Tiger, Scott, Day in glamour groups for PGA
AUSSIE fans wanting to watch Adam Scott, Tiger Woods and Jason Day tee off at the PGA Championship in New York can brace themselves for an all-nighter on Thursday.
Masters winner Woods will begin his quest for a 16th major title at 10.24pm (AEST) at the 10th hole at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale.
He will play with defending champion Brooks Koepka and British Open titleholder Francesco Molinari, both of whom launched challenges on the final day of the Masters.
Woods, Koepka and Molinari will be preceded two groups ahead by Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson, while Scott is scheduled to tee off even earlier at 9.40pm (AEST).
Scott will play with Spaniard Sergio Garcia and American Justin Thomas.
World No.15 Day is in the other half of the draw. The highest-ranked Australian on the PGA Tour will tee off on the first with gallery favourite Phil Mickelson and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy a few hours after Woods at 3:38am (Friday AEST).
Jordan Spieth will start his quest to complete the career grand slam at 3:16am (Friday AEST) with world No.1 Dustin Johnson and Spaniard Jon Rahm.
John Daly, who has been granted permission to ride in a cart, will tee off at 2:55am (Friday EST) with two other previous champions, fellow American Rich Beem and South Korean Y.E. Yang.
Tee times are flipped on the second day, so those who play the first round early play the second round late and vice-versa.
Other Australians competing at next week's PGA tournament include Brendan Jones, Ryan Fox, Lucas Herbert, Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Stuart Deane and Craig Hocknull.