bradley got into contention last week at The Honda Classc, where he finished fourth. It was his second fourth-place finish this season. Schwartzel has been just as consistent, finishing in the top 10 in his two stroke-play starts on TOUR this season. They'll tee off at 11:31 a.m. Thursday and 12:37 p.m. Friday.
Bubba Watson-Phil Mickelson-Steve Stricker: Mickelson has had success here before, winning the event in 2009 and having been on the losing end of the memorable Duel at Doral with Tiger Woods in 2005 here before the tournament took on WGC status. Stricker is making just his third start of the season, but he's played well with a runner-up in Maui and a semifinal appearance in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Last year, Watson tied the 18-hole tournament record here with a 10-under 62. He led through three rounds before finishing second to Rose. Watson has three top-15 finishes in four starts this season. They'll tee off at 12:48 p.m. and 11:53 a.m.
Webb Simpson-Sergio Garcia-Graeme McDowell: It's been a busy year for Simpson, who is already making his seventh start of the year this week. In the last two, he's finished in the top 6, which includes reaching the semifinals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. McDowell is also coming off back-to-back top 10s. They'll tee off at 12:37 p.m. and 11:42 a.m.