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It was his first time being at Augusta National for the Masters Tournament and it’s an experience he’ll never forget.

Michael Phelps spoke with NBC Sports and the “Today” show Wednesday about Sunday’s visit at Augusta National, focusing mainly on what it was like to stand behind Tiger Woods on the 16th hole as Woods was on his way to winning his first major in 11 years.

“Being able to watch him and how in control he is of every single thing on the golf course. I feel like every step is so calculated and every little small detail he pays so much attention to. It’s something I can relate to,” Phelps told NBC Sports as he recounted the Masters’ final round on Sunday.

Phelps said he has a friend who is a member of Augusta National and he was invited to attend the Masters’ final round earlier in the week.

When asked how he achieved getting such good seats on the 16th hole as Woods putted his way to winning a fifth green jacket, Phelps told the “Today” show, he just got lucky.

“We met some nice people that offered us a chair to sit next to them at some pretty cool spots and that was one of probably the coolest shots and coolest things I’ve ever seen live in sports and definitely in golf,” Phelps said of Woods’ tee shot on the 16th hole. “Just watching Tiger come back. Watching him be able to do that, get back on top of the mountain, it’s just so cool.”

The 23-time Olympic gold medalist didn’t go unnoticed on the 16th hole Sunday. He ended up on CBS’s broadcast and a screenshot of him appearing just as intense as Woods quickly went viral.

Because no cell phones are allowed on the course at Augusta National, Phelps didn’t know he was featured on the broadcast until later.

“I think that was probably the most exciting part about not having your phone. You know what I mean? You really get to truly enjoy where you are and seeing what you’re seeing so I had a couple texts when I got back to the house,” Phelps said on “Today.”

Even though Woods’ focus was solely on his game Sunday, Phelps is pretty sure the 15-time major winner knew he was at the event.

“I think he knew I was there because I was standing when he walked out of the clubhouse (before his round), and it looked like somebody said something to him about it, like one of the guys walking out with him,” Phelps told NBC Sports.

Phelps told NBC Sports the two accomplished athletes met in 2004 in New York City for a video game launch.

“Through a mutual friend, just reached out, tried to do whatever I could if he needed help, wanted to ask questions, bounce ideas,” Phelps told NBC Sports. “I’ve gone through a lot that other people haven’t gone through in the sports world. I just wanted to support. Tiger is one of my favorite athletes to watch, being a huge golf nut.”

While the two are both champions in their respective fields, the tie that connects Woods and Phelps is much more profound because it’s rooted in perseverance.

In 2004, a 19-year-old Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Maryland. Less than a year later in February 2009, he was suspended for three months by USA Swimming and lost his Kellogg sponsorship after a photo of the swimmer using a bong went viral. In 2014, Phelps was suspended once again by USA Swimming, this time for six months after another arrest involving speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Md.

Phelps survived the criticism and embarrassment of his 2014 arrest to rise from the ashes two years later. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won one silver and five gold medals, retiring as the most decorated Olympian of all time.

In May 2017, Woods was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol near his home in Jupiter Island, Fla. In October 2017, he pled guilty to reckless driving and was giving one-year probation.

Despite the hardship, Woods was able to redeem himself on Sunday.

Phelps loved every moment.

“I’m getting chills right now,” Phelps said to NBC Sports. “The chance to see (Tiger Woods) at that place be able to come back when everybody counted him out. It’s cool because I kind of have an idea of what that feels like, climbing back to the top of the mountain. Having a chance to see him do it on his terms with his kids there, I was speechless for two days.”

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Tiger Woods is now the ninth player to win a major championship in his 20s, 30s and 40s.

Woods’ latest major, his 15th, came at the Masters, a tournament he’s won five times. The 1997 Masters was his first major.

