Jul
11
2011
Your Open Championship Tee Times
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Good afternoon from Sandwich! The tee times for the first two rounds of the Open Championship have just been published, and I must say, well done, R&A! There are several intriguing threesomes! I love the mix of nationalities, age and personalities, along with a few marquee groups for TV.

My favorites are highlighted in bold (but I may have missed some — long story, but I’ve had an…errr…interesting morning). I’m looking most forward to watching Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Errnie Els, who is sure going to feel old — I mean, are they trying to remind Ernie of his age?!

And too bad Bubba Watson wasn’t paired with at least one Frenchman…

Without further ado, here they are:

1 06:30 Jerry KELLY Nathan GREEN Danny WILLETT
2 06:41 Thongchai JAIDEE Mark CALCAVECCHIA Graeme STORM
3 06:52 Gregory HAVRET Charley HOFFMAN Markus BRIER
4 07:03 Todd HAMILTON Simon KHAN Prayad MARKSAENG
5 07:14 Rhys DAVIES Fredrik JACOBSON Mark O’MEARA
6 07:25 Vijay SINGH Simon DYSON Gary WOODLAND
7 07:36 KT KIM Ryan MOORE Alvaro QUIROS
8 07:47 Bo VAN PELT KJ CHOI Martin LAIRD
9 07:58 Stephen GALLACHER Bill HAAS Hiroyuki FUJITA
10 08:09 Geoff OGILVY Peter UIHLEIN Miguel Angel JIMENEZ
11 08:20 Francesco MOLINARI Tetsuji HIRATSUKA Stewart CINK
12 08:31 Nick WATNEY Matteo MANASSERO Angel CABRERA
13 08:42 Yuta IKEDA Ian POULTER Dustin JOHNSON
14 08:58 Ben CURTIS Paul CASEY Aaron BADDELEY
15 09:09 Ernie ELS Rory McILROY Rickie FOWLER
16 09:20 Luke DONALD Ryo ISHIKAWA Sergio GARCIA
17 09:31 Retief GOOSEN Hunter MAHAN Anders HANSEN

18 09:42 Brian DAVIS Camilo VILLEGAS David DUVAL
19 09:53 John DALY Ross FISHER Peter HANSON
20 10:04 Gregory BOURDY Jason DUFNER Craig HINTON
21 10:15 Alexander NOREN Paul LAWRIE Kevin NA
22 10:26 Sean O’HAIR Seung-Yul NOH Thorbjorn OLESEN
23 10:37 Simon EDWARDS Bob ESTES Richard McEVOY
24 10:48 Francis McGUIRK Matthew MILLAR Kevin STREELMAN
25 10:59 Mark LASKEY Thomas SHADBOLT Rick KULACZ
26 11:10 Simon LILLY Chris TIDLAND Neil SCHIETEKAT
27 11:31 Peter WHITEFORD Spencer LEVIN Thomas AIKEN
28 11:42 Prom MEESAWAT Martin MARITZ Harrison FRAZAR
29 11:53 Chad CAMPBELL Kenneth FERRIE Scott JAMIESON
30 12:04 Raphael JACQUELIN Mark WILSON Kyle STANLEY
31 12:15 Steve MARINO Richard GREEN Pablo LARRAZABAL
32 12:26 Rory SABBATINI Sandy LYLE Anthony KIM
33 12:37 Edoardo MOLINARI Charles HOWELL III Joost LUITEN
34 12:48 Brandt SNEDEKER Lucas BJERREGAARD Trevor IMMELMAN
35 12:59 Darren CLARKE Jonathan BYRD YE YANG
36 13:10 Lucas GLOVER Hiroo KAWAI Robert KARLSSON
37 13:21 Bryden MACPHERSON Matt KUCHAR Padraig HARRINGTON
38 13:32 Zach JOHNSON Adam SCOTT Justin ROSE
39 13:43 Graeme McDOWELL Jason DAY Bubba WATSON
40 13:59 Jim FURYK Bernhard LANGER Tadahiro TAKAYAMA
41 14:10 Lee WESTWOOD Steve STRICKER Charl SCHWARTZEL
42 14:21 Louis OOSTHUIZEN Martin KAYMER Phil MICKELSON
43 14:32 Henrik STENSON Tom LEWIS Tom WATSON
44 14:43 Robert ALLENBY Davis LOVE III Fredrik ANDERSSON HED
45 14:54 Nicolas COLSAERTS JB HOLMES SM BAE
46 15:05 Webb SIMPSON Robert ROCK Alejandro CANIZARES
47 15:16 Kurt BARNES Justin LEONARD Jeff OVERTON
48 15:27 Lee CORFIELD Ben CRANE Floris DE VRIES
49 15:38 Ryan PALMER Tom LEHMAN Adam WOOTTON
50 15:49 Jung-Gon HWANG Gary BOYD Robert GARRIGUS
51 16:00 George COETZEE Andy SMITH Brad KENNEDY
52 16:11 Jason KNUTZON Andrew JOHNSTON Chih-Bing LAM

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Which are your favorites? Could be fun to name the groups, but the R&A doesn’t quite do it like the USGA where there’s usually a theme to each threesome.