2013 British Open Championship: 1st & 2nd round groupings, tee times
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2013 British Open Championship: 1st & 2nd round groupings, tee times

The R&A has released the groupings and tee times for the first two rounds of the 2013 Open Championship, which begins Thursday at Muirfield Golf Club in Scotland.

Tiger Woods begins his bid for a 15th major championship with Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen at 9:45 a.m. ET. Woods has four wins this season, while McDowell has three wins in his last eight worldwide starts. He also has five missed cuts.

About five hours before at 4:11 a.m. ET, defending champion Ernie Els goes off with 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and Brandt Snedeker. Meanwhile, Masters champion Adam Scott begins at 9:12 a.m. ET in search of personal vengeance from a year ago at Lytham, going off with Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald, arguably the two best players never to have won a major. Then again, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood could claim that title, too, and they're grouped with 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel.

Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson will play together for the opening rounds. Alongside Hideki Matsuyama, they begin at 4:44 a.m. on Day 1.

Jordan Spieth, who earned a spot in the field by winning the John Deere Classic in a five-hole playoff, is grouped with Russell Henley and Matthew Fitzpatrick at 7:50 a.m. on Thursday.

There's an "old guy" group this year, with Tom Watson, Fred Couples and Nick Faldo going off together for the first two days. They have the 4 a.m. slot on Thursday.

2013 Open Championship: Second round groupings and tee times

All times are Eastern.

2:16 a.m. — Tom Lehman, United States; Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand; Freddie Jacobson, Sweden.

2:27 a.m. — Justin Leonard, United States; a-Rhys Pugh, Wales; Marc Leishman, Australia.

2:38 a.m. — Alvaro Quiros, Spain; Kyle Stanley, United States; Alexander Noren, Sweden.

2:49 a.m. — Russell Henley, United States; Jordan Spieth, United States; a-Matthew Fitzpatrick, England.

3 a.m. — Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Michael Thompson, United States; Richie Ramsay, Scotland.

3:11 a.m. — Vijay Singh, Fiji; Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland; Martin Laird, Scotland.

3:22 a.m. — Ryan Moore, United States; Henrik Stenson, Sweden; a-Steven Fox, United States.

3:33 a.m. — Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark, Jim Furyk, United States; Paul Lawrie, Scotland.

3:44 a.m. — Geoff Ogilvy, Australia; Harris English, United States; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland.

4 a.m. — Lee Westwood, England; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Sergio Garcia, Spain.

4:11 a.m. — Adam Scott, Australia; Matt Kuchar, United States, Luke Donald, England.

4:22 a.m. — Rickie Fowler, United States; Matteo Manassero, Italy; Hunter Mahan, United States.

4:33 a.m. — Hiroyuki Fujita, Japan; Bill Haas, United States.

4:44 a.m. — Tiger Woods, United States; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland.

4:55 a.m. — Webb Simpson, United States; Branden Grace, South Africa; Jamie Donaldson, Wales.

5:06 a.m. — Francesco Molinari, Italy; Toru Taniguchi, Japan; Bo Van Pelt, United States.

5:17 a.m. — D.A. Points, United States; Brett Rumford, Australia; Marcel Siem, Germany.

5:28 a.m. — George Murray, Scotland; Mark Brown, New Zealand; Justin Harding, South Africa.

5:39 a.m. — Gregory Bourdy, France; Scott Jamieson, Scotland; Shiv Kapur, India.

5:50 a.m. — Scott Brown, United States; Satoshi Kodaira, Japan; Gareth Maybin, Northern Ireland.

6:01 a.m. — Tyrrell Hatton, England; Eduardo De La Riva, Spain; Kenichi Kuboya, Japan.

6:12 a.m. — Stephen Dartnall, Australia, Darryn Lloyd, South Africa; Daisuke Maruyama, Japan.

6:33 a.m. — Peter Senior, Australia; Lloyd Saltman, Scotland; Oliver Fisher, England.

6:44 a.m. — Robert Karlsson, Sweden, Todd Hamilton, United States; a-Ben Stow, England.

6:55 a.m. — Thomas Aiken, South Africa; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand; Bud Cauley, United States.

7:06 a.m. — Mikko Ilonen, Finland; Brooks Koepka, United States; Ashun Wu, China.

7:17 a.m. — David Duval, United States; Bernd Wiesberger, Austria; Chris Wood, England.

7:28 a.m. — Scott Stallings, United States; Stewart Cink, United States; Richard McEvoy, England.

7:39 a.m. — K.J. Choi, South Korea; Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Jimmy Walker, United States.

7:50 a.m.. — Ben Curtis, United States; Shane Lowry, Northern Ireland; Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Spain.

8:01 a.m. — Jonas Blixt, Sweden; Brian Davis, England; Graham DeLaet, Canada.

8:12 a.m. — Robert Garrigus, United States; John Senden, Australia; Marc Warren, Scotland.

8:23 a.m. — Martin Kaymer, Germany; a-Garrick Porteous, England; Jason Day, Australia.

8:34 a.m. — Carl Pettersson, Sweden; Jason Dufner, United States; David Lynn, England.

