2013 AT&T National: Tee times, TV schedule for Thursday

Rob Carr

While Tiger won't give it a go at his own tournament, Congressional still features one of the best fields during the stretch between the two Open major championships.

The PGA Tour returns to the Washington, DC area on Thursday for the 2013 AT&T National at Congressional Country Club. It's the premier event on Tour during the stretch between the U.S. Open and the British Open, but the tournament has still failed to attract the best players, both international and American.

With the weight of Tiger Woods behind it and a major championship venue, the AT&T National still draws a quality field, but it's not in the best spot on the calendar, as many turn to British Open prep while recuperating from the U.S. Open. This week, the top three players in the world, including the host, are not playing. Tiger, however, will be on the grounds keeping up his hosting duties and presenting the trophy on Sunday.

This is a particularly brutal time of the year in the DC area, and the temperature this week should settle in the mid-to-upper 90s for much of the tournament. That's nothing new for the late-June, early-July stop at Congo, but the PGA Tour will be sending the players off well before 7 a.m. ET the first two days to move the 132-man field through the long layout in Bethesda. The first groups will be out at 6:30 a.m., with the last groups finishing up around the conclusion of the TV broadcast.

Golf Channel will have their customary coverage for the opening round on Thursday, coming on the air at 3 p.m. ET and running until 6 p.m. They will also have their pregame show a half-hour before, looking in live at the leaders and big names out on the course in the afternoon.

The afternoon coverage will feature the back-to-back marquee groups teeing off at 12:27 p.m. and 12:39 p.m. The first group is the Aussie trio of Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, and Jason Day. Scott is the highest-ranked player in the field, and probably the biggest draw after his Masters playoff win earlier this season.

Day, who's contended at the wire at the season's first two majors, has finished inside the top 10 at this event in the past and also came in second when the U.S. Open was held here two years ago. He should be considered the favorite at the start of the week.

One group after the Aussies is Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, and K.J. Choi, a former AT&T National winner. That cluster of players should be the focus of all the cameras and the galleries trudging Congressional's hilly layout in the 95-degree heat.

Here's the complete tee sheet for Thursday's first round:

Morning wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
06:30 a.m. Matteson, Troy Noh, Seung-Yul Kohles, Ben
06:41 a.m. Hearn, David Knost, Colt Guthrie, Luke
06:53 a.m. Kokrak, Jason Reed, Patrick Hoffmann, Morgan
07:04 a.m. Potter, Jr., Ted Wilson, Mark Byrd, Jonathan
07:16 a.m. Huh, John Sabbatini, Rory Yang, Y.E.
07:27 a.m. English, Harris Ernst, Derek Haas, Bill
07:39 a.m. Bae, Sang-Moon Merrick, John Kirk, Chris
07:50 a.m. Appleby, Stuart Love III, Davis Immelman, Trevor
08:02 a.m. Thompson, Nicholas Harman, Brian Ishikawa, Ryo
08:13 a.m. Atwal, Arjun Ridings, Tag Streb, Robert
08:25 a.m. Walker, Jimmy Claxton, Will Stefani, Shawn

Morning wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
06:30 a.m. Romero, Andres Senden, John Hahn, James
06:41 a.m. Ogilvie, Joe Owen, Greg Chalmers, Greg
06:53 a.m. Lee, Richard H. Overton, Jeff Hicks, Justin
07:04 a.m. Wagner, Johnson Glover, Lucas Van Pelt, Bo
07:16 a.m. Crane, Ben O'Hair, Sean Singh, Vijay
07:27 a.m. Fowler, Rickie Furyk, Jim Cabrera, Angel
07:39 a.m. Duke, Ken Horschel, Billy Watney, Nick
07:50 a.m. Blixt, Jonas Curtis, Ben McNeill, George
08:02 a.m. Palmer, Ryan Colsaerts, Nicolas Flores, Martin
08:13 a.m. Perez, Pat Stroud, Chris Stuard, Brian
08:25 a.m. Norlander, Henrik List, Luke Fox, Steven

Afternoon wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
11:30 a.m. Villegas, Camilo Every, Matt Jobe, Brandt
11:41 a.m. Estes, Bob Davis, Brian Gomez, Fabian
11:53 a.m. Rollins, John Mathis, David DeLaet, Graham
12:04 p.m. Woodland, Gary Cink, Stewart Ames, Stephen
12:16 p.m. Gainey, Tommy Henry, J.J. Allenby, Robert
12:27 p.m. Scott, Adam Leishman, Marc Day, Jason
12:39 p.m. Snedeker, Brandt Mahan, Hunter Choi, K.J.
12:50 p.m. Hoffman, Charley Maggert, Jeff Barnes, Ricky
01:02 p.m. Pride, Dicky Gillis, Tom Compton, Erik
01:13 p.m. Summerhays, Daniel Wi, Charlie Lee, D.H.
01:25 p.m. LaBelle II, Doug Watkins, Aaron Williams, Chris

Afternoon wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
11:30 a.m. Taylor, Vaughn Cauley, Bud Wittenberg, Casey
11:41 a.m. Chappell, Kevin McGirt, William Castro, Roberto
11:53 a.m. Reavie, Chez Campbell, Chad Bolli, Justin
12:04 p.m. Molder, Bryce Steele, Brendan Leonard, Justin
12:16 p.m. Beljan, Charlie Baddeley, Aaron Garrigus, Robert
12:27 p.m. Henley, Russell Stallings, Scott Howell III, Charles
12:39 p.m. Laird, Martin Brown, Scott Jacobson, Freddie
12:50 p.m. Jones, Matt Tringale, Cameron Spieth, Jordan
01:02 p.m. Bohn, Jason Lingmerth, David Langley, Scott
01:13 p.m. de Jonge, Brendon Driscoll, James Fritsch, Brad
01:25 p.m. Gates, Bobby Todd, Brendon LeBrun, Steve


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