McDowell drawn with Woods for first two rounds of British Open

Rory McIlroy to play alongside Scottish Open winner Phil Mickelson

 Graeme McDowell will look to bring the form that won him the French Open in to Muirfield for this week’s British Open. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell will look to bring the form that won him the French Open in to Muirfield for this week’s British Open. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Mon, Jul 15, 2013, 13:52

World number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside former US Open champion Graeme McDowell and South African Louis Oosthuizen in the first two rounds of this week’s British Open at Muirfield.

The trio will tee-off at 2.45pm on Thursday and at 9.44am on Friday.

World number two Rory McIlroy will tee it up with Phil Mickelson after his success at the Scottish Open at the weekend, with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama making up the three-ball. They will tee off at 9.44am on Thursday and 2.45pm on Friday.

Two-time British Open champion Pádraig Harrington plays alongside America’s Michael Thompson and Scot Richie Ramsay, while Darren Clarke, winner in 2011, tees it up with Vijay Singh and Richie Ramsay.

Shane Lowry is paired with former champion Ben Curtis and Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello, while Gareth Maybin goes out with America’s Scott Brown and Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira in the first two rounds.

Defending champion Ernie Els, US Open winner Justin Rose and American Brandt Snedeker feature in another marquee three-ball at 9.11am in Thursday’s opening round.

US Masters champion Adam Scott has been drawn to play with American Matt Kuchar and Britain’s Luke Donald.

FIRST& SECOND ROUND TEE TIMES
British unless stated, Irish in bold, (x) denotes amateurs, second round times in brackets.
Starting at hole 1
0632
(1133) Lloyd Saltman, Peter Senior (Aus), Oliver Fisher
0643
(1144)Robert Karlsson (Swe), Todd Hamilton (USA), Ben Stow
0654
(1155)Thomas Aiken (Rsa), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Bud Cauley (USA)

0705 (1206) Brooks Koepka (USA), Mikko Ilonen (Fin), Ashun Wu (Chn)
0716
(1217) David Duval (USA), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Chris Wood
0727
(1228)Stewart Cink (USA), Scott Stallings (USA), Richard McEvoy
0738
(1239) Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp), K J Choi (Kor), Jimmy Walker (USA)
0749
(1250) Ben Curtis (USA), Shane Lowry, Rafael Cabrera Bello (Esp)

0800 (1301) Brian Davis, Jonas Blixt (Swe), Graham Delaet (Can)
0811
(1312) Robert Garrigus (USA), John Senden (Aus), Marc Warren
0822
(1323) Martin Kaymer (Ger), Garrick Porteous, Jason Day (Aus)
0833
(1334) Carl Pettersson (Swe), Jason Dufner (USA), David Lynn
0844
(1345) Bubba Watson (USA), Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Dustin Johnson (USA)
0900
(1401) Tom Watson (USA), Nick Faldo, Fred Couples (USA)

0911 (1412) Justin Rose, Ernie Els (Rsa), Brandt Snedeker (USA)
0922
(1423) Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley (USA), Billy Horschel (USA)
0933
(1434) Richard Sterne (Rsa), Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Esp), Nick Watney (USA)
0944 (1445) Rory McIlroy
, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Phil Mickelson (USA)
0955
(1456) Tim Clark (Rsa), Scott Piercy (USA), Kevin Streelman (USA)

1006 (1507) Shingo Katayama (Jpn), Zach Johnson (USA), Thomas Bjorn (Den)
1017
(1518)Angel Cabrera (Arg), Camilo Villegas (Col), Tano Goya (Arg)
1028
(1529) Ken Duke (USA), George Coetzee (Rsa), Mark Calcavecchia (USA)
1039
(1540) John Huh (USA), Brendan Jones (Aus), Hyung-sung Kim (Kor)
1050
(1551) Josh Teater (USA), Steven Tiley, Jimmy Mullen

1101 (1602) KT Kim (Kor), Steven Jeffress (Aus), Luke Guthrie (USA)
1112
(1413) Gareth Wright, John Wade (Aus), Makoto Inoue (Jpn)
1133
(0632) YE Yang (Kor), Danny Willett, Johnson Wagner (USA)
1144
(0643) Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha), Lucas Glover (USA), Oscar Floren (Swe)
1155
(0654) Boo Weekley (USA), Sandy Lyle, Niclas Fasth (Swe)

1206 (0705) Grant Forrest, Marcus Fraser (Aus), Mark O’Meara (USA)
1217
(0716) Tom Lehman (USA), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), Fredrik Jacobson (Swe)
1228
(0727) Rhys Pugh, Justin Leonard (USA), Marc Leishman (Aus)
1239
(0738) Kyle Stanley (USA), Alvaro Quiros (Esp), Alexander Noren (Swe)
1250
(0749) Russell Henley (USA), Jordan Spieth (USA), Matthew Fitzpatrick

1301 (0800) Michael Thompson (USA), Pádraig Harrington, Richie Ramsay
1312
(0811) Vijay Singh (Fij), Darren Clarke, Martin Laird
1323
(0822) Ryan Moore (USA), Henrik Stenson (Swe), Steven Fox (USA)
1334
(0833) Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), Jim Furyk (USA), Paul Lawrie
1345
(0844) Harris English (USA), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Stephen Gallacher

1401 (0900) Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia (Esp)
1412
(0911) Adam Scott (Aus), Matt Kuