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2012 Open preview: Ernie Els, Bud Cauley headline deep field

Previewing the first day of action at the Open.

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The CordeValle Golf Club in beautiful San Martin, California is set to host the 2012 Open this weekend. As the PGA Tour winds down for the year and everyone refocuses after what was a Ryder Cup for the ages, we should be in for some solid play on the course.

Purse: The field will split a total of $5 million for their efforts. The winner takes home $900,000.

TV Schedule: The Golf Channel will have coverage of the event this week.

Tee Times

There are hundreds of players set to tee off on Thursday morning. As for the more notable players, Ernie Els is set to begin on hole No. 10 at 7:40 a.m. ET. He will begin his back-nine holes at 12:20 p.m. Nicolas Colsaerts, who many experts have picked to win the tournament, starts his day at 7:20 a.m. on the 10th hole. Bud Cauley, another favorite in the field who has played well in recent months, is set to begin at 8:20 a.m. on hole No. 1.

A complete look at the tee times can be found here, courtesy of