Woods was born on Dec. 30, 1975. Here are his wins by age decade:

20s

  • 1997 Masters
  • 1999 PGA Championship
  • 2000 U.S. Open
  • 2000 British Open
  • 2000 PGA Championship
  • 2001 Masters
  • 2002 Masters
  • 2002 U.S. Open
  • 2005 Masters
  • 2005 British Open

30s

  • 2006 British Open
  • 2006 PGA Championship
  • 2007 PGA Championship
  • 2008 U.S. Open

40s

  • 2019 Masters

The eight golfers to do it previously:

Ernie Els, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, J.H. Taylor, Lee Trevino and Harry Vardon.

Caddie has longer streak than Tiger

Woods went 22 years between his first and most recent major victory.

Tiger Woods hugs caddie Joe Lacava after winning The Masters (Photo: Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

But that was an even longer drought than his caddie.

Joe LaCava went 27 years between majors.

He was on the bag for Fred Couples in the 1992 Masters and then Woods this year.

Woods and LaCava started working together in 2011 after LaCava separated from Dustin Johnson.

Exemptions continue

Tiger Woods’ victory in the Masters guarantees that he will be fully exempt into every major championship for the first 27 years of his pro career.

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Dustin Johnson’s march toward a green jacket on a Masters Sunday to remember fell short as Tiger Woods held off Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka by one shot to win his fifth Masters.

Johnson certainly isn’t disheartened by coming so close to winning such an elusive garment in such a grand tournament. That’s just how the laid-back Johnson rolls as he simply refuses to dwell on the past.

Besides, now he has his eyes set on winning a Tartan jacket.

That piece of clothing goes to the winner of the RBC Heritage that begins Thursday at the Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Johnson is one of the favorites in a field that boasts Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson and Ian Poulter.

One week after tensions ran high and nerves were shot from the taxing challenge of the Masters, Johnson will relish the softer vibe that resonates on Hilton Head Island, where cars run neck and neck with bicycles on the streets, people walk 12 miles of beachfront, and Southern hospitality is around every corner.

He has more to play for than just the first-place check and the Tartan jacket.

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“It’s the only tournament in my home state,” Johnson said. “I came here my first couple of years on tour, didn’t really have a lot of success. I came back last year and really liked the course. I always liked the course. But had a little success last year (he finished in a tie for 16th). And so for me to come here and play for my home state, I’ve got a lot of family and friends who get to come down and watch me. It’s a really nice week.”

He had a pretty nice week last week, too. With rounds of 68-70-70-68, Johnson finished at 12 under. With his runner-up finish, the 2016 U.S. Open champion moved back to the top of the official world rankings.

“I had a little bit of a chance there on Sunday, which was nice,” Johnson said. “I knew going into the back nine I needed to play really well, and I did. I hit a few good putts there on 12 and 14 that I thought I made and they just kind of burned the edges, which were kind of the putts I really needed to make.

“I gave myself the opportunity. And I felt like I performed really well when I needed to in that situation. So I’m pleased with it. Obviously one stroke, I definitely could have found that somewhere. All in all, it was a good week. I played well when I needed to. And obviously for me to be competing against (Woods) when he’s coming back is a lot of fun. He’s still a great player. I enjoyed it because I grew up watching him and kind of idolizing him.”

Johnson said he didn’t prep any differently for the RBC Heritage than he did for the Masters. That includes his approach to the course. Harbour Town Golf Links is tree lined just like Augusta National but plays a bit tighter. And at 7,099 yards, which is 376 yards shorter than Augusta National but plays to a par of 71, Harbour Town limits the use of the driver.

It doesn’t matter to the big-hitting Johnson.

“If I’m hitting the ball where I want to, it doesn’t matter what kind of course it is, I like it,” Johnson said. “And this is the kind of golf I grew up playing. Last year I had some success, and I’m looking to have some more success this year.”

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PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Who is the first left-hander to win the Masters? Many people might guess Phil Mickelson, but they would be wrong. That honor goes to Canadian Mike Weir, who earned the green jacket in a playoff over Len Mattiace in 2003.

In fact, the year Weir won, Mickelson finished third (his third straight third-place finish at Augusta) before he broke through with the first of his three green jackets in 2004.

