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Sunday 25 September 2016

Lowry paired with Spieth

Shane Lowry will be paired with US Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the British Open on Thursday. Pic: Reuters
Shane Lowry will be paired with US Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the British Open on Thursday. Pic: Reuters

World No 3 Jordan Spieth gets his campaign for a third major title under way at 9:03am in Thursday's opening round of the British Open at Troon.

Spieth will tee off alongside former US Open champion Justin Rose and Ireland's Shane Lowry, who let slip a four-shot lead in the final round at Oakmont last month.

Masters champion Danny Willett, sixth last year, tees off at 9:25am with Rickie Fowler and world number one Jason Day, who missed out on the three-man play-off at St Andrews 12 months ago by a single shot.

In the group behind, 2014 champion Rory McIlroy - ruled out last year by an ankle injury - will play the first two rounds alongside Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson.

Honorary member Colin Montgomerie will hit the first shot of the competition at 6:35am alongside former world No 1 Luke Donald and Australia's Marc Leishman.

British Open first round Tee times

06:35 Colin Montgomerie (Sco), Marc Leishman (Aus), Luke Donald (Eng)

06:46 Steven Alker (NZ), Marcus Fraser (Aus), Sanghee Lee (Kor)

06:57 Jeunghun Wang (Kor), Jon Rahm (Spa), Ryan Palmer (US)

07:08 Sandy Lyle (Sco), Scott Gregory (a) (Eng), David Duval (US)

07:19 Richie Ramsay (Sco), Danny Lee (NZ), Harris English (US)

07:30 Alex Noren (Swe), Steven Bowditch (Aus), Kevin Chappell (US)

07:41 Darren Clarke (Ire), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Jim Furyk (US)

07:52 Justin Thomas (US), David Lingmerth (Swe), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

08:03 Branden Grace (SA), Patrick Reed (US), Byeong Hun An (Kor)

08:14 Paul Lawrie (Sco), Brandt Snedeker (US), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

08:25 Padraig Harrington (Ire), Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Jamie Donaldson (Wal)

08:36 Scott Piercy (US), Paul Dunne (Ire), Jamie Lovemark (US)

08:47 Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Jimmy Walker (US), Scott Hend (Aus)

09:03 Jordan Spieth (US), Justin Rose (Eng), Shane Lowry (Ire)

09:14 Ross Fisher (Eng), Steve Stricker (US), Vijay Singh (Fij)

09:25 Danny Willett (Eng), Rickie Fowler (US), Jason Day (Aus)

09:36 Rory McIlroy (Ire), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Bubba Watson (US)

09:47 Gary Woodland (US), James Morrison (Eng), Soomin Lee (Kor)

09:58 Smylie Kaufman (US), Chris Kirk (US), George Coetzee (SA)

10:09 Billy Horschel (US), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Hideto Tanihara (Jpn)

10:20 Matteo Manassero (Ita), Shugo Imahira (Jpn), Russell Henley (US)

10:31 Kodai Ichihara (Jpn), Robert Rock (Eng), William McGirt (US)

10:42 Brendan Steele (US), Richard Sterne (SA), Matt Jones (Aus)

10:53 Patton Kizzire (US), Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Rod Pampling (Aus)

11:04 Dave Coupland (Eng), Nathan Holman (Aus), P Khongwatmai (Tha)

11:15 Scott Fernandez (Esp), Rikard Karlberg (Swe), Haydn Porteous (SA)

11:36 Greg Chalmers (Aus), Kristoffer Broberg (Swe), Clement Sordet (Fra)

11:47 David Howell (Eng), Seung Yul Noh (Kor), Tony Finau (US)

11:58 Jordan Niebrugge (US), Nick Cullen (Aus), Robert Streb (US)

12:09 Ben Curtis (US), Stefano Mazzoli (a) (Ita), John Daly (US)

12:20 Francesco Molinari (Ita), Kevin Kisner (US), KT Kim (Kor)

12:31 Todd Hamilton (US), Justin Leonard (US) Mark Calcavecchia (US)

12:42 Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Lasse Jensen (Den), Bill Haas (US)

12:53 Paul Casey (Eng), Charl Schwartzel (SA), Kevin Na (US)

13:04 Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Joost Luiten (Ned) Charley Hoffman (US)

13:15 Graeme McDowell (Ire ), Matt Kuchar (USA), Andrew Johnston (Eng)

13:26 Phil Mickelson (US), Lee Westwood (Eng), Ernie Els (SA)

13:37 Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), James Hahn (USA), Andy Sullivan (Eng)

13:48 Ryan Moore (US), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng)

14:04 Dustin Johnson (US), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Russell Knox (Sco)

14:15 Zach Johnson (US), Adam Scott (Aus), Henrik Stenson (Swe)

14:26 Chris Wood (Eng), Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Mark O'Meara (US)

14:37 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp), Jason Dufner (US), Marc Warren (Sco)

14:48 Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Sergio Garcia (Esp), Keegan Bradley (US)

14:59 Webb Simpson (US), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Thomas Pieters (Bel)

15:10 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Spa), JB Holmes (US), Brandon Stone (SA)

15:21 Marco Dawson (US), Matthew Southgate (Eng), Yosuke Tsukada (Jpn)

15:32 Jack Senior (Eng), James Heath (Eng), Brian Gay (US)

15:43 Jim Herman (US), Fabian Gomez (Arg), Anthony Wall (Eng)

15:54 Paul Howard (Eng), Daniel Summerhays (US), Colt Knost (US)

16:05 Oskar Arvidsson (Swe), Harold Varner III (US), Tyrell Hatton (Eng)

16:16 Ryan Evans (Eng), Callum Shinkwin (Eng), Zander Lombard (SA)

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