SANDWICH, England — Shane Lowry has had to wait two years for the honor, but he will finally begin defense of his Open title on Thursday at 4:58 a.m. ET (9:58 a.m. local) time during the first round at Royal St. George’s.
The 2020 Open was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Other prominent tee times include:
Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak and Garrick Higgo at 3:30 a.m. ET; Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau and Branden Grace at 4:25 a.m. ET; No. 1-ranked Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris and Justin Rose at 5:20 a.m. ET.
PGA champion Phil Mickelson tees off at 9:48 a.m. ET (2:48 p.m. local time) along with Tyrell Hatton and Kevin Kisner; Xander Schauffele, Robert MacIntyre and Rickie Fowler are at 9:59 a.m. ET; Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood and Adam Scott are at 10:10 a.m. ET; Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith tee off at 10:21 a.m. ET.
The Open does not employ a two-tee start. All players will tee off the 445-yard, par-4 first with the first tee time at 1:35 a.m. ET (6:35 a.m. local time) and the last at 11:16 a.m. ET (4:16 p.m. local time.)