Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Bethpage  (Getty Images)
Bethpage (Getty Images)

A star-studded field have arrived for the second Major Championship of the season at Bethpage State Park BK Course, New York.

The Black Course, well-renowned for its warning sign before the first tee, will host the US PGA Championship for the first time in the tournament's 101-year history and has thrown some world-class groups for the opening two rounds.

There will be a trio of recent Major Champions heading out at 13.24BST on the back nine with defending champion and two time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka leading the way alongside The 2018 Open Champion and European Ryder Cup star Francesco Molinari and reigning Masters Tournament winner Tiger Woods.

World Number One Dustin Johnson is also in a stellar group, starting at 13.16BST alongside Jordan Spieth - who is aiming to add the US PGA Championship to complete a career grand slam - and Spaniard Jon Rahm.

World Number Two Justin Rose will begin his pursuit of his second Major Championship in a group alongside American pair Rickie Fowler and two time Masters Tournament winner Bubba Watson - which begins on the tenth at 13.02BST.

Rory McIlroy, who won this event in 2012 and 2014, will be in esteemed company as plays alongside five time Major Champion Phil Mickelson and 2015 US PGA Championship winner Jason Day at 13.38BST.

Padraig Harrington, who will keeping an eye on potential players for Team Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup, tees off at 13.05BST alongside former Major Champions Martin Kaymer and Keegan Bradley, while last week's Betfred British Masters host Tommy Fleetwood will start on the back nine with South African Erik van Rooyen and Ireland's Shane Lowry at 12.29BST.

Former Masters Tournament winners Louis Oosthuizen and Patrick Reed start together at the tenth at 12.51BST alongside Charley Hoffman, while England's Danny Willett heads another Major Championship winning group, playing with Zach Johnson and Webb Simpson at 13.38BST, which begins on the back nine.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1KOEPKA, BrooksUSA18-8
2JOHNSON, DustinUSA18-6
T3SPIETH, JordanUSA18-2
T3CANTLAY, PatrickUSA18-2
6LIST, LukeUSA18-1

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