The ultimate main of 2019 begins Thursday morning nicely earlier than the solar rises on the East Coast of the US.

The British Open returns to Northern Eire and a designed Royal Portrush Dunluce hyperlinks course for the primary time since 1951. Northern Eire native and 2011 Champion Golfer of the Yr Darren Clarke hits the opening tee shot, climate allowing, at 1:35 a.m. ET (6:35 a.m. native time) from No. 1.

Among the many very large names to look at: Northern Eire’s Rory McIlroy, three-time Open champion Tiger Woods, two-time defending PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, a leaner-but-never-meaner Phil Mickelson and 2018 Champion Golfer of the Yr Francesco Molinari.

Thursday’s notable teams and tee instances embrace (all instances Japanese):

Group 8 – 2:52 a.m. Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
Group 19 – 4:58 a.m. Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
Group 20 – 5:09 a.m. McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
Group 34 – 7:53 a.m. Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
Group 35 – 8:04 a.m. Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
Group 44 – 9:48 a.m. Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
Group 45 – 9:59 a.m. Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley
Group 46 – 10:10 a.m. Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed

Woods performed two full and one partial observe rounds this week. He has by no means performed Royal Portrush competitively and could or could not have been stiffed by Koepka in his try and get some inside data from Koepka’s caddie and Portrush native Ricky Elliott.

Woods didn’t contact a membership for greater than two weeks after his T-21 end at Pebble Seashore within the U.S. Open and has not performed in competitors because the Open ended greater than a month in the past. He’s performed solely 10 rounds of professional golf since his historic victory on the Masters in April. Woods sits one victory shy from Sam Snead’s file of 82 PGA Tour wins.

For McIlroy, this Open Championship carries each the burden of a serious – one thing he has not received because the 2014 PGA Championship – and of a return to his homeland.

Royal Portrush was re-designed over an 18-month interval particularly for this match and will probably be a course full of spectators, an amazing quantity who possible can’t look ahead to native son McIlroy to seize his second Claret Jug.

World No. 1 Koepka tries to shut out the most effective 16-month run in main championship success since Woods in 2000-01. A victory at Royal Portrush would give Koepka his fifth main title total and his fourth prior to now 14 months.

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For weekend reference, Northern Eire is 5 hours forward of Japanese Time in the US. So a 1 p.m. tee time at Royal Portrush means play begins at Eight a.m. on the East Coast.

Observe all of the motion proper right here. And hop onto our stay Tiger Tracker as soon as Woods begins play at 10:10 a.m. ET alongside Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace.

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Thursday – Spherical 1

Group & Tee Time (ET) Gamers
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
4 – 2:08 a.m. Chan Kim,  Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)
5 – 2:19 a.m. Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid (a)
6 – 2:30 a.m. Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick Andrew Putnam
7 – 2:41 a.m. Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera-Bello
8 – 2:52 a.m. Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
9 – 3:03 a.m. Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke
10 – 3:14 a.m. Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, C.T. Pan
11 – 3:25 a.m. Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli
12 – 3:36 a.m. Kyle Stanley, Robert MacIntyre, Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston
13 – 3:47 a.m. Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)
14 – 4:03 a.m. Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
15 – 4:14 a.m. Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell
16 – 4:25 a.m. Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Weisberger
17 – 4:36 p.m Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly
18 – 4:47 p.m Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners
19 – 4:58 a.m. Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
20 – 5:09 a.m. Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
21 – 5:20 a.m. Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama
22 – 5:31 a.m. Jim Furyk, Si-Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker
23 – 5:42 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. Promenade Messawat, Matthew 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 Wooden
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 – 7:42 a.m. Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters
34 – 7:53 a.m. Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
35 – 8:04 a.m. Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
36 – 8:15 a.m. Billy Horschel, Jazz Janewattananond, Aaron Sensible
37 – 8:26 a.m. Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett
38 – 8:37 a.m. Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky
39 – 8:48 a.m. Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding
40 – 9:04 a.m. Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone
41 – 9:15 a.m. Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio
42 – 9:26 a.m. Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer
43 – 9:37 a.m. Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman
44 – 9:48 a.m. Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
45 – 9:59 a.m. Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley
46 – 10:10 a.m. Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
47 – 10:21 a.m. Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar
48 – 10:32 a.m. Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock
49 – 10:43 a.m. Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez
50 – 10:54 a.m. Patton Kizzire, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori
51 – 11:05 a.m. Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson
52 – 11:16 a.m. Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner

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Thursday, July 18

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Four a.m. – Three p.m.: Marquee Teams 1
Four a.m. – Three p.m.: Marquee Teams 2
Four a.m. – 2 p.m.: Three-Gap Channel

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