The final major of 2019 starts offevolved Thursday morning properly earlier than the solar rises on the East Coast of the US.
The British Open returns to Northern Ireland and a designed Royal Portrush Dunluce links route for the first time seeing that 1951. Northern Ireland local and 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year Darren Clarke hits the opening tee shot, climate allowing, at 1:35 a.M. ET (6:35 a.M. Neighborhood time) from No. 1.
Among the very huge names to observe: Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, three-time Open champion Tiger Woods, two-time defending PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, a leaner-but-by no means-meaner Phil Mickelson and 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year Francesco Molinari.
Thursday’s brilliant groups and tee instances consist of (all times Eastern):
Group 8 – 2: fifty-two a.M. Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
Group 19 – four:58 a.M. Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
Group 20 – 5:09 a.M. McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
Group 34 – 7: fifty-three a.M. Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
Group 35 – 8:04 a.M. Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
Group 44 – nine:48 a.M. Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
Group forty-five – nine:59 a.M. Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley
Group 46 – 10:10 a.M. Kinds of wood, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
Woods performed full and one partial exercise rounds this week. He has by no means played Royal Portrush competitively and can or may not were stiffed through Koepka in his try to get a few inside understanding from Koepka’s caddie and Portrush local Ricky Elliott.

Woods didn’t contact a club for greater than weeks after his T-21 finish at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open and has no longer performed in competition because the Open-ended more than a month ago. He’s performed only 10 rounds of seasoned golf on account that his historical victory at the Masters in April. Woods sits one victory shy from Sam Snead’s report of eighty-two PGA Tour wins.
For McIlroy, this Open Championship carries each a load of a major – something he has not won for the reason that 2014 PGA Championship – and of a go back to his place of origin.
Royal Portrush changed into re-designed over 18 months in particular for this event and it’ll be a direction filled with spectators, an amazing quantity who possibly can’t wait for local son McIlroy to grab his second Claret Jug.
World No. 1 Koepka attempts to close out the exceptional 16-month run in foremost championship achievement considering Woods in 2000-01. A victory at Royal Portrush could deliver Koepka his 5th main name overall and his fourth within the past 14 months.

For weekend reference, Northern Ireland is five hours in advance of Eastern Time within the United States. So a 1 p.M. Tee time at Royal Portrush manner play starts offevolved at eight a.M. On the East Coast.
Follow all of the action right here. And hop onto our stay Tiger Tracker once Woods starts to play at 10:10 a.M. ET alongside Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace.
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2019 British Open Tee Times
Thursday – Round 1
Group & Tee Time (ET) Players
1 – 1:35 a.M. Darren Clarke, James Sugrue (a), Charley Hoffman
2 – 1:46 a.M. Emiliano Grillo, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway (a)
3 – 1:57 a.M. Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Alexander Levy
four – 2:08 a.M. Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)
Five – 2:19 a.M. Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid (a)
6 – 2:30 a.M. Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick Andrew Putnam
7 – 2: forty one a.M. Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera-Bello
8 – 2:52 a.M. Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
nine – 3:03 a.M. Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke
10 – three:14 a.M. Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, C.T. Pan
11 – 3:25 a.M. Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli
12 – three:36 a.M. Kyle Stanley, Robert MacIntyre, Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston
thirteen – three:47 a.M. Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)
14 – four:03 a.M. Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
15 – four:14 a.M. Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell
sixteen – four:25 a.M. Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Weisberger
17 – four:36 p.M Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly
18 – four:47 p.M Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners
19 – 4:58 a.M. Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
20 – five:09 a.M. Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
21 – five:20 a.M. Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama
22 – 5:31 a.M. Jim Furyk, Si-Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker
23 – 5: forty-two a.M. Luke Lista, Alexander Bjork, Paul Waring
24 – 5:53 a.M. Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Herbert
25 – 6:04 a.M. Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous
26 – 6:15 a.M. Prom Messawat, Matthew Stanley Baldwin, Jack Senior
27 – 6:36 a.M. Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, Miguel Angel Jimenez
28 – 6:47 a.M. Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood
29 – 6:58 a.M. Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos
30 – 7:09 a.M. Stewart Cink, Rory Sabbatini, Innchoon Hwang
31 – 7:20 a.M. Erik Van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod
32 – 7:31 a.M. Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang
33 – 7:f forty-twoa.M. Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters
34 – 7:fi fty three a.M. Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
35 – eight:04 a.M. Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
36 – eight:15 a.M. Billy Horschel, Jazz Janewattananond, Aaron Wise
37 – eight:26 a.M. Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett
38 – eight:37 a.M. Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky
39 – 8:48 a.M. Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding
forty – 9:04 a.M. Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone
forty one – 9:15 a.M. Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio
42 – nine:26 a.M. Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer
forty three – nine:37 a.M. Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman
44 – 9:forty eight a.M. Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
forty five – nine:59 a.M. Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley
46 – 10:10 a.M. Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
forty seven – 10:21 a.M. Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar
48 – 10:32 a.M. Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock
49 – 10:forty three a.M. Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez
50 – 10:54 a.M. Patton Kizzire, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori
fifty one – 11:05 a.M. Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson
fifty two – eleven:16 a.M. Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner
2019 British Open TV, Streaming Info
(All Times Eastern)
Thursday, July 18
Golf Channel
Midnight-1:30 a.M.: Midnight Drive
1:30 a.M.-4 p.M.: The Open – First Round
four-five p.M.: Golf Central Live
NBC Sports Network
11-11:30 p.M.: The Men in Blazers
4 a.M. – 3 p.M.: Marquee Groups 1
four a.M. – three p.M.: Marquee Groups 2
4 a.M. – 2 p.M.: Three-Hole Channel

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