Sony Open In Hawaii 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Parings For Thursday

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 11: Mark Wilson hits a shot during the pro-am round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii begins on Thursday with defending champion Mark Wilson in a grouping that includes David Tomas and Zach Johnson.

The Sony Open in Hawaii marks the second event of the 2012 PGA Tour, and 2011 winner Mark Wilson will be out to defend his title. Wilson shot 16-under to win last year's event by two strokes. This year Wilson will be in tough pairing, as he will tackle the Waialae Country Club golf course with David Toms and Zach Johnson. Tom and Johnson won the tournament in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

Wilson is playing with two golfers who are in the latter half of the top 50 World Golf Rankings, but also in the field be two top 10 golfers: No. 5 Steve Stricker and No. 7 Webb Simpson. Stricker is No. 1 in the FedEx standings and the PGA Tour money list after winning the first event of the season, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Coverage for Thursday's opening round begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel and lasts until 10:30 p.m. ET.

Here are some notable tee times and pairings (complete pairings and tee times):

12:50 p.m. ET - Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink, Vijay Singh

1:00 p.m. ET - Webb Simpson, K.J. Choi, Ryo Ishikawa

5:20 p.m. ET - David Toms, Mark Wilson, Zach Johnson

5:30 p.m. ET - Steve Stricker, Sean O'Hair, Davis Love III

For more on this tournament, visit golf blog Waggle Room and SB Nation's golf news hub.

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