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150th Open Championship: 1st and 2nd Round Tee Time Viewing Guide

The 150th Open Championship announced the opening two rounds of tee times for this year’s final major.

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Golf’s oldest major returns home this week for the 150th playing of the Open Championship. The Old Course at St. Andrew’s has proven the test of time and welcomes back the world’s top professionals this week as they look to etch their name on the Claret Jug.

The Open’s format will see the first two days be contested in threesomes with the cut being set to the top 70 players and ties after Friday’s round. The Open taking place across the Atlantic creates a unique viewing experience of early morning championship golf and having your late afternoon free to yourself.

Here’s a quick viewing guide of some of the top pairings for the first two rounds.

1:52 a.m. (CST) John Daly, Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Tringale

John Daly claimed the Claret Jug on this very course back in 1995. The old-time bomber of the golf ball gets paired with the new version of himself in Bryson DeChambeau and Cameron Tringale, who comes into the Open with a T6 finish at the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club last week.

DeChambeau is looking to find some resemblance of his 2020 U.S. Open Champion self. He is one of the multiple tour players who made the jump to the LIV golf series and hasn’t competed since it’s Portland exhibition.

3:58 a.m. (CST) Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

The most high-profile morning trio on the championship slate contains the reigning Open Champion, a revived Rory McIlroy, and the current hottest player in the game. This pairing is worth setting a couple of alarms for Thursday morning.

Morikawa won the Open last year in similar conditions to what’s expected this week, so it’s possible to see the two-time major winner hoisting the trophy again on Sunday.

Xander looks to have broken free of whatever demons were holding him back. Closing out his last two starts for victories and proving last week, he can win on a links course.

4:20 a.m. (CST) Will Zalatoris, Hideki Matsuyama, Tony Finau

I’m watching this group just for Zalatoris. The 25-year-old Wake Forest product has been unflappable in the majors and has come close to sniffing victory in all three of the majors this year.

8:59 a.m. (CST) Tiger Woods, Matthew Fitzpartrick, Max Homa

It wouldn’t be a tee-time article without highlighting the Big Cat. Tiger Woods’ group of Matthew Fitzpatrick and Max Homa will draw not just a gallery on the course, but in the TV ratings as well. Fitzpatrick claimed the U.S. Open at Brookline last month and Homa has had a consistent season as well.

I’m watching though for no other reason than to soak up what could be one of the last chances we get to see Tiger compete on a links course. Woods has been open about the fact this championship means more and links golf is his favorite type of golf to play. Woods has had it circled on his calendar since April when he confirmed his decision to play, now it’s time to see him in action for perhaps the last time at the Old Course.

How to Watch

NBC holds the American broadcasting rights for the Open Championship, so all coverage is sprinkled throughout NBC platforms. The first two days coverage schedule is below:

Thursday/Friday

12:30-3 a.m.: Peacock

3 a.m.-2 p.m.: USA Network

2-3 p.m.: Peacock

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