Round 3 of the Open Championship will prove to be pinnacle.
Huge names such as Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Luke Donald have already missed the cut at a Muirfield course that never ceases to challenge the sport's top players. Leader Miguel Angel Jimenez sunk an overall par during Round 2 to capitalise on Zach Johnson's four-over 75, a score that saw the early pacesetter drop down the table.
The likes of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson are readying themselves for an assault on Jimenez's position. The contest remains extremely tight heading into Round 3, with four shots separating first place from 10th.
Which players can apply early pressure with a stellar showing on July 20? Let's take a look at the full tee times for Day 3:
|Players||Tee Time (ET)||Tee Time (UK)|
|Shingo Katayama, Richard Sterne||3:10 a.m.||8:10 a.m.|
|Carl Pettersson, Jonas Blixt||3:20 a.m.||8:20 a.m.|
|KJ Choi, Chris Wood||3:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|Mikko Ilonen, Todd Hamilton||3:40 a.m.||8:40 a.m.|
|Peter Senior, Mark Brown||3:50 a.m.||8:50 a.m.|
|Geoff Ogilvy, Paul Lawrie||4:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m.|
|Richie Ramsey, Thongchai Jaidee||4:10 a.m.||9:10 a.m.|
|Boo Weekley, Gareth Wright||4:20 a.m.||9:20 a.m.|
|KT Kim, Jimmy Mullen||4:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Josh Teater, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano||4:45 a.m.||9:45 a.m.|
|Keegan Bradley, Fred Couples||4:55 a.m.||9:55 a.m.|
|Jason Dufner, Bud Cauley||5:05 a.m.||10:05 a.m.|
|Bo Van Pelt, Matthew Fitzpatrick||5:15 a.m.||10:15 a.m.|
|Russell Henley, Tim Clark||5:25 a.m.||10:25 a.m.|
|Ernie Els, Graham Delaet||5:35 a.m.||10:35 a.m.|
|Shane Lowry, Oliver Fisher||5:45 a.m.||10:45 a.m.|
|Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington||5:55 a.m.||10:55 a.m.|
|Sandy Lyle, Ye Yang||6:05 a.m.||11:05 a.m.|
|Steven Tiley, Ken Duke||6:20 a.m.||11:20 a.m.|
|George Coetzee, Thomas Bjorn||6:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|Brandt Snedeker, Stewart Cink||6:40 a.m.||11:40 a.m.|
|Matt Kuchar, Fredrik Jacobson||6:50 a.m.||11:50 a.m.|
|Marcus Fraser, Danny Willett||7:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.|
|Martin Kaymer, Eduardo De La Riva||7:10 a.m.||12:10 p.m.|
|Gregory Bourdy, Graeme McDowell||7:20 a.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Stephen Gallacher, Kevin Streelman||7:30 a.m.||12:30 p.m.|
|Ben Curtis, Bernd Wiesberger||7:45 a.m.||12:45 p.m.|
|Shiv Kapur, Jamie Donaldson||7:55 a.m.||12:55 p.m.|
|Branden Grace, Harris English||8:05 a.m.||1:05 p.m.|
|Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara||8:15 a.m.||1:15 p.m.|
|Johnson Wagner, Hideki Matsuyama||8:25 a.m.||1:25 p.m.|
|Jason Day, Hunter Mahan||8:35 a.m.||1:35 p.m.|
|Justin Leonard, Phil Mickelson||8:45 a.m.||1:45 p.m.|
|Ian Poulter, Bubba Watson||8:55 a.m.||1:55 p.m.|
|Francesco Molinari, Webb Simpson||9:10 a.m.||2:10 p.m.|
|Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel||9:20 a.m.||2:20 p.m.|
|Darren Clarke, Jordan Spieth||9:30 a.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|Ryan Moore, Angel Cabrera||9:40 a.m.||2:40 p.m.|
|Zach Johnson, Rafael Cabrera-Bello||9:50 a.m.||2:50 p.m.|
|Martin Laird, Dustin Johnson||10:00 a.m.||3:00 p.m.|
|Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood||10:10 a.m.||3:10 p.m.|
|Henrik Stenson, Miguel Angel Jimenez||10:20 a.m.||3:20 p.m.|
Tiger Woods hasn't captured a major championship since 2008. By the time he steps onto the course, he will be under extreme pressure to improve his overall par from Round 2. The American has shown remarkable consistency so far and finished with a birdie on Day 2, suggesting his confidence is high. A strong round from Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel and the chasing pack will see Tiger relive memories of his Muirfield horror show in 2002.
The British faithful suffered huge losses during the Round 2 cut, but Lee Westwood's stunning three-under 68 has provided the perfect platform for the Englishman to win his first ever major. While he had the luxury of starting early on Day 2, the 40-year-old must now sit and watch as others hack away at his score.
Can Westwood overcome the threat of Woods and Jimenez to delight the home crowd? Six birdies across Round 2 indicates he is a serious threat to the throne.
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