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Northern Trust Open 2013: Tee Times, Date and TV Schedule

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  Bill Haas poses with the trophy after his win on the second playoff hole against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley during the fourth round of the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club on February 19, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2013

We can only hope this year's Northern Trust Open comes close to providing the kind of entertainment that last year's offered.

Last year, Bill Haas took home the win after beating Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in a playoff. Haas, Mickelson and Bradley are all scheduled to give this tournament a go in 2013, not to mention many other talented golfers in this deep field.  

The field will be fighting over a $6.6 million purse with the winner taking home just under $1.2 million. There is also 500 FedEx Cup points available. 

Check out the vitals: 

 

Where: Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

When: Feb. 14-17

Tee Times: Check out the full tee times here

 

TV Schedule

Thursday: Golf Channel 3-6 p.m. ET

Friday: Golf Channel 3-6 p.m. ET

Saturday: CBS 3-6 p.m. ET, Golf Channel 1-2:30 p.m. ET

Sunday: CBS 3-6:30 p.m. ET, Golf Channel 1-2:30 p.m. ET

 

Groups to Watch in Rounds 1 and 2 

Bill Haas, Keegan Bradley, Phil Mickelson 

So, not only are Haas, Bradley and Mickelson in this tournament, but they are all in the same group. 

Haas can't be counted out of this tournament. He is playing well, and his last time on the course came at the Phoenix Open when he finished tied for sixth. Of course, that left him behind the Phoenix Open winner, Phil Mickelson. 

Mickelson has struggled with his putter some this year, but he is striking the ball magnificently. 

Bradley's last time on the course also came in Phoenix. He finished tied for 24th. Bradley has not been at his best yet in this young season, but he is not far off. 

 

Bubba Watson, Fred Couples, Lee Westwood

This group is a nice mix. We've got two major winners and the man that is in line to be called the greatest player to not win a major, Lee Westwood

Watson is always an entertaining watch and capable of winning any event he enters. Also, despite his advanced age, Couples can still string together some great play, and Westwood is playing very well so far this year. 

 

Luke Donald, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell

This is definitely the strongest international group in the field, and perhaps the most talented of any group. 

All three of these guys can win a tournament wire-to-wire if they are hot. 

This will be the first PGA Tour event of the year for Donald and McDowell, but both of these guys have plenty of experience playing in America and could certainly contend for this tourney win. 

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