Tiger Woods found himself on the leaderboard after a surprising 3-under-par performance in the first round of the 2014 British Open. But to win his first major championship in more than six years, he’ll have to catch another former world No. 1.
Rory McIlroy leads the Open by a shot after a 6-under-par first round at Royal Liverpool, where he’s looking for his own first major win since 2012. Some familiar faces — Woods, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, and Adam Scott — are nipping at his heels.
The 143rd Open Championship is being held at Royal Liverpool — also known as Hoylake — for the 12th time in history, with last tournament held there being in 2006.
Here are some notable tee times for Friday’s second round. All times are Eastern:
Bubba Watson, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson (4:04 a.m.);
Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner (4:26 a.m.);
Tom Watson, Darren Clarke, and Jim Furyk (8:27 a.m.);
Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, and Luke Donald (8:38 a.m.);
Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, and Henrik Stenson (9:05 a.m.);
Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama (9:27 a.m).
And here's what you need to know about the tournament:
Where: Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Merseyside, England
When: July 17-20
Defending champion: Phil Mickelson
Television: (All times Eastern)
Friday, Round 2
4 a.m. ESPN, WatchESPN
Saturday, Round 3
7 a.m. ESPN, WatchESPN
Sunday, Final Round
6 a.m. ESPN, WatchESPN
Live streaming will be on WatchESPN, and Tiger Woods will have a livestream dedicated to him on ESPN3.
Thursday and Friday tee times and scores for the entire field can be found here.
Course length: 7,350 yards
Field: 156 players (152 professionals, 4 amateurs)
Favorites: Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy
Purse: $9,244,557; Winner will take home $1,668,663. Mickelson received $1,442,826 for his victory last year.