2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tee times, pairings, TV schedule for Thursday

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Tiger Woods can once again become the No. 1 golfer in the world with a win at Bay Hill, where he has seven career titles, including one last year.

Bad news, rest of the golf world. Tiger Woods is Tiger Woods again. And now he's headed back to Bay Hill, where he's looking to win for an eighth time and pull off a repeat of his 2012 title.

Although he didn't win any majors in 2012, Woods was still one of the best golfers in the world, finishing in the top-10 nine times and winning three tournaments. This year, he's won two events in four tries. That's not fair. And the wins came at two of the courses where he'd had huge amounts of previous success, Torrey Pines and Doral. He's absolutely dominated Bay Hill over the course of his career, and that makes him a heavy, heavy favorite to win this weekend. In a panel of experts at the PGA Tour's website, ten of 11 picked Woods to win. And as Emily Kay of SB Nation notes, he'll be No. 1 in the world again for the first time in a long time with a win in Orlando.

Here's a look at the tee times for Thursday's opening round, where Tiger is paired up with Ernie Els and Justin Rose. Other notable trios include Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker, as well as Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Bill Haas.

Bay Hill Club & Lodge Tee #1

Group Time Players
1 7:30 am Perez, Pat Estes, Bob McGirt, William
2 7:42 am Hoffman, Charley Weekley, Boo Pampling, Rod
3 7:53 am Campbell, Chad Davis, Brian DeLaet, Graham
4 8:05 am Streelman, Kevin Dufner, Jason Westwood, Lee
5 8:16 am Gay, Brian Watney, Nick Clark, Tim
6 8:28 am Toms, David Glover, Lucas Woodland, Gary
7 8:39 am Brown, Scott Gainey, Tommy Fowler, Rickie
8 8:51 am Beljan, Charlie O'Hair, Sean Stenson, Henrik
9 9:02 am Stallings, Scott Baddeley, Aaron Allenby, Robert
10 9:14 am Teater, Josh Hearn, David Stuard, Brian
11 9:25 am Gomez, Fabian Gardiner, Scott Perry, Rod

Bay Hill Club & Lodge Tee #10

Group Time Players
12 7:30 am Wi, Charlie Chalmers, Greg Every, Matt
13 7:42 am Owen, Greg Chappell, Kevin Ishikawa, Ryo
14 7:53 am Rollins, John Jones, Matt Noh, Seung-Yul
15 8:05 am Woods, Tiger Els, Ernie Rose, Justin
16 8:16 am Poulter, Ian Bradley, Keegan McDowell, Graeme
17 8:28 am Garrigus, Robert Ogilvy, Geoff Verplank, Scott
18 8:39 am Blixt, Jonas Pettersson, Carl Immelman, Trevor
19 8:51 am Moore, Ryan Wagner, Johnson Appleby, Stuart
20 9:02 am Bae, Sang-Moon Hicks, Justin Grace, Branden
21 9:14 am Lee, Richard H. Harman, Brian Langley, Scott
22 9:25 am Compton, Erik Fisher, Ross Williamson, Peter

Bay Hill Club & Lodge Tee #1

Group Time Players
23 12:10 pm de Jonge, Brendon Horschel, Billy Olesen, Thorbjorn
24 12:22 pm Thompson, Nicholas Klauk, Jeff Lingmerth, David
25 12:33 pm Howell III, Charles Herron, Tim Coetzee, George
26 12:45 pm Snedeker, Brandt Mickelson, Phil Garcia, Sergio
27 12:56 pm Simpson, Webb Watson, Bubba Haas, Bill
28 1:08 pm Potter, Jr., Ted Crane, Ben Steele, Brendan
29 1:19 pm Leishman, Marc Wilson, Mark Weir, Mike
30 1:31 pm Henry, J.J. Van Pelt, Bo Cabrera, Angel
31 1:42 pm Janzen, Lee Molinari, Francesco Hahn, James
32 1:54 pm Senden, John Gamez, Robert Fdez-Castano, Gonzalo
33 2:05 pm Streb, Robert Fritsch, Brad Fox, Steven

Bay Hill Club & Lodge Tee #10

Group Time Players
34 12:10 pm Pride, Dicky Duke, Ken Overton, Jeff
35 12:22 pm Day, Jason Taylor, Vaughn Cauley, Bud
36 12:33 pm Ridings, Tag Lynn, David Reed, Patrick
37 12:45 pm Henley, Russell Johnson, Zach Mahan, Hunter
38 12:56 pm Piercy, Scott Kirk, Chris Furyk, Jim
39 1:08 pm Laird, Martin Points, D.A. Goosen, Retief
40 1:19 pm Curtis, Ben Huh, John Stanley, Kyle
41 1:31 pm Choi, K.J. Cink, Stewart Singh, Vijay
42 1:42 pm Villegas, Camilo Walker, Jimmy English, Harris
43 1:54 pm Tringale, Cameron Hanson, Peter Wittenberg, Casey
44 2:05 pm LaBelle II, Doug Guthrie, Luke Kohles, Ben


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