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Humana Challenge 2012: First Round Tee Times, TV Schedule

Jhonattan Vegas won the event in 2011.

It is time again for the Bob Hope Classic in the Coachella Valley, only now the annual PGA Tour stop in the low desert has a new name. The Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation gets underway on Thursday morning in La Quinta, California, with defending champion Jhonattan Vegas, Phil Mickelson and many others.

The 144-player field includes one Greg Norman, who hadn't participated in the Hope Classic since 1986. Former President Bill Clinton called Norman to ask him to come to the desert for the tournament affiliated with his charitable organization. "We had a very frank conversation about the opportunities and the format, and how the tournament can be resurrected," Norman told the Associated Press. "The Bob Hope was such an iconic event. We hate to see events like that disappear."

The popular pro-am tournament will be televised by the Golf Channel beginning at noon PST. With as many amateurs as professionals, the event begins on three courses with each course split among those starting on the first or 10th holes. Here are the first round tee times for the professionals (all times PST):

PGA West Arnold Palmer Course: Tee #1

8:40 a.m.: Blake Adams, Ryuji Amada

8:50 a.m.: Jhonattan Vegas, Charley Hoffman

9 a.m.: Gavin Coles, Marco Dawson

9:10 a.m.: Steve Elkington, Kris Blanks

9:20 a.m.: Matt Kuchar, Jerry Kelly

9:30 a.m.: Danny Lee, Jason Kokrak

9:40 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Brett Quigley

9:50 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Charles Howell III

10 a.m.: Bobby Gates, Jarrod Lyle

10:10 a.m.: Tommy Gainey, Joe Durant

10:20 a.m.: Martin Laird, Zach Johnson

10:30 a.m.: Kyle Thompson, Brendon Todd

PGA West Arnold Palmer Course Tee #10

8:40 a.m.: Tom Gillis, Jeff Overton

8:50 a.m.: Rory Sabbatini, Jason Bohn

9 a.m.: Jeff Maggert, Mark Brooks

9:10 a.m.: Hunter Haas, Charlie Wi

9:20 a.m.: Justin Leonard, Rocco Mediate

9:30 a.m.: Troy Kelly, Stephen Gangluff

9:40 a.m.: Tom Pernice, Jr., Brandt Jobe

9:50 a.m.: Matt Bettencourt, Bill Lunde

10 a.m.: Mathew Goggin, Nick O'Hern

10:10 a.m.: Joe Ogilvie, George McNeill

10:20 a.m.: Robert Garrigus, Johnson Wagner

10:30 a.m.: Charlie Beljan, Kyle Reifers

La Quinta Country Club Tee #1

8:40 a.m.: Bud Cauley, Steve Marino

8:50 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, David Toms

9 a.m.: Richard H. Lee, Harris English

9:10 a.m.: D.J. Trahan, Pat Perez

9:20 a.m.: Greg Norman, Scott McCarron

9:30 a.m.: Jamie Lovemark, J.J. Killeen

9:40 a.m.: Kyle Stanley, Spencer, Levin

9:50 a.m.: Ryan Palmer, Chad Campbell

10 a.m.: Jonas Blixt, Sam Saunders

10:10 a.m.: Chris DiMarco, Kevin Chappell

10:20 a.m.: Trevor Immelman, Bo Van Pelt

10:30 a.m.: Ricky Barnes, Greg Chalmers

La Quinta Country Club Tee #10

8:40 a.m.: Vaughn Taylor, Jimmy Walker

8:50 a.m.: Arjun Atwal, John Senden

9 a.m.: Miguel Angel Carballo, Brian Harman

9:10 a.m.: Ryan Moore, Paul Goydos

9:20 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Chris Kirk

9:30 a.m.: Sunghoon Kang, Josh Teater

9:40 a.m.: Tim Herron, Brendon de Jonge

9:50 a.m.: Stuart Appleby, Chez Reavie

10 a.m.: James Driscoll, John Mallinger

10:10 a.m.: Rod Pampling, J.J. Henry

10:20 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Carl Pettersson

10:30 a.m.: Tommy Biershenk, Kevin Kisner

PGA West Jack Nicklaus Course Tee #1

8:40 a.m.: Steve Jones, Lee Janzen

8:50 a.m.: Stephen Ames, Brian Gay

9 a.m.: Gary Christian, Russell Knox

9:10 a.m.: Kevin Sutherland, Billy Mayfair

9:20 a.m.: Michael Bradley, Derek Lamely

9:30 a.m.: David Mathis, Chad Collins

9:40 a.m.: Bob Estes, Brian Davis

9:50 a.m.: Cameron Beckman, Bryce Molder

10 a.m.: Scott Brown, Mike Miles

10:10 a.m.: Chris Couch, Keith Fergus

10:20 a.m.: Ben Crane, Heath Solcum

10:30 a.m.: Ken Duke, David Hearn

PGA West Jack Nicklaus Course Tee #10

8:40 a.m.: Rich Beem, Kevin Streelman

8:50 a.m.: Camilo Villegas, Anthony Kim

9 a.m.: Erik Compton, Ted Potter, Jr.

9:10 a.m.: Sang-Moon Bae, John Merrick

9:20 a.m.: Bill Haas, Brandt Snedeker

9:30 a.m.: Briny Baird, Michael Thompson

9:40 a.m.: David Duval, John Rollins

9:50 a.m.: Harrison Frazar, Mark Wilson

10 a.m.: Roberto Castro, William McGirt

10:10 a.m.: Cameron Tringale, Troy Matteson

10:20 a.m.: Kevin Na, Brendan Steele

10:30 a.m.: Seung-yul Noh, Chris Stroud

The total purse for the Humana Challenge is $5.6 million.

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