Quicken Loans National 2017: Tee times, pairings, Friday schedule

Quicken Loans National 2017: Tee times, pairings, Friday schedule

Day 1 of the 2017 Quicken Loans National is in the books at TPC Potomac. But before moving day takes place on Saturday, Round 2 must commence with the preset pairings beginning at 7:15 A.M.

David Lingmerth leads the way after shooting a 65 (-5) on Thursday.

2015 Quicken Loans National winner Troy Merritt, along with Marc Leishman, Johnson Wagner, Sung Kang, Nick Taylor and Daniel Summerhays, sit one stroke back of Lingmerth at 4-under.

Rickie Fowler, the pre-tournament favorite, is five shots off the lead after shooting an even-par 70 on Thursday.

Lingmerth tees off at 8:10 A.M. on Friday, while Merritt, Leishman, and Fowler all get started at 1:21 P.M.

CSN will have liver post-round coverage on Friday at 7:00 p.m. with "Live from the Quicken Loans National. 


We take a look forward to the tee times for all of the golfers heading into Friday morning:

7:15 AM: Tee No. 1 - Bryce Molder, Robert Garrigus, Grayson Murray
7:15 AM: Tee No. 10 - Geoff Ogilvy, David Hearn, Xander Schauffele

7:26 AM: Tee No. 1 - Jason Kokrak, Harold Varner III, Michael Kim
7:26 AM: Tee No. 10 - Camilo Villegas, Scott Stallings, Andrew Loupe

7:37 AM: Tee No. 1 - Matt Jones, Blayne Barber, Tyrone Van Aswegen
7:37 AM: Tee No. 10 - Seung-Yul Noh, Graham DeLaet, Dominic Bozzelli

7:48 AM: Tee No. 1 - Greg Chalmers, Danny Lee, Charles Howell III
7:48 AM: Tee No. 10 - Mackenzie Hughes, Rod Pampling, Fabian Gomez

7:59 AM: Tee No. 1 - Matt Every, Nick Taylor, Ben Martin
7:59 AM: Tee No. 10 - J.B. Holmes, Keegan Bradley, K.J. Choi

8:10 AM: Tee No. 1 - Hudson Swafford, David Lingmerth, Robert Streb
8:10 AM: Tee No. 10 - Billy Horschel, Patrick Reed, Bill Haas

8:21 AM: Tee No. 1 - James Hahn, Harris English, Kevin Na
8:21 AM: Tee No. 10 - Kevin Chappell, Wesley Bryan, Justin Thomas

8:32 AM: Tee No. 1 - Kyle Stanley, Daniel Summerhays, Roberto Castro
8:32 AM: Tee No. 10 - Ben Crane, Jason Bohn, Byeong Hun An

8:43 AM: Tee No. 1 - Michael Thompson, Kyle Reifers, C.T. Pan
8:43 AM: Tee No. 10 - Kevin Streelman, Arjun Atwal, Greg Owen

8:54 AM: Tee No. 1 - Bryson DeChambeau, Jonathan Randolph, Gavin Kyle Green
8:54 AM: Tee No. 10 - Brandon Hagy, Seamus Power, Wyndham Clark

12:15 PM: Tee No. 1 - Morgan Hoffmann, Derek Fathauer, J.J. Spaun
12:15 PM: Tee No. 10 - Jason Gore, Spencer Levin, Patton Kizzire

12:26 PM: Tee No. 1 - Bud Cauley, Martin Flores, Kevin Tway
12:26 PM: Tee No. 10 - Ollie Schniederjans, Trey Mullinax

12:37 PM: Tee No. 1 - Ricky Barnes, Whee Kim, Kelly Kraft
12:37 PM: Tee No. 10 - John Huh, Tim Wilkinson, Brett Stegmaier

12:48 PM: Tee No. 1 - D.A. Points, Peter Malnati, Smylie Kaufman
12:48 PM: Tee No. 10 - Jonas Blixt, Tony Finau, Chris Kirk

12:59 PM: Tee No. 1 - Russell Henley, Jhonattan Vegas, Nick Watney
12:59 PM: Tee No. 10 - Brendan Steele, Aaron Baddeley, Vaughn Taylor

1:10 PM: Tee No. 1 - Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker, Billy Hurley III
1:10 PM: Tee No. 10 - J.J. Henry, Alex Cejka, Brian Gay

