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Featured pairings for Valero Texas Open announced

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07:10 PM ET 04.02 | After going over the pairings for the first two rounds of The Valero Texas Open that begins on Thursday morning, I found a couple that piqued my interest. By the way, I'm not sure why they call it pairings when they are teeing off threesomes but ..oh well!! Anyway, the one that caught my eye right off the get-go was 23-year-old Rory McIlroy playing with 19-year-old Jordan Spieth. Matt Kuchar is the third wheel here, and they go off at 8:50 a.m. Eastern on Thursday,and 1:50 p.m. on Friday. Rory McIlroy made a decision during last week's Shell Open to include this stop, which is a scheduling anomaly caused by the calendar. McIlroy struggled again, all four days in Houston, and decided he probably should squeeze another tournament in before he goes to Augusta for next week's Masters. His ball striking is getting a little better, but his short game, and putter basically suck. He did put up two birdies in a row at 17, and 18 on Sunday, but finished at four under par, a dozen shots behind the winner.

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Rory McIlroy, AP Photo/Matt Dunham Rory McIlroy, AP Photo/Matt Dunham
April 3, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Matt Kuchar is the third wheel here.


Not in my books...

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April 3, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Agree. I am a fan of Matt Kuchar.

April 3, 2013  10:20 AM ET

4 under par is a great place to build upon.By seasons end he will be back to form.

 
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