Seven-time Bridgestone Invitational champion Tiger Woods will tee off with England's Lee Westwood at 1:50 p.m. Thursday in the first round at Firestone Country Club. The twosome will go off No. 10.
On Friday, Woods and Westwood will go off No. 1 at 9:50 a.m.
Other interesting pairings include three consecutive groups worth watching going off No. 10 Thursday. Steve Stricker and South African Ernie Els tee off at 9:40, Masters champion Phil Mickelson and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy at 9:50 a.m., with British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and Anthony Kim right behind them at 10 a.m.
Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who finished tied for second here last year, and U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tee off at 2 p.m. Thursday at No. 10. English standouts Paul Casey and Justin Rose are paired, with a 1:50 p.m. tee time Thursday at No. 10.
Stow resident Ben Curtis plays with England's Ross McGowan at 12:50 Thursday (No. 10) and 8:40 a.m. Friday (No. 1).