But while Mickelson continues padding his Hall of Fame resume, searching for the elusive career grand slam with a U.S. Open win, Weir is playing on the Web.com Tour prepping for his 50th birthday and eventual Champions Tour membership.

So last week, Weir was enjoying the Champions Dinner at Augusta National, hosted by 2018 winner Patrick Reed, while missing the cut by one stroke after rounds of 72 and 76. This week, Weir is in central Alabama for only the second time in his life — other than elbow surgery rehabilitation in Birmingham years ago — preparing to tee off in the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship Web.com event at Capitol Hill.

But his career-defining moment still came 16 years ago when a bogey on the 10th hole, the first playoff hole, changed his life.

“Everybody associates me with the Masters, but I’ve won some other pretty big tournaments,” Weir said. “So, I know personally it was a great moment, but more casual fans don’t realize the other things I’ve done. That’s more identifiable than the other events.

“But it’s a lifelong dream. The first goal of mine was to get on the PGA Tour. Once you get out there and establish yourself and win a tournament, then your confidence rises and then you think maybe I can contend in one of these and to actually pull it off is really special.”

While there are multiple PGA winners playing this weekend on the Senator Course, 10 players with 25 PGA Tour wins, there’s only one with a major title and a green jacket.

“Guys I play with ask me about it all the time,” Weir said. “I was in their shoes 25 years ago trying to make my way, trying to live out the dream. That’s what is fun for me too, being out watching all these guys on the range trying to get out there on the PGA Tour. It’s fun to be a part of it, watch it and encourage them along.”

Though Weir did not want to take credit for any surge in Canadian golfers on the PGA Tour since his Masters’ win, it’s hard to deny the recent influx of talent from up north.

The list of Canadian PGA Tour players includes Adam Hadwin (who won the Valspar Championship in 2017), Graham DeLaet, Mackenzie Hughes (who won the RSM Classic in 2016), Nick Taylor (who won the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2014), Ben Silverman, Corey Conners (who recorded his first victory two weeks ago Valero Texas Open), David Hearn, Adam Svensson and Roger Sloan.

In a Canadian Broadcasting Company interview, Sloan said he remembers exactly where he was when Weir won the Masters on April 13, 2003, playing in a junior tournament at Pentiction Golf Club in British Columbia. DeLaet said he witnessed Tiger Woods slipping the green jacket on Weir’s shoulders while finishing a college tournament in in Pocatello, Idaho, while calling it a special moment.

“What Mike Weir’s been able to do just proves that a Canadian can play golf professionally,” Sloan said in a CBC interview in 2015. “The career that he’s had — it just definitely inspires a lot of confidence in the rest of us Canadian guys.”

While becoming the first Canadian to win a major, Weir also became the second left-hander to win a major after Bob Charles’ 1963 British Open victory.

“I will leave that up to other people to debate whether I had a part in that or not,” said Weir, who was ranked in the top 10 in the world from 2001-2005. “But it’s great to see more guys.

“There were a few of us when I was playing when I was early in my career on the PGA Tour, but we have a lot of talent in the country and now. With Corey Conners winning … Adam Hadwin has won out there … Mackenzie Hughes won a couple of years ago. There are guys really playing some good golf. It’s great to see them pushing through. I think there are going to be a lot more from Canada here soon.”

Weir is playing the entire season on the Web.com Tour, taking advantage of an exemption for former PGA Tour members aged 48 and 49 either as one final attempt to regain a PGA Tour card or in preparation for the Champions Tour.

He’s played in five tournaments this with his best performance being a tie for 35th place in February at the LECOM Suncoast Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

“I have not played much in the last few years and, when I have, it has been one week on and three weeks off,” Weir said. “There’s a rhythm to tournament golf. I’ve always believed after Week 2 or 3 you identify what you need to work on, and then work on it, and build to the next week so that has been great for me to do that.”

Weir turns 49 on May 12 with No. 50 not far behind.

