The tee times for the 2018 British Open were announced on Monday, with Tiger Woods making his return to the tournament for the first time since 2015.
The American will tee off at 10:21 a.m. ET/3:21 p.m. BST. He plays alongside Hideki Matsuyama and Russell Knox. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson starts at 8:04 a.m. ET/1:04 p.m. BST and is paired with Alex Noren and Charley Hoffman.
Jordan Spieth is the defending champion and will play with world No. 3 Justin Rose and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, per the tournament's official website. They tee off at 8:26 a.m. ET/1:26 p.m. BST.
Rory McIlroy also has an afternoon start as he kicks off at 7:53 a.m. ET/12:53 p.m. BST. The Northern Irishman goes off with Australia's Marc Leishman and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen.
Selected Tee Times (All Times ET/BST)
1:35 a.m./6:35 a.m.: Sandy Lyle, Martin Kaymer, Andy Sullivan
3:03 a.m./8:03 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Satoshi Kodaira, Rafa Cabrera Bello
4:36 a.m./9:36 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Bernhard Langer, Retief Goosen
4:58 a.m./9:58 a.m.: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
5:09 a.m./10:09 a.m.: Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Chris Wood
5:20 a.m./10:20 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Paul Casey, Patrick Reed
5:31 a.m./10:31 a.m.: Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jhonattan Vegas
7:31 a.m./12:31 a.m.: Henrik Stenson, Tommy Fleetwood, Jimmy Walker
7:53 a.m./12:53 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Marc Leishman, Thorbjorn Olesen
8:04 a.m./1:04 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Alex Noren, Charley Hoffman
8:26 a.m./1:26 p.m.: Justin Thomas, Francesco Molinari, Branden Grace
8:37 a.m./1:37 p.m.: Jason Day, Shota Akiyoshi, Haotong Li
9:48 a.m./2:48 p.m.: Padraig Harrington, Bubba Watson, Matt Wallace
9:59 a.m./2:59 p.m.: Ian Poulter, Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka
10:10 a.m./3:10 p.m.: Sergio Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau, Shubhankar Sharma
10:21 a.m./3:21 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Hideki Matsuyama, Russell Knox
10:32 a.m./3:32 p.m.: Jason Dufner, Ryan Fox, Keegan Bradley
Sandy Lyle will get the tournament under way on Thursday. He will take the first shot at this year's British Open at 6.35 a.m. local time. The 60-year-old has said he's sad about the fact this could be his last appearance at the event, per BBC Sport.
Three-time champion Woods will have a lie-in compared to Lyle. The American is competing in his 20th Open and bidding to lift the Claret Jug for the first time since 2006.
Woods has been happy with the conditions at Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland, during practice, according to James Nursey at the Mirror:
Spieth is part of an all-star group with Rose and Aphibarnrat. The trio will be swiftly followed by another exciting pairing in Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler and Chris Wood.
Fowler caught the eye ahead of the tournament with a 458-yard drive at the 2018 Scottish Open, as shown by the European Tour:
McIlroy can expect plenty of support and, like Woods, he also has an afternoon start.
McIlroy won the tournament in 2014 and hinted at how he will approach the course at Carnoustie, per the Golf Channel's Todd Lewis:
The favourite to lift the Claret Jug is Johnson as he bids to win the tournament for the first time in his career. The American has offered his view on how the course is playing:
The 2018 British Open should provide plenty of excitement as the world's best golfers go in search of the third major of the season on what is widely regarded to be one of the toughest courses in the world.