British Open Pairings, Tee Times Announced
Tee times and pairings for the first two rounds of the 142nd British Open have been announced. 2013 U.S. Open winner Justin Rose has been placed in group 15 (tee time: 9:11 BST) alongside 2012 British Open winner Ernie Els, and Brandt Snedeker, who won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am back in February. Perennial major contender and tabloid favorite Tiger Woods is in group 44 with Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen, and will tee off at 2:45 BST. Masters winner Adam Scott will tee off at 2:12 BST with Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald.
The full list of tee times can be found on the Open’s website.
Woods, who has won the Open three times, has not won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open. However, Woods has stated that he is feeling confident and that a recent elbow injury will not affect his performance in the Open.
“It’s one of the best venues,” said Woods in a pre-tournament press conference. “I mean, you have to hit the ball well here. You have to be able to shape your shots. It’s no coincidence that so many hall of famers have won here. It’s a bit like Merion in that respect. You have to be a good ball striker. You have to be able to shape it both ways and really control your shots. It’s not like St Andrews or Troon where it’s straight out and straight back. You’re playing almost in a kind of circle. You’ve got so many different angles and so many different winds. You have to be able to maneuver it both ways.”