GROUPINGS AND STARTING TIMES SET FOR FIRST TWO ROUNDS: The groupings and starting times for the first two rounds (Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24) of the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, are attached with this correspondence.
Among the featured groupings (all times CDT):
Jay Haas (Two-time Senior PGA Champion), Fred Couples, Tom Kite
Thursday at 7:55 a.m., 1st Tee
Friday at 1:05 p.m., 10th Tee
Jay Delsing, Brad Bryant, Mike Lawrence
Thursday at 12:30pm, 1st Tee
Friday at 7:20am, 10th Tee
JC Anderson, Tom Byrum, Gary Hallberg
Thursday at 12:50pm, 1st Tee
Friday at 7:40pm, 10th Tee
Bob Gaus, Chien-Soon LU, Jim Carter
Thursday at 12:25pm, 10th Tee
Friday at 7:15am, 1st Tee
Eduardo Romero, Fred Funk, Loren Roberts
Thursday at 8:35 a.m., 1st Tee
Friday at 1:45 p.m., 10th Tee
Roger Chapman (defending Senior PGA Champion), Jim Woodward, Michael Allen (2009 Senior PGA Champion)
Thursday at 8:45 a.m., 1st Tee
Friday at 1:55 p.m., 10th Tee
Steve Elkington, Tom Watson (Two-time Senior PGA Champion), Peter Jacobsen (2004 U.S. Senior Open Champion, at Bellerive)
Thursday at 1:05 p.m., 10th Tee
Friday at 7:55 a.m., 1st Tee
Mark Calcavecchia, Sandy Lyle, Brad Faxon
Thursday at 1:15 p.m., 10th Tee
Friday at 8:05 a.m., 1st Tee
Rocco Mediate, Bernhard Langer, Jeff Sluman
Thursday at 1:25 p.m., 10th Tee
Friday at 8:15 a.m., 1st Tee
Hal Sutton, Mark O’Meara, Lanny Wadkins
Thursday at 1:35 p.m., 10th Tee
Friday at 8:25 a.m., 1st Tee
Mark Brooks, Hale Irwin (Four-time Senior PGA Champion), Mark James
Thursday at 1:55 p.m., 10th Tee
Friday at 8:45 a.m., 1st Tee
OTHER NOTES OF INTEREST: PGA Club Professional Brian Fogt of St. Louis, will have the honor of hitting the first shot of the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. Fogt starts on the first tee on Thursday at 7:15 a.m., with Tim Thelen and Kirk Triplett.
PGA Club Professional Jerry Tucker, the former PGA head professional at Bellerive Country Club, begins play Thursday at 2:15 p.m. on No. 10.
Kenny Perry, whose 62 in the final round last year at Harbor Shores in Michigan is the lowest 18-hole score in Senior PGA Championship history, begins play at Bellerive on the first tee Thursday, at 8:05 a.m.
Tom Wargo of Centralia, Ill., the last PGA Club Professional to win this Championship (1993), starts Thursday at 8:20 a.m. on the 10th tee.
Led by Jim Woodward of Edmond, Okla., the 2012 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Champion, there are now 40 PGA Club Professionals in the field.