Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014: Tee times, pairings for Thursday's round

Hunter Martin

The loudest and most well-attended event of the PGA Tour season returns on Thursday, when a hobbled Phil Mickelson plays in front of the rowdy Phoenix crowd and attempts a title defense.

The PGA Tour touches down in Arizona on Thursday for the first of two stops this year, and the undisputed rowdiest event of the season. The 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open tees off early Thursday from TPC Scottsdale, when the locals won't yet be fully hydrated and worked into a lather. By Thursday afternoon, however, those "Quiet" signs held up by the volunteer marshals will be useless.

The Phoenix Open got a big boost on Wednesday night when defending champion Phil Mickelson announced that he would tee it up. Mickelson, an Arizona State alum and fan favorite, was questionable after pulling out of last week's Farmers Insurance Open. His back gave him problems in his 2014 debut over in Abu Dhabi, and he was immediately laboring last Thursday in San Diego. After a week of treatment and seeing different specialists, Mickelson said he would play but "take it easy" this year in Scottsdale. So don't expect another run at 59, one of the highlights of the entire 2013 season, but the "take it easy approach" could still be enough to put Phil in the mix on Sunday at a course he's dominated. Mickelson will start at 10:15 a.m. ET alongside Ryan Moore and Bill Haas, two of the better young American regulars on Tour.

After a couple weeks of putting multiple courses in play, the Tour will be confined to the raucous 18 holes and stadium setting of TPC Scottsdale. So after a couple weeks off, there will once again be a morning and afternoon wave the first two rounds in order to fit the field in from dawn to dusk. There will be 22 groups of three off in each wave, with the first time going out at 9:30 a.m. ET (7:30 local). Last year's opening round was delayed a bit due to frost, but weather shouldn't be an impediment to staying relatively on schedule this week.

Here's the tee sheet for Thursdays opening round:

Morning wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
09:30 a.m. Perez, Pat Snyder III, Joey Colsaerts, Nicolas
09:39 a.m. Molder, Bryce Hart, Dudley Langley, Scott
09:48 a.m. Driscoll, James Stadler, Kevin Lingmerth, David
09:57 a.m. Leishman, Marc Kaymer, Martin Howell III, Charles
10:06 a.m. Horschel, Billy Points, D.A. Henley, Russell
10:15 a.m. Henry, J.J. Wilson, Mark Vegas, Jhonattan
10:24 a.m. Gainey, Tommy Cabrera, Angel Yang, Y.E.
10:33 a.m. Bae, Sang-Moon Pettersson, Carl Byrd, Jonathan
10:42 a.m. Goydos, Paul Summerhays, Daniel Peterson, John
10:51 a.m. Crane, Ben Teater, Josh Bowditch, Steven
11:00 a.m. Ogilvie, Joe Every, Matt Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Morning wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
09:30 a.m. Romero, Andres Barnes, Ricky Thompson, Nicholas
09:39 a.m. Holmes, J.B. Chappell, Kevin Lee, D.H.
09:48 a.m. Garrigus, Robert Ames, Stephen Hoffmann, Morgan
09:57 a.m. Stallings, Scott Fowler, Rickie Mahan, Hunter
10:06 a.m. Simpson, Webb Poulter, Ian Bradley, Keegan
10:15 a.m. Moore, Ryan Mickelson, Phil Haas, Bill
10:24 a.m. Austin, Woody McNeill, George Toms, David
10:33 a.m. Laird, Martin Thompson, Michael Weir, Mike
10:42 a.m. Baddeley, Aaron Palmer, Ryan Stroud, Chris
10:51 a.m. Kokrak, Jason Flores, Martin Compton, Erik
11:00 a.m. Bohn, Jason Levin, Spencer Putnam, Michael

Afternoon wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
1:40 p.m. Rollins, John de Jonge, Brendon McGirt, William
1:49 p.m. Maggert, Jeff Chalmers, Greg Guthrie, Luke
1:58 p.m. Mallinger, John Tringale, Cameron Hearn, David
2:07 p.m. English, Harris Snedeker, Brandt Westwood, Lee
2:16 p.m. Reed, Patrick Woodland, Gary Watson, Bubba
2:25 p.m. Na, Kevin Leonard, Justin Verplank, Scott
2:34 p.m. Blixt, Jonas Gay, Brian Sabbatini, Rory
2:43 p.m. Beljan, Charlie Piercy, Scott Allenby, Robert
2:52 p.m. Wi, Charlie Overton, Jeff Stuard, Brian
3:01 p.m. Villegas, Camilo Hicks, Justin Hahn, James
3:10 p.m. Lee, Danny Aphibarnrat, Kiradech Trittler, Paul

Afternoon wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
1:40 p.m. Van Pelt, Bo Castro, Roberto Lee, Richard H.
1:49 p.m. Harrington, Padraig Funk, Fred Blanks, Kris
1:58 p.m. Steele, Brendan DeLaet, Graham Jones, Matt
2:07 p.m. Merrick, John Watney, Nick Huh, John
2:16 p.m. Kirk, Chris Streelman, Kevin Goosen, Retief
2:25 p.m. Stanley, Kyle Glover, Lucas Ogilvy, Geoff
2:34 p.m. Duke, Ken Choi, K.J. Singh, Vijay
2:43 p.m. Ernst, Derek Potter, Jr., Ted Curtis, Ben
2:52 p.m. Calcavecchia, Mark Davis, Brian Lynn, David
3:01 p.m. Hoffman, Charley Harman, Brian Matsuyama, Hideki
3:10 p.m. Smith, Chris Tway, Kevin Lee, Ki Taek

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