Saturday 15 December 2018

Afternoon starts for Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy as British Open tee times revealed

Padraig Harrington during preview day one of The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie
Padraig Harrington during preview day one of The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie

Phil Casey

Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who won at Carnoustie in 2007, will tee off at the British Open at 1448 on Thursday alongside double Masters champion Bubba Watson and England's Matt Wallace.

Rory McIlroy, who lifted the Claret Jug in 2014, tees off at 1253 alongside Australia's Marc Leishman and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, with 2016 winner Henrik Stenson out at 1231 in the company of course record holder Tommy Fleetwood and former US PGA champion Jimmy Walker.

Paul Dunne and Shane Lowry both tee off in the morning at 7.30am and 7.41am respectively while Darren Clarke is out at 9.36am.

Tiger Woods faces a lengthy wait to make his first Open Championship start since 2015 after being handed a late tee time for the opening round.

Three-time winner Woods, who missed out in the last two years due to injury, will get his campaign for a 15th major title under way at 1521 alongside Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Scotland's Russell Knox.

The last of Woods' Open titles came back in 2006 at Hoylake and the 42-year-old will encounter similar conditions at Carnoustie, which is playing so hard and fast that players have been driving into the Barry Burn in front of the 18th green in practice.

In the absence of 1999 Carnoustie winner Paul Lawrie, who would have been an ideal candidate to hit the opening shot but is ruled out through injury, fellow Scot and 1985 winner Sandy Lyle will have that honour at 0635.

Lyle is joined in the opening group by two-time major winner Martin Kaymer and England's Andy Sullivan, with former Masters champion Danny Willett also getting an early start at 0657.

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson tees off shortly after 8am with defending champion Jordan Spieth starting his bid for back-to-back titles at 0958 alongside Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

Masters champion Patrick Reed has been drawn with 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and England's Paul Casey at 1020, with double US Open winner Brooks Koepka alongside Ian Poulter and Australia's Cameron Smith just before 3pm.

The final group of Matt Jones, Thomas Curtis and Bronson Burgoon tee off at 1616.

British Open first round tee-times:

0635 Martin Kaymer (Ger), Sandy Lyle, Andy Sullivan

0646 Erik Van Rooyen (Rsa), Brady Schnell (USA), Matthew Southgate

0657 Danny Willett, Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Luke List (USA)

0708 Danthai Boonma (Tha), Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Shaun Norris (Rsa)

0719 Kevin Chappell (USA), Oliver Wilson, Eddie Pepperell

0730 Paul Dunne, Ross Fisher, Austin Cook (USA)

0741 Patrick Cantlay (USA), Tyrrell Hatton, Shane Lowry

0752 Thomas Pieters (Bel), Kevin Kisner (USA), Marcus Kinhult (Swe)

0803 Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Phil Mickelson (USA), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)

0814 Brian Harman (USA), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Andrew Landry (USA)

0825 Si Woo Kim (Kor), Webb Simpson (USA), Nicolai Hojgaard (a) (Den)

0836 Stewart Cink (USA), Brandon Stone (Rsa), Hideto Tanihara (Jpn)

0847 Gary Woodland (USA), Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Sung Kang (Kor)

0903 Adam Hadwin (Can), Ernie Els (Rsa), Chesson Hadley (USA)

0914 Pat Perez (USA), Julian Suri (USA), George Coetzee (Rsa)

0925 David Duval (USA), Scott Jamieson, Kevin Na (USA)

0936 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Darren Clarke, Retief Goosen (Rsa)

0947 Matt Kuchar (USA), Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Peter Uihlein (USA)

0958 Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth (USA), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

1009 Rickie Fowler (USA), Jon Rahm (Esp), Chris Wood

1020 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Paul Casey, Patrick Reed (USA)

1031 Xander Schauffele (USA), Tony Finau (USA), Jhonattan Vegas (Ven)

1042 Yuxin Lin (a) (Chn), Alexander Bjork (Swe), Sang Hyun Park (Kor)

1053 James Robinson, Haraldur Magnus (Isr), Zander Lombard (Rsa)

1104 Kodai Ichihara (Jpn), Rhys Enoch, Marcus Armitage

1115 Gavin Green (Mal), Sean Crocker (USA), Ash Turner

1136 Sam Locke (a), Brandt Snedeker (USA), Cameron Davis (Aus)

1147 Patton Kizzire (USA), Jonas Blixt (Swe), Charles Howell III (USA)

1158 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Daniel Berger (USA), Tom Lewis

1209 Ryan Moore (USA), Alexander Levy (Fra), Byeong-Hun An (Kor)

1220 Michael Hendry (Nzl), Kelly Kraft (USA), Lee Westwood

1231 Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jimmy Walker (USA)

1242 Russell Henley (USA), Matthew Fitzpatrick, (a) Jovan Rebula (Rsa)

1253 Rory McIlroy, Marc Leishman (Aus), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

1304 Alex Noren (Swe), Dustin Johnson (USA), Charley Hoffman (USA)

1315 Zach Johnson (USA), Adam Scott (Aus), Brendan Steele (USA)

1326 Justin Thomas (USA), Francesco Molinari (Ita), Branden Grace (Rsa)

1337 Jason Day (Aus), Shota Akiyoshi (Jpn), Haotong Li (Chn)

1348 Beau Hossler (USA), Todd Hamilton (USA), Jorge Campillo (Spa)

1404 Chez Reavie (USA), Ryuko Tokimatsu (Jpn), Michael Kim (USA)

1415 Kyle Stanley (USA), Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Jens Dantorp (Swe)

1426 Dylan Frittelli (Rsa), Tom Lehman (USA), Grant Forrest

1437 Lucas Herbert (Aus), Jason Kokrak (USA), Min Chel Choi (Kor)

1448 Padraig Harrington, Matt Wallace, Bubba Watson (USA)

1459 Cameron Smith (Aus), Brooks Koepka (USA), Ian Poulter

1510 Sergio Garcia (Esp), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind), Bryson DeChambeau (USA)

1521 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Russell Knox, Tiger Woods (USA)

