• Tee times: 101st PGA Championship

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    Oosthuizen is once again SA's best bet

    Louis Oosthuizen will join Patrick Reed and Charley Hoffman for the first two rounds of the 101st PGA Championship, set for Bethpage Black on Thursday.

    South Africa’s No 1 is one of eight Saffas in the field looking to end the barren run at this Major being played in its new and early calendar spot.

    Not since Gary Player in 1972 has a South African lifted the Wanamaker Trophy, with Oosthuizen famously wrapping up his career slam of runner-ups at this event two years ago.

    Ranked 21st in the world, he enters without much competitive play under his belt. His post-Masters play has seen him active in just two rounds at the Zurich Classic, a stop-start team event.

    Oosthuizen gets his bid under way at 1:51pm off the 10th tee, two groups ahead of Erik van Rooyen, a European Tour player in good form.

    Van Rooyen is joined by popular Irishman Shane Lowry, and a player favoured by many, Tommy Fleetwood.

    The group in the time slot behind this big-hitting threeball is Henrik Stenson, David Lipsky and Richard Sterne.

    At 6:32pm, Branden Grace will start his journey to a first Major win with Eddie Pepperell and Zurich Classic winner Ryan Palmer  for company.

    Brandon Stone must wait until 7:49pm to start alongside Americans Kevin Tway and Bronson Burgoon, who has replaced the injured Charl Schwartzel in the field.

    Justin Harding, who impressed early at Augusta en route to a T12 finish, is the first South African off on Thursday with France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera and USA’s Richy Werenski. The South African banked a top 10 last week and will be full of confidence heading into his second PGA Championship.

    The 2:13pm group sees Lee Westwood and Charles Howell join Shaun Norris, while the last time slot off the first features Dylan Frittelli, Andrew Filbert and Kurt Kitayama.

    Tee times  (SA time):

    1st Tee

    12:45pm: Rob Labritz (USA), Beau Hossler (USA), J.J. Spaun (USA)

    12:56pm: Sam Burns (USA), Jeffrey Schmid (USA), Keith Mitchell (USA)

    1:07pm: An Byeong-hun (KOR), Jason Caron (USA), Andrew Putnam (USA)

    1:18pm: John O’Leary (USA), Harold Varner (USA), Kyle Stanley (USA)

    1:29pm: Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA), Justin Harding (RSA), Richy Werenski (USA)

    1:40pm: Vijay Singh (FIJ), Jason Dufner (USA), Jimmy Walker (USA)

    1:51pm: Graeme McDowell (NIR), Chez Reavie (USA), Brendan Jones (AUS)

    2:02: Tyrrell Hatton (ENG), Russell Knox (SCO), Li Haotong (CHN)

    2:13pm: Lee Westwood (ENG), Shaun Norris (RSA), Charles Howell (USA)

    2:24pm: JB Holmes (USA), Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN), Troy Merritt (USA)

    2:35pm: Joost Luiten (NED), Brian Mackey (USA), Matt Wallace (ENG)

    2:46pm: Casey Russell (USA), Luke List (USA), Abraham Ancer (MEX)

    2:57pm: Craig Bowden (USA), Adam Long (USA), Joaquin Niemann (CHI)

    6:10pm: Michael Thompson (USA), Danny Lee (NZL), Justin Bertsch (USA)

    6:21pm: Cameron Champ (USA), Rich Berberian (USA), Lucas Glover (USA)

    6:32pm: Emiliano Grillo (ARG), Daniel Berger (USA), Paul Casey (ENG)

    6:43pm: Tony Finau (USA), Billy Horschel (USA), Ian Poulter (ENG)

    6:54pm: Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG), Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP), Gary Woodland (USA)

    7:05pm: Padraig Harrington (IRL), Martin Kaymer (GER), Keegan Bradley (USA)

    7:16pm: Jon Rahm (ESP), Dustin Johnson (USA), Jordan Spieth (USA)

    7:27pm: Pat Perez (USA), Kevin Kisner (USA), Bryson DeChambeau (USA)

    7:38pm: Rory McIlroy (NIR), Phil Mickelson (USA), Jason Day (AUS)

    7:49pm: Satoshi Kodaira (JPN), Matt Kuchar (USA), Cameron Smith (AUS)

    8pm: Corey Conners (CAN), Jim Furyk (USA), Marc Leishman (AUS)

    8:11pm: Jorge Campillo (ESP), Stuart Deane (AUS), Chesson Hadley (USA)

    8:22pm: Dylan Frittelli (RSA), Andrew Filbert (USA), Kurt Kitayama (USA)

    10th Tee

    12:45pm: Ben Cook (USA), Scott Piercy (USA), Brian Gay (USA)

    12:56pm: Thomas Pieters (BEL), Patton Kizzire (USA), Adam Hadwin (CAN)

    1:07pm: Brandt Snedeker (USA), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA), Max Homa (USA)

    1:18pm: Henrik Stenson (SWE), David Lipsky (USA), Richard Sterne (RSA)

    1:29pm: Shane Lowry (IRL), Erik van Rooyen (RSA), Tommy Fleetwood (ENG)

    1:40pm: Sergio Garcia (ESP), Kelly Kraft (USA), Adam Scott (AUS)

    1:51pm: Charley Hoffman (USA), Louis Oosthuizen (RSA), Patrick Reed (USA)

    2:02pm: Rickie Fowler (USA), Bubba Watson (USA), Justin Rose (ENG)

    2:13pm: Xander Schauffele (USA), Hideki Matsuyama (JPN), Alex Noren (SWE)

    2:24pm: Brooks Koepka (USA), Francesco Molinari (ITA), Tiger Woods (USA)

    2:35pm: Aaron Wise (USA), Ryan Fox (NZL), Shugo Imahira (JPN)

    2:46pm: Julian Suri (USA), Marty Jertson (USA), Martin Trainer (USA)

    2:57pm: Lucas Herbert (AUS), Cory Schneider (USA), Im Sung-jai (KOR)

    6:10pm: Ryan Vermeer (USA), Adrian Otaegui (ESP), Jason Kokrak (USA)

    6:21pm: Alex Bjork (SWE), Rod Perry (USA), Ross Fisher (ENG)

    6:32pm: Eddie Pepperell (ENG), Branden Grace (RSA), Ryan Palmer (USA)

    6:43pm: Ryan Moore (USA), Joel Dahmen (USA), Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN)

    6:54pm: Yang Yong-eun (KOR), Rich Beem (USA), John Daly (USA)

    7:05pm: Steve Stricker (USA), Brian Harman (USA), Patrick Cantlay (USA)

    7:16pm: Kang Sung (KOR), Shaun Micheel (USA), Alex Beach (USA)

    7:27pm: CT Pan (TPE), Kevin Na (USA), Ryan Armour (USA)

    7:38pm: Danny Willett (ENG), Webb Simpson (USA), Zach Johnson (USA)

    7:49pm: Kevin Tway (USA), Brandon Stone (RSA), Bronson Burgoon (USA)

    8pm: Kim Si-woo (KOR), Danny Balin (USA), Tom Lewis (ENG)

    8:11pm: Jazz Janewattananond (THA), Tyler Hall (USA), Michael Kim (USA)

    8:22pm: Mikko Korhonen (FIN), Craig Hocknull (AUS), Jhonattan Vegas (VEN)

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