“That’s a unique thing about the Champions Tour as you get closer to that number you actually look forward to it,” Weir said. “Most guys turn 50 and it’s a tough number. I’m looking forward to it.”

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The player who takes the fewest strokes might not win the Tour Championship because of the radical scoring change for the FedEx Cup in which the top seed will start at 10-under par with a two-shot advantage.

The PGA Tour will continue to keep a traditional score, even if it won’t be published, so that world ranking points can be awarded.

The Official World Golf Ranking board met last week at the Masters and approved a PGA Tour proposal that awards full ranking points based on where players would have finished without the staggered start.

The No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup starts the tournament at 10 under, with the No. 2 seed at 8 under, and then 7 under, 6 under and 5 under. The next five players start at 4 under, all the way down until Nos. 26 through 30 begin at even par.

Last year at East Lake, Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship at 11-under par, and Justin Rose, who finished tied for fourth at 6 under, won the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus.

Under the new system, Woods would have started at 2 under as the 20th seed, and thus finished at 13 under. Instead of winning and getting 62 ranking points, he would have finished second. Rose was at 6 under, but he would have started at 8 under as the No. 2 seed and finished at 14 under.

The world ranking could not have given Rose points for “winning” when his real score had him tied for fourth.

The Tour Championship has such a strong field that not awarding ranking points could have cost players endorsement money, because most contracts have an incentive tied to the world ranking. It’s even more critical now because of how tight it is at the top.

Brooks Koepka finished the year at No. 1 by an average of 0.02 points.

Already this year, there have been four changes at the top of the ranking among Dustin Johnson, Koepka and Rose.

Tiger and Sam

Tiger Woods officially resumed his chase of Jack Nicklaus and his 18 professional majors when he won the Masters for his 15th major title, and his first in nearly 11 years since the 2008 U.S. Open.

His better chance is a race no less prestigious — Sam Snead and his record 82 career PGA Tour victories.

The PGA Tour already has begun preparing for such a moment by publishing “Tiger Woods, Chasing 82” on its website. Along with a look at various segments in Woods’ career — when he held all four majors, through swing changes, returning from various injuries — the tour goes deep in explaining how Snead reached 82 victories. He was once credited with 84 and then his total was reduced to 81, before the British Open was added.

It should come into view the next time Woods plays, which could be the Wells Fargo Championship the first week in May.

Woods first was asked about Snead’s record in 2012, when he was at 73 victories. For so much of his career, the topic was always Nicklaus and his 18 majors.

“I was aware of it, but at the time, everyone focused on Jack’s record,” Woods said at Congressional in 2012. “But as I delved more into the game and was probably in high school, I started understanding Sam’s contributions to the game of golf and his consistency. The fact that he won at age 52, when he won Greensboro, and to do it for that long is amazing. Truly amazing.”

Amateur Battle

Lost in all the excitement over Tiger Woods winning the Masters for the fifth time was a battle to the end to be low amateur.

Viktor Hovland of Norway, a junior at Oklahoma State, made bogey on his final hole, the par-4 ninth. That dropped him into a tie with Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico, who finished his college career at Arkansas.

Ortiz then finished with a bogey at No. 9 to finish one back of Hovland.

They were among four amateurs who made the cut and were vying for the sterling silver cup, and a spot in Butler Cabin for the green jacket presentation to the winner, which turned out to be Woods.

“I’m pretty happy with my performance, just making the cut and showing that I can play out here,” said Hovland, who finished at 3-under 285 and shot par or better all four rounds.

Ortiz thought 4 under was required to be low amateur, and after a birdie on the par-5 eighth to get to 3 under, he played aggressively to a left pin and went into a bunker, failing to save par. He shot 69 and finished at 286.

“At the end of the day, I know that I played great golf and I gave myself a chance and I’m just proud of the way I came back from the round yesterday and played some excellent golf,” Ortiz said.

He congratulated Hovland and said, “I really like that guy and I think he’s going to go far in his career.”

The other two amateurs to make the cut were Devon Bling and Takumi Kanaya, who shot 68 on Saturday and 78 on Sunday.

