2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tee times and pairings: Round 1
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2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tee times and pairings: Round 1

The 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational kicks off on Thursday from Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, with Shane Lowry defending champion of the title he won impressively a year ago.

For the first two rounds, Jordan Spieth will play with U.S. Open winner Dusitn Johnson and Justin Rose, going off on Thursday at 1:48 p.m.

Jason Day will play with Adam Scott and Russell Knox, starting at 11:48 a.m. on Thursday.

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2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tee times for Round 1

All times are Eastern

10 a.m. -- Byeong Hun An, Jim Herman
10:12 a.m. -- James Hahn, Andrew Johnston, David Lingmerth
10:24 a.m. -- William McGirt, Branden Grace, Anirban Lahiri
10:36 a.m. -- Soren Kjeldsen, Kevin Chappell, Emiliano Grillo
10:48 a.m. -- Billy Hurley III, Scott Piercy, Young-han Song
11 a.m. -- Michio Matsumura, Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker
11:12 a.m. -- Harris English, Yosuke Tsukada, J.B. Holmes
11:24 a.m. -- Daniel Berger, Matt Jones, Matt Kuchar
11:36 a.m. -- Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen
11:48 a.m. -- Jason Day, Adam Scott, Russell Knox
12 p.m. -- Justin Thomas, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
12:12 p.m. -- Brian Stuard, Steven Bowditch, Brooks Koepka
12:24 p.m. -- George Coetzee, Kevin Kisner, Nathan Holman
12:36 p.m. -- Chris Kirk, Marcus Fraser, Vaughn Taylor
12:48 p.m. -- Smylie Kaufman, Paul Casey, K.T. Kim
1 p.m. -- Fabian Gomez, Patrick Reed, Jason Dufner
1:12 p.m. -- Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, Marc Leishman
1:24 p.m. -- Danny Lee, Kevin Na, Rickie Fowler
1:36 p.m. -- Davis Love III, Charl Schwartzel, Bill Haas
1:48 p.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose
2 p.m. -- Shane Lowry, Bubba Watson, Hideki Matsuyama

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