PGA Championship 2019 Tee Times: Pairings and Predictions for Saturday Schedule

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PGA Championship 2019 Tee Times: Pairings and Predictions for Saturday Schedule
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The second round of the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, New York, has concluded Friday evening with a clear leader in first place. Brooks Koepka leads by seven shots.

The American out of West Palm Beach, Florida, finished the second round at 12 under and has the lowest 36-hole score in PGA Championship history at 128: 

On Saturday, the third round will commence at 11 a.m. ET and should go until around 7 p.m. If you want to keep up with the tournament, TNT will be broadcasting from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and CBS will pick it up from 2-7 p.m.

Tiger Woods, who won the 2019 Masters in dramatic fashion, will be among those not continuing on in the PGA Championship. After shooting 73 Friday, Woods missed the cut for the fourth time in his career. 

Golfers will tee off starting at 7:50 a.m. in pairs and will tee off every 10 minutes, with two times having a 20-minute break. The golfers with the highest scores—Joost Luiten and Lucas Herbert—are teeing off first, with the leaders—Koepka and Jordan Spieth—teeing off last at 2:50 p.m. 

Here's a look at who's left, with only the top 70 (plus ties) making the cut, and some predictions for Saturday's third round.

Tee Times (All Times ET)

7:50 a.m.: Joost Luiten, Lucas Herbert

8 a.m.: Justin Harding, J.T. Poston

8:10 a.m.: David Lipsky, Shane Lowry

8:20 a.m.: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Andrew Putnam

8:30 a.m.: J.J. Spaun, Thomas Pieters

8:40 a.m.: Corey Conners, Rob Labritz

8:50 a.m.: Rich Beem, Rafa Cabrera Bello

9 a.m.: Adam Long, Ryan Vermeer

9:10 a.m.: Cameron Smith, Abraham Ancer

9:20 a.m.: Jason Day, Kevin Tway

9:30 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rory McIlroy

9:40 a.m.: Emiliano Grillo, Tony Finau

9:50 a.m.: Jason Kokrak, Cameron Champ

10 a.m.: Haotong Li, Alex Noren

10:10 a.m.: Charley Hoffman, Graeme McDowell

10:20 a.m.: Adam Hadwin, Henrik Stenson

10:30 a.m.: Kurt Kitayama, Sam Burns

10:50 a.m.: Joel Dahmen, Billy Horschel

11 a.m.: Aaron Wise, Marty Jertson

11:10 a.m.: Brandt Snedeker, Max Homa

11:20 a.m.: Webb Simpson, Beau Hossler

11:30 a.m.: Pat Perez, Danny Willett

11:40 a.m.: Lucas Glover, Paul Casey

11:50 a.m.: Lucas Bjerregaard, Ross Fisher

Noon: Tyrrell Hatton, Francesco Molinari

12:10 p.m.: Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker

12:20 p.m.: Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson

12:30 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Keegan Bradley

12:40 p.m.: Charles Howell III, Matt Fitzpatrick

12:50 p.m.: Chez Reavie, Xander Schauffele

1 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Mike Lorenzo-Vera

1:10 p.m.: Patrick Cantlay, Bronson Burgoon

1:20 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama

1:40 p.m.: Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen

1:50 p.m.: Harold Varner III, Erik van Rooyen

2 p.m.: Sung Kang, Jazz Janewattananond

2:10 p.m.: Justin Rose, Danny Lee

2:20 p.m.: Matt Wallace, Luke List

2:30 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Kelly Kraft

2:40 p.m.: Adam Scott, Daniel Berger

2:50 p.m.: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka

     

Predictions

Brooks Koepka Crushes the Competition

Koepka has devastated the competition in this year's PGA Championship. He teed off Friday alongside Francesco Molinari and Tiger Woods.

Koepka shot a 65 in the second round and Molinari shot a 68, guaranteeing both men a Round 3 appearance, while Woods missed the cut. Woods, whose Masters win was called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, shot a 72 and 73 in Rounds 1 and 2, respectively. 

Molinari is tied with 10 players, including Phil Mickelson, for 26th after getting off to a slow start Friday by shooting a 72.

Koepka shot a whopping 63 on Thursday, followed by Danny Lee's 64. The 29-year-old finished Friday second to only Adam Scott, who shot a 64, while Koepka finished at 65. Lee was not able to keep his momentum and fell eight spots after shooting a 74.

Koepka's monster performance both days has given him a lead, with Spieth seven shots behind him at 135 after 36 holes. Koepka has the largest 36-hole lead in PGA Championship history with seven shots. 

      

Golfers Who Have a Shot at Catching Up to Koepka

Some of the golfers who may have a shot of winning are Spieth and Scott, who are tied in second with 135.

Spieth moved up seven spots with his 66 after shooting a 69 in the first 18 holes. The 11-time PGA Tour winner is looking for a win in the PGA Championship, the only major he needs to complete his career Grand Slam. 

The American has been terrific inside 10 feet, as he's 30-of-31 putting in the first two rounds. He made six birdie putts Friday, including one from 39 feet. 

"It was a bonus to have the right reads and the right pace, and with some of the putts I made today, I don't expect to putt as well as I did today, each and every day. It's just not possible," he said to PGATour.com's Ben Everill.

Scott shocked everyone by bounding up the leaderboard. The Australian shot 71 on Thursday and came away with Friday's best score with a 64, which moved him up 39 spots. 

Another favorite going into the day, Rickie Fowler, may be able to pull of a come from behind victory if he plays the best 18 holes of his career Saturday, as he sits tied in 10th place at 138. Fowler has two straight top-10s, including tying for ninth at Augusta.

Last time he played at Bethpage in the 2016 Barclays, he led the first three rounds before ruining his chances at a title after shooting a 74. Fowler would be a long shot to win this tournament, but he has what it takes.

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