Post 2nd Round Interview with Rory McIlroy

Q.  Talk about your sensational round of golf.

RORY McILROY:  Yeah, it was great.  I’m very happy with the way I’m swinging it, happy with the way I am hitting it.

As I said last night, I feel very comfortable on this golf course, and there’s no real keys to how I’ve shot so well or went so low.  It’s just I just keep trying to hit it in the fairway and hit it on the green and try and hole a few putts, and I’ve been able to do that.

 

Q.  You said you learned that you were tentative at the Masters, defensive during the final round.  Going into today did you continue to stay aggressive, continue to attack?

RORY McILROY:  Yeah, definitely.  You stay aggressive but you also want to ‑‑ even if you’re not going at pins, you’re shooting away from them and at least being aggressive to the target that you pick.  That’s a real big key for me this week.  So I’ve been able to do that for the most part.  There’s a couple of shots out there that I might have been aiming four or five yards right or left of the pin and pushed or pulled to the flag.  I don’t mean to go at everything.  But it’s been very good.

 

Q.  You said that this course fit you very well and set up well for you.  What in particular sets up well for what strengths in your game?

RORY McILROY:  I think the tee shots set up well for me.  You know, there’s a lot of right to left holes, and I’m very comfortable hitting the ball that way.  When the greens get firm like they are, they’re still soft, but I can hit it high enough that it can stop a 4‑ or 5‑iron on these greens, which is a big advantage over a lot of guys in the field.  So if you can put your ball in the fairway here, or if I can put my ball in the fairway here, I think it gives me a great chance.

 

Q.  What happened on 18 there?

RORY McILROY:  Yeah, it wasn’t ‑‑ it looked like a decent enough lie.  It was sort of where the spectators had sort of been walking, and I just got a little bit of grass caught in between the club face and the ball and it just turned over a little bit.  Just one of those things.

 

Q.  Were you aiming for the front left of the green?

RORY McILROY:  No, no, I was aiming at Dustin’s ball, front right of the green, just trying to hit it somewhere in the front, right corner and two‑putt.

 

Q.  How amazing is it you have the two lowest rounds so far, first and second round?

RORY McILROY:  Yeah, it’s been nice.  I knew coming in here that I was playing well, and it was just about limiting my mistakes.

Even at Memorial a couple weeks ago, I felt like I was very, very close.  But here I’ve only had a couple of dropped shots in 36 holes, and it’s been on the last hole there.  The 35 holes that I’ve played, it’s been pretty much ‑‑ it’s been very good.  I can’t really ‑‑

 

Q.  What do you think about all the years this tournament has been played and the legion of players who have played it and you just put up the lowest 36 holes of golf ever?  That’s remarkable.

RORY McILROY:  Yeah, it is.  I don’t know what to say.  I’ve played two really good rounds of golf, but I know I have to play another two really good rounds of golf if I want to win this tournament, so that’s all I can really think about.

 

Q.  Have you made any adjustments either in your swing or your stroke or your attitude between the Masters and now that have been part of this remarkable resurgence?

RORY McILROY:  Yeah, I think it’s mostly to do with my attitude more than anything else.  You know, I took a few things away from the Masters that I felt I could incorporate into my game, and I said at the start of the week, we’ll find out how they go when I get myself into that position again.  We’ll see how that goes over the next couple of days.

Largest First Round Leads

Rory McIlroy’s three-stroke lead is the largest first-round lead at the U.S. Open Championship since 1976, when amateur Mike Reid led four players by three shots. Below are the largest first-round leads in a U.S. Open since 1922:

 

Strokes                Year                Player                        First Round Score        Finish

5                1933                Tommy Armour                            68                                T4

4                1932                Olin Dutra                                      69                                T7

3                1922                Walter Hagen                                68                                5th

3                1950                Lee Mackey, Jr                             64                                T25

3                1953                Ben Hogan                                    67                                1st

3                1955                Tommy Bolt                                  67                                T3

3                1973                Gary Player                                  67                                12th

3                1976                Mike Reid-a                                  67                                T50

3                2011                Rory McIlroy                                 65                                TBA

2011 U.S. Open Notes

WHO’S HERE – Among the 156 golfers in the 2011 U.S. Open there are:

U.S. Open champions (8) – Angel Cabrera (2007), Michael Campbell (2005), Ernie Els (1994, ‘97), Jim Furyk (2003), Lucas Glover (2009), Retief Goosen (2001, ’04), Graeme McDowell (2010) and Geoff Ogilvy (2006).

