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Jordan Spieth's Featured Group Among Must-Sees at The Players Championship

With the first day of spring approaching and the clocks now set forward for daylight savings time, golfers everywhere are starting to get their swings back into shape.

And if there's additional motivation to get back out onto the links, one of the PGA Tour's flagship events, The Players Championship, gets underway this Thursday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. -- returning from its previous May date to March for the first time since 2006.

Per usual, the annual event -- often regarded as golf's "fifth major championship" -- will field plenty of notable names, including three-time major champion and Dallas' very own Jordan Spieth. And those tuning in, or making the trek to Florida, won't want to miss the group he'll be part of in the first two rounds.

It was announced Sunday that Spieth will be part of one of several featured groupings for tournament Thursday and Friday, placed alongside Rickie Fowler and two-time defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka.

Of the three, Fowler is the only golfer to have previously won The Players Championship, doing so in 2015. Spieth finished tied for fourth in 2014, but missed the cut three consecutive years after before finishing tied for 41st a year ago. Koepka's best finish came in 2018, finishing tied for 11th after firing a final-round 63.