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Saturday 21 October 2017

Rory McIlroy paired with Jon Rahm and Hideki Matsuyama as Irish Open tee times are released

Rory McIlroy of Ireland during putting practice ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club in Portstewart, United Kingdom. (Photo By Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy of Ireland during putting practice ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club in Portstewart, United Kingdom. (Photo By Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
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Irish Open host and defending champion Rory McIlroy has been paired off with world number two Hideki Matsuyama and world number 11 Jon Rahm for the opening round of this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club, Co. Derry.

The trio will tee off at 1.20pm on Thursday afternoon just after perennial Ryder Cup member Lee Westwood and Wicklow golfer Paul Dunne tee off at 1.10pm.

Meanwhile 2009 Irish Open winner Shane Lowry will tee off from Hole 10 alongside 2016 Ryder Cup teammates Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Thomas Pieters, while 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell will also tee off from Hole 10 alongside last weekend's French Open winner Tommy Fleetwood and 2017 Masters' runners-up Justin Rose.

Padraig Harrington will follow McDowell and company 10 minutes later when he tees off from Hole 10 alongside Miguel Angel Jimenez and Andy Sullivan.

Irish Open round one tee times (first hole):

07.30 Raphael Jacquelin (Fra), David Howell, Stephen Gallacher

07.40 Matthew Southgate, Nathan Kimsey, Robert Rock

07.50 Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Matteo Manassero (Ita), Brandon Stone (Rsa)

08.00 Daniel Brooks, Alexander Knappe (Ger), Simon Khan

08.10 Haydn Porteous (Rsa), Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Richie Ramsay

08.20 Nino Bertasio (Ita), Julien Quesne (Fra), Marc Warren

08.30 Paul Peterson (USA), David Horsey, Scott Hend (Aus)

08.40 Paul Waring, Duncan Stewart, Bernd Ritthammer (Ger)

08.50 Felipe Aguilar (Chi), Scott Jamieson, Justin Walters (Rsa)

09.00 Oliver Fisher, Chris Hanson, Lasse Jensen (Den)

09.10 Niclas Fasth (Swe), David Drysdale, Magnus A Carlsson (Swe)

09.20 Richard Sterne (Rsa), Jordan Smith, Jorge Campillo (Spa)

09.30 Neil O’Briain, Ashley Chesters, Thomas Aiken (Rsa)

12.30 Jens Fahrbring (Swe), Romain Wattel (Fra), Daniel Im (USA)

12.40 Joel Stalter (Fra), Maximilian Kieffer (Ger), Lucas Bjerregaard (Den)

12.50 Michael Hoey, Nicolas Colsaerts (Be), Robert Karlsson (Swe)

13.00 Alexander Levy (Fra), Paul McGinley, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

13.10 Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood, Paul Dunne

13.20 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm (Spa)

13.30 Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ian Poulter, Danny Willett

13.40 Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Darren Clarke, Andrew Johnston

13.50 Chris Wood, Hideto Tanihara (Jpn), Haotong Li (Chn)

14.00 Gregory Havret (Fra), Damien Perrier (Fra), Paul Lawrie

14.10 Ryan Fox (Nzl), Pep Angles (Spa), Gary Hurley

14.20 Johan Carlsson (Swe), Damien McGrane, Adrian Otaegui (Spa)

14.30 Gavin Moynihan, Benjamin Hebert (Fra), Marcus Armitage

10th hole:

07.30 Chris Paisley, Alexander Bjork (Swe), Richard Kilpatrick (Nz)

07.40 Sam Brazel (Aus), Anthony Wall, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa)

07.50 Jamie Donaldson, David Lipsky (USA), Mikko Ilonen (Fin)

08.00 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa), Andres Romero (Arg), Peter Uihlein (USA)

08.10 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa), Shane Lowry, Thomas Pieters (Be)

08.20 Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood

08.30 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Padraig Harrington, Andy Sullivan

08.40 Thomas Bjorn (Den), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Renato Paratore (Ita)

08.0 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Shih-Chang Chan (Tpe), Joakim Lagergren (Swe)

09.10 Marcus Fraser (Aus), Brett Rumford (Aus), Dean Burmester (Rsa)

09.20 Marcel Siem (Ger), Peter Hanson (Swe), Jose-Filipe Lima (Por)

09.30 Simon Thornton, Florian Fritsch (Ger), Sam Walker

12.30 Kristoffer Broberg (Swe), Darren Fichardt (Rsa), Richard Finch

12.40 Stuart Manley, Matthieu Pavon (Fra), Colm Moriarty

12.50 Sebastian Heisele (Ger), Alejandro Canizares (Spa), Thomas Detry (Be)

13.00 Fabrizio Zanotti (Par), Matt Wallace, Victor Dubuisson (Fra)

13.10 S.S.P Chawrasia (Ind), Soomin Lee (Kr), Richard Bland

13.20 Ashun Wu (Chn), Andrew Dodt (Aus), Ricardo Gouveia (Pt)

13.30 Joost Luiten (Ned), Bradley Dredge, Gregory Bourdy (Fra)

13.40 Jason Scrivener (Aus), Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa), Callum Shinkwin

13.50 Hennie Otto (Rsa), James Morrison, Simon Dyson

14.00 Rikard Karlberg (Swe), Graeme Storm, Gary Stal (Fra)

14.10 David Higgins, Eduardo De La Riva (Spa), Romain Langasque (Fra)

14.20 Wade Ormsby (Aus), Lee Slattery, George Coetzee (Rsa)

14.30 Dermot Mcelroy, Sebastien Gros (Fra), Nacho Elvira (Spa)

Irish Open round two tee times (first hole):