U.S. Open runners-up (6) – Ernie Els (2000), Jim Furyk (2006, ‘07), Gregory Havret (2010), Miguel Angel Jimenez (2000), Davis Love III (1996) and Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, ’04, ’06, ‘09).

U.S. Amateur champions (6) – Bubba Dickerson (2001), Matt Kuchar (1997), Phil Mickelson (1990), Edoardo Molinari (2005), Ryan Moore (2004) and Peter Uihlein (2010).

U.S. Amateur runners-up (2) – David Chung (2010), Hunter Mahan (2002).

U.S. Senior Open champions (1) – Fred Funk (2009).

U.S. Senior Open runners-up (1) – Fred Funk (2008).

U.S. Amateur Public Links champions (5) – Brad Benjamin (2009), Trevor Immelman (1998), Ryan Moore (2002, ’04), Chez Reavie (2001) and Brandt Snedeker (2003).

U.S. Amateur Public Links runners-up (3) – Jason Dufner (1998), Anthony Kim (2006) and Bubba Dickerson (2000).

U.S. Junior Amateur champions (1) – Hunter Mahan (1999).

U.S. Junior Amateur runners-up (4) – Aaron Baddeley (1998), Trevor Immelman (1997), Ryan Moore (2000) and Camilo Villegas (1999).

USGA champions (20) – Brad Benjamin (2009 Amateur Public Links), Angel Cabrera (2007 Open), Michael Campbell (2005 Open), Bubba Dickerson (2001 Amateur), Ernie Els (1994, ’97 Opens), Fred Funk (2009 Senior Open), Jim Furyk (2003 Open), Lucas Glover (2009 Open), Retief Goosen (2001, ‘04 Opens), Trevor Immelman (1998 Amateur Public Links), Matt Kuchar (1997 Amateur), Hunter Mahan (1999 Junior Amateur), Graeme McDowell (2010 Open), Phil Mickelson (1990 Amateur), Edoardo Molinari (2005 Amateur), Ryan Moore (2002, ’04 Amateur Public Links, 2004 Amateur), Geoff Ogilvy (2006 Open), Chez Reavie (2001 Amateur Public Links), Brandt Snedeker (2003 Amateur Public Links) and Peter Uihlein (2010 Amateur).

Walker Cup Team Members –

United States (16) – Jonathan Byrd (1999), Bud Cauley (2009), Rickie Fowler (2009), Brian Gay (1993), Lucas Glover (2001), Bill Haas (2003), Dustin Johnson (2007), Anthony Kim (2005), Matt Kuchar (1999), Davis Love III (1985), Phil Mickelson (1989, ‘91), Ryan Moore (2003), Jeff Overton (2005), Michael Putnam (2005), Webb Simpson (2007) and Peter Uihlein (2009).

Great Britain & Ireland (10) – Paul Casey (1999), Robert Dinwiddie (2005), Luke Donald (1999, 2001), Simon Dyson (1999), Padraig Harrington (1991, ‘93, ‘95), David Howell (1995), Graeme McDowell (2001), Rory McIlroy (2007), Matt Richardson (2005) and Justin Rose (1997).

NCAA Division I champions (4) – Kevin Chappell (2008), Luke Donald (1999), Ryan Moore (2004) and Phil Mickelson (1989, ’90, ’92).

NCAA Division II champions (1) – Briny Baird (1994, ’95).