The last time four amateurs made the cut at the Masters was in 1999, and two of them went on to wear green jackets — Sergio Garcia, who was low amateur that year, and Trevor Immelman.

Return to Erin Hills

Now it’s the women’s turn to take on Erin Hills, the site of the 2017 U.S. Open that was built for wind and held during a week without much of a breeze.

The USGA announced Tuesday the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open will be played at Erin Hills, where Justin Thomas shot a 63 in the third round and Brooks Koepka won his first U.S. Open title at 16-under 272. Scores were so low that week that a record seven players finished at 10 under or better.

The U.S. Mid-Amateur also is going to Erin Hills in 2022. Previously, the U.S. Amateur in 2011 and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in 2008 were at Erin Hills.

“To bring these championships to a public facility all golfers can enjoy is especially exciting for us,” USGA chief executive Mike Davis said.

It will be the third time the U.S. Women’s Open goes to Wisconsin. The other two were at Blackwolf Run, where Se Ri Pak won in 1998 and Na Yeon Choi won in 2012.

Still to be determined is whether Erin Hills gets back on the map for a U.S. Open.

It was the second time in three years the U.S. Open went to a new course open for public play. The other was in Chambers Bay outside Tacoma, Washington, in 2015, where unseasonable weather and fescue greens led to uneven putting surfaces.

Chambers Bay is getting the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship in 2021.

Divots

Tiger Woods became the ninth player to win major championship in his 20s, 30s and 40s. The others were Ernie Els, Hale Irwin, Raymond Floyd, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, J.H. Taylor and Harry Vardon. … Leona Maguire of Ireland has received a special exemption to the Women’s PGA Championship this year at Hazeltine. Maguire was an All-American all four years at Duke and tied for 21st in the 2016 Olympics. She also played three times in the Curtis Cup. … Woods has gone 22 years between his first and most recent major victory. It’s an even longer drought for his caddie, Joe LaCava, who went 27 years from when he was on the bag for Fred Couples in the 1992 Masters and Woods this year. … The PGA Tour Champions has two former Major League Baseball pitches in the field this week outside Atlanta — John Smoltz and Shigetoshi Hasegawa, who pitched for the Mariners and Angels.

Stat of the Week

Tiger Woods’ victory in the Masters guarantees that he will be fully exempt into every major championship for the first 27 years of his pro career.

Final Word

“What happened during the last year for Tiger is an inspiration for everyone. He’s a good example of passion for sport, discipline in terms of hard work. And love for the game, no?” — Rafael Nadal.

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The 2019 Valero Texas Open will begin Thursday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Four of the World top-10 ranked golfersDustin Johnson (No. 1), Francesco Molinari (No. 7), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 8) and Xander Schauffele (No. 9)will play in this week’s tournament four days after the first major of the year at Augusta National concluded.

Reigning RBC Heritage champion Satoshi Kodaira will tee of in Thursday’s first round from the first tee at 12:40 p.m. alongside Matt Kuchar and DeChambeau.

Here are the tee times, pairings, TV info and hole locations for Rounds 1 and 2 of RBC Heritage:

