MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Defending champion Tiger Woods will play the first two rounds of the U.S. Open with Padraig Harrington and Angel Cabrera, bringing together the current champions of all the majors at Bethpage Black.
Harrington won the British Open and PGA Championship last year, while Cabrera won the Masters in April.
U.S. Open officials decided against grouping the top three players in the world ranking, as they did last year at Torrey Pines. That would have put Woods with Phil Mickelson for the second straight year.
Mickelson will be with Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, who won at Shinnecock Hills in 2004 the last time the U.S. Open was held on Long Island.