The Irish contingent has descended on Carnoustie ahead of the most eagerly anticipated golf tournament this side of the Atlantic, The Open Championship.
The Open kicks off on Thursday at the site of one of Padraig Harrington’s greatest triumphs. Harrington will be looking to add a third Claret Jug to his illustrious list of achievements but has found form difficult to come by in recent times.
The 2007 and 2008 Open Champion tees off at 14:48 in a group that includes former Masters champion Bubba Watson and English hopeful Matt Wallace.
By the time ‘Harry’ hits his first drive, Rory McIlroy, who is hoping to end a four-year stint without a Major, will have teed off with Marc Leishman and Thorbjorn Olesen. They hit the first tee box at 12:53.
Fan favourite Shane Lowry has an early start and will attempt to capture his first Major at 07:41. He is paired with the exciting Tyrell Hatton, who will harbour his own genuine Open ambitions and Patrick Cantlay.
Paul Dunne, who in 2015 at St Andrew’s famously became the first amateur to lead The Open after 54 holes since 1927, tees off with Ross Fisher and Austin Cook at 07:30.
2011 Open champion and Royal Portrush Golf Club local, where the 2019 Open Championship will take place, tees off at 09:36 with Bernhard Langer and Retief Goosen. Let’s hope the trio are mic’d up for what should be an enthralling group.
Full tee times for the opening round of The Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links can be seen below. Irish players are highlighted in green, with selected others in blue.
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 (ESP) 0814 Brian Harman (USA), Yuta Ikeda (JPN), Andrew Landry (USA) 0825 Kim Si-Woo (KOR), Webb Simpson (USA), Nicolai Hojgaard (x) (DEN) 0836 Stewart Cink (USA), Brandon Stone (RSA), Hideto Tanihara (JPN) 0847 Gary Woodland (USA), Yusaku Miyazato (JPN), Kang Sung (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 Lin Yuxin (x) (CHN), Alexander Bjork (SWE), Park Sang-Hyun (KOR) 1053 James Robinson, Haraldur Magnus (ISL), Zander Lombard (RSA) 1104 Kodai Ichihara (JPN), Rhys Enoch, Marcus Armitage 1115 Gavin Green (MAS), Sean Crocker (USA), Ash Turner 1136 Sam Locke (x), 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), An Byeong-Hun (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, Jovan Rebula (x) (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), Li Haotong (CHN) 1348 Beau Hossler (USA), Todd Hamilton (USA), Jorge Campillo (ESP) 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), Choi Min-Chel(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 (PAR), Jordan Smith 1605 Masanori Kobayashi (JPN), Jack Senior, Brett Rumford (AUS) 1616 Thomas Curtis, Bronson Burgoon (USA), Matt Jones (AUS)