McDowell in group with two former US Open champions

McDowell in group with two former US Open champions

The new US Open champion Graeme McDowell will have to wait until just before 2pm on Thursday when he tees off with two former winners of that title, Jim Furyk and Geoff Ogilvy at the Open in St Andrews.

Twice champion at the Open, Padraig Harrington, has 60-year-old Tom Watson – the incredible runner-up to Stewart Cink last year - and 18-year-old Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa to partner him when he tees off at 9.20am.

Darren Clarke, who secured his place at the Open after coming second in the weekend’s Scottish Open, has Canada’s Mike Weir and America’s Davis Love III for company as they tee off just before 10am, while Rory McIlroy starts at 8.20am in a group with Lucas Glover of the USA and South Africa’s Tim Clark.

Tiger Woods will tee off with Colombian Camilo Villegas and England’s Justin Rose at 9.09am in the first round.

At 2.20pm Colin Montgomerie, second to Woods five years ago, starts alongside Retief Goosen and Masters champion Phil Mickelson, who needs a top four finish to have a chance of taking the world number one spot from Woods.

Tee-off times in the first two rounds of The 150th Open Championship, St Andrews Old Course, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

(15th-18th July 2010)

(Gbr & Irl unless stated, all times BST):

(x) denotes amateurs

Starting at hole 1

0630 & 1141 Thomas Levet (Fra), Paul Lawrie, Steve Marino (USA)

0641 & 1152 Loren Roberts (USA), Mathew Goggin (Aus), Marcel Siem (Ger)

0652 & 1203 Robert Rock, John Senden (Aus), Bill Haas (USA)

0703 & 1214 Jason Dufner (USA), Simon Dyson, Soren Hansen (Den)

0714 & 1225 Todd Hamilton (USA), Ryuichi Oda (Jpn), Alexander Noren (Swe)

0725 & 1236 Andrew Coltart, John Daly (USA), Seung-yul Noh (Kor)

0736 & 1247 Sir Nick Faldo, Martin Laird, Soren Kjeldsen (Den)

0747 & 1258 David Duval (USA), Ross McGowan, Trevor Immelman (Rsa)

0758 & 1309 Ryan Moore (USA), Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa)

0809 & 1320 Robert Allenby (Aus), Nick Watney (USA), Oliver Wilson

0820 & 1331 Lucas Glover (USA), Rory McIlroy, Tim Clark (Rsa)

0831 & 1342 Thomas Bjorn (Den), Hunter Mahan (USA), Shunsuke Sonoda (Jpn)

0842 & 1353 Ian Poulter, Ernie Els (Rsa), Stewart Cink (USA)

0858 & 1409 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Sean O’Hair (USA), Ross Fisher

0909 & 1420 Tiger Woods (USA), Justin Rose, Camilo Villegas (Col)

0920 & 1431 Padraig Harrington, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn), Tom Watson (USA)

0931 & 1442 Jin Jeong (Kor), Henrik Stenson (Swe), Matt Kuchar (USA)

0942 & 1453 Jason Day (Aus), Chris Wood, Kenny Perry (USA)

0953 & 1504 Darren Clarke, Mike Weir (Can), Davis Love III

1004 & 1515 Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), J.B. Holmes (USA)

1015 & 1526 Mark O’Meara (USA), Byeong-Hun An (Kor), Stephen Gallacher

1026 & 1537 Michael Sim (Aus), Alejandro Canizares (Spa), Gregory Havret (Fra)

1037 & 1548 Zane Scotland, Tom Pernice Jnr. (USA), Jamie Abbott

1048 & 1559 Bo Van Pelt (USA), Phillip Archer, Ewan Porter (Aus)

1059 & 1610 Cameron Percy (Aus), Tano Goya (Arg), Kyung-Tae Kim (Kor)

1110 & 1621 Steven Tiley, Mark F Haastrup (Den), Tom Whitehouse

1141 & 0630 Peter Senior (Aus), Mark Calcavecchia, Anders Hansen (Den)

1152 & 0641 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Jeff Overton (USA), Colm Moriarty

1203 & 0652 Ignacio Garrido (Spa), Hirofumi Miyase (Jpn), Shane Lowry

1214 & 0703 Kevin Na (USA), Tom Lehman (USA), Marc Leishman (Aus)

1225 & 0714 Sandy Lyle, Bradley Dredge, Koumei Oda (Jpn)

1236 & 0725 Vijay Singh (Fij), Simon Khan, Scott Verplank (USA)

1247 & 0736 Y.E. Yang (Kor), Luke Donald, Ricky Barnes (USA)

1258 & 0747 Toru Taniguchi (Jpn), Robert Karlsson (Swe), Dustin Johnson (USA)

1309 & 0758 Jerry Kelly (USA), Alvaro Quiros (Spa), Katsumasa Miyamoto (Jpn)

1320 & 0809 Peter Hanson (Swe), Francesco Molinari (Ita), Ben Curtis (USA)

1331 & 0820 Paul Casey, Angel Cabrera (Arg), Rickie Fowler (USA)

1342 & 0831 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Lee Westwood, Adam Scott (Aus)

1353 & 0842 Graeme McDowell, Jim Furyk (USA), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus)

1409 & 0858 Steve Stricker (USA), Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn), Sergio Garcia (Spa)

1420 & 0909 Colin Montgomerie, Phil Mickelson (USA), Retief Goosen (Rsa)

1431 & 0920 Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Rhys Davies, Justin Leonard (USA)

1442 & 0931 Zach Johnson (USA), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Eric Chun (Kor)

1453 & 0942 K J Choi (Kor), Bubba Watson (USA), Victor Dubuisson (Fra)

1504 & 0953 Ben Crane (USA), Richard S Johnson (Swe), Thomas Aiken (Rsa)

1515 & 1004 Jason Bohn (USA), Kurt Barnes (Aus), Laurie Canter

1526 & 1015 Jose Manuel Lara (Spa), Darren Fichardt (Rsa), Heath Slocum (USA)

1537 & 1026 Paul Streeter, Brian Gay (USA), Gareth Maybin

1548 & 1037 Paul Goydos (USA), Tim Petrovic (USA), Jean Hugo (Rsa)

1559 & 1048 Gary Clark, D.A. Points (USA), Danny Chia (Mal)

1610 & 1059 Glen Day (USA), Josh Cunliffe (Rsa), Tyrrell Hatton

1621 & 1110 Jae-bum Park (Kor), George McNeill (USA), Simon Edwards (USA)

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