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Featured groups: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods begins his search for an eighth WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title paired with the other three-time winner on a major tour this year.

Woods will play with Branden Grace, three times a winner this year on the European Tour, at Firestone CC. They start at 1:50 p.m. from the first tee on Thursday.

A pair of major champions from this year are together, as Open champion Ernie Els and Masters winner Bubba Watson start at 9:30 a.m. from the 10th tee.

Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, the two contestants in the playoff for last year's PGA Championship, will play together as well. They start at 9:50 a.m.

Long hitters Dustin Johnson and Alvaro Quiros will go together, playing 10 minutes before Woods and Grace from the first.

Phil Mickelson draws world No. 1 Luke Donald at 10 a.m. on the 10th, while Rory McIlroy looks to get back on track with Ryo Ishikawa at 1:20 p.m at the opening hole.

Defending champion Adam Scott will get his first competitive round in since his Lytham slow burn with Matt Kuchar on the 10th at 9:40 a.m.

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