US Open Tee Times and Pairings

US Open pairings often are fun, as the USGA expresses its often non-existent sense of humor in the groupings. In the past, they’ve created what fans and sportswriters recognized as the “jerk” group, or the “best players to not win a Major group,” and so on. This year, I can immediately see a couple, although they’re pretty mild: There’s a past winners group of Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, and Angel Cabrera and an All-Aussie group of Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, and Robert Allenby.

Sergio, Steve Stricker and Paul Casey might be in the “best not to win a major group.” Phil, Yang and Harrington might be the Tiger’s Enemies list. Stewart Cink, Ben An, Lucas Glover are all reigning champs—of the Open Championship, US Amateur and US Open.

They didn’t pair Tiger with Phil, but they did stick him in a group with two solid family men, Ernie Els and Lee Westwood. I wonder if that’s an accident, or if they’re simply pairing the slumping superstar with a couple of rising players. Ernie had a hot beginning of the year, and Lee has been playing very well of late.

The complete list is below. See if you can spot any trends and leave a comment:

GROUP TEE TIME PLAYERS
117:00 D. Pappas G. Woodland P. Sheehan
2107:00R. Cabrera-belloJ. Mallinger S. Allan
317:11S. MarinoG. HavretC. Warren
4107:11M. IlonenD. LamelyJ. Morrison
517:22T. TaniguchiS. HansenE. Molinari
6107:22B. GayS. KhanB. Van Pelt
717:33F. MolinariS. Kjeldsen H. Fujita
8107:33C. VillegasZ. Johnson L. Donald
917:44T. ClarkK. ChoiM. Weir
10107:44R. GoosenJ. Furyk A. Cabrera
1117:55A. ScottG. OgilvyR. Allenby
12107:55S. ApplebyR. Sabbatini S. Ames
1318:06M. KucharJ. Leonard S. Verplank
14108:06P. MickelsonP. HarringtonY. Yang
1518:17S. CinkA – B. AnL. Glover
16108:17D. FrostK. YokooE. Axley
1718:28I. PoulterY. IkedaH. Stenson
18108:28N. WatneyH. Mahan R. Barnes
1918:39T. ImmelmanR. KarlssonD. Toms
20108:39J. DufnerT. JaideeR. McGowan
2118:50J. GoreA. AtwalJ. Herman
22108:50K. NaA – B. Martin M. Bettencourt
2319:01A – A. Putnam T. TryonH. Leon
24109:01C. BarlowK. JonesR. Gates
2519:12K. EgerA. MartinJ. Curran
26109:12D. McCarthyA – J. BramlettT. Hampshire
27112:30S. WheatcroftA – M. Hoffmann R. Karlberg
281012:30T. PilkadarisR. BarceloG. Boyd
29112:41M. LeishmanR. EcheniqueJ. Rollins
301012:41J. LucquinC. StroudG. Maybin
31112:52R. MediateG. McDowellS. Micheel
321012:52S. DysonJ. HenryA. Cejka
3311:03D. DuvalT. LehmanB. Curtis
34101:03M. CampbellS. NohP. Goydos
3511:14S. GarciaS. StrickerP. Casey
36101:14A. BaddeleyP. MartinR. Davies
3711:25B. EstesB. De JongeB. Davis
38101:25A. QuirosR. MooreM. Sim
3911:36L. WestwoodE. ElsT. Woods
40101:36V. SinghD. JohnsonD. Love III
4111:47B. CraneP. HansonJ. Kelly
42101:47R. IshikawaR. McIlroyT. Watson
4311:58M. KaymerS. O’HairC. Schwartzel
44101:58K. PerryM. JimenezF. Funk
4512:09H. SlocumO. WilsonJ. Senden
46102:09R. FisherB. Snedeker L. Oosthuizen
4712:20M. GronbergA. YanoH. Frazar
48102:20D. SummerhaysA – S. LangleyM. Richardson
4912:31J. PreeoA – K. PhelanM. Silvers
50102:31E. ComptonA – R. HenleyJ. Allred
5112:42K. KimA – B. BlakemanB. Peffley
52102:42E. JustesenJ. SmithA – H. Swafford
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2 thoughts on “US Open Tee Times and Pairings”

  1. Group 44 “Elder statesmen that still have game”

    Group 9 “Smaller in size”

    Group 8 “Also, smaller in size”

    Group 42 “Golf with grandpa”

    Group 37 “Bob, Brenden, and Brian”

    Group 31 “Mediate, McDowell, Micheel”

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  2. D. Duval/T. Lehman/B. Curtis – former “Open” Champions (as in British Open).  I think I may have seen someone else’s observation about this group so I can’t claim any great insight in picking this out.

    It is interesting how many of the names mean nothing to me.  I do not follow all the tours closely so conceivably the hottest player on the European, Asian or Nationwide Tour might be unknown to me.  Still, when there is a 3-some of professionals like …T. Pilkadaris R. Barcelo G. Boyd…and I have no idea who anyone of them is, I start to think I may not know much about the professional golf scene.

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