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Tiger an early starter alongside Sergio

ESPN staff
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Tiger Woods is among the early starters in the first round of the Open Championship, with the former world No. 1 partnered with Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

The pairings for the first round at Royal Lytham have been announced and defending champion Darren Clarke will have to be an early riser, as he is out at 9.09am - which is 33 minutes ahead of the group containing Woods, Garcia and Rose.

The players have been practicing on Monday in full wet-weather gear, with rain and wind battering the course. Conditions on the Lancashire coast can vary from morning to afternoon and there is no saying who will have the advantage on Thursday.

Among those hoping for the wind to blow in the morning and dip in the afternoon will be world No. 1 Luke Donald and Phil Mickelson who will be out together in the afternoon at 2.43pm.

The honour of hitting the first ball of the 141st Open Championship falls to Barry Lane who starts alongside James Driscoll at 6.19am.

Duvid Duval, the champion the last time The Open was staged at Royal Lytham in in 2001 goes out at 7.47am Raphael Jacquelin Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Groups:
1 06:19 Barry Lane, James Driscoll
2 06:30 Richard Finch, Garth Mulroy
3 06:41 Matthew Baldwin, Adilson Da Silva, Tadahiro Takayama
4 06:52 Rafa Echenique, Kodai Ichihara, John Huh
5 07:03 Sandy Lyle, Todd Hamilton, Mark Calcavecchia
6 07:14 Alejandro Canizares, Jeev Milkha Singh, Greg Chalmers
7 07:25 John Daly, Chad Campbell, Michael Hoey
8 07:36 Thongchai Jaidee, Justin Leonard, Simon Khan
9 07:47 David Duval, Raphael Jacquelin, Miguel Angel Jimenez
10 07:58 Stephen Ames, Robert Rock, Kyle Stanley
11 08:09 Stewart Cink, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Johnson Wagner
12 08:20 Jamie Donaldoson, Bill Haas, YE Yang
13 08:31 Davis Love III, Tim Clark, Paul Lawrie
14 08:42 Adam Scott, Alan Dunbar (A), Matt Kuchar
15 08:58 Vijay Singh, Nick Watney, Ian Poulter
16 09:09 Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson
17 09:20 Lee Westwood, Yoshinori Fujimoto, Bubba Watson
18 09:31 Dustin Jonson, Graeme McDowell, Hiroyuki Fujita
19 09:42 Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia
20 09:53 Ryo Ishikawa, Martin Kaymer, Tom Watson
21 10:04 Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley, Charl Schwartzel
22 10:15 Jason Dufner, Martin Laird, Kevin Na
23 10:26 James Morrison, Daniel Chopra, Joost Luiten
24 10:37 Thorbjorn Olesen, Troy Matteson, Thomas Aiken
25 10:48 Brad Kennedy, Mardan Mamat, Steven Tiley
26 10:59 Warren Bennett, Aaron Townsend, Grant Veenstra
27 11:10 Dale Whitnell, Sam Walker, Elliot Saltman
28 11:31 Bob Estes, Steven O'Hara, Brendan Jones
29 11:42 Juvic Pagunsan, Scott Pinckney, Nicholas Cullen
30 11:53 Steven Alker, Lee Slattery, Russ Cochran
31 12:04 Tom Lehman, Pablo Larrazabal, Greg Owen
32 12:15 Marcel Siem, George Coetzee, Chez Reavie
33 12:26 Marcus Fraser, Lucas Glover, Gregory Havret
34 12:37 Charles Howell III, Paul Broadhurst, Richard Sterne
35 12:48 Carl Pettersson, KT Kim, Gary Woodland
36 12:59 Ben Curtis, Paul Casey, Trevor Immelman
37 13:10 Robert Karlsson, Mark Wilson, Branden Grace
38 13:21 Harris English, Simon Dyson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
39 13:32 Angel Cabrera, KJ Choi, Ross Fisher
40 13:43 Jonathan Byrd, SM Bae, Alvaro Quiros
41 13:59 Nicolas Colsaerts, Hunter Mahan, John Senden
42 14:10 Bo Van Pelt, Francesco Molinari, Toshinori Muto
43 14:21 Rory McLIroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley
44 14:32 Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington, Manuel Trappel (A)
45 14:43 Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy
46 14:54 Steve Stricker, Toru Taniguchi, Anders Hansen
47 15:05 Peter Hanson, Retief Goosen, Robert Allenby
48 15:16 Jim Furyk, Koumei Oda, Fredrik Jacobson
49 15:27 Marc Leishman, Brandt Snedeker, Alexander Noren
50 15:38 Andres Romero, Jbe Kruger, Richie Ramsay
51 15:49 Ted Potter Jr, Ian Keenan, Andrew Georgiou
52 16:00 Troy Kelly, Morten Orum Madsen, Anirban Lahiri
53 16:11 Prayad Marksaeng, Justin Hicks, Ashley Hall

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