1532 Jason Dufner (USA), Keegan Bradley (USA), Ryan Fox (Nzl)

1543 Abraham Ancer (Mex), Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn), Ryan Armour (USA)

1554 Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Fabrizio Zanotti (Pry), Jordan Smith

1605 Masanori Kobayashi (Jpn), Jack Senior, Brett Rumford (Aus)

1616 Thomas Curtis, Bronson Burgoon (USA), Matt Jones (Aus)

Second round tee-times:

0635 Sam Locke (a), Brandt Snedeker (USA), Cameron Davis (Aus)

0646 Patton Kizzire (USA), Jonas Blixt (Swe), Charles Howell III (USA)

0657 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Daniel Berger (USA), Tom Lewis

0708 Ryan Moore (USA), Alexander Levy (Fra), Byeong-Hun An (Kor)

0719 Michael Hendry (Nzl), Kelly Kraft (USA), Lee Westwood

0730 Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jimmy Walker (USA)

0741 Russell Henley (USA), Matthew Fitzpatrick, (a) Jovan Rebula (Rsa)

0752 Rory McIlroy, Marc Leishman (Aus), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

0803 Alex Noren (Swe), Dustin Johnson (USA), Charley Hoffman (USA)

0814 Zach Johnson (USA), Adam Scott (Aus), Brendan Steele (USA)

0825 Justin Thomas (USA), Francesco Molinari (Ita), Branden Grace (Rsa)

0836 Jason Day (Aus), Shota Akiyoshi (Jpn), Haotong Li (Chn)

0847 Todd Hamilton (USA), Beau Hossler (USA), Jorge Campillo (Spa)

0903 Chez Reavie (USA), Ryuko Tokimatsu (Jpn), Michael Kim (USA)

0914 Kyle Stanley (USA), Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Jens Dantorp (Swe)

0925 Tom Lehman (USA), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa), Grant Forrest

0936 Min Chel Choi (Kor), Lucas Herbert (Aus), Jason Kokrak (USA)

0947 Padraig Harrington, Bubba Watson (USA), Matt Wallace

0958 Cameron Smith (Aus), Ian Poulter, Brooks Koepka (USA)

1009 Bryson DeChambeau (USA), Sergio Garcia (Esp), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind)

1020 Tiger Woods (USA), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Russell Knox

1031 Ryan Fox (Nzl), Jason Dufner (USA), Keegan Bradley (USA)

1042 Ryan Armour (USA), Abraham Ancer (Mex), Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn)

1053 Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Fabrizio Zanotti (Pry), Jordan Smith

1104 Brett Rumford (Aus), Masanori Kobayashi (Jpn), Jack Senior

1115 Thomas Curtis, Matt Jones (Aus), Bronson Burgoon (USA)

1136 Martin Kaymer (Ger), Sandy Lyle, Andy Sullivan

1147 Erik Van Rooyen (Rsa), Brady Schnell (USA), Matthew Southgate

1158 Danny Willett, Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Luke List (USA)

1209 Danthai Boonma (Tha), Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Shaun Norris (Rsa)

1220 Kevin Chappell (USA), Oliver Wilson, Eddie Pepperell

1231 Paul Dunne, Ross Fisher, Austin Cook (USA)

1242 Patrick Cantlay (USA), Tyrrell Hatton, Shane Lowry

1253 Thomas Pieters (Bel), Kevin Kisner (USA), Marcus Kinhult (Swe)

1304 Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Phil Mickelson (USA), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)

1315 Brian Harman (USA), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Andrew Landry (USA)

1326 Si Woo Kim (Kor), Webb Simpson (USA), Nicolai Hojgaard (a) (Den)

1337 Stewart Cink (USA), Brandon Stone (Rsa), Hideto Tanihara (Jpn)

1348 Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Gary Woodland (USA), Sung Kang (Kor)

1404 Adam Hadwin (Can), Ernie Els (Rsa), Chesson Hadley (USA)

1415 Pat Perez (USA), Julian Suri (USA), George Coetzee (Rsa)

1426 Scott Jamieson, David Duval (USA), Kevin Na (USA)

1437 Darren Clarke, Bernhard Langer (Ger), Retief Goosen (Rsa)

1448 Matt Kuchar (USA), Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Peter Uihlein (USA)

1459 Jordan Spieth (USA), Justin Rose, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

1510 Jon Rahm (Esp), Rickie Fowler (USA), Chris Wood

1521 Paul Casey, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Patrick Reed (USA)

1532 Tony Finau (USA), Xander Schauffele (USA), Jhonattan Vegas (Ven)

1543 Alexander Bjork (Swe), Yuxin Lin (a) (Chn), Sang Hyun Park (Kor)

1554 James Robinson, Haraldur Magnus (Isr), Zander Lombard (Rsa)

1605 Kodai Ichihara (Jpn), Rhys Enoch, Marcus Armitage

1616 Sean Crocker (USA), Gavin Green (Mal), Ash Turner

 

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