TOTAL OPENS WON BY 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD (10) – Angel Cabrera (1), Michael Campbell (1), Ernie Els (2), Jim Furyk (1), Lucas Glover (1), Retief Goosen (2), Graeme McDowell (1) and Geoff Ogilvy (1).

PLAYERS IN FIELD WITH MOST OPEN APPEARANCES (2011 included) – Fred Funk (22), Davis Love III (22), Phil Mickelson (21), Ernie Els (19), Jim Furyk (17), Kirk Triplett (17), Stewart Cink (16), Steve Stricker (16), David Toms (15), Retief Goosen (14) and Padraig Harrington (14).

ACTIVE CONSECUTIVE U.S. OPEN APPEARANCES (2011 included) — Ernie Els (19), Phil Mickelson (18), Stewart Cink (16) and Jim Furyk (16).

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD – The USGA accepted 8,300 entries in 2011.  A record 9,086 entries were accepted for the 2009 U.S. Open.

The 156-player field includes 73 fully exempt golfers and eight past champions. Local qualifying over 18 holes was held at 111 sites during the month of May in the attempt to advance to sectional qualifying. Sectional qualifying over 36 holes was held at 13 sites. The England and Japan sectionals were held on May 23 and May 30, respectively. Eleven sectionals in the United States were conducted on June 6.

AMATEURS – Twelve amateurs have made the 156-player field. Ten or more amateurs are entered in the Open for the fifth consecutive year. Peter Uihlein, the 2010 U.S. Amateur champion, is among this group. He defeated David Chung, 4 and 2, in the 36-hole final at Chambers Bay last August.  As an Oklahoma State University senior, Uihlein tied for third at the 2011 NCAA Division I Championship.

David Chung, the 2010 U.S. Amateur runner-up, is a junior on the Stanford University golf team. He led the United States to victory at the 2010 Palmer Cup and went undefeated in four matches.  Chung also won last year’s Western Amateur.

Patrick Cantlay and Cheng-Tsung Pan qualified for match play at the 2010 U.S. Amateur and both were defeated by eventual champion Peter Uihlein. Cantlay, who lost to Uihlein in the semifinal round, became the first golfer to win Jack Nicklaus Division I Player of the Year and National Freshman of the Year.  The UCLA standout was the 2010 California State High School Champion. Pan, who lost to Uihlein in the U.S. Amateur’s second round, is an incoming freshman at the University of Washington. The 19-year old is originally from Taiwan.

Brad Benjamin captured the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links championship and is one of five former APL winners in the Open field at Congressional Country Club.  Benjamin, who played as a collegian at the University of Memphis, made the third round of last year’s U.S. Amateur.

Beau Hossler Jr. is a 16-year-old junior at Santa Margarita High School in California. He qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur as an eighth grader.  A Rolex Junior All-American, Hossler is one of 27 players in the field to go through both local and sectional qualifying.

Steve Irwin, 36, is the son of three-time U.S. Open and two-time U.S. Senior Open champion Hale Irwin.  Steve has played in four U.S Mid-Amateurs and advanced to the round of 16 in 2004.  His wife, Jessi, will caddie for him.

Russell Henley, a University of Georgia golfer who tied for low amateur at Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2010, is playing in his second consecutive U.S. Open.  Henley, who became the second amateur to win on the Nationwide Tour (Stadion Classic), won the 2008 and 2009 Georgia State Amateur titles.

Brett Patterson, 19, is the first Middle Tennessee State University golfer to qualify for the U.S. Open.  Scott Pinckney (Arizona State) and Michael Barbosa (Georgia Tech) also have ties to the collegiate game.  Chris Williams, a rising junior at the University of Washington, won the 2010 Phil Mickelson Award as the nation’s top freshman.

Note: Ten amateurs played in last year’s Open championship. Scott Langley and Russell Henley, who tied for 16th, were the amateurs who made the cut at Pebble Beach Golf Links. John Goodman was the last amateur to win the championship in 1933.

