PGA Championship 2012 Pairings: Final Groupings for Championship Sunday

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2012

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 11:  Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the first green during Round Three of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 11, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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With Mother Nature throwing a wrench in the works for the 2012 PGA Championship, the boys on tour had to play the rest of the rain-shortened third round Sunday morning before finally being allowed to hit the course for the final round.

It's these odd occasions that can help a lesser-known star win or let a grizzled veteran find his way back to a major victory.

No matter what the final scorecard eventually looks like, the way in which the 2012 PGA Championship ends will be the most memorable portion of the entire event.


Where: Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C.

When: Sunday, August 12

Watch: TNT and CBS

Live Stream: PGA’s Official Live Stream


Complete Tee Times

Tee No. 1

11:44 a.m. ET: J.J. Henry, Paul Lawrie, John Senden

11:55 a.m. ET:  Blake Adams, Jim Furyk, Louis Oosthuizen

12:06 p.m. ET: Greg Chalmers, Miguel Angel Jimenez, John Daly

12:17 p.m. ET: Jason Dufner, Justin Rose, Bubba Watson

12:28 p.m. ET: Tim Clark, Phil Mickelson, Aaron Baddeley

12:39 p.m. ET: Pat Perez, Bill Haas, Marc Leishman

12:50 p.m. ET: Geoff Ogilvy, Keegan Bradley, Marcel Siem

1:01 p.m. ET: Graeme McDowell, Jamie Donaldson, Ian Poulter

1:12 p.m. ET: Jimmy Walker, David Lynn, Padraig Harrington

1:23 p.m. ET: Peter Hanson, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods

1:34 p.m. ET: Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker

1:45 p.m. ET: Rory McIlroy, Carl Pettersson, Bo Van Pelt


Tee No. 10

11:44 a.m. ET: Ben Curtis, Fredrik Jacobson, Francesco Molinari

11:55 a.m. ET: Joost Luiten, Thorbjorn Olesen, Rich Beem

12:06 p.m. ET: Alex Noren, Ernie Els, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

12:17 p.m. ET: Sang Moon Bae, Darren Clarke, Brendon de Jonge

12:28 p.m. ET: Robert Garrigus, Y.E. Yang, Charl Schwartzel

12:39 p.m. ET: Gary Woodland, K.J. Choi, Zach Johnson

12:50 p.m. ET: David Toms, Dustin Johnson, Matt Every

1:01 p.m. ET: Chez Reavie, Seung-Yul Noh, Thomas Bjorn

1:12 p.m. ET: Ken Duke, Retief Goosen, K.T. Kim

1:23 p.m. ET: Luke Donald, Cameron Tringale, Scott Piercy

1:34 p.m. ET: Martin Laird, Ryo Ishikawa, Toru Taniguchi

1:45 p.m. ET: Marcus Fraser, George McNeill, John Huh


Stars to Watch

Rory McIlroy

After leading the field into the fourth round with a seven-under, Irish star Rory McIlroy is ready to keep his momentum going and win himself another major on the beautiful course in South Carolina.

While his second round was mediocre at best, Rory came to grips with his swing and calmed himself down, eliminating many of the bogeys that cost him valuable shots. If the fourth round is played like the third for McIlroy, he will walk away with a win.


Tiger Woods

Despite having the most inconsistent round of the tournament in Round 3, Tiger Woods has been hitting the ball well when he is on. The problem is that, when he shanks a shot, he really puts it in a bad spot.

At two-under after three rounds, Woods is playing just well enough to put it all together for 18 holes and steal the show. While the Tiger win is still a long shot, he has the talent and the experience to get it done; he just needs to put it all together.


Vijay Singh

While many experts had Vijay Singh as one of the biggest threats for the win on Sunday on the Ocean Course, the back nine of Round 3 has been an absolute disaster. He's hit four bogeys and one double-bogey.

If Singh wants any chance of coming back in Round 4 and stealing the show, he must forget about how he played on Sunday morning and just focus on playing the best golf he can. That’s easier said than done, though.


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