8:45 a.m. — Bubba Watson, United States; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium; Dustin Johnson, United States.

9:01 a.m. — Nick Faldo, England; Tom Watson, United States; Fred Couples, United States.

9:12 a.m. — Justin Rose, England; Ernie Els, South Africa; Brandt Snedeker, United States.

9:23 a.m. — Ian Poulter, England; Keegan Bradley, United States; Billy Horschel, United States.

9:34 a.m. — Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain; Richard Sterne, South Africa; Nick Watney, United States.

9:45 a.m. — Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Phil Mickelson, United States.

9:56 a.m. — Scott Piercy, United States; Tim Clark, South Africa; Kevin Streelman, United States.

10:07 a.m. — Zach Johnson, United States; Shingo Katayama, Japan; Thomas Bjorn, Denmark.

10:18 a.m. — Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Camilo Villegas, Colombia; Estanislao Goya, Argentina.

10:29 a.m. — George Coetzee, South Africa; Ken Duke, United States; Mark Calcavecchia, United States.

10:40 a.m. — John Huh, United States; Brendan Jones, Australia; Hyung-sun Kim, South Korea.

10:51 a.m. — Josh Teater, United States; Steven Tiley, England; a-Jimmy Mullen, England.

11:02 a.m. — K.T. Kim, South Korea; Steven Jeffress, Australia; Luke Guthrie, United States.

11:13 a.m. — John Wade, Australia; Gareth Wright, Wales; Makoto Inoue, Japan.

2013 Open Championship: First round groupings and tee times

All times are Eastern.

1:32 a.m.: Peter Senior, Lloyd Saltman, Oliver Fisher

1:43 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Todd Hamilton, Ben Stow

1:54 a.m.: Thomas Aiken, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bud Cauley

2:05 a.m.: Mikko Ilonen, Brooks Koepka, Ashun Wu

2:16 a.m.: David Duval, Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood

2:27 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Stewart Cink, Richard McEvoy

2:38 a.m.: K.J. Choi, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jimmy Walker

2:49 a.m.: Ben Curtis, Shane Lowry, Rafael Cabrera-Bello

3 a.m.: Jonas Blixt, Brian Davis, Graham DeLaet

3:11 a.m.: Robert Garrigus, John Senden, Marc Warren

3:22 a.m.: Martin Kaymer, Garrick Porteous, Jason Day

3:33 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, Jason Dufner, David Lynn

3:44 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Dustin Johnson

4 a.m.: Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Fred Couples

4:11 a.m.: Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Brandt Snedeker

4:22 a.m.: Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel

4:33 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Richard Sterne, Nick Watney

4:44 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson

4:55 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Tim Clark, Kevin Streelman

5:06 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Shingo Katayama, Thomas Bjorn

5:17 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Camilo Villegas, Tano Goya

5:28 a.m.: George Coetzee, Ken Duke, Mark Calcavecchia

5:39 a.m.: John Huh, Brendan Jones, Hyuang-Sung Kim

5:50 a.m.: Josh Teater, Steven Tiley, Jimmy Mullen

6:01 a.m.: K.T. Kim, Steven Jeffress, Luke Guthrie

6:12 a.m.: John Wade, Gareth Wright, Makoto Inque

6:33 a.m.: Danny Willett, Y.E. Yang, Johnson Wagner

6:44 a.m.: Thaworn Wiratchant, Lucas Glover, Oscar Floren

6:55 a.m.: Boo Weekley, Sandy Lyle, Niclas Fasth

7:06 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Grant Forrest, Mark O'Meara

7:17 a.m.: Tom Lehman, Thongchai Jaidee, Fredrik Jacobson

7:28 a.m.: Justin Leonard, Rhys Pugh, Marc Leishman

7:39 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Kyle Stanley, Alexander Noren

7:50 a.m.: Russell Henley, Jordan Spieth, Matthew Fitzpatrick

8:01 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Michael Thompson, Richie Ramsay

8:12 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Darren Clarke, Martin Laird

8:23 a.m.: Ryan Moore, Henrik Stenson, Steven Fox

8:34 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Jim Furyk, Paul Lawrie

8:45 a.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Harris English, Stephen Gallacher

9:01 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia

9:12 a.m.: Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald

9:23 a.m.: Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero, Hunter Mahan

9:34 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Hiroyuki Fujita, Bill Haas

9:45 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen

9:56 a.m.: Webb Simpson, Branden Grace, Jamie Donaldson

10:07 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Toru Taniguchi, Bo Van Pelt

10:18 a.m.: D.A. Points, Brett Rumford, Marcel Siem

10:29 a.m.: George Murray, Mark Brown, Justin Harding

10:40 a.m.: Gregory Bourdy, Scott Jamieson, Shiv Kapur

10:51 a.m.: Scott Brown, Satoshi Kodaira, Gareth Maybin

11:02 a.m.: Tyrrell Hatton, Eduardo De la Riva, Kenichi Kuboya

11:13 a.m.: Stephen Dartnall, Darryn Lloyd, Daisuke Maruyama

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