Tee Times for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Here is a look at some of the key pairings and tee times for the first two rounds of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Michael Thompson (12:30pm Thursday and 7:30am Friday)- All three in this pairing have a connection to the South Florida community. Els and Fowler are residents here (Els in Jupiter and Fowler on the Loxahatchee River), and Thompson one the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. Els competed in this event for the first time last year, losing in a playoff to the winner Jason Dufner, while Fowler finished in a tie for 10th.

Frenchmans Reserve (6)Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel (12:40pm Thursday and 7:40pm Friday)- Keegan Bradley has five top ten finishes already this year including four in his last five events. The Tequesta resident missed the cut at the event last year. Rose also has been playing well as of late. He has three top tens in his last five starts and is coming off a tenth place finish in New Orleans last year. Horschel is still looking for his first win on tour and has had several near misses this year. He missed the cut here last year but in his last three tournaments in 2013 he has a second, third, and ninth place finish.

Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Nick Watney (7:30am Thursday and 12:30pm Friday)- All three in this group are past Zurich Classic winners. Dufner is the defending champion, defeating Ernie Els in a playoff last year. Watson won the event in 2011 when he beat Webb Simpson in a playoff as well. Watney is the only one of the three to win in regulation when he won in 2007 by three shots.

Guan Tianlang, Henrik Norlander, Justin Bolli (1:40pm Thursday and 8:40am Friday)- The 14 year old Tianlang was the youngest ever to compete in and make the cut at the Masters and will look to do more of the same this week. He will be featured in an international pairing with Norlander from Stockholm, and Bolli from Greenville, South Carolina.

For a complete list of tee times and pairings visit www.pgatour.com.

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