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Tiger Woods has been grouped with Rory McIlroy and new world No 1 Justin Thomas for the first two rounds of the PGA Championship.

The reigning Masters champion, chasing a 16th major title and historic 83rd PGA Tour victory, is making only his second appearance back since golf returned from its coronavirus-enforced shutdown in June.

Woods goes out at 8.33am local time (4.33pm BST) on Thursday alongside McIlroy – who he was also paired with for the first two rounds at the Memorial Tournament three weeks ago – and Thomas, who leapfrogged Jon Rahm at the top of the world rankings with his WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational win on Sunday.

Defending champion Brooks Koepka, looking to claim a historic three-peat of the Wanamaker Trophy, also has a morning tee time on Thursday and goes out alongside Gary Woodland and Champion Golfer Shane Lowry – golf’s two most recent major winners.

Rahm, one of five players with a chance of ending the week as world No 1, partners fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia and 2005 winner Phil Mickelson, while big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau also has a late tee time as he opens his bid for a maiden major win with Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott.

Jordan Spieth, who has another chance to complete golf’s Grand Slam this week, has been handed a morning tee time with former US Open champions Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.