Amateurs at Recent Opens

Year                     Number                                                                          Made Cut                                                   Top Finisher

2011                    12                              (Michael Barbosa, Brad Benjamin, Patrick Cantlay, David Chung,

Russell Henley, Beau Hossler Jr., Steven Irwin,

Cheng-Tsung Pan, Brett Patterson, Scott Pinckney,

Peter Uihlein, Chris Williams)

2010                    10                                    2                            Russell Henley, Scott Langley, 16th (tie)

2009                    15                                    3                            Nick Taylor, 36th (tie)

2008                    11                                    3                            Michael Thompson, 29th (tie)

2007                    12                                    0                            —–

2006                      9                                   0                            —–

2005                      9                                   2                            Matt Every, 28th (tie)

2004                      8                                   4                            Spencer Levin, 13th (tie)

2003                    10                                    2                            Trip Kuehne, 57th (tie)

2002                      4                                   1                            Kevin Warrick, 72nd

2001                      3                                   1                            Bryce Molder, 30th (tie)

2000                      7                                   1                            Jeff Wilson, 59th

1999                      6                                   1                            Hank Kuehne, 65th

1998                      5                                   1                            Matt Kuchar, 14th (tie)

1997                      6                                   0                            —–

1996                      6                                   4                            Randy Leen, 54th

1995                      3                                   0                            —–

1994                      6                                   0                            —–

1993                      3                                   1                            Justin Leonard, 68th (tie)

1992                      5                                   0                            —–

1991                      4                                   1                            Phil Mickelson, 55th (tie)

1990                      4                                   2                            Phil Mickelson, 29th (tie)

1989                      2                                   0                            —–

1988                      4                                   1                            Billy Mayfair, 25th (tie)

1987                      2                                   0                            —–

1986                      5                                   1                            Sam Randolph, 35th (tie)

1985                      8                                   2                            Scott Verplank, 34th (tie)

1984                    11                                    2                            Mark Hayes, Jay Sigel, 43rd (tie)

1983                      9                                   2                            Brad Faxon, 50th (tie)

1982                    14                                    2                            Nathaniel Crosby, 59th

1981                    18                                    1                            Joey Rassett, 65th (tie)

1980                    18                                    2                            Gary Hallberg, 22nd (tie)

LOCAL-SECTIONAL QUALIFIERS – Bubba Dickerson, the 2001 U.S. Amateur champion, is among 29 Open qualifiers who advanced through local and sectional play. Dickerson, who has played on both the PGA and Nationwide tours, was among 112 golfers who played for 10 spots at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.  Dickerson, the runner-up at the 2000 U.S. Amateur Public Links, was the medalist with a round of 67 in local qualifying at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Island Course). He is playing in the U.S. Open for the first time.

Wes Heffernan (2001), Joey Lamielle (2008), John Ellis (2008) and Bennett Blakeman (2011) have previously made the local-sectional qualifier list.  Heffernan, 34, has four Canadian Tour victories and is competing in his second U.S. Open.  Matt Edwards, who has played on the Adams Golf Pro Tour, tied for medalist honors (67-70) at the Glendale, Calif., sectional.  Edwards, who led New Mexico State University to a pair of Western Athletic Conference championship as a collegian, made the sectional field as a local alternate from Las Cruces, N.M. (Picacho Hills Country Club).

A total of 24 players worked their way to the U.S. Open from the local level in 2010. Seven golfers made the cut. Amateurs Scott Langley and Russell Henley, who is in this year’s Open field, were the low finishers, tying for 16th place at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

In 2011, there were 111 local qualifying sites that led to 13 sectionals, including international sites in Japan and England. Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to win the U.S. Open after qualifying through both local and sectional play. Lucas Glover (2009) and Michael Campbell (2005) are the last to win as sectional qualifiers.

2011 Local-Sectional Qualifiers (29)

Name                           Sectional Site                           Local Site

Brad Adamonis             Rockville, Md.                           Weston, Fla.

a-Michael Barbosa         Vero Beach, Fla.                       Bradenton, Fla.

