2019 British Open tee times: Thursday’s first round at Royal Portrush
The wait is over, and the 2019 British Open at Royal Portrush is ready to begin. Check out the full list of British Open tee times for the first round on Thursday below.
For the first time in the modern era, this year’s British Open marks the final major championship of the year. That means it’s the final chance for the best players in the pro game to capture an elusive major title.
Tiger Woods, who won the first major of the year in April at the Masters, would love to tally his second major of 2019, and the 16th of his career, this week at Royal Portrush. After his epic win at Augusta, Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, then finished T21 in his last start at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
American viewers hoping to tune in to watch Tiger’s opening round are in luck: he starts the first round on Thursday at 10:10 a.m. ET alongside Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace.
2019 (and 2018) PGA Champion Brooks Koepka will no doubt be in the mix at Royal Portrush, as he has been at every major in recent memory.
Koepka has a big advantage over the rest of the field in his pursuit for the first British Open win of his career: his caddie grew up in Portrush and knows the course better than most. Koepka tees off Thursday at 8:04 a.m. ET.
You can be sure that most of the fans in attendance, though, will be supporting another person who hails from the area: Rory McIlroy. McIlroy broke the course record at Royal Portrush with an impressive 61 when he was just 16 years old.
It’s been nearly five years since Rory last hoisted a major trophy, and exactly five years since his only British Open win. McIlroy begins his quest to win the Claret Jug at home at 5:09: a.m. ET on Thursday.
Check out the full British Open tee times for Thursday’s first round at Royal Portrush below.
British Open Tee Times: Thursday’s First Round (ET)
(a) Denotes amateur
1:35 a.m. – Darren Clarke, James Sugrue (a), Charley Hoffman
1:46 a.m. – Emiliano Grille, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway (a)
1:57 a.m. – Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Alexander Levy
2:08 a.m. – Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)
2:19 a.m. – Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid (a)
2:30 a.m. – Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam
2:41 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera-Bello
2:52 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
3:03 a.m. – Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke
3:14 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, CT Pan
3:25 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli
3:36 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Robert MacIntyre, Andrew Johnston
3:47 a.m. – Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)
4:03 a.m. – Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
4:14 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell
4:25 a.m. – Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger
4:36 a.m. – Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly
4:47 a.m. – Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners
4:58 a.m. – Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
5:09 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
5:20 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama
5:31 a.m. – Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker
5:42 a.m. – Luke List, Alexander Bjork, Paul Waring
5:53 a.m. – Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert
6:04 a.m. – Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous
6:15 a.m. – Prom Messawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior
6:36 a.m. – Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, Miguel Angel Jimenez
6:47 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood
6:58 a.m. – Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos
7:09 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Rory Sabbatini, Innchoon Hwang
7:20 a.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod
7:31 a.m. – Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang
7:42 a.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters
7:53 a.m. – Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
8:04 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
8:15 a.m. – Billy Horschel, Jazz Janewattananond, Aaron Wise
8:26 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett
8:37 a.m. – Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky
8:48 a.m. – Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding
9:04 a.m. – Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone
9:15 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio
9:26 a.m. – Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer
9:37 a.m. – Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman
9:48 a.m. – Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
9:59 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley
10:10 a.m. – Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
10:21 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar
10:32 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock
10:43 a.m. – Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez
10:54 a.m. – Patton Kizzire, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori
11:05 a.m. – Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson
11:16 a.m. – Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner
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