Players Championship 2013 Tee Times: Pairings and Predictions for Saturday

David DanielsSenior Writer IApril 11, 2017

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 10:  Tiger Woods of the USA walks on the 14th hole during round two of THE PLAYERS Championship at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods’ fourth victory of the 2013 PGA Tour season is within reach at The Players Championship.

He earned a 2:40 p.m. ET tee time after his second straight five-under outing of the tournament on Friday. Woods trails Sergio Garcia who shot seven-under in Round 2 by one stroke.

World No. 2 Rory McIlroy began The Players Championship hot with a 66 on Thursday, but he finished even on the second day and finds himself five strokes behind the leader. While McIlroy has time to catch Woods and Garcia, Phil Mickelson doesn’t. Lefty, as well as Graeme McDowell amongst others, failed to make the cut.

Here are tee times, pairings and predictions for Saturday’s action.

 

Per PGATour.com (all times ET).

TPC Sawgrass Tee No. 1
Group TimePlayers
18:25 amBrian Davis
28:30 amLouis OosthuizenAngel Cabrera
38:40 amJason DayJustin Leonard 
48:50 amJosh TeaterWilliam McGirt 
59:00 amJames HahnBranden Grace
69:10 amPadraig HarringtonMichael Thompson
79:20 amCharlie WiJonas Blixt
89:30 amCharley HoffmanSeung-Yul Noh
99:40 amBo Van PeltJohn Senden
109:50 amKyle StanleyBubba Watson
1110:00 amJimmy Walker Chad Campell 
1210:10 amCharl SchwartzelDavid Hearn 
1310:20 amRory SabbatiniFreddie Jacobson
1410:30 amJames DriscollDaniel Summerhays
1510:40 amBoo WeekleyRicky Barnes
1610:50 amD.A. PointsJohn Huh
1711:00 amChris StroudJason Bohn
1811:10 amCarl PetterssonK.J. Choi
1911:20 amDavis Love IIIMartin Kaymer
2011:30 amSean O'HairAndres Romero
2111:40 amJeff MaggertRoberto Castro
2211:50 amJeff OvertonBrendon de Jonge
2312:00 pmGraham DeLaetHarris English
2412:10 pmBen CurtisLuke Donald
2512:20 pmGreg ChalmersMatt Every
2612:30 pmPeter HansonBen Crane
2712:40 pmTim HerronDavid Lynn
2812:50 pmKevin StreelmanBrandt Snedeker
291:00 pmSang-Moon BaeJerry Kelly
301:10 pmSteve StrickerChris Kirk
311:20 pmMartin LairdRory McIlroy
321:30 pmJason DufnerWebb Simpsn
331:40 pmCharles Howell IIIMarc Leishman
341:50 pmAdam ScottZach Johnson
352:00 pmMatt KucharHunter Mahan
362:10 pmCasey WittenbergDavid Lingmerth
372:20 pmHenrik StensonRyan Palmer
382:30 pmKevin ChappellLee Westwood
392:40 pmSergio GarciaTiger Woods

 

Most Intriguing Pairing

The two PGA Tour veterans have a history playing alongside one another, one Garcia is hoping doesn't repeat itself. Justin Ray of ESPN summed up that history with a statistic on Twitter.

Garcia will enter Saturday as TPC Sawgrass’ hottest golfer. History would lead one to believe he’ll cool off now that he’s head-to-head with Woods.

In the last eight years, Garcia has only won two PGA Tour events and one was The Players Championship. If there’s any tournament he could hold off Woods in, it’s this one.

 

Player Most Likely to Shine on Saturday

Tiger Woods

Woods had three wins all of last season. It’s only May and he’s already gunning for his fourth.

He’s only won The Players Championship once, and that was all the way back in 2001. One couldn’t tell the way he’s owned the tournament thus far. He finished Thursday with just a single bogey and sunk and eagle on Friday.

Expect Woods to inch closer to gaining even more of a stranglehold on his world No. 1 ranking on Saturday.

 

David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.