1:21 PM: Tee No. 1 - Marc Leishman, Adam Hadwin, Rickie Fowler
1:21 PM: Tee No. 10 - Cody Gribble, Jim Herman, Troy Merritt

1:32 PM: Tee No. 1 - Lucas Glover, Cameron Tringale, Ryan Blaum
1:32 PM: Tee No. 10 - Johnson Wagner, Sung Kang, Zac Blair

1:43 PM: Tee No. 1 - Martin Laird, Shawn Stefani, Cameron Percy
1:43 PM: Tee No. 10 - Chris Stroud, Patrick Rodgers, Luke List

1:54 PM: Tee No. 1 - Ryan Brehm, Ryan Ruffels, Sam Horsfield
1:54 PM: Tee No. 10 - Sam Saunders, Julian Etulain, Curtis Luck


Tiger, Phil reportedly interested in $10 million, winner-take-all match


Tiger, Phil reportedly interested in $10 million, winner-take-all match

The sport of golf may have a fifth 'major' on its hands in the near future. 

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, who have won a combined 122 PGA Tour events and 19 major championships, are reportedly planning a $10 million winner-take-all match. 

The two legends have long been interconnected, beginning as young boys growing up in the suburbs of Southern California. Being that Mickelson is 5 1/2 years older than Woods, he stole the spotlight during the 1980s setting the bar with numerous junior records. 

The competitive nature between the two stars only grew stronger as their careers reached the PGA Tour level. 

A relationship that began with various press conference jabs and a clear distaste for one another, has recently begun to soften with age. 

After their surprise practice round together at the Masters in April, the golf world was left wondering if the two had something up their sleeves. 

Fast forward a month to the Players Championship that was held May 10–13 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. 

"The excitement that's been going on around here, it gets me thinking: Why don't we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stakes, winner-take-all match. Now, I don't know if he wants a piece of me, but I just think it would be something that would be really fun for us to do, and I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round," said Mickelson after their round. 

Meanwhile, the golf world had no idea that match negotiations were well underway between the two parties. 

"I'm definitely not against that. We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable," said Woods, playing along. 

Per, Mickelson and Woods are expected to tee it up in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Knowing how business-oriented the two golfers are, don't be surprised if this head-to-head match isn't just a one-time thing. A time has not been announced. 

Just as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer did, Woods and Mickelson seem to have put their once bitter rivalry in the past as they approach the twilight of their career. 

Kris Ventura makes PGA Tour debut, shares classic photo with Tiger Woods


Kris Ventura makes PGA Tour debut, shares classic photo with Tiger Woods

23-year-old Mexican-born Kristoffer Ventura first picked up the game of golf after receiving a plastic set of clubs for Christmas at the age of two. 

Four years later his mother took him to his first U.S. Kids Golf tournament in Virginia. Ventura's first-place finish took his commitment to the game to a whole new level. 

The Ventura family picked up and left for Norway in what would become an important move for Kris's golf game. 

Ventura quickly became one of the best young golfers in the country, representing the European side at the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup, finishing second at the 2012 European Nations Cup and representing Norway twice at the World Amateur Team Championships (2012 and 2014). 

Before Charlotte and Carlos (Kris's parents) knew it, coaches from some of the best U.S. college golf programs were traveling overseas to recruit their son. 

After initially committing to Arizona State, Ventura had a change of heart and instead spent four years at Oklahoma State University. 

Ventura enjoyed a successful career as a Cowboy both on the golf course and in the classroom, earning first-team All-Big 12 recognition all four years while earning third-team All-American honors as a sophomore. He also was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 pick as a junior and second-team All-Big 12 pick this past May as a senior. 

Among his wide array of accomplishments, there's one thing missing: a championship. That was what he and his OSU teammates set out to accomplish during the 2018 season. 

On May 30, the team celebrated a 2018 Division I men's golf national championship on its home course, dominating Alabama in finals match play at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. 

One former Cowboy showed up to support his former team and his friendship with Ventura dates back to 2014, at least. 

For Ventura, an NCAA championship title wasn't the only thing on his list. 

From a very young age, he had his sights set on reaching the PGA Tour. 

His dream came true on Thursday during the first round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac. 

In an Instagram post last week, Ventura thanked the Tiger Woods Foundation for the opportunity and shared a photo from his childhood that has since circled all throughout golf social media: 

Although Ventura failed to make it to the weekend with rounds of 73 and 70, don't be surprised if you're seeing the young talent on future leaderboards sooner rather than later.