Bennett Blakeman          St. Charles, Ill.                           Aurora, Ill.

Zack Byrd                     Summit, N.J.                             Wallace, N.C.

Bud Cauley                   Tunica, Miss.                             Palm Coast, Fla.

Christopher Deforest     St. Charles, Ill.                           Indianapolis, Ind.

Bubba Dickerson           Rockville, Md.                           Palm Harbor, Fla.

Matthew Edwards          Glendale, Calif.                         Las Cruces, N.M. (A)

John Ellis                      Bremerton, Wash.                      San Martin, Calif.

Elliott Gealy                  Rockville, Md.                           Durham, N.C.

Andres Gonzales           Tunica, Miss.                             Roslyn, Wash.

Christo Greyling                        Rockville, Md.                           Orlando, Fla.

Wes Heffernan              Bremerton, Wash.                      Roslyn, Wash.

a-Beau Hossler Jr.         Glendale, Calif.                         Palm Desert #2, Calif.

Jesse Hutchins              Springfield, Ohio                       West Palm Beach, Fla.

Steven Irwin                  Glendale, Calif.                         Pueblo West, Calif.

Joey Lamielle                Vero Beach, Fla.                       Bradenton, Fla.

Brian Locke                   Glendale, Calif.                         Henderson, Nev.

Adam Long                   Columbus, Ohio                                    St. Louis, Mo.

David May                    Rockville, Md.                           Syracuse, N.Y.

Ryan Nelson                 Ball Ground, Ga.                       Houston, Texas

a-Brett Patterson           Ball Ground, Ga.                       Cincinnati, Ohio

a-Scott Pinckney           Glendale, Calif.                         Scottsdale, Ariz.

Alexander Rocha           Summit, N.J.                             Purchase, N.Y.

Sam Saunders              Vero Beach, Fla.                       Orlando, Fla.

Michael Smith               Dallas, Texas                            Watersound, Fla.

Michael Tobiason, Jr.    Rockville, Md.                           Malvern, Pa.

a-Michael Whitehead      Dallas, Texas                            Houston, Texas

Chris Wilson                  Columbus, Ohio                                    Powell, Ohio

History of Local-Sectional Qualifiers

Year                    Number             Made Cut                     Top Finisher

 

2010                     24                    7                                      Russell Henley, 16th (tie), Scott Langley, 16th (tie)

2009                      30                        2              Gary Woodland, 47th (tie)

2008                      36                        6              Kevin Streelman, 53rd

2007                      26                        2              D.J. Brigman, 30th (tie)

2006                      30                        4              Scott Hend, 32nd (tie)

2005                      30                        5              Paul Claxton, 23rd (tie)

2004                      35                        5              a-Spencer Levin, 13th (tie)

2003                      28                        3              Dicky Pride, 28th (tie)

2002                      22                        6              Jason Caron, 30th (tie)

2001                      28                        6              Michael Allen, 12th (tie)

2000                      37                        6              Bobby Clampett, 37th (tie) & Charles Warren, 37th (tie)

1999                      36                        7              David Berganio Jr., 28th (tie)

1998                      40                        5              Lee Porter, 32nd (tie)

1997                      33                      10               David White, 51st (tie)

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE – Fred Funk, the 2009 U.S. Senior Open champion, qualified for the U.S. Open through sectional play in Rockville, Md.  Funk shot rounds of 67 and 68 at Woodmont Country Club.  Funk, who will be making his 22nd Open appearance, has roots in Montgomery County and was born in Takoma Park, Md., just five miles from Bethesda, Md., and Congressional Country Club.  Funk, who graduated from the University of Maryland, served as the Terrapins’ golf coach from 1982-88.  His best finish at a U.S. Open came in 2004, when he placed sixth. At age 48, Funk was the oldest golfer to win The Players Championship in 2005.  Funk celebrates his 55th birthday on June 14.

