Keegan Bradley plays a tee shot during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
Will Keegan Bradley be able to defend his title at the 2012 Byron Nelson Championship?
Keegan Bradley returns to the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, as the defending winner, and he'll be in a group with the two previous victors before him: Jason Day and Rory Sabbatini. Bradley finished in a tie for 35th place in the Players Championship after shooting 2-under for the tournament.
Many eyes will be on Matt Kuchar following his Players Championship win, his fourth career PGA Tour victory. He's been paired with Vijay Singh, the 2003 winner, and Padraig Harrington. Phil Mickelson, just like Bradley, is in a pairing of previous winners. Mickelson's victory dates all the way back to 1996, while Ernie Els' is from 1995. Adam Scott is the most recent winner in that trio, taking the victory in 2008.
The Golf Channel begins coverage of Round 1 on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Here are a few key tee times:
7:30 a.m. ET - Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Ernie Els - Tee No. 10
12:30 p.m. ET - Matt Kuchar, Vijay Singh, Padraig Harrington - Tee No. 1
12:40 p.m. ET - Keegan Bradley, Rory Sabbatini, Jason Day - Tee No. 1
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