Tee Times, Featured Groups: 148th Open Championship

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy plays a shot during a practice round prior to the 148th Open Championship held at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 16, 2019 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The 148th Open Championship gets underway Thursday morning at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. The R & A has released the tee times for the opening two rounds, and so let’s take a look at the featured pairings.

Darren Clarke, the 2011 Open Champion, will do the honors in his native homeland. The Northern Irishman will tee off at 6:35 am (local time) alongside Indian amateur James Sugrue and American Charley Hoffman.

As a major there are about 14 or so marquee pairings, but we’ll look at the top four.

In one morning marquee grouping, defending champion Francesco Molinari of Italy will be joined by American Bryson DeChambeau and Aussie Adam Scott. They tee off at 9:58 am, and will be followed at 10:09 by a threesome featuring native son Rory McIlroy, U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland, and Englishman Paul Casey.

In an early afternoon pairing, a threesome of 2018 Ryder Cuppers will feature American Justin Thomas alongside Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen. The trio tees off at 12:53 pm, just ahead of world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, South African Louis Oosthuizen, and Indian Shubhankar Sharma, who go off at 1:04 pm.

Finally, in the late afternoon, Tiger Woods will be joined by 2018 Ryder Cup partner Patrick Reed, and Englishman Matt Wallace. They go off at 3:10 pm, just ahead of a threesome headlined by Spaniard star Jon Rahm, along with top-ranked Americans Patrick Cantlay and Matt Kuchar.


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The Skinny

Tournament: The Open Championship
Dates: July 18-21, 2019
Where: Portrush, Northern Ireland
Course: Royal Portrush (Dunluce Links)
Distance: Par 71, 7,344 yards
Architect: Harry Colt
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $10,750,000
Winning Share: $1,935,000
FedExCup/OWGR Points: 600/100
Defending Champion: Francesco Molinari


Watch The Open Championship

All times EST
Rd 1: Th 1:30 am-4:00 pm (GOLF)
Rd 2: Fr 1:30 am-4:00 pm (GOLF)
Rd 3: Sa 5:00 am-7:00 am (GOLF)
Rd 3: Sa 7:00 am-3:00 pm (NBC)
Rd 4: Su 4:00 am-7:00 am (GOLF)
Rd 4: Su 7:00 am-2:00 pm (NBC)

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Featured Groups: Tee Times

Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler tees off from the 1st hole during a practice session at The 148th Open golf Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on July 16, 2019. Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

All times EST (am).

Round 1, Thursday
  • 02:41 – Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera Bello
  • 02:52 – Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
  • 03:14 – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, CT Pan
  • 04:14 – Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell
  • 04:58 – Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
  • 05:09 – Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
  • 05:20 – Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama
  • 07:53 – Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
  • 08:04 – Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
  • 08:26 – Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett
  • 09:48 – Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
  • 09:59 – Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day
  • 10:10 – Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
  • 10:21 – Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar
Round 2, Friday
  • 02:52 – Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
  • 03:03 – Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
  • 03:25 – Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett
  • 04:47 – Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
  • 04:58 – Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day
  • 05:09 – Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
  • 05:20 – Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar
  • 07:42 – Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera Bello
  • 07:53 – Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
  • 08:15 – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, CT Pan
  • 09:15 – Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell
  • 09:59 – Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
  • 10:10 – Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
  • 10:21 – Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama
Open Championship Tee Times: Round 1

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