THE U.S. OPEN COURSE – Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course will be set up at 7,574 yards and will play to a par of 36-35–71. This layout is the second-longest in U.S. Open history behind the 7,643-yard South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course in 2008.  Devereux Emmet designed the Blue Course at Congressional C.C., which opened in 1924.  Rees Jones supervised a course renovation in 1990.  All 18 greens of the Blue Course were rebuilt in 2009-10.

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CONGRESSIONAL C.C. – This is the third U.S. Open Championship and the sixth USGA championship to be conducted at Congressional Country Club.

In 1964, Ken Venturi defeated Tommy Jacobs by four strokes in oppressive conditions in the last U.S. Open with a scheduled 36-hole final day. Venturi battled the elements with ice packs and towels and went against a doctor’s recommendation to withdraw.  He shot a 4-under 66 in the third round and a final-round 70.

In 1997, Ernie Els outlasted three other competitors down the stretch to win his second U.S. Open title in four years.  He finished with five consecutive pars to card a final-round 69 and post a 4-under-par winning total of 276.  He ended up one stroke ahead of Colin Montgomerie and two shots in front of Tom Lehman.  Els became the first foreign-born player to win multiple U.S. Open titles since Alex Smith (1906, ’10).

There are 10 golfers in this year’s Open field who played in 1997. Eight of them made the cut. Ernie Els won the 1997 U.S. Open, while Jim Furyk tied for fifth.

Here is the list of 10 players who were in the field at the 1997 U.S. Open – Robert Allenby, Stewart Cink, Ernie Els, Fred Funk, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Lee Westwood.

Championship Years and Winners

1949 U.S. Junior Amateur – Gay Brewer def. Mason Rudolph, 6 and 4

1959 U.S. Women’s Amateur – Barbara McIntire def. Joanne Goodwin, 4 and 3

1964 U.S. Open – Ken Venturi by four strokes over Tommy Jacobs, 278-282

1995 U.S. Senior Open – Tom Weiskopf by four strokes over Jack Nicklaus, 275-279

1997 U.S. Open – Ernie Els by one stroke over Colin Montgomerie, 276-277

Past Professional Championships at Congressional C.C.

Year, Event                                                              Champion                                    Result

1964, U.S. Open                                                Ken Venturi                               (-2, 278)

1976, PGA Championship                                  Dave Stockton                          (+1, 281)

1980, Kemper Open                                           John Mahaffey                          (-5, 275)

1981, Kemper Open                                           Craig Stadler                             (-10, 270)

1982, Kemper Open                                           Craig Stadler                             (-13, 275)

1983, Kemper Open                                           Fred Couples                            (-1, 287)

1984, Kemper Open                                           Greg Norman                            (-8, 280)

1985, Kemper Open                                           Bill Glasson                              (-10, 278)

1986, Kemper Open                                           Greg Norman                            (-11, 277)*

1995, U.S. Senior Open                                     Tom Weiskopf                           (-13, 275)

1997, U.S. Open                                                Ernie Els                                   (-4, 276)

2008, AT&T National                                          Anthony Kim                             (-12, 268)

2009, AT&T National                                          Tiger Woods                             (-13, 267)

*won playoff

U.S. OPEN PHILOSOPHY – The USGA intends to make the U.S. Open the most rigorous, yet fair, examination of golf skills, testing all forms of shotmaking. The USGA prepares the course after careful consideration of 14 factors. The complete philosophy statement can be found at www.USOPEN.com.

2011 U.S. Open Groupings and Starting Times

Thursday (June 16), hole #1; Friday (June 17), hole #10

7 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. – Daehyun Kim, Korea; Chez Reavie, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Shane Lowry, Ireland

7:11 a.m. – 12:51 p.m. – Greg Chalmers, Australia; Kirk Triplett, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tbd

7:22 a.m. – 1:02 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Australia; Alex Cejka, Czech Republic; Kevin Streelman, Scottsdale, Ariz.

