The draw has been made for the 2016 Open Championship and as always there are some who will be happy and others not so pleased at the tee times and pairings.



Happiest of all may well be the earliest starters Thursday who will get the best of the course and potentially better weather as winds often build throughout the day.

Related: Check out my 2016 Open Championship Betting Preview And Tips post here.

Monty, Marc Leishman and Luke Donald are first out on Thursday at 6.35am and may benefit greatly.  The marque grouping of Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Shane Lowry tee off at 9.03 am on Thursday while Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Danny Willett will take a lot of the crowds with them. Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama are in the group directly after at 9.36am meaning many of the big names will play within a half hour of each other.

The unluckiest grouping then may well be the 9.47am tee time with Gary Woodland, James Morrisson and Soomin Lee who will have to put up with huge crowd movements ahead as fans follow the big groups.

Mickelson, Westwood and Els at 1.26pm on Thursday looks an interesting oldies threesome and that might just calm any early nerves they might be feeling.

The pick of the afternoon starters on day one sees Dustin Johnson with Martin Kaymer and Russell Knox tee off at 2.04pm followed by Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson and Adam Scott.

As ever on links the draw will become favourable or not dependant on the weather.  Changeable conditions have been known to eliminate one whole side of the field and players will surely be watching weather forecasts with interest as Thursday approaches.

2016 Open Championship Tee Times And Pairings

(Note: All tee times start at No. 1; all times local.)
Round 1Round 2PlayerPlayerPlayer
6:35 a.m.11:36 a.m.Colin MontgomerieMarc LeishmanLuke Donald
6:46 a.m. 11:47 a.m.Steven AlkerMarcus FraserSanghee Lee
6:57 a.m.11:58 a.m.Jeunghun WangJon RahmRyan Palmer
7:08 a.m.12:09 p.m.Sandy Lylea-Scott GregoryDavid Duval
7:19 a.m.12:20 p.m.Richie RamsayDanny LeeHarris English
7:30 a.m.12:31 p.m.Alex Noren Steven BowditchKevin Chappell
7:41 a.m.12:42 p.m.Darren ClarkeThorbjorn OlesenJim Furyk
7:52 a.m.12:53 p.m.Justin ThomasDavid LingmerthKiradech Aphibarnrat
8:03 a.m.1:04 p.m.Branden GracePatrick ReedByeong Hun An
8:14 a.m.1:15 p.m.Paul LawrieBrandt SnedekerThongchai Jaidee
8:25 a.m.1:26 p.m.Padraig HarringtonLouis OosthuizenJamie Donaldson
8:36 a.m.1:37 p.m.Scott PiercyPaul DunneJamie Lovemark
8:47 a.m.1:48 p.m.Victor DubuissonJimmy WalkerScott Hend
9:03 a.m.2:04 p.m.Jordan SpiethJustin RoseShane Lowry
9:14 a.m.2:15 p.m.Ross FisherSteve StrickerVijay Singh
9:25 a.m.2:26 p.m.Danny WillettRickie FowlerJason Day
9:36 a.m.2:37 p.m.Rory McIlroyHideki MatsuyamaBubba Watson
9:47 a.m.2:48 p.m.Gary WoodlandJames MorrisonSoomin Lee
9:58 a.m.2:59 p.m.Smylie KaufmanChris KirkGeorge Coetzee
10:09 a.m.3:10 p.m.Billy HorschelMatthew FitzpatrickHideto Tanihara
10:20 a.m.3:21 p.m.Matteo ManasseroShugo ImahiraRussell Henley
10:31 a.m.3:32 p.m.Kodai IchiharaRobert RockWilliam McGirt
10:42 a.m.3:43 p.m.Brendan SteeleRichard SterneMatt Jones
10:53 a.m.3:54 p.m.Patton KizzireNicolas ColsaertsRod Pampling
11:04 a.m.4:05 p.m.Dave CouplandNathan HolmanPhachara Khongwatmai
11:15 a.m.4:16 p.m.Scott FernandezRikard KarlbergHaydn Porteous
11:36 a.m.6:35 a.m.Greg ChalmersKristoffer BrobergClement Sordet
11:47 a.m.6:46 a.m.David HowellSeung Yul NohTony Finau
11:58 a.m.6:57 a.m.Jordan NiebruggeNick CullenRobert Streb
12:09 p.m.7:08 a.m.Ben Curtisa-Stefano MazzoliJohn Daly
12:20 p.m.7:19 a.m.Francesco MolinariKevin KisnerK.T. Kim
12:31 p.m.7:30 a.m.Todd HamiltonJustin LeonardMark Calcavecchia
12:42 p.m.7:41 a.m.Soren KjeldsenLasse JensenBill Haas
12:53 p.m.7:52 a.m.Paul CaseyCharl SchwartzelKevin Na
1:04 p.m.8:03 a.m.Emiliano GrilloJoost LuitenCharley Hoffman
1:15 p.m.8:14 a.m.Graeme McDowellMatt KucharAndrew Johnston
1:26 p.m.8:25 a.m.Phil MickelsonLee WestwoodErnie Els
1:37 p.m.8:36 a.m.Satoshi KodairaJames HahnAndy Sullivan
1:48 p.m.8:47 a.m.Ryan MooreBernd WiesbergerTommy Fleetwood
2:04 p.m.9:03 a.m.Dustin JohnsonMartin KaymerRussell Knox
2:15 p.m.9:14 a.m.Zach JohnsonAdam ScottHenrik Stenson
2:26 p.m.9:25 a.mChris WoodYusaku MiyazatoMark O'Meara
2:37 p.m.9:36 a.m.Miguel Angel JimenezJason DufnerMarc Warren
2:48 p.m.9:47 a.m.Anirban LahiriSergio GarciaKeegan Bradley
2:59 p.m.9:58 a.m.Webb SimpsonYuta IkedaThomas Pieters
3:10 p.m.10:09 a.m.Rafa Cabrera-BelloJ.B. HolmesBrandon Stone
3:21 p.m.10:20 a.m.Marco DawsonMatthew SouthgateYosuke Tsukada
3:32 p.m.10:31 a.m.Jack SeniorJames HeathBrian Gay
3:43 p.m.10:42 a.m.Jim HermanFabian GomezAnthony Wall
3:54 p.m.10:53 a.m.Paul HowardDaniel SummerhaysColt Knost
4:05 p.m.11:04 a.m.Oskar ArvidssonHarold Varner IIITyrrell Hatton
4:16 p.m.11:15 a.m.Ryan EvansCallum ShinkwinZander Lombard


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