Valspar Championship 2014: Tee times, pairings for Thursday's round

Sam Greenwood

The Masters is just one month away, and the prep continues on Tour at the Tampa stop of the Florida swing.

We're on to the second half of the Florida swing, as the annual stop in Tampa Bay takes over at the newly-named Valspar Championship. The Copperhead course at Innisbrook has now hosted a PGA Tour event, in one form or another, for 25 years but this is the first time that Valspar, a paint company, is the title sponsor.

The tournament lacks some of the big names that populate the other three stops on the Florida swing, but it's still a better-than-average group as players continue to ramp up in advance of the Masters. The tournament has jumped around on the schedule, most recently moving from the fall to the early spring. But sandwiched in between the big-money WGC event at Doral, and Arnold Palmer's party next week doesn't do many favors for luring the top guys. Throw in the resurgence of the Honda Classic, and it adds to the challenge of drawing superstars who usually aren't going to play four weeks in a row.

While there's no Tiger or Rory, there are still multiple groups of international superstars on each side of the tee sheet. Jordan Spieth continues his push to the Masters in his first full season on Tour, and he'll be paired with another top American prospect, Harris English, and last week's winner, Chesson Hadley. They will play one group after Luke Donald, Kevin Streelman, and Gary Woodland, the last three winners at Innisbrook and part of the marquee AM cluster. In the afternoon, Jason Dufner, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, and Ernie Els are some of the bigger names who will play during the TV broadcast window from 3 to 6 p.m. ET.

Here's the full tee sheet for Thursday's opening round at Innisbrook:

Morning wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
7:40 a.m. Paul Casey Graham DeLaet Spencer Levin
7:50 a.m. Andres Romero Brian Davis John Peterson
8:00 a.m. Jerry Kelly Chad Collins Cameron Tringale
8:10 a.m. Kevin Na Louis Oosthuizen Charles Howell III
8:20 a.m. Jonas Blixt Marc Leishman Justin Leonard
8:30 a.m. Woody Austin Boo Weekley Tim Clark
8:40 a.m. George McNeill Y.E. Yang Retief Goosen
8:50 a.m. Brian Gay Charlie Beljan Stewart Cink
9:00 a.m. Ben Crane Daniel Summerhays Erik Compton
9:10 a.m. Sean O'Hair Martin Flores Michael Putnam
9:20 a.m. John Rollins Jason Kokrak Justin Hicks
9:30 a.m. Eric Axley Brooks Koepka Rod Perry

Morning wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
7:40 a.m. Mark Calcavecchia Jason Gore Thorbjorn Olesen
7:50 a.m. Blake Adams David Hearn D.H. Lee
8:00 a.m. Aaron Baddeley J.B. Holmes Josh Teater
8:10 a.m. Gary Woodland Kevin Streelman Luke Donald
8:20 a.m. Chesson Hadley Harris English Jordan Spieth
8:30 a.m. Rory Sabbatini Davis Love III Robert Allenby
8:40 a.m. J.J. Henry Mark Wilson Angel Cabrera
8:50 a.m. John Huh Johnson Wagner Mike Weir
9:00 a.m. Robert Garrigus Roberto Castro Russell Knox
9:10 a.m. Camilo Villegas Brian Harman Steven Bowditch
9:20 a.m. Stephen Ames Matt Every David Lynn
9:30 a.m. Ben Martin Branden Grace Michael Hebert

Afternoon wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
12:30 p.m. Kevin Chappell James Driscoll David Lingmerth
12:40 p.m. Jason Bohn William McGirt Scott Langley
12:50 p.m. Paul Goydos Brendon Todd Nicolas Colsaerts
1:00 p.m. Bill Haas Matt Kuchar Jim Furyk
1:10 p.m. Jason Dufner Justin Rose Brandt Snedeker
1:20 p.m. Tommy Gainey Carl Pettersson Lucas Glover
1:30 p.m. Michael Thompson Darren Clarke Stuart Appleby
1:40 p.m. Derek Ernst Kyle Stanley Jonathan Byrd
1:50 p.m. Bo Van Pelt John Senden Charlie Wi
2:00 p.m. Bryce Molder Freddie Jacobson Luke Guthrie
2:10 p.m. Nicholas Thompson Brendon de Jonge Peter Hanson
2:20 p.m. Jim Renner Matteo Manassero Mark Blakefield

Afternoon wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
12:30 p.m. Pat Perez Ricky Barnes James Hahn
12:40 p.m. Padraig Harrington John Daly Brian Stuard
12:50 p.m. Will MacKenzie Jeff Overton John Mallinger
1:00 p.m. Scott Stallings K.J. Choi Vijay Singh
1:10 p.m. Webb Simpson Scott Brown Ernie Els
1:20 p.m. Ted Potter, Jr. David Toms Charley Hoffman
1:30 p.m. Sang-Moon Bae John Merrick Ben Curtis
1:40 p.m. Ken Duke D.A. Points Geoff Ogilvy
1:50 p.m. Ryo Ishikawa Morgan Hoffmann Richard H. Lee
2:00 p.m. Tim Herron Briny Baird Greg Chalmers
2:10 p.m. Billy Hurley III Wes Roach Peter Uihlein
2:20 p.m. Danny Lee Kevin Kisner Max Homa

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