CIMB Classic 2012: TV schedule, tee times, pairings for Thursday

Stanley Chou

The first round of the 2012 CIMB Classic will be played in the middle of the night in the U.S., but Golf Channel will provide the night-owl coverage.

The first round of the 2012 CIMB Classic will tee off late Wednesday night in the United States, with Kevin Na and Pat Perez teeing it up at 7:50 p.m. ET. It's a limited field event at The MINES Resort in Kuala Lumpur, so the Tour will be sending players off one tee in groups of two. The headliner, Tiger Woods, will anchor the first day in the final pairing with Marcus Fraser, an Aussie with two Euro Tour wins.

Golf Channel will have the first-round broadcast, coming on the air at midnight and carrying coverage until 4 a.m. ET. Woods will undoubtedly be a focus of much of the late-night broadcast, but the three groups ahead of him feature some of the top American players in the world. Bo Van Pelt, Jason Dufner, and Nick Watney are all staggered in the three groups ahead of Woods, with those final four tee times occupying much of the broadcast. A conscious effort was made to match up some of the PGA Tour's best with some of the greats on the Asian Tour. Here's a complete list of first-round tee times, all times Wednesday ET:

7:50pm Kevin Na, Pat Perez
8:00pm, Brian Harman, Ryan Palmer
8:10pm William McGirt, Brendon de Jonge
8:20pm Chris Kirk, Bob Estes
8:30pm J. B. Holmes, Charlie Wi
8:40pm Marc Leishman, Jimmy Walker
8:50pm Troy Matteson, Ricky Barnes
9:00pm Jeff Overton, Danny Chia
9:10pm Tom Gillis, Shaaban Hussin
9:20pm Seung-Yul Noh, Trevor Immelman
9:30pm Johnson Wagner, Martin Laird
9:40pm Greg Chalmers, Sean O'Hair
9:50pm Kevin Stadler, Ben Crane
10:00pm Bill Haas, Cameron Tringale
10:10pm Kyle Stanley, Anirban Lahiri
10:20pm John Senden, Scott Hend
10:30pm John Huh, Siddikur Rahman
10:40pm Scott Piercy, Prom Meesawat
10:50pm Carl Pettersson, David Lipsky
11:00pm Robert Garrigus, Gaganjeet Bhullar
11:10pm Bo Van Pelt, Thaworn Wiratchant
11:20pm Jason Dufner, Masanori Kobayashi
11:30pm Nick Watney, Jbe' Kruger
11:40pm Tiger Woods, Marcus Fraser

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