7:33 a.m. – 1:13 p.m. – Fred Funk, Ponte Vedra, Fla.; A-David Chung, Fayetteville, N.C.; Michael Campbell, New Zealand

7:44 a.m. – 1:24 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, St. Simons Island, Ga.; Paul Casey, England; K.J. Choi, Korea

7:55 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. – Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; A-Peter Uihlein, Orlando, Fla.; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa

8:06 a.m. – 1:46 p.m. – Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Johan Edfors, Sweden; Fredrik Jacobson, Sweden

8:17 a.m. – 1:57 p.m. – Ernie Els, South Africa; Davis Love III, Sea Island, Ga.; Jim Furyk, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

8:28 a.m. – 2:08 p.m. – Justin Rose, England; Tim Clark, South Africa; Jason Day, Australia

8:39 a.m. – 2:19 p.m. – Jeff Overton, Bloomington, Ind.; Ryan Palmer, Amarillo, Texas; Tbd

8:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Brandt Jobe, Westlake, Texas; Nick O’Hern, Australia; D.A. Points, Windermere, Fla.

9:01 a.m. – 2:41 p.m. – Christo Greyling, South Africa; Adam Hadwin, Canada; Joey Lamielle, Sarasota, Fla.

9:12 a.m. – 2:52 p.m. – Michael Tobiason Jr., Wilmington, Del.; Jesse Hutchins, Cincinnati, Ohio; Michael Smith, Lafayette, La.

Thursday (June 16), hole #10; Friday (June 17), hole #1

7 a.m – 12:40 p.m. – Chad Campbell, Andrews, Texas; Harrison Frazar, Dallas, Texas; Marc Turnesa, Jupiter, Fla.

7:11 a.m. – 12:51 p.m. – Justin Hicks, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; Marcel Siem, Germany; Sunghoon Kang, Korea

7:22 a.m. – 1:02 p.m. – Thomas Levet, France; Brian Gay, Windemere, Fla.; Gregory Havret, France

7:33 a.m. – 1:13 p.m. – Heath Slocum, Alpharetta, Ga.; A-Russell Henley, Macon, Ga.; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium

7:44 a.m. – 1:24 p.m. – Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Stewart Cink, Duluth, Ga.

7:55 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. – Ryo Ishikawa, Japan; Anthony Kim, Los Angeles, Calif.; Y.E. Yang, Korea

8:06 a.m. – 1:46 p.m. – Luke Donald, England; Lee Westwood, England; Martin Kaymer, Germany

8:17 a.m. – 1:57 p.m. – Jonathan Byrd, St. Simons Island, Ga.; Bill Haas, Greenville, S.C.; Webb Simpson, Charlotte, N.C.

8:28 a.m. – 2:08 p.m. – Bubba Watson, Bagdad, Fla.; Adam Scott, Australia; Robert Karlsson, Sweden

8:39 a.m. – 2:19 p.m. – Sam Saunders, Orlando, Fla.; Tim Petrovic, Austin, Texas; Scott Piercy, Las Vegas, Nev.

8:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Matthew Edwards, Las Cruces, N.M.; A-Brad Benjamin, Rockford, Ill.; TBD

9:01 a.m. – 2:41 p.m. – Bud Cauley, Jacksonville, Fla.; Adam Long, St. Louis, Mo.; A-Michael Barbosa, St. Petersburg, Fla.

9:12 a.m. – 2:52 p.m. – Michael Whitehead, Sugar Land, Texas; Will Wilcox, Ashville, Ala.; John Ellis, San Jose, Calif.

Thursday (June 16), hole #1; Friday (June 17), hole #10

12:40 p.m. – 7 a.m. – Ty Tryon, Orlando, Fla.; Maarten Lafeber, Netherlands; Scott Barr, Australia

12:51 p.m. – 7:11 a.m. – Geoffrey Sisk, Marshfield, Mass.; A-Cheng-Tsung Pan, Chinese Taipei; Matt Richardson, England

1:02 p.m. – 7:22 a.m. – Bo Van Pelt, Jenks, Okla.; Kyung-Tae Kim, Korea; Ben Crane, Beaverton, Ore.

