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U.S. Open 2019 tee times: First- and second-round groupings, pairings

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U.S. Open 2019 tee times: First- and second-round groupings, pairings

We're a week away from the 2019 U.S. Open. We don't know how it will end, but now, we know how it will begin.

The USGA released full tee times for the first and second rounds at Pebble Beach Thursday, and boy, are there some good groupings.

All eyes will, of course, be on Tiger Woods, who is coming off a performance at the Memorial in which he tied for ninth. Woods, who won the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by a record 15 strokes, will tee off for next Thursday's first round at 2:09 p.m. PT.

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Woods will be joined by two other former U.S. Open champions in Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose. Those three will begin their second round on Friday at 8:24 a.m. PT on Pebble's 10th tee.

Of course, while Woods, Spieth and Rose are all considered among the favorites to win next week, you can't overlook Brooks Koepka, who is not only coming off his second straight PGA Championship victory, but has also won each of the last two U.S. Opens. Koepka will tee off Thursday at 1:47 p.m PT alongside Francesco Molinari and U.S. Amateur champion Viktor Hovland.

Full tee times for the first and second rounds of the 2019 U.S. Open can be found below.

U.S. Open Tee Times: Thursday’s First Round

* 10th Tee Start; (a) Denotes amateur

6:45 a.m. – Sam Saunders, Carlos Ortiz, Marcus Fraser
6:45 a.m.* – Luis Gagne (a), Sepp Straka, Julian Etulain
6:56 a.m. – Player TBD, Erik Van Rooyen, Chun An Yu (a)
6:56 a.m.* – Dean Burmester, Player TBD, Kyounghoon Lee
7:07 a.m. – Ryan Fox, Thorbjorn Olesen, Player TBD
7:07 a.m.* – Clement Sordet, Tom Hoge, Adri Arnaus
7:18 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Matt Parziale (a), Nick Taylor
7:18 a.m.* – Brian Davis, Kevin O’Connell (a), Billy Hurley III
7:29 a.m. – Patton Kizzire, Jovan Rebula (a), Jason Dufner
7:29 a.m.* – Brendon Todd, Luke Donald, Mike Weir
7:40 a.m. – Haotong Li, Bubba Watson, J.B. Holmes
7:40 a.m.* – Kyle Stanley, Billy Horschel, Danny Willett
7:51 a.m. – Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els
7:51 a.m.* – Jon Rahm, Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy
8:02 a.m. – Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
8:02 a.m.* – Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, Bryson Dechambeau
8:13 a.m. – Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, Gary Woodland
8:13 a.m.* – Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
8:24 a.m. – Ca.m.eron Smith, Matthew Wallace, Xander Schauffele
8:24 a.m.* – Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood
8:35 a.m. – C.T. Pan, Abraham Ancer, Brandon Wu (a)
8:35 a.m.* – Jhonattan Vegas, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen
8:46 a.m. – Chan Kim, Justin Walters, Player TBD
8:46 a.m.* – Rob Oppenheim, Rhys Enoch, Richard Lee
8:57 a.m. – Nick Hardy, Noah Norton (a), Andreas Halvorsen
8:57 a.m.* – Andy Pope, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Naumec
12:30 p.m. – Rory Sabbatini, Sam Horsfield, Roberto Castro
12:30 p.m.* – Nathan Lashley, Renato Paratore, Lee Slattery
12:41 p.m. – Cameron Young (a), Marcus Kinhult, Brian Stuard
12:41 p.m.* – Player TBD, Collin Morikawa, Aaron Wise
12:52 p.m. – Luke Guthrie, Joseph Bra.m.lett, Charlie Danielson
12:52 p.m.* – Merrick Bremner, Chip McDaniel, Cody Gribble
1:03 p.m. – Austin Eckroat (a), Alexander Noren, Charles Howell III
1:03 p.m.* – Michael Thorbjornsen (a), Chez Reavie, David Toms
1:14 p.m. – Thomas Pieters, Chesson Hadley, Stewart Hagestad (a)
1:14 p.m.* – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kevin Na, Keegan Bradley
1:25 p.m. – Paul Casey, Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover
1:25 p.m.* – Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker
1:36 p.m. – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Keith Mitchell, Shugo Imahira
1:36 p.m.* – Luke List, Lucas Bjerregaard, Branden Grace
1:47 p.m. – Francesco Molinari, Viktor Hovland (a), Brooks Koepka
1:47 p.m.* – Webb Simpson, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar
1:58 p.m. – Tony Finau, Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter
1:58 p.m.* – Byeong Hun An, Devon Bling (a), Matthew Fitzpatrick
2:09 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods
2:09 p.m.* – Justin Harding, Aaron Baddeley, Player TBD
2:20 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Matthew Jones, Kodai Ichihara
2:20 p.m.* – Ollie Schniederjans, Mikumu Horikawa, Anirban Lahiri
2:31 p.m. – Matthieu Pavon, Chandler Eaton (a), Callum Tarren
2:31 p.m.* – Daniel Hillier (a), Alex Prugh, Zac Blair
2:42 p.m. – Eric Dietrich, Guillermo Pereira, Brett Drewitt
2:42 p.m.* – Hayden Shieh, Spencer Tibbits (a), Connor Arendell

