Northern Irish duo Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke will play together for the first two rounds of the US PGA Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. McIlroy is the pre-tournament favourite on BETDAQ at around 11.5.
In keeping with the tradition that the winners of the first three majors of the year are grouped, they will tee-off at 1845 BST on Thursday with South African Charl Schwartzel.
Tiger Woods will make his major return at the tournament alongside Ireland’s Padraig Harrington and Davis Love.
The trio start on the 10th at 1435.
Reigning champion Martin Kaymer of Germany will join South Korean YE Yang and American Shaun Micheel at 1815, while England’s world number one Luke Donald is paired with American Nick Watney and Spaniard Alvaro Quiros, who are due to begin on the 10th hole at 1425.
Clarke will tee off alongside US Open winner McIlroy and Masters champion Schwartzel 25 days after sealing a three-shot victory in the Open at Sandwich, the first major victory of the 42-year-old’s career.
McIlroy’s eight-shot triumph at Congressional in June and Schwartzel’s two-shot win at Augusta in April were also the respective golfers’ maiden major titles.
Woods, who has 14 major victories to his name, made his comeback at this week’s Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
The 35-year-old has not played competitively since pulling out of the Players Championship in May because of knee and Achilles injuries.
Tee-off times and pairings for Thursday’s first round at Atlanta Athletic Club, Georgia:
(USA unless stated, all times BST):
(x) denotes amateurs
Starting at first hole
1230 Brendon De Jonge, Craig Stevens, John Rollins
1240 Andres Romero (Arg), Tommy Gainey, Daniel Balin
1250 Charlie Wi (Kor), Kevin Streelman, Faber Jamerson
1300 Jason Dufner, Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Wen-chong Liang (Chn)
1310 Brendan Jones (Aus), Martin Laird (Sco), Brendan Steele
1320 David Hutsell, Spencer Levin, Peter Hanson (Swe)
1330 Keegan Bradley, Brian Davis (Eng), Bill Lunde
1340 John Senden (Aus), Bo Van Pelt, Scott Stallings
1350 Mark Brooks, John Daly, Jerry Pate
1400 Aaron Baddeley (Aus), Rocco Mediate, Arjun Atwal (Ind)
1410 Robert Garrigus, Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Jeff Sorenson
1420 Webb Simpson, Gregory Bourdy (Fra), Sean Dougherty
1430 Alexander Noren (Swe), Rob Moss, J J Henry
1745 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), David Horsey (Eng), Scott Erdmann
1755 Marty Jertson, Richard Green (Aus), Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn)
1805 Ernie Els (Rsa), Anthony Kim, Jhonattan Vegas (Vie)
1815 Martin Kaymer (Ger), Y.E. Yang (Kor), Shaun Micheel
1825 Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia (Spa)
1835 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose (Eng)
1845 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Rory McIlroy (NIrl), Darren Clarke (NIrl)
1855 Lee Westwood (Eng), Matt Kuchar, Jason Day (Aus)
1905 Graeme McDowell (NIrl), Zach Johnson, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus)
1915 Camilo Villegas (Col), Lucas Glover, Francesco Molinari (Ita)
1925 Ricky Barnes, Jonathan Byrd, Heath Slocum
1935 Cameron Tringale, Steve Schneiter, Sean O’Hair
1945 Jeff Coston, Seung-yul Noh (Kor), D.J. Trahan
Starting at 10th hole
1235 Bob Sowards, Ryan Moore, Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn)
1245 Stephen Gallacher (Sco), Mike Northern, Gary Woodland
1255 Matteo Manassero (Ita), Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn), Adam Scott (Aus)
1305 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Stewart Cink, Ross Fisher (Eng)
1315 David Toms, Vijay Singh (Fij), Phil Mickelson
1325 Luke Donald (Eng), Alvaro Quiros (Spa), Nick Watney
1335 Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington (Irl)
1345 Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter (Eng), Jeff Overton
1355 Jim Furyk, Thomas Bjorn (Den), K J Choi (Kor)
1405 Steve Stricker, Paul Casey (Eng), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa)
1415 Bill Haas, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III
1425 Scott Verplank, Stuart Smith (Nzl), Jerry Kelly
1435 Dan Olsen, Brandt Jobe, Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe)
1740 Steve Marino, Brad Lardon, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa)
1750 Mike Small, Chris Kirk, Johan Edfors (Swe)
1800 Anders Hansen (Den), Johnson Wagner, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa)
1810 Charley Hoffman, Ryuji Imada (Jpn), Brian Gay
1820 Brandt Snedeker, Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa), Robert Karlsson (Swe)
1830 Steve Elkington (Aus), Rich Beem, Larry Nelson
1840 Robert Allenby (Aus), Harrison Frazar, Ryan Palmer
1850 Tom Gillis, Mark Wilson, Retief Goosen (Rsa)
1900 Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Simon Dyson (Eng), Bryce Molder
1910 Thomas Aiken (Rsa), Fredrik Jacobson (Swe), D.A. Points
1920 Michael Bradley, Robert Mcclellan, Raphael Jacquelin (Fra)
1930 Brian Cairns, Kyung-tae Kim (Kor), Ben Crane
1940 Kevin Na, Todd Camplin, Scott Piercy