Round 1 Tee Times

1st Tee

Tee Time
Pairing
7:10 a.m. Chris Kirk, Lucas Glover, Ollie Schniederjans
7:20 a.m.
Anirban Lahiri, Joel Dahmen, Eddie Pepperell
7:30 a.m. Wyndham Clark, Roger Sloan, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
7:40 a.m.
Andrew Putnam, Rod Pampling, Cody Gribble
7:50 a.m. Marc Leishman, Brice Garnett, Daniel Berger
8:00 a.m.
Troy Merritt, Austin Cook, Hudson Swafford
8:10 a.m. Ted Potter, Jr., Jason Dufner, Mackenzie Hughes
8:20 a.m.
Charles Howell III, Ryan Armour, Jim Herman
8:30 a.m. Branden Grace, Luke List, Kelly Kraft
8:40 a.m.
Bill Haas, Morgan Hoffmann, Harold Varner III
8:50 a.m. Ben Silverman, Mark Anderson, John Augenstein
11:50 a.m. Charley Hoffman, Chez Reavie, Matt Wallace
12:00 p.m. Danny Lee, Nick Taylor, Denny McCarthy
12:10 p.m. Emiliano Grillo, Adam Schenk, Tyler Duncan
12:20 p.m. Keith Mitchell, Jonas Blixt, Martin Kaymer
12:30 p.m. Scott Piercy, Ian Poulter, Brian Harman
12:40 p.m. Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau, Satoshi Kodaira
12:50 a.m. Kevin Kisner, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele
1:00 p.m.
Billy Horschel, Patrick Cantlay, Zach Johnson
1:10 p.m. Vaughn Taylor, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ryan Blaum
1:20 p.m. Michael Thompson, Brian Gay, Sam Saunders
1:30 p.m. Boo Weekley, Scott Brown, C.T. Pan

10th tee

Tee Time Pairing
7:10 a.m. Nick Watney, Beau Hossler, Trey Mullinax
7:20 a.m. Shane Lowry, Peter Uihlein, Richy Werenski
7:30 a.m. Charl Schwartzel, Whee Kim, Sam Ryder
7:40 a.m.
Michael Kim, Luke Donald K.J. Choi
7:50 a.m. Adam Long, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink
8:00 a.m.
Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Tommy Fleetwood
8:10 a.m. Francesco Molinari, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth
8:20 a.m.
Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Ernie Els
8:30 a.m. Martin Laird, Byeong Hun, Tom Hoge
8:40 a.m.
Ryan Moore, Aaron Baddeley, Kevin Streelman
8:50 a.m. Scott Stallings, Sungjae Im, Ray Franz, Jr.
11:50 a.m. Seamus Power, Sam Burns, Matthew Fitzpatrick
12:00 p.m. Alex Cejka, Harris English, Alex Noren
12:10 p.m. Peter Malnati, Chesson Hadley, Justin Harding
12:20 p.m. Andrew Landry, Russell Henley, D.A. Points
12:30 p.m. Cameron Champ, Chris Stroud, Danny Willett
12:40 p.m. Patton Kizzire, Russell Knox, Davis Love III
12:50 p.m. Kevin Na, Si Woo Kim, Cameron Smith
1:00 p.m.
Brian Stuard, Jonathan Byrd, J.T. Poston
1:10 p.m. Rory Sabbatini, Bud Cauley, Colt Knost
1:20 p.m. Ryan Palmer, J.J. Spaun, Brandon Harkins
1:30 p.m. D.J. Trahan, Jason Kokrak, Abraham Ancer

 

Round 2 Tee Times

1st Tee

Tee Time
Pairing
7:10 a.m. Seamus Power, Sam Burns, Matthew Fitzpatrick
7:20 a.m.
Alex Cejka, Harris English, Alex Noren
7:30 a.m. Peter Malnati, Chesson Hadley, Justin Harding
7:40 a.m.
Andrew Landry, Russell Henley, D.A. Points
7:50 a.m. Cameron Champ, Chris Stroud, Danny Willett
8:00 a.m.
Patton Kizzire, Russell Knox, Davis Love III
8:10 a.m. Kevin Na, Si Woo Kim, Cameron Smith
8:20 a.m.
Brian Stuard, Jonathan Byrd, J.T. Poston
8:30 a.m. Rory Sabbatini, Bud Cauley, Colt Knost
8:40 a.m.
Ryan Palmer, J.J. Spaun, Brandon Harkins
8:50 a.m. D.J. Trahan, Jason Kokrak, Abraham Ancer
11:50 p.m. Nick Watney, Beau Hossler, Trey Mullinax
12:00 p.m. Shane Lowry, Peter Uihlein, Richy Werenski
12:10 p.m. Charl Schwartzel, Whee Kim, Sam Ryder
12:20 p.m. Michael Kim, Luke Donald K.J. Choi
12:30 p.m. Adam Long, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink
12:40 p.m. Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Tommy Fleetwood
12:50 a.m. Francesco Molinari, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth
1:00 p.m.
Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Ernie Els
1:10 p.m. Martin Laird, Byeong Hun, Tom Hoge
1:20 p.m. Ryan Moore, Aaron Baddeley, Kevin Streelman
1:30 p.m. Scott Stallings, Sungjae Im, Ray Franz, Jr.