U.S. Open Tee Times: Friday’s Second Round

* 10th Tee Start; (a) Denotes amateur

6:45 a.m. – Nathan Lashley, Renato Paratore, Lee Slattery
6:45 a.m.* – Rory Sabbatini, Sam Horsfield, Roberto Castro
6:56 a.m. – Player TBD, Collin Morikawa, Aaron Wise
6:56 a.m.* – Cameron Young (a), Marcus Kinhult, Brian Stuard
7:07 a.m. – Merrick Bremner, Chip McDaniel, Cody Gribble
7:07 a.m.* – Luke Guthrie, Joseph Bramlett, Charlie Danielson
7:18 a.m. – Michael Thorbjornsen (a), Chez Reavie, David Toms
7:18 a.m.* – Austin Eckroat (a), Alexander Noren, Charles Howell III
7:29 a.m. – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kevin Na, Keegan Bradley
7:29 a.m.* – Thomas Pieters, Chesson Hadley, Stewart Hagestad (a)
7:40 a.m. – Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker
7:40 a.m.* – Paul Casey, Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover
7:51 a.m. – Luke List, Lucas Bjerregaard, Branden Grace
7:51 a.m.* – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Keith Mitchell, Shugo Imahira
8:02 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar
8:02 a.m.* – Francesco Molinari, Viktor Hovland (a), Brooks Koepka
8:13 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Devon Bling (a), Matthew Fitzpatrick
8:13 a.m.* – Tony Finau, Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter
8:24 a.m. – Justin Harding, Aaron Baddeley, Player TBD
8:24 a.m.* – Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods
8:35 a.m. – Ollie Schniederjans, Mikumu Horikawa, Anirban Lahiri
8:35 a.m.* – Daniel Berger, Matthew Jones, Kodai Ichihara
8:46 a.m. – Daniel Hillier (a), Alex Prugh, Zac Blair
8:46 a.m.* – Matthieu Pavon, Chandler Eaton (a), Callum Tarren
8:57 a.m. – Hayden Shieh, Spencer Tibbits (a), Connor Arendell
8:57 a.m.* – Eric Dietrich, Guillermo Pereira, Brett Drewitt
12:30 p.m. – Luis Gagne (a), Sepp Straka, Julian Etulain
12:30 p.m.* – Sam Saunders, Carlos Ortiz, Marcus Fraser
12:41 p.m. – Dean Burmester, Player TBD, Kyounghoon Lee
12:41 p.m.* – Player TBD, Erik Van Rooyen, Chun An Yu (a)
12:52 p.m. – Clement Sordet, Tom Hoge, Adri Arnaus
12:52 p.m.* – Ryan Fox, Thorbjorn Olesen, Player TBD
1:03 p.m. – Brian Davis, Kevin O’Connell (a), Billy Hurley III
1:03 p.m.* – Scottie Scheffler, Matt Parziale (a), Nick Taylor
1:14 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Luke Donald, Mike Weir
1:14 p.m.* – Patton Kizzire, Jovan Rebula (a), Jason Dufner
1:25 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Billy Horschel, Danny Willett
1:25 p.m.* – Haotong Li, Bubba Watson, J.B. Holmes
1:36 p.m. – Jon Rahm, Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy
1:36 p.m.* – Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els
1:47 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, Bryson Dechambeau
1:47 p.m.* – Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
1:58 p.m. – Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
1:58 p.m.* – Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, Gary Woodland
2:09 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood
2:09 p.m.* – Cameron Smith, Matthew Wallace, Xander Schauffele
2:20 p.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen
2:20 p.m.* – C.T. Pan, Abraham Ancer, Brandon Wu (a)
2:31 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Rhys Enoch, Richard Lee
2:31 p.m.* – Chan Kim, Justin Walters, Player TBD
2:42 p.m. – Andy Pope, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Naumec
2:42 p.m.* – Nick Hardy, Noah Norton (a), Andreas Halvorsen

