Groups, tee times announced for 149th Open Championship
Golf fans in North America ... set your alarms.
Groups and tee times for the opening two rounds of the 149th Open Championship were announced on Tuesday with action from Royal St. George's Golf Club beginning at 1:35 a.m. ET Thursday morning.
Forty-eight-year-old Richard Bland will hit the opening tee shot and be joined by fellow Englishmen Andy Sullivan and Marcus Armitage.
Brooks Koepka kicks off his attempt at a fifth major championship alongside Jason Kokrak and 22-year-old South African Garrick Higgo at 3:03 a.m.
The trio of Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, and Branden Grace goes off at 4:25 a.m. with a group consisting of Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen, and defending champion Shane Lowry following closely behind at 4:58 a.m.
PGA Champion Phil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton, and Kevin Kisner lead off four straight groups flush with talent in the afternoon wave at 9:48 a.m.
Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott, Rory McIlory, and Patrick Reed are among the three groups trailing Mickelson.
Here is the complete list of Round 1 and 2 tee times (all times ET):
Group 1: Richard Bland, Andy Sullivan, Marcus Armitage
Thursday - 1:35 a.m.
Friday - 6:36 a.m.
Group 2: Chan Kim, Justin Harding, Haotong Li
Thursday - 1:46 a.m.
Friday - 6:47 a.m.
Group 3: Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Abel Gallegos (a)
Thursday - 1:57 a.m.
Friday - 6:58 a.m.
Group 4: Alex Noren, JC Ritchie, Richard Mansell
Thursday - 2:08 a.m.
Friday - 7:09 a.m.
Group 5: Dean Burmester, Danny Willett, Laird Shepherd (a)
Thursday - 2:19 a.m.
Friday - 7:20 a.m.
Group 6: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sam Horsfield, Min Woo Lee
Thursday - 2:30 a.m.
Friday - 7:31 a.m.
Group 7: Viktor Hovland, Ryan Palmer, Thomas Detry
Thursday - 2:41 a.m.
Friday - 7:42 a.m.
Group 8: Paul Casey, Abraham Ancer, Ian Poulter
Thursday - 2:52 a.m.
Friday - 7:53 a.m.
Group 9: Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Garrick Higgo
Thursday - 3:03 a.m.
Friday - 8:04 a.m.
Group 10: Daniel Berger, Joaquin Niemann, Joel Dahmen
Thursday - 3:14 a.m.
Friday - 8:15 a.m.
Group 11: Darren Clarke, Bernd Wiesberger, Joe Long (a)
Thursday - 3:25 a.m.
Friday - 8:26 a.m.
Group 12: Chris Kirk, Marcus Kinhult, Jack Senior
Thursday - 3:36 a.m.
Friday - 8:37 a.m.
Group 13: Talor Gooch, CT Pan, Jonathan Thomson
Thursday - 3:47 a.m.
Friday - 8:48 a.m.
Group 14: Ernie Els, Gary Woodland, Cole Hammer (a)
Thursday - 4:03 a.m.
Friday - 9:04 a.m.
Group 15: Sam Burns, Lucas Herbert, Jorge Campillo
Thursday - 4:14 a.m.
Friday - 9:15 a.m.
Group 16: Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Branden Grace
Thursday - 4:25 a.m.
Friday - 9:26 a.m.
Group 17: Brian Harman, Mackenzie Hughes, Dylan Frittelli
Thursday - 4:36 a.m.
Friday - 9:37 a.m.
Group 18: Victor Perez, Kevin Streelman, Guido Migliozzi
Thursday - 4:47 a.m.
Friday - 9:48 a.m.
Group 19: Shane Lowry, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen
Thursday - 4:58 a.m.
Friday - 9:59 a.m.
Group 20: Stewart Cink, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer
Thursday - 5:09 a.m.
Friday - 10:10 a.m.
Group 21: Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris, Justin Rose
Thursday - 5:20 a.m.
Friday - 10:21 a.m.
Group 22: Scottie Scheffler, Sergio Garcia, Yuxin Lin (a)
Thursday - 5:31 a.m.
Friday - 10:32 a.m.
Group 23: Harris English, Erik van Rooyen, Chez Reavie
Thursday - 5:42 a.m.
Friday - 10:43 a.m.
