(Sporting Alert) — The following are the Groups and Tee off times for the starting day at the of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on Thursday morning.
The opening tee goes off at 6:32 am UK time (1:32 a.m. ET), with Peter Senior, Lloyd Saltman and Oliver Fisher getting underway. One of the expected featured groups goes off at 9:44am UK, 4:44am ET and this included Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson, who recently landed the Scottish Open title to get the perfect warm up for this contest.
Three-time Open champion Tiger Woods have been grouped with a former Open champion, Louis Oosthuizen, and Graeme McDowell.
BMW PGA Championship winner Matteo Manassero goes off at (9:23 a.m., 2:23 p.m.), playing alongside Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan and the Italian is looking forward to building on what he has already achieved this year.
“It was a huge result for me,” the Italian admitted. “It was almost a Major field.
“We were missing the Americans but all the Europeans were there and it gives me a lot of confidence when it comes to playing in the Majors.
“It has helped me to believe that I can be competitive in the big events.
“I didn’t know that before I won at Wentworth but now I’m almost sure I am.”
Woods has been bothered by an elbow problem in the lead up to the tournament, but the American World No.1 says he’ll be just fine.
The American start as the favourite to win the Open Championship, and said he doesn’t feel pressured to deliver his first major title in five years.
“Even though I haven’t won a Major in five years, I’ve been there in a bunch of them where I’ve had chances,” he said.
“I just need to keep putting myself there and eventually I’ll get some.
“It’s just a shot here and there. It’s not much. It’s making a key up-and-down here or getting a good bounce there – this year at Augusta was one of those examples.”
Defending champion Ernie Els is with Justin Rose and Brandt Snedeker they go off at (4:11 a.m. 9:11 a.m.).
2013 Open Championship
Player Groups Tee Time (ET) Tee Time (UK)
Peter Senior, Lloyd Saltman, Oliver Fisher 1:32 a.m. 6:32 a.m.
Robert Karlsson, Todd Hamilton, Ben Stow 1:43 a.m. 6:43 a.m.
Thomas Aiken, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bud Cauley 1:54 a.m. 6:54 a.m.
Mikko Ilonen, Brooks Koepka, Ashun Wu 2:05 a.m. 7:05 a.m.
David Duval, Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood 2:16 a.m. 7:16 a.m.
Scott Stallings, Stewart Cink, Richard McEvoy 2:27 a.m. 7:27 a.m.
K.J. Choi, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jimmy Walker 2:38 a.m. 7:38 a.m.
Ben Curtis, Shane Lowry, Rafael Cabrera-Bello 2:49 a.m. 7:49 a.m.
Jonas Blixt, Brian Davis, Graham Delaet 3 a.m. 8 a.m.
Robert Garrigus, John Senden, Marc Warren 3:11 a.m. 8:11 a.m.
Martin Kaymer, Garrick Porteous, Jason Day 3:22 a.m. 8:22 a.m.
Carl Pettersson, Jason Dufner, David Lynn 3:33 a.m. 8:33 a.m.
Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Dustin Johnson 3:44 a.m. 8:44 a.m.
Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Fred Couples 4 a.m. 9 a.m.
Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Brandt Snedeker 4:11 a.m. 9:11 a.m.
Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel 4:22 a.m. 9:22 a.m.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Richard Sterne, Nick Watney 4:33 a.m. 9:33 a.m.
Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson 4:44 a.m. 9:44 a.m.
Scott Piercy, Tim Clark, Kevin Streelman 4:55 a.m. 9:55 a.m.
Zach Johnson, Shingo Katayama, Thomas Bjorn 5:06 a.m. 10:06 a.m.
Angel Cabrera, Camilo Villegas, Tano Goya 5:17 a.m. 10:17 a.m.
George Coetzee, Ken Duke, Mark Calcavecchia 5:28 a.m. 10:28 a.m.
John Huh, Brendan Jones, Hyung-Sung Kim 5:39 a.m. 10:39 a.m.
Josh Teater, Steven Tiley, Jimmy Mullen 5:50 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
K.T. Kim, Steven Jeffress, Luke Guthrie 6:01 a.m. 11:01 a.m.
John Wade, Gareth Wright, Makoto Inoue 6:12 a.m. 11:12 a.m.
Danny Willett, Y.E. Yang, Johnson Wagner 6:33 a.m. 11:33 a.m.
Thaworn Wiratchant, Lucas Glover, Oscar Floren 6:44 a.m. 11:44 a.m.
Boo Weekley, Sandy Lyle, Niclas Fasth 6:55 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
Marcus Fraser, Grant Forrest, Mark O’Meara 7:06 a.m. 12:06 p.m.
Tom Lehman, Thongchai Jaidee, Fredrik Jacobson 7:17 a.m. 12:17 p.m.
Justin Leonard, Rhys Pugh, Marc Leishman 7:28 a.m. 12:28 p.m.
Alvaro Quiros, Kyle Stanley, Alexander Noren 7:39 a.m. 12:39 p.m.
Russell Henley, Jordan Spieth, Matthew Fitzpatrick 7:50 a.m. 12:50 p.m.
Padraig Harrington, Michael Thompson, Richie Ramsay 8:01 a.m. 1:01 p.m.
Vijay Singh, Darren Clarke, Martin Laird 8:12 a.m. 1:12 p.m.
Ryan Moore, Henrik Stenson, Steven Fox 8:23 a.m. 1:23 p.m.
Thorbjorn Olesen, Jim Furyk, Paul Lawrie 8:34 a.m. 1:34 p.m.
Geoff Ogilvy, Harris English, Stephen Gallacher 8:45 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia 9:01 a.m. 2:01 p.m.
Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald 9:12 a.m. 2:12 p.m.
Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero, Hunter Mahan 9:23 a.m. 2:23 p.m.
Peter Hanson, Hiroyuki Fujita, Bill Haas 9:34 a.m. 2:34 p.m.
Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen 9:45 a.m. 2:45 p.m.
Webb Simpson, Branden Grace, Jamie Donaldson 9:56 a.m. 2:56 p.m.
Francesco Molinari, Toru Taniguchi, Bo Van Pelt 10:07 a.m. 3:07 p.m.
D.A. Points, Brett Rumford, Marcel Siem 10:18 a.m. 3:18 p.m.
George Murray, Mark Brown, Justin Harding 10:29 a.m. 3:29 p.m.
Gregory Bourdy, Scott Jamieson, Shiv Kapur 10:40 a.m. 3:40 p.m.
Scott Brown, Satoshi Kodaira, Gareth Maybin 10:51 a.m. 3:51 p.m.
Tyrrell Hatton, Eduardo de la Riva, Kenichi Kuboya 11:02 a.m. 4:02 p.m.
Stephen Dartnall, Darryn Lloyd, Daisuke Maruyama 11:13 a.m. 4:13 p.m.