MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 07: Padraig Harrington of Ireland, Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walk down the par 3 14th hole during the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 7, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The 202 FedEx St. Jude Classic is underway at TPC Southwind. Who will wind up with a victory heading into the U.S. Open next weekend?
The 2012 St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn., continues on Friday with Round 2. Jeff Maggert and John Merrick are tied atop the leaderboard at 4-under 66 following the conclusion of the first round. Rory McIlroy is lurking behind them by just two strokes at 2-under.
Colorado State alum Martin Laird is in a tie for 64th place, concluding his first round at 2-over 70. Laird has made bogey on Hole No. 8, but he rebounded on the back nine, momentarily, when he made birdie on the 12th hole. However, he crashed on the next hole and made double-bogey to move to 2-over for the day. He made par on the remaining holes.
On Friday, Laird will tee off at 11:36 a.m. MT with George McNeill (2-over) and Chris Kirk (8-over) at Tee No. 10. Here are some other notable tee times and pairings (complete list can be found here):
7:54 a.m. MT, Tee No. 10 - John Daly, Rich Beem, John Merrick
11:00 a.m. MT, Tee No. 1 - Jeff Maggert, Peter Lonard, Kevin Stadler
11:27 a.m. MT, Tee No. 1 - Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington
The Golf Channel begins coverage of this event at 1:00 p.m. MT and lasts until 4:00 p.m. MT. Sirius XM has coverage from 10:00 a.m. MT to 4:00 p.m. MT.
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