Fresh Coat - Wednesday, March 8

10 Mar

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The preliminaries are over and the 2017 Valspar Championship presented by BB&T will get underway Thursday morning with the first tee times for the 144 competitors at 6:50 a.m.

Charl Schwartzel will be defending his title against a field that includes more than 80 competitors who have also won PGA TOUR events. Like both of his playing partners at 7:56 a.m. off the 10thtee, Schwartzel is among 13 winners of Major Championships in the field. The 2011 Masters champion, he is playing with 2016 British Open champion Henrik Stenson and two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson.

Also in the field are the current FedExCup leader, Justin Thomas and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup heroes Matt Kuchar, Ryan Moore and Patrick Reed.

There was one change in the field as Jon Curran withdrew due to a rib injury. Tim Wilkinson took his place in the field.

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