Some fascinating pairings have been drawn for the first two rounds of the US Open at the Bethpage Black course at Farmington, New York, with the last three major winners - Tiger Woods (US Open '08), Padraig Harrington (Open and US PGA 2008) and Angel Cabrera (Masters 09) drawn together.
Phil Mickelson , competing for the first time since his wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer, teams up with South Africans, Retief Goosen and Ernie Els, while World No.3 Paul Casey has Jim Furyk and Geoff Ogilvy for company.
The USGA always throws in some odd combinations and this year is no exception - with Vijay Singh and Jeev Milkha Singh playing together and the French trio of Thomas Levet, Jean-Francois Lucquin and Raphael Jacquelin all presumably able to converse in their native tongue for the first two days.
Starting times for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, New York Thursday (June 18), hole 1; Friday (June 19), hole 10.
USA players unless stated add 5 hours from GMT
7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m: Rickie Fowler (am), Casey Wittenberg, Bo Van Pelt.
7:11 - 12:41: Drew Weaver (am), Angelo Que, Simon Khan (Eng).
7:22 - 12:52: David Horsey (Eng), John Mallinger, Jose Manuel Lara (Spain).
7:33 - 1:03: Rory Sabbatini (South Africa) ; Martin Kaymer (Germany) ; Ryuji Imada (Japan).
7:44 - 1:14 p.m: Vijay Singh (Fiji), Jeev Milkha Singh, (India) K.J. Choi (Korea).
7:55 -1:25: Ian Poulter (England), Justin Leonard, Robert Allenby (Australia).
8:06 - 1:36: Padraig Harrington (Ireland), Angel Cabrera (Argentina), Tiger Woods.
8:17 -1:47: Ryan Moore, Ben Crane, Eric Axley.
8:28 - 1:58 p.m: Lee Westwood (England), Zach Johnson, Shingo Katayama (Jap).
8:39 -2:09: Bubba Watson, Johan Edfors (Sweden) , John Merrick.
8:50 - 2:20: Francesco Molinari ( Italy), George McNeill, Simon Dyson (Eng).
9:01 - 2:31 : Cameron Tringale (Am), Sean Farren, ; Andrew Parr (Can).
9:12 - 2:42: Vaughn Snyder (Am), Ryan Spears, Michael Miles.
Thursday, hole 10; Friday hole 1
7:00 - 12:30 :J.P. Hayes, Greg Kraft, Jeff Brehaut.
7:11 - 12:41: Drew Kittleson (Am), Sangmoon Bae, Michael Sim.
7:22 -12:52: Heath Slocum, Charlie Wi (Korea), Richard Bland (Eng).
7:33 - 1:03: Ben Curtis, Graeme McDowell (N.Ireland), Chad Campbell.
7:44 -1:14: Henrik Stenson (Swe), Andrew Svoboda, Steve Stricker.
7:55 - 1:25: Geoff Ogilvy( Aus), Jim Furyk, Paul Casey (Eng).
8:06 - 1:36: Luke Donald (Eng), Trevor Immelman (S. Africa), Tim Clark (S. Africa).
8:17 - 1:47: Andres Romero (Arg), Eduardo Romero, (Arg) Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain).
8:28 - 1:58: Michael Campbell (NZ), Boo Weekley, Rod Pampling (Aus).
8:39 - 2:09: Kevin Sutherland,Dudley Hart, Ken Duke.
8:50 - 2:20: Bronson Burgoon (Am), Craig Bowden, Chris Kirk.
9:01 - 2:31: Ben Martin (Am), Josh McCumber, Kevin Silva.
9:12 - 2:42: Josh Brock (Am) Trevor Murphy, Nathan Tyler.
Thursday hole 1, Friday hole 10
12:30 - 7:00 : James Nitties (Aus), Peter Tomasulo, ; Martin Laird (Sco).
12:41 - 7:11: David Smail(NZ), Cameron Beckman, Steve Allan (Aus).
12:52 -7:22: J.J. Henry, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain), Briny Baird.
1:03 - 7:33: Kyle Stanley (Am), Lucas Glover, D.J. Trahan.
1:14 - 7:44: J.B. Holmes, Alvaro Quiros, (Spain), Nick Watney.
1:25 - 7:55: Sergio Garcia (Spain), Camilo Villegas (Col), Adam Scott, (Aus).
1:36 - 8:06: Justin Rose (Eng), Sean O'Hair, Ross Fisher(Eng).
1:47 - 8:17: Rocco Mediate, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman.
1:58 - 8:28: Hunter Mahan, Oliver Wilson (Eng), Brandt Snedeker.
2:09 - 8:39: Billy Mayfair, Matt Kuchar, Ricky Barnes.
2:20 - 8:50 Darron Stiles,Shintaro Kai (Jap), Matthew Jones (Aus)
2:31 - 9:01: Tyson Alexander (Am), Charlie Beljan, Ryan Blaum.
2:42 - 9:12: Matt Nagy (Am), Shawn Stefani, Douglas Batty (NZ).
Thursday , hole 10; Friday hole 1
12:30 - 7:00 - Matt Bettencourt, James Kamte (S Africa); Kaname Yokoo (Jap).
12:41 - 7:11: Nick Taylor (Can, Am), Scott Gutschewski, Gary Woodland.
12:52 - 7:22: Carl Pettersson (Swe), Azuma Yano (Jap), Charl Schwartzel (S.Africa).
1:03 - 7:33: David Duval; David Toms, Darren Clarke (N.Ireland).
1:14 -7:44: Anthony Kim, Rory McIlroy (N.Ireland), Dustin Johnson.
1:25 - 7:55: Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Soren Hansen (Den), Peter Hanson (Swe).
1:36 - 8:06: Retief Goosen( S.Africa), Ernie Els (S. Africa), Phil Mickelson.
1:47 - 8:17: Stuart Appleby (Aus), Fred Funk, Todd Hamilton.
1:58 - 8:28: Mike Weir (Can), Stephen Ames (Can), Stewart Cink,
. 2:09 - 8:39: Thomas Levet (Fr), Jean-Francois Lucquin (Fr), Raphael Jacquelin (Fr).
2:20 - 8:50: Andrew McLardy (S. Africa), Chris Stroud, First allternative (TBN).
2:31 -9:01: Clark Klaasen (Am), Colby Beckstrom, Cameron Yancey.
2:42 - 9:12: Kyle Peterman (Am), Michael Welch, Cortland Lowe.
US Open tee times: Tiger v Harrington