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Major winners paired in opening round of PGA Championship

May 16, 2021; McKinney, Texas, USA; Hideki Matsuyama plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Three current major title holders will be playing together for the first two rounds when the PGA Championship gets underway Thursday on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C.

Collin Morikawa (2020 PGA Championship), Bryson DeChambeau (2020 U.S. Open) and Hideki Matsuyama (2021 Masters) will tee off together at 8:44 a.m. ET on Thursday at hole No. 10 in the second major of the 2021. The trio opens on the back nine Thursday and will start their round Friday afternon on the front nine.

Dustin Johnson, the November 2020 Masters champion, is paired with ex-Masters winner Sergio Garcia and 2019 Open Championship winner Shane Lowry. That group will start on the front nine Thursday at 2:09 p.m.

Another power-packed threesome — Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka — will feature eight major victories between them. McIlroy (2012, 2014) and Koepka (2018, 2019) have each won the PGA twice, and Thomas’ lone major was the 2017 PGA Championship at Charlotte. The trio begins on the back nine Thursday at 8:33 a.m., just in front of the Morikawa, DeChambeau, Matsuyama group.

K.H. Lee earned the last spot in the 156-player field with his victory last week at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Lee is paired with Dean Burmester and Greg Koch; the trio will be the final group to tee off on the front nine Thursday at 2:42 p.m.

Patrick Rada, Adam Long and Cameron Tringale get the action started on the first hole Thursday at 7 a.m.

Thursday tee times
No. 1:

7 a.m. — Patrick Rada, Adam Long, Cameron Tringale
7:11 a.m. — Dylan Frittelli, Larkin Gross, Matt Jones
7:22 a.m. — Ben An, Derek Holmes, George Coetzee
7:33 a.m. — Bernd Wiesberger, Tom Hoge, Joel Dahmen
7:44 a.m. — John Daly, Jimmy Walker, Jason Dufner
7:55 a.m. — Kevin Kisner, Martin Laird, Hudson Swafford
8:06 a.m. — Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Bubba Watson
8:17 a.m. — Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel
8:28 a.m. — Harris English, Stewart Cink, Alex Noren
8:39 a.m. — Kevin Na, Tom Lewis, Jason Kokrak
8:50 a.m. — Jason Scrivener, Stuart Smith, Emiliano Grillo
9:01 a.m. — Brad Marek, Peter Malnati, Lanto Griffin
9:12 a.m. — Mark Geddes, Denny McCarthy, Rikuya Hoshino

12:30 p.m. — Frank Bensel Jr., Robert Streb, Kurt Kitayama
12:41 p.m. — Alex Beach, Daniel Van Tonder, Wyndham Clark
12:52 p.m. — Abe Ancer, Max Homa, Sam Burns
1:03 p.m. — Tony Finau, Matt Fitzpatrick, Corey Conners
1:14 p.m. — Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Padraig Harrington
1:25 p.m. — Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed
1:36 p.m. — Gary Woodland, Justin Rose, Cameron Smith
1:47 p.m. — Steve Stricker, Billy Horschel, Daniel Berger
1:58 p.m. — Will Zalatoris, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth
2:09 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Sergio Garcia
2:20 p.m. — Thomas Pieters, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar
2:31 p.m. — Chris Kirk, Pete Ballo, Cam Davis
2:42 p.m. — Dean Burmester, Greg Koch, K.H. Lee

No. 10:
7:05 a.m. — Ben Polland, Talor Gooch, Harry Higgs
7:16 a.m. — Rob Labritz, Brendan Steele, Harold Varner III
7:27 a.m. — Paul Casey, Garrick Higgo, Marc Leishman
7:38 a.m. — Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Tyrrell Hatton
7:49 a.m. — Robert Macintyre, Cameron Champ, John Catlin
8 a.m. — Zach Johnson, Francesco Molinari, Scottie Scheffler
8:11 a.m. — Louis Oosthuizen, Ryan Palmer, Thomas Detry
8:22 a.m. — Lee Westwood, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele
8:33 a.m. — Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
8:44 a.m. — Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Hideki Matsuyama
8:55 a.m. — Charley Hoffman, Matt Wallace, Erik van Rooyen
9:06 a.m. — Chan Kim, Brett Walker, Brian Gay
9:17 a.m. — Aaron Wise, Sonny Skinner, Kalle Samooja

12:25 p.m. — Si Woo Kim, Danny Balin, Jim Herman
12:36 p.m. — Sami Valimaki, Joe Summerhays, Richy Werenski
12:47 p.m. — Sebastian Munoz, Tim Pearce, Sam Horsfield
12:58 p.m. — Y.E. Yang, Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem
1:09 p.m. — Joaquin Niemann, J.T. Poston, Aaron Rai
1:20 p.m. — Branden Grace, Adam Hadwin, Rasmus Hojgaard
1:31 p.m. — Russell Henley, Jazz Janewattananond, Carlos Ortiz
1:42 p.m. — Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Kevin Streelman
1:53 p.m. — Ian Poulter, Brian Harman, Sungjae Im
2:04 p.m. — Antoine Rozner, Chez Reavie, Brandon Stone
2:15 p.m. — Victor Perez, Omar Uresti, Maverick McNealy
2:26 p.m. — Tyler Collet, Brendon Todd, Lucas Herbert
2:37 p.m. — Ben Cook, Mackenzie Hughes, Takumi Kanaya

–Field Level Media