Steph Curry golfs with Barack Obama, Jordan Spieth in Dallas

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Steph Curry golfs with Barack Obama, Jordan Spieth in Dallas

Programming note: Warriors-Mavs coverage starts today at 4:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area.

After the Warriors lost to the Grizzlies on Saturday night in Memphis, they flew to Dallas.

And on Sunday in the Lone Star State, Steph Curry enjoyed some free time on the golf course:

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From left to right -- Jonnie West, Seth Curry, Kevin Plank (Under Armour CEO), Jordan Spieth, Barack Obama, Curry.

This is not the first time Curry has enjoyed a round of golf with Obama, as the two hit the links back in August 2015.

"My third time actually, so it's old news," Curry joked after shootaround on Monday. "We're always teammates. We're 2-1 now. Much better record than the Warriors."

What was Obama like?

"Same personality, same kind of charisma and vibe around him," Curry said. "Just maybe two or three less secret service members."

Curry and the Warriors face the Mavs on Monday night.

Seth Curry unfortunately will not suit up because of a left leg injury.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

With support of Spieth and Fowler, Thomas rallies to win PGA Championship

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With support of Spieth and Fowler, Thomas rallies to win PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Justin Thomas emerged from the shadow of a longtime friend and won the PGA Championship to take his place among the young elite in golf.

With two big breaks to start the back nine, a chip-in for birdie and a 7-iron that soared over the water to a peninsula green, Thomas closed with a 3-under 68 and won by two shots. The PGA Championship was the most fitting major for the 24-year-old son of a PGA professional.

Mike Thomas, a former PGA board member and longtime pro in Kentucky, walked along the edge of the 18th green and into the arms of his son, a major champion.

The week began with Jordan Spieth's quest for a career Grand Slam. Spieth was at the 18th green late Sunday afternoon at Quail Hollow, but only so he could celebrate the moment with Thomas, close friends since they were 14.

"So awesome, dude," Spieth told him.

It was every bit of that.

With five players still in the mix in the final hour, Thomas surged ahead by chipping in from 40 feet on the par-3 13th hole, and holding his nerve down the stretch as his challenger eventually faded, one after another.

Hideki Matsuyama, bidding to become the first player from Japan to win a major, appeared to recover from back-to-back bogeys with two straight birdies on the 14th and 15th holes to get within one shot. But the championship turned on the 16th hole.

Thomas faced a 6-foot par putt to stay at 8 under. Matsuyama caught a good lie over the green and chipped to 5 feet. Thomas wasted no time over the putt and drilled it in the center of cup. Matsuyama missed and was two shots behind.

Thomas sealed it with a 7-iron from 221 yards that cleared the water and rolled out to 15 feet. The birdie putt curled in and his lead was up to three going to the 18th. A final bogey only affected the score.

He finished at 8-under 276, his fourth victory of the year.

Kevin Kisner was the last one who had a chance to catch him. But he three-putted from 100 feet on the 16th for bogey, couldn't birdie the 17th from long range and hit his second shot into the water and finished with a double bogey. Kisner, the 54-hole leader, closed with a 74.

Matsuyama also hit into the water on No. 18 and made bogey for a 72 to finish three back.

Louis Oosthuizen (70), Patrick Reed (67) and Francesco Molinari (67) tied for second, though none had a chance to win playing the 18th.