10th tee

Tee Time
Pairing
7:10 a.m. Charley Hoffman, Chez Reavie, Matt Wallace
7:20 a.m.
Kevin Streelman, Freddie Jacobson, Scott Langley
7:30 a.m. Emiliano Grillo, Adam Schenk, Tyler Duncan
7:40 a.m.
Keith Mitchell, Jonas Blixt, Martin Kaymer
7:50 a.m. Scott Piercy, Ian Poulter, Brian Harman
8:00 a.m.
Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau, Satoshi Kodaira
8:10 a.m. Kevin Kisner, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele
8:20 a.m.
Billy Horschel, Patrick Cantlay, Zach Johnson
8:30 a.m. Vaughn Taylor, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ryan Blaum
8:40 a.m.
Michael Thompson, Brian Gay, Sam Saunders
8:50 a.m. Boo Weekley, Scott Brown, C.T. Pan
11:50 a.m. Chris Kirk, Lucas Glover, Ollie Schniederjans
12:00 p.m. Anirban Lahiri, Joel Dahmen, Eddie Pepperell
12:10 p.m. Wyndham Clark, Roger Sloan, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
12:20 p.m. Andrew Putnam, Rod Pampling, Cody Gribble
12:30 p.m. Marc Leishman, Brice Garnett, Daniel Berger
12:40 p.m. Troy Merritt, Austin Cook, Hudson Swafford
12:50 p.m. Ted Potter, Jr., Jason Dufner, Mackenzie Hughes
1:00 p.m.
Charles Howell III, Ryan Armour, Jim Herman
1:10 p.m. Branden Grace, Luke List, Kelly Kraft
1:20 p.m. Bill Haas, Morgan Hoffmann, Harold Varner III
1:30 p.m. Ben Silverman, Mark Anderson, John Augenstein

TV Info

Thursday
Golf Channel: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
PGA Tour Live: 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
PGA Tour Radio: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET

Friday
Golf Channel: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
PGA Tour Live: 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
PGA Tour Radio: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET

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Here’s a look at this week’s golf action across the PGA Tour, LPGA, PGA Tour Champions and Web.com Tour. There is no European Tour event this week.

PGA Tour

RBC Heritage

Site: Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Course: Harbour Town GL. Yardage: 7,099. Par: 71.

Purse: $6.9 million. Winner’s share: $1,242,000.

TV: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports).

Defending champion: Satoshi Kodaira.

FedEx Cup leader: Matt Kuchar.

Last tournament: Tiger Woods won the Masters.

Next week: Zurich Classic.

LPGA

LOTTE Championship

Site: Kapolei, Hawaii.

Course: Ko Olina GC. Yardage: 6,397. Par: 72.

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $300,000.

TV: Wednesday-Saturday, 7-11 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Brooke Henderson.

Race to CME Globe leader: Jin Young Ko.

Last tournament: Jin Young Ko won the ANA Inspiration.

Next week: JTBC Premia LA Open.

PGA Tour Champions

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Site: Duluth, Ga.

Course: TPC Sugarloaf. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 72.

Purse: $1.8 million. Winner’s share: $270,000.

TV: Friday, noon to 2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Steve Flesch.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer.

Last tournament: Kevin Sutherland won the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

Next week: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.

Web.com Tour

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship

Site: Prattville, Ala.

Course: The Senator Course.

Purse: $550,000. Winner’s share: $99,000.

TV: None.

Defending champion: New tournament.

Points leader: Rafael Campos.

Next week: Dormie Network Classic.

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