Bombs away: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas pairing highlights 2017 Players Championship tee times

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The PGA Tour expelled a initial and second turn pairings for a 2017 Players Championship on Monday, and while there are countless intriguing groups in a field, one contingent positively stands above a rest. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson will tee it adult during TPC Sawgrass with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.

This will be Rory’s initial start given a Masters, with McIlroy reportedly set to entrance new sticks in his bag. Though he’s never won a Players, a 28-year-old has finished T-12 or improved in any of his final 4 appearances during Sawgrass. Thomas, who’s cooled off given his vehement start to a season, still ranks initial in birdie and eagle normal on tour. Oh, and Johnson’s personification flattering well, too, braggadocio a 3-1-1-1-2 finish line in his final 5 starts.

This triumvirate is generally dangerous with a large stick. Johnson leads a debate in pushing stretch during 315.2 yards per pop, with Thomas not distant behind during 306.5 yards (sixth). McIlroy hasn’t purebred adequate starts for his stats to count, though in his singular appearances in 2017 owns a 318.8 yardage mark.

Other groups of note embody reigning champion Jason Day with Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson; Jordan Spieth personification with Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson; Masters leader and former Players champ Sergio Garcia with Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar; fledgling star Jon Rahm with Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer.

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