Honda Classic 2013 Tee Times: Most Entertaining Groups for Rounds 1 and 2

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and teammate Dustin Johnson talk on the eighth hole during the Day Three Morning Foursome Matches of the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on November 19, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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With a field featuring the top two players in the world and a host of other top players, there is plenty of star power and talent that will be on display this weekend.

Whether the participants pack name power or not, they all have to be hoping the Tour's change in coasts will warm things up a bit. The Honda Classic takes the Tour away from the snowy Arizona desert venue of last week to the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.. 

Check out the tee times and then we'll highlight the most entertaining groups for the first two days.


Tee Times

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Groups to Watch

Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer

Round 1 Tee Time: 7:25 a.m. ET on No. 10

It was a year ago, at this very event, when Tiger Woods fired a 62 on Sunday to wind up in second place behind Rory McIlroy.

That was the moment when Woods really began to show his game was rounding back into form.

He enters this year fresh off getting bounced from the Accenture with a first-round loss to Charles Howell III. However, Tiger played solid golf in that match, and he should be in good form here.

Which is good because he might be the only player in this group playing well.

Since winning his first tournament of the year, Dustin Johnson has been terrible. No matter what happens with DJ, it should be interesting. Meanwhile, Martin Kaymer had a decent run at the Accenture, but he hasn't been in his best form for a while. 


Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Mark Wilson

Round 1 Tee Time: 12:25 p.m. ET on No. 1

Defending champ and world No. 1 Rory McIlroy is in need of a good performance.

Following the switch to his Nike clubs, McIlroy has been abysmal this year. His only two times out on the season, he was bounced before the cut at Abu Dhabi and then lost in the first round at the Accenture. It will be fun to see if Rory can turn his game around at an event where he has found success. 

Meanwhile, Ernie Els was also bounced in the first round last week, and he hasn't found his form yet this year. However, he took this event in 2008 and could do so again if he gets hot.  

As for Mark Wilson, the veteran has not been in his best form this year and will be fighting an uphill battle to make the cut. 


Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood

Round 1 Tee Time: 12:35 p.m. ET on No. 1

This is the most complete group of the bunch. It wouldn't be a shock to see any of these guys walk away with the title.

That said, all three of these guys were bounced in the first round last week and will be looking to rebound. I expect they will. 

Westwood was decent before the loss at Accenture, and a European player has won the Honda Classic five years running.

Bradley has also been solid this year, yet he hasn't put up the kind of dominant performance he's capable of.

Rickie Fowler is really going to be interesting to watch here. After starting the year with consecutive tied-for-sixth finishes, Fowler missed the cut at the Northern and then made the first-round exit last week.