Group 24: Lucas Glover, Byeong Hun An, Brandt Snedeker
Thursday - 5:53 a.m.
Friday - 10:54 a.m.
Group 25: Cameron Tringale, Takumi Kanaya, Marcel Schneider
Thursday - 6:04 a.m.
Friday - 11:05 a.m.
Group 26: Lanto Griffin, Rikuya Hoshino, Connor Worsdall
Thursday - 6:15 a.m.
Friday - 11:16 a.m.
Group 27: Aaron Rai, Paul Waring, Daniel Croft
Thursday - 6:36 a.m.
Friday - 1:35 a.m.
Group 28: Daniel van Tonder, Jazz Janewattananond, Christoffer Bring (a)
Thursday - 6:47 a.m.
Friday - 1:46 a.m.
Group 29: Harold Varner III, Brendan Steele, Matthias Schmid (a)
Thursday - 6:58 a.m.
Friday - 1:57 a.m.
Group 30: Troy Merritt, Adam Long, Jaco Ahlers
Thursday - 7:09 a.m.
Friday - 2:08 a.m.
Group 31: Jason Day, Joost Luiten, Johannes Veerman
Thursday - 7:20 a.m.
Friday - 2:19 a.m.
Group 32: John Catlin, Romain Langasque, Aaron Pike
Thursday - 7:31 a.m.
Friday - 2:30 a.m.
Group 33: Padraig Harrington, Brad Kennedy, Sam Forgan
Thursday - 7:42 a.m.
Friday - 2:41 a.m.
Group 34: Tony Finau, Billy Horschel, Adam Hadwin
Thursday - 7:53 a.m.
Friday - 2:52 a.m.
Group 35: Patrick Cantlay, Matt Fitzpatrick, Ryan Fox
Thursday - 8:04 a.m.
Friday - 3:03 a.m.
Group 36: Francesco Molinari, Marc Leishman, Matt Wallace
Thursday - 8:15 a.m.
Friday - 3:14 a.m.
Group 37: Collin Morikawa, Corey Conners, Sebastian Munoz
Thursday - 8:26 a.m.
Friday - 3:25 a.m.
Group 38: Jason Scrivener, Keith Mitchell, Sam Bairstow (a)
Thursday - 8:37 a.m.
Friday - 3:36 a.m.
Group 39: Charley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Benjamin Hebert
Thursday - 8:48 a.m.
Friday - 3:47 a.m.
Group 40: Keegan Bradley, Richard T Lee, Rafa Cabrera Bello
Thursday - 9:04 a.m.
Friday - 4:03 a.m.
Group 41: Carlos Ortiz, Brendon Todd, Matthias Schwab
Thursday - 9:15 a.m.
Friday - 4:14 a.m.
Group 42: Webb Simpson, Russell Henley, Shaun Norris
Thursday - 9:26 a.m.
Friday - 4:25 a.m.
Group 43: Matt Jones, Daniel Hillier, Marcel Siem
Thursday - 9:37 a.m.
Friday - 4:36 a.m.
Group 44: Phil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton, Kevin Kisner
Thursday - 9:48 a.m.
Friday - 4:47 a.m.
Group 45: Xander Schauffele, Robert MacIntyre, Rickie Fowler
Thursday - 9:59 a.m.
Friday - 4:58 a.m.
Group 46: Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott
Thursday - 10:10 a.m.
Friday - 5:09 a.m.
Group 47: Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Cameron Smith
Thursday - 10:21 a.m.
Friday - 5:20 a.m.
Group 48: Henrik Stenson, Max Homa, Matt Kuchar
Thursday - 10:32 a.m.
Friday - 5:31 a.m.
Group 49: Antoine Rozner, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Ben Hutchinson
Thursday - 10:43 a.m.
Friday - 5:42 a.m.
Group 50: Kurt Kitayama, Deyen Lawson, Poom Saksansin
Thursday - 10:54 a.m.
Friday - 5:53 a.m.
Group 51: Yuki Inamori, Jimmy Walker, Ricardo Celia
Thursday - 11:05 a.m.
Friday - 6:04 a.m.
Group 52: Rikard Karlberg, Ryutaro Nagano, Nicholas Poppleton
Thursday - 11:16 a.m.
Friday - 6:15 a.m.