07.30 Kristoffer Broberg (Swe), Darren Fichardt (Rsa), Richard Finch

07.40 Stuart Manley, Matthieu Pavon (Fra), Colm Moriarty

07.50 Alejandro Canizares (Spa), Sebastian Heisele (Ger), Thomas Detry (Bel)

08.00 Matt Wallace, Fabrizio Zanotti (Par), Victor Dubuisson (Fra)

08.10 S.S.P Chawrasia (Ind), Soomin Lee (Kor), Richard Bland

08.20 Andrew Dodt (Aus), Ashun Wu (Chn), Ricardo Gouveia (Por)

08.30 Bradley Dredge, Joost Luiten (Ned), Gregory Bourdy (Fra)

08.40 Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa), Jason Scrivener (Aus), Callum Shinkwin

08.50 James Morrison, Hennie Otto (Rsa), Simon Dyson

09.00 Graeme Storm, Rikard Karlberg (Swe), Gary Stal (Fra)

09.10 David Higgins, Eduardo De La Riva (Spa), Romain Langasque (Fra)

09.20 Wade Ormsby (Aus), Lee Slattery, George Coetzee (Rsa)

09.30 Dermot Mcelroy, Sebastien Gros (Fra), Nacho Elvira (Spa)

12.30 Chris Paisley, Alexander Bjork (Swe), Richard Kilpatrick (Nzl)

12.40 Sam Brazel (Aus), Anthony Wall, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa)

12.50 Jamie Donaldson, David Lipsky (USA), Mikko Ilonen (Fin)

13.00 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa), Andres Romero (Arg), Peter Uihlein (USA)

13.10 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa), Shane Lowry, Thomas Pieters (Bel)

13.20 Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood

13.30 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Padraig Harrington, Andy Sullivan

13.40 Thomas Bjorn (Den), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Renato Paratore (Ita)

13.50 Dylan Frittelli (Rsa), Alvaro Quiros (Spa), Jeunghun Wang (Kor)

14.00 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Shih-Chang Chan (Tpe), Joakim Lagergren (Swe)

14.10 Marcus Fraser (Aus), Brett Rumford (Aus), Dean Burmester (Rsa)

14.20 Marcel Siem (Ger), Peter Hanson (Swe), Jose-Filipe Lima (Por)

14.30 Simon Thornton, Florian Fritsch (Ger), Sam Walker

10th hole:

07.30 Jens Fahrbring (Swe), Romain Wattel (Fra), Daniel Im (USA)

07.40 Joel Stalter (Fra), Lucas Bjerregaard (Den), Maximilian Kieffer (Ger)

07.50 Michael Hoey, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Robert Karlsson (Swe)

08.00 Alexander Levy (Fra), Paul McGinley, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

08.10 Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood, Paul Dunne

08.20 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm (Spa)

08.30 Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ian Poulter, Danny Willett

08.40 Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Darren Clarke, Andrew Johnston

08.50 Chris Wood, Hideto Tanihara (Jpn), Haotong Li (Chn)

09.00 Gregory Havret (Fra), Damien Perrier (Fra), Paul Lawrie

09.10 Ryan Fox (Nzl), Pep Angles (Spa), Gary Hurley

09.20 Johan Carlsson (Swe), Damien McGrane, Adrian Otaegui (Spa)

09.30 Gavin Moynihan, Benjamin Hebert (Fra), Marcus Armitage

12.30 Raphael Jacquelin (Fra), David Howell, Stephen Gallacher

12.40 Matthew Southgate, Nathan Kimsey, Robert Rock

12.50 Matteo Manassero (Ita), Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Brandon Stone (Rsa)

13.00 Alexander Knappe (Ger), Daniel Brooks, Simon Khan

13.10 Haydn Porteous (Rsa), Trevor Immelman (Rsa), Richie Ramsay

13.20 Julien Quesne (Fra), Nino Bertasio (Ita), Marc Warren

13.30 David Horsey, Paul Peterson (USA), Scott Hend (Aus)

13.40 Duncan Stewart, Paul Waring, Bernd Ritthammer (Ger)

13.50 Scott Jamieson, Felipe Aguilar (Chi), Justin Walters (Rsa)

14.00 Chris Hanson, Oliver Fisher, Lasse Jensen (Den)

14.10 Niclas Fasth (Swe), David Drysdale, Magnus A Carlsson (Swe)

14.20 Richard Sterne (Rsa), Jordan Smith, Jorge Campillo (Spa)

14.30 Neil O’Briain, Ashley Chesters, Thomas Aiken (Rsa)

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