1:13 p.m. – 7:33 a.m. – Mark Wilson, Elmhurst, Ill.; Martin Laird, Scotland; Peter Hanson, Sweden

1:24 p.m. – 7:44 a.m. – Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Alvaro Quiros, Spain

1:35 p.m. – 7:55 a.m. – Francesco Molinari, Italy; Matteo Manassero, Italy; Edoardo Molinari, Italy

1:46 p.m. – 8:06 a.m. – Hiroyuki Fujita, Japan; Todd Hamilton, Westlake, Texas; Kevin Na, Las Vegas, Nev.

1:57 p.m. – 8:17 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif.; Ian Poulter, England; Hunter Mahan, Colleyville, Texas

2:08 p.m. – 8:28 a.m. – Camilo Villegas, Colombia; Aaron Baddeley, Australia; Brandt Snedeker, Nashville, Tenn.

2:19 p.m. – 8:39 a.m. – Kevin Chappell, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Dohoon Kim, Korea; Robert Rock, England

2:30 p.m. – 8:50 a.m. – Jon Mills, Canada; Andreas Harto, Denmark; A-Scott Pinckney, Scottsdale, Ariz.

2:41 p.m. – 9:01 a.m. – A-Steven Irwin, Arvada, Colo.; Ryan Nelson, Dickinson, Texas; Elliot Gealy, Salisbury, N.C.

2:52 p.m. – 9:12 a.m. – Christopher Deforest, Cottekill, N.Y.; A-Chris Williams, Moscow, Idaho; Wes Heffernan, Canada

Thursday (June 16), hole #10; Friday (June 17), hole #1

12:40 p.m. – 7 a.m. – Alexandre Rocha, Windermere, Fla.; Andres Gonzales, Olympia, Wash.; Bubba Dickerson, Hilliard, Fla.

12:51 p.m. – 7:11 a.m. – Michael Putnam, Lakewood, Wash.; A-Patrick Cantlay, Los Alamitos, Calif.; Robert Dinwiddie, England

1:02 p.m. – 7:22 a.m. – John Senden, Australia; Robert Garrigus, Charleston, S.C.; Scott Hend, Australia

1:13 p.m. – 7:33 a.m. – Jason Dufner, Auburn, Ala.; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland; Seung Yul Noh, Korea

1:24 p.m. – 7:44 a.m.- Steve Stricker, Madison, Wis.; Retief Goosen, South Africa; David Toms, Shreveport, La.

1:35 p.m. – 7:55 a.m.- Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Dustin Johnson, Jupiter, Fla.; Phil Mickelson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

1:46 p.m. – 8:06 a.m. – Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Trevor Immelman, South Africa; Zach Johnson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1:57 p.m. – 8:17 a.m. – Nick Watney, Henderson, Nev.; Lucas Glover, St. Simons Island, Ga.; Geoff Ogilvy, Australia

2:08 p.m. – 8:28 a.m. – Ryan Moore, Tacoma, Wash.; Robert Allenby, Australia; Rory Sabbatini, South Africa

2:19 p.m. – 8:39 a.m. – David Howell, England; Kenichi Kuboya, Japan; Briny Baird, Palm City, Fla.

2:30 p.m. – 8:50 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Las Vegas, Nev.; Alexander Noren, Sweden; Sangmoon Bae, Korea

2:41 p.m. – 9:01 a.m. – A-Brett Patterson, McMinnville, Tenn.; Bennett Blakeman, Burr Ridge, Ill.; Brian Locke, Los Angeles, Calif.

2:52 p.m. – 9:12 a.m. – Chris Wilson, Dublin, Ohio; David May, Auburn, N.Y.; A-Beau Hossler, Rncho Snta Margarita, Calif.