The Barclays 2012 at Bethpage State Park-Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., gets underway on Thursday morning with exciting implications for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Martin Laird, a Colorado St. alumnus, finds himself at No. 31 in the FedEx Cup points standings before the start of the four-tournament playoff. In 2011, Laird finished in 17th place, surely a position he wants to beat this year.
Laird, who finished tied for 58th at last year's Barclays tournament, begins his day at Tee No. 10 with Ben Curtis and Mark Wilson at 10:55 a.m. MT, making them among the last remaining groups of the day.
TV coverage of the event begins on the Golf Channel at 1 p.m. MT and ends at 4 p.m. MT while Sirius XM Radio will last from 10 a.m. MT to 4 p.m. MT. PGATour.com will have live video of the par-5 13th hole and par-3 17th hole. Here are some notable tee times (all tee times can be found here):
5:54 a.m. MT, Tee No. 10 - Phil Mickelson, Scott Piercy, Luke Donald
6:05 a.m. MT, Tee No. 10 - Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker
6:16 a.m. MT, Tee No. 10 - Tigers Woods, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson
11:06 a.m. MT, Tee No. 1 - Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Carl Pettersson
A complete look at the leaderboard can be found at Golf.com.
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