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ARDMORE, Pa. -- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott will play together the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open next week at Merion. For the third straight year, U.S. Open officials have put the top three players in the world ranking in the same group. The feature group will start at 1:14 p.m. Thursday off the first tee, and then 7:44 a.m. starting on the 11th tee Friday. The U.S. Open disclosed the Nos. 1-2-3 group in a tweet, and McIlroy immediately responded on Twitter. "Decent group for the first 2 rounds at Merion I see ..." he tweeted. Woods is trying to end five years without a major title. McIlroy, who has yet to win this year, will be trying to capture a major for the third straight year. Scott is the Masters champion, the only player capable of the Grand Slam this year. This will be the first time Woods and McIlroy have played together in any round of a major. They have played in the opening two rounds together at five previous tournaments -- twice in Abu Dhabi, the Cadillac Championship at Doral this year (won by Woods), the BMW Championship last year (won by McIlroy) and The Barclays last year. The USGA first went to the 1-2-3 grouping in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines -- Woods, San Diego native Phil Mickelson and Scott. Playing in front of that threesome will be former U.S. Open champions Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, and former Masters champion Zach Johnson. Mickelson is on the other side of the draw -- starting Thursday morning on the 11th hole, Friday afternoon on the first hole. Mickelson, with a record five runner-up finishes in the U.S. Open, is joined by Steve Stricker and Keegan Bradley, his partner from the last Ryder Cup. In front of that group will be the power trio of Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Nicolas Colsaerts. For those wanting to see Woods and Sergio Garcia mix it up again, that wont happen, at least for the weekday rounds. Garcia might not be thrilled with his tee, however, because hes playing with Padraig Harrington and Stewart Cink. Garcia and Harrington, despite being Ryder Cup teammates, are not terribly close. Harrington beat the Spaniard in a playoff at Carnoustie to win his first major in the 2007 British Open, and the Irishman beat him again a year later in the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills. Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer are in another group, just as they were two years ago at Congressional. NMD Sale . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. Air Max Tailwind Sale . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. SK8 Sale . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. Air Jordan 3 Sale . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. The draft age should be lifted to 19, the AFL must hang onto Etihad Stadium as insurance, and the league will benefit hugely from the relocation of an established club such as North Melbourne to Tasmania, according to former AFL chief executive Wayne Jackson.The Jackson revelations came this week during an interview with ESPN, 20 years after the South Australian took charge of the AFL during one of its most volatile periods.The former supremo also criticised players for having too much power in the drawn-out pay dispute between the AFL and the AFL Players Association.I think the players are having far too much influence and are putting undue pressure on the game, Jackson told ESPN. I think the distribution of money within the game should be left to the [AFL] Commission. The players are wanting amounts that exceed what is acceptable to most in the community.Jackson became the leagues chief executive in 1996, a tumultuous year for the AFL in which Melbourne and Hawthorn went within a whisker of merging, and Fitzroy were disbanded with 10 of their players sent to Brisbane in what was effectively a sham marriage. It was also a year before the launch of South Australias second side, Port Adelaide, raising the number of teams in the competition to 16.The fragility of the AFL at the time was almost at breaking point, given the lingering financial insecurity of established Victorian clubs such as Hawthorn, Melbourne and Footscray.But by the end of his eight-year reign, Jackson would preside over a then-record $Aus500 million broadcast deal that saw coverage shift from the Seven Network to a partnership of the Nine Network, Network Ten, and Foxtel.??Jackson, 72, is now a part-time farmer in the rural South Australian town of Willalooka.ESPN spoke to Wayne Jackson about the state of the game and what challenges lay ahead for the league.Do you think the AFL is as healthy as its ever been?Yes I do. With the odd hiccup or two, theres more people playing the game, the roots are spread much wider throughout Australia and we now are making it really attractive to women with the national competition. Broadcast rights are also at an all-time high.?What are the challenges facing the AFL?In the shorter term and maybe the medium term, I think the players are having far too much influence and are putting undue pressure on the game. I think the distribution of money within the game should be left to the Commission. The players are wanting amounts that exceed what is acceptable to most in the community. If there is surplus money available, it should go back into the development of the game and not to the players, who are already attractively paid.If you were back in charge, what changes would you make to the game?I think its improved in the last year with the advent of the coaches making the game more attacking and therefore more attractive. I think the game tends to evolve. If there are problems, evolution gets on top of that. Ive got no strong thoughts on how to improve it.Is an 18-club league viable? Its viable while the AFL continues to support the under-performing clubs in a financial sense. I think as we move closer to thee time at which Etihad Stadium will return to the ownership of the league -- which will be a tremendous boost to the league -- well that will support in a financial sense clubs that play there now.ddddddddddddI would love to see a team or two move from Melbourne but I think we missed that opportunity when the Gold Coast Suns started.Should Tasmania be granted an AFL licence?No I dont think so, because there is plenty of AFL football played in Tasmania now with Hawthorn and, increasingly, the Kangaroos in Hobart. Tasmania itself is divided into north and south, so it doesnt present a united front in terms of a club being based down there. I would love to see a club like, for example North Melbourne, relocate from Melbourne and based in Tasmania. That would be a terrific boon for the game. But I certainly dont think there should be a 19th?team in the AFL.Are you troubled by the state of football in Queensland?I would have thought the state of football generally in Queensland is very strong. But if youre referring specifically to the Brisbane Lions, I would think anyone that is interested in football would want to see them do substantially better than they are. But the growth of the game is terrific up there. I think they have the fastest growth rate for women in football of any state in Australia. The Lions need urgent AFL attention to get them back on track.Do you think the current fixture format is fair?I think its as fair as it can be with a 22-game competition. Ive read with interest the thoughts of dividing the league into three sections of six, which may help in the shorter term, but I just draw your attention to the fact that this time last year if you thought you had to play GWS twice, you would be pretty pleased with it. Now theyre a team to be reckoned with. It changes quickly and next year youll see Essendon come right up the table. Im not sure how you make it even, particularly when you try to foresee the strength of teams a year out.Is the illicit drugs policy effective? I dont know enough about the policy to comment. Obviously the AFL is super sensitive to drugs and I would have though the AFL is doing a pretty good job in that regard in relation to whats available in the rest of society.Do you think Etihad Stadium should be sold to finance a new stadium?No. I believe Etihad Stadium should be in the hands of the AFL, which it will be in a couple of years, because I think that will be a huge insurance against whatever happens to the MCG over time. I think the AFL needs to own and control at least one Melbourne-based stadium and that should be Etihad.Would you support a push to lift the draft age to 19?Yes. I now believe the draft age is too young. Leagues outside the AFL would improve and nothing would be lost be the AFL clubs if they all have to wait another year to select the player. If all clubs are treated the same, none are disadvantaged. I think its very important that young lads be given time at home to study or to work in their formative years to

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