Aug. 5, 2012; Akron, OH, USA; Keegan Bradley with the trophy after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club-South Course. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
The tee times for the 2012 PGA Championship were released this past weekend, and defending champion Keegan Bradley will be playing with Tiger Woods and Germany's Martin Kaymer for the first two rounds of the tournament.
Bradley, a St. John's University alum, Woods, the four-time PGA champion, and Kaymer, the 2010 winner, will tee off at 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday. The trio's Friday tee time will be 1:40 p.m. ET.
Other local golfers in the field feature Rumson, N.J., resident Brain Gaffney, who tees off at 2:10 p.m. ET on Thursday and 9 a.m. on Friday; Purchase, NY resident Frank Bensel (12:30 p.m. and 7:20 a.m.); and Lake Success, NY resident Matt Dobyns (7:50 a.m. and 1 p.m.).
Meanwhile, fan favorites Phil Mickelson will be playing with Northern Ireland's Padraig Harrington and David Love III for the first two days. Mickelson's group will tee off at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
The three major winners of this past year -- Bubba Watson (Masters), Webb Simpson (U.S. Open) and Ernie Els (British Open) -- will all play with each other. That group will tee off at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday and 8:10 a.m. on Friday.
For a complete list of Thursday's tee times and parings, click here.
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