Ernie Els, looking to shrug away his bad memories of the Masters, will tee off near the back of the field at the Verizon Heritage today.
Ernie Els, looking to shrug away the memories of missing his first cut in a major in seven years at Augusta last week, will tee off near the back of the field at the Verizon Heritage today.
He is grouped with Americans Jeff Maggert and Heath Slocum in the 13.00 (local) time slot off the first at South Carolina’s Hilton Head Golf links at Harbour Town.
Davis Love III, a Carolina resident, a multiple winner at Hilton head and one of the pre-tournament favourites, is in the slot immediately behind Els with fellow Americans Brad Faxon and Tim Petrovic while World No 2 Jim Furyk, the highest ranked player in the event, is a further two slots back.
Masters winner Zach Johnson, in the meantime, is one of the early starters of the 10th tee today.
Grouped with fellow American Ted Purdy and Australia’s US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, the trio ore set to tee-off at 08.10
THE FIRST ROUND DRAW IS:
Starting at hole 1:
0720 Charles Warren, Nick O’Hern (Aus), Ryuji Imada (Jpn)
0730 Camilo Villegas (Col), Jonathan Byrd, David Branshaw
0740 Mark Brooks, Joey Sindelar, Jeff Quinney
0750 Fred Funk, Tom Pernice Jnr., Steve Elkington (Aus)
0800 Stephen Ames (Can), Will MacKenzie, Rodney Pampling (Aus)
0810 Wes Short jr., Eric Axley, Jeff Sluman
0820 Troy Matteson, Tim Herron, Chris Couch
0830 Mark Calcavecchia, Mark Wilson, Stewart Cink
0840 Kevin Na (Kor), Tim Clark (RSA), Boo Weekley
0850 Glen Day, Stephen Leaney (Aus), Bubba Watson
0900 Ryan Armour, Kelly Mitchum, Kevin King
1200 Ian Woosnam (Wal), Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas
1210 Richard S Johnson (Swe), Bob Tway, Bo Van Pelt
1220 Brian Bateman, Cameron Beckman, Anthony Kim
1230 Jim Furyk, Bart Bryant, Ben Crane
1240 Chris DiMarco, Kirk Triplett, Scott Verplank
1250 Brad Faxon, Davis Love III, Tim Petrovic
1300 Jeff Maggert, Heath Slocum, Ernie Els (RSA)
1310 Woody Austin, J.P. Hayes, Brian Gay
1320 Steve Jones, Dudley Hart, Yong-eun Yang (Kor)
1330 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Brandt Jobe, Mathew Goggin (Aus)
1340 M.J. Smith, Matt Hendrix, Jonathan Moore
Starting at hole 10:
0720 Jerry Kelly, Jesper Parnevik (Swe), Daisuke Maruyama (Jpn)
0730 Nathan Green (Aus), Jose Coceres (Arg), Jeff Gove
0740 Briny Baird, Lee Janzen, Daniel Chopra (Swe)
0750 Dean Wilson, Trevor Immelman (RSA), Sean O’Hair
0800 Robert Gamez, D.J. Trahan, Justin Leonard
0810 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Zach Johnson, Ted Purdy
0820 Joe Durant, Lucas Glover, Jason Gore
0830 Aaron Baddeley (Aus), Corey Pavin, Chad Campbell
0840 Matt Kuchar, Bob Estes, Ryan Moore
0850 Loren Roberts, Greg Owen (Eng), Robert Garrigus
0900 Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind), Johnson Wagner, Mike Lawrence
1200 Fredrik Jacobson (Swe), Harrison Frazar, John Mallinger
1210 John Daly, Cliff Kresge, Ken Duke
1220 Ryan Palmer, Justin Rose (Eng), Hunter Mahan
1230 Todd Hamilton, Carl Pettersson (Swe), Rich Beem
1240 John Senden (Aus), Vaughn Taylor, Peter Lonard (Aus)
1250 Brett Wetterich, J.B. Holmes, Tom Lehman
1300 Jason Bohn, Ben Curtis, Kenny Perry
1310 Billy Andrade, Billy Mayfair, Kent Jones
1320 Frank Lickliter II, Joe Ogilvie, Pat Perez
1330 Rocco Mediate, Mark Hensby (Aus), Mathias Gronberg (Swe)
1340 Craig Kanada, Douglas Labelle, Richie Ramsay (Sco)
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