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Tiger handed late start alongside McDowell

ESPN staff
July 15, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Tiger Woods will be among the later starters when the Open Championship gets underway at Muirfield on Thursday.

The world No. 1 will be in a group alongside Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuzen and the trio will tee off at 2.45pm.

Rory McIlroy has spoken positively about his game getting back in shape and those who turn up early at Murifield will get the chance to check out the world No.2's swing from 9.44am. In a stellar group, McIlroy will tee it up alongside Phil Mickelson and Hideki Matsuyama.

On the first tee at 9am will be a group with a combined age of 172 as Sir Nick Faldo, Tom Watson and Fred Couples will be showcasing the talents of the seniors.

Other notable groupings see US Open champion Justin Rose, defending Open champion Ernie Els and Brandt Snedeker paired together as are long hitters Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts and Dustin Johnson.

Play gets underway at 6.32am, with Peter Senior, Lloyd Saltman and Oliver Fisher first out, while the closing trio of Stephen Dartnall, Darryn Lloyd and Daisuke Maruyame will go off at 4.13pm.

First round tee times (GB and Ireland unless stated):
06.32 Lloyd Saltman, Peter Senior (Aus), Oliver Fisher
06.43 Robert Karlsson (Swe), Todd Hamilton (USA), Ben Stow
06.54 Thomas Aiken (Rsa), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Bud Cauley (USA)
07.05 Brooks Koepka (USA), Mikko Ilonen (Fin), Ashun Wu (Chn)
07.16 David Duval (USA), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Chris Wood
07.27 Stewart Cink (USA), Scott Stallings (USA), Richard McEvoy
07.38 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), K J Choi (Kor), Jimmy Walker (USA)
07.49 Ben Curtis (USA), Shane Lowry, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)
08.00 Brian Davis, Jonas Blixt (Swe), Graham Delaet (Can)
08.11 Robert Garrigus (USA), John Senden (Aus), Marc Warren
08.22 Martin Kaymer (Ger), Garrick Porteous, Jason Day (Aus)
08.33 Carl Pettersson (Swe), Jason Dufner (USA), David Lynn
08.44 Bubba Watson (USA), Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Dustin Johnson (USA)
09.00 Tom Watson (USA), Sir Nick Faldo, Fred Couples (USA)
09.11 Justin Rose, Ernie Els (Rsa), Brandt Snedeker (USA)
09.22 Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley (USA), Billy Horschel (USA)
09.33 Richard Sterne (Rsa), Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa), Nick Watney (USA)
09.44 Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Phil Mickelson (USA)
09.55 Tim Clark (Rsa), Scott Piercy (USA), Kevin Streelman (USA)
10.06 Shingo Katayama (Jpn), Zach Johnson (USA), Thomas Bjorn (Den)
10.17 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Camilo Villegas (Col), Tano Goya (Arg)
10.28 Ken Duke (USA), George Coetzee (Rsa), Mark Calcavecchia (USA)
10.39 John Huh (USA), Brendan Jones (Aus), Hyung-sung Kim (Kor)
10.50 Josh Teater (USA), Steven Tiley, Jimmy Mullen
11.01 K.T. Kim (Kor), Steven Jeffress (Aus), Luke Guthrie (USA)
11.12 Gareth Wright, John Wade (Aus), Makoto Inoue (Jpn)
11.33 Y.E. Yang (Kor), Danny Willett, Johnson Wagner (USA)
11.44 Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha), Lucas Glover (USA), Oscar Floren (Swe)
11.55 Boo Weekley (USA), Sandy Lyle, Niclas Fasth (Swe)
12.06 Grant Forrest, Marcus Fraser (Aus), Mark O'Meara (USA)
12.17 Tom Lehman (USA), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), Fredrik Jacobson (Swe)
12.28 Rhys Pugh, Justin Leonard (USA), Marc Leishman (Aus)
12.39 Kyle Stanley (USA), Alvaro Quiros (Spa), Alexander Noren (Swe)
12.50 Russell Henley (USA), Jordan Spieth (USA), Matthew Fitzpatrick
13.01 Michael Thompson (USA), Padraig Harrington, Richie Ramsay
13.12 Vijay Singh (Fij), Darren Clarke, Martin Laird
13.23 Ryan Moore (USA), Henrik Stenson (Swe), Steven Fox (USA)
13.34 Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Jim Furyk (USA), Paul Lawrie
13.45 Harris English (USA), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Stephen Gallacher
14.01 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia (Spa)
14.12 Adam Scott (Aus), Matt Kuchar (USA), Luke Donald
14.23 Matteo Manassero (Ita), Rickie Fowler (USA), Hunter Mahan (USA)
14.34 Peter Hanson (Swe), Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn), Bill Haas (USA)
14.45 Tiger Woods (USA), Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)
14.56 Webb Simpson (USA), Branden Grace (Rsa), Jamie Donaldson
15.07 Francesco Molinari (Ita), Toru Taniguchi (Jpn), Bo Van Pelt (USA)
15.18 Brett Rumford (Aus), D.A. Points (USA), Marcel Siem (Ger)
15.29 George Murray, Mark Brown (Nzl), Justin Harding (Rsa)
15.40 Scott Jamieson, Gregory Bourdy (Fra), Shiv Kapur (Ind)
15.51 Scott Brown (USA), Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Gareth Maybin
16.02 Tyrrell Hatton, Eduardo De La Riva (Spa), Kenichi Kuboya (Jpn)
16.13 Stephen Dartnall (Aus), Darryn Lloyd (Rsa), Daisuke Maruyama (Jpn)

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