The 2024 Cognizant Classic: Round 1 and 2 Tee Timings and Pairings

Published 02/27/2024, 9:31 PM EST

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The golf world will be expecting an exciting display of golf this week at the Cognizant Classic, previously known as the Honda Classic. Well, the ninth event on the 2024 PGA Tour calendar would kick off on the 29th of February and would continue to excite the community till March 3rd. Meanwhile, a total of 144 golfers would tee it off at the PGA National Resort in South Florida all the while aiming for a chance at the trophy and the title.

But that’s not all. Aside from the fame and glory, the winner’s cut from the $9 million prize purse would also push the athletes to try their best to win the same. In any case, with such an exciting event in place, it is only natural for the community to wonder when the professionals will be teeing it off!

The Cognizant Classic: A fight for glory


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Many top golfers would be hoping to clinch the trophy from the hands of the defending champion, Chris Kirk, as he gets ready to face the powerful field. What’s more, he would be teeing it off on Thursday and Friday against the likes of Rory McIlroy, the winner of the event back in 2012, and Jake Knapp, the victor from the recently ended Mexico Open.

Meanwhile, the Northern Irishman’s friend, Shane Lowry, would see himself battling it out with the likes of Camilo Villegas and Matthieu Pavon on both days. In the meantime, the golf world can witness Tom Kim teeing it off together with professionals Matt Fitzpatrick, and Justin Rose.

In addition to the same, Lucas Glover has been grouped with Adam Svensson and Gary Woodland while Nick Dunlap, the 2024 American Express champ, would duke it out with Akshay Bhatia and Cameron Young. Well, with the number of talented golfers in tow for the event, it appears we have exciting days ahead of us.

The group of 144 golfers are all gearing up for the tournament in South Florida. Nevertheless, with the competition slowly inching closer, one can’t help but become interested and curious when their favorite athletes would tee it off!

Tee times for The Cognizant Classic

The first round of the Cognizant Classic would kick off on Thursday, February 28th followed by the second on Friday, March 1st. Let us take a quick look at the tee timings of the two days.


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Round 1 (1 Tee)Round 2 (10 Tee)Player Groups
6:45 AM11:45 AMByeong Hun An, Callum Tarren, Dylan Wu
6:56 AM11:56 AMTyler Duncan, Ryan Palmer, Jhonattan Vegas
7:07 AM12:07 PMC.T. Pan, Mark Hubbard, Sam Stevens
7:18 AM12:18 PMK.H. Lee, Chad Ramey, Keith Mitchell
7:29 AM12:29 PMNick Hardy, Kevin Kisner, J.B. Holmes
7:40 AM12:40 PMJ.T. Poston, Francesco Molinari, Brandt Snedeker
7:51 AM12:51 PMDavis Riley, Ryan Brehm, Zach Johnson
8:02 AM1:02 PMBeau Hossler, Sam Ryder, Doug Ghim
8:13 AM1:13 PMGarrick Higgo, Matt NeSmith, Matti Schmid
8:24 AM1:24 PMChesson Hadley, Justin Suh, Ben Kohles
8:35 AM1:35 PMChan Kim, Chandler Phillips, Tyler Collet
8:46 AM1:46 PMJacob Bridgeman, Rico Hoey, Chase Johnson
11:45 AM6:45 AMGreyson Sigg, S.H. Kim, Ryan Fox
11:56 AM6:56 AMPatton Kizzire, Kevin Streelman, Tyson Alexander
12:07 PM7:07 AMLanto Griffin, Denny McCarthy, Min Woo Lee
12:18 PM7:18 AMTom Hoge, Brendon Todd, Matt Kuchar
12:29 PM7:29 AMRussell Henley, Daniel Berger, Eric Cole
12:40 PM7:40 AMSepp Straka, Rickie Fowler, Sungjae Im
12:51 PM7:51 AMTom Kim, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose
1:02 PM8:02 AMAaron Baddeley, Padraig Harrington, Justin Lower
1:13 PM8:13 AMTaylor Pendrith, Joseph Bramlett, Ben Taylor
1:24 PM8:24 AMPaul Barjon, Patrick Fishburn, Fred Biondi
1:35 PM8:35 AMRobert MacIntyre, Pierceson Coody, Norman Xiong
1:46 PM8:46 AMVictor Perez, Alejandro Tosti, Rasmus Hojgaard

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Round 1 (10 Tee)Round 2 (1 Tee)Player Groups
6:45 AM11:45 AMBen Martin, Maverick McNealy, Andrew Novak
6:56 AM11:56 AMRyan Moore, Austin Eckroat, Harry Hall
7:07 AM12:07 PMAlex Smalley, Hayden Buckley, Davis Thompson
7:18 AM12:18 PMCorey Conners, Matt Wallace, Billy Horschel
7:29 AM12:29 PMMatthieu Pavno, Camilo Villegas, Shane Lowry
7:40 AM12:40 PMJake Knapp, Chris Kirk, Rory McIlroy
7:51 AM12:51 PMNick Dunlap, Akshay Bhatia, Cameron Young
8:02 AM1:02 PMMichael Kim, Stephan Jaeger, Thomas Detry
8:13 AM1:13 PMPeter Malnati, Bud Cauley, Brandon Wu
8:24 AM1:24 PMSami Valimaki, Jimmy Stanger, Adrien Dumont de Chassart
8:35 AM1:35 PMRyo Hisatsune, Jorge Campillo, Max Greyserman
8:46 AM1:46 PMAlexander Bjork, Parker Coody, Michael Gligic
11:45 AM6:45 AMMartin Laird, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Ben Griffin
11:56 AM6:56 AMRobby Shelton, Taylor Montgomery, David Lipsky
12:07 PM7:07 AMTroy Merritt, Jeff Overton, Zac Blair
12:18 PM7:18 AMLuke List, Lee Hodges, Joel Dahmen
12:29 PM7:29 AMLucas Glover, Adam Svensson, Gary Woodland
12:40 PM7:40 AMErik van Rooyen, Nico Echavarria, Adam Schenk
12:51 PM7:51 AMVincent Norrman, Cameron Champ, Scott Stallings
1:02 PM8:02 AMAlex Noren, Kevin Yu, Carl Yuan
1:13 PM8:13 AMNate Lashley, Robert Garrigus, Carson Young
1:24 PM8:24 AMThorbjorn Oleson, Chris Gotterup, David Skinns
1:35 PM8:35 AMJoe Highsmith, Mac Meissner, Chris Crawford
1:46 PM8:46 AMBen Silverman, Nicholas Lindheim, Braden Shattuck


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Allan Abe


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Allan Abe is a Senior Golf Writer at EssentiallySports. Armed with a Master’s Degree in English, he has covered many themes in golf as a beat writer, with in-depth coverage of instances of many golfers’ lives, like Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. Allan particularly excels at live coverage and a hole-to-hole analysis of events.
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