Crowd favorite John Daly, Boca Raton’s own Bernhard Langer and the charismatic Miguel Angel Jimenez will comprise arguably the most prominent threesome when the Boca Raton Championship gets underway Friday at the Old Course at Broken Sound.
That trio begins the 54-hole event on the first tee at 11 a.m., one hour after the tournament begins on both the No. 1 and No. 10 tees.
Ten minutes earlier, at 10:50, defending champion Scott McCarron will be joined by Colin Montgomerie and Tom Lehman in the first full-field event of the 2018 Champions Tour season. Jupiter’s Jesper Parnevik, David Toms and 2017 Charles Schwab Cup champion Kevin Sutherland go off at 11:10.
Two former Boca champions, Michael Allen (2015) and Esteban Toledo (2016) will be paired with Larry Nelson at 10:50 on the No. 10 tee, immediately followed by the trio of 2014 champion Rocco Mediate, Jeff Maggert and Kirk Triplett.
Tickets are $20 general admission, with children 17 and under and those 70 and over admitted free.
Close call: With the wind blowing 15-20 mph, 300 yards turned out to be too short a distance between the two ends of the driving range Wednesday.
A ball hit by an amateur at the east end of the range missed hitting McCarron by inches as he was standing at the west end. Tournament officials immediately sent an order for players at the east end to hit nothing more than a 5-wood and no further incidents were reported.
BOCA RATON CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMES
Friday’s First Round
10:00 a.m: Scott Verplank, Wes Short, Jr., Brad Faxon
10:10 a.m: Glen Day, Bob Tway, Billy Mayfair
10:20 a.m: Corey Pavin, Scott Parel, Michael Bradley
10:30 a.m: Joey Sindelar, Bart Bryant, Tom Byrum
10:40 a.m: Dan Forsman,Mike Goodes, Brad Bryant
10:50 a.m: Colin Montgomerie, Tom Lehman, Scott McCarron
11:00 a.m: John Daly, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Bernhard Langer
11:10 a.m: Jesper Parnevik, David Toms, Kevin Sutherland
11:20 a.m: Doug Garwood, Lee Janzen, Paul Broadhurst
11:30 a.m: Gene Sauers, Billy Andrade, Joe Durant
11:40 a.m: Mark O’Meara, Hale Irwin, Jay Haas
11:50 a.m: Stephen Ames, Tom Pernice Jr., José María Olazábal
12:00 p.m: Steen Tinning, Lance Ten Broeck, Tommy Tolles
10:00 a.m: Tim Petrovic, Rod Spittle, Tommy Armour III
10:10 a.m: Mark Brooks, Scott Dunlap, Todd Hamilton
10:20 a.m: Larry Mize, Jeff Sluman, Fred Funk
10:30 a.m: Steve Lowery, Steve Flesch, John Harris
10:40 a.m: Trevor Dodds, Russ Cochran, Jay Williamson
10:50 a.m: Michael Allen, Esteban Toledo, Larry Nelson
11:00 a.m: Kirk Triplett, Rocco Mediate, Jeff Maggert
11:10 a.m: Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam, Woody Austin
11:20 a.m: David Frost, Jerry Smith, Olin Browne
11:30 a.m: Marco Dawson, Paul Goydos, Brandt Jobe
11:40 a.m: Mark Calcavecchia, Duffy Waldorf, Carlos Franco
11:50 a.m: P.H. Horgan III, David McKenzie, Fran Quinn
12:00 p.m: Charlie Rymer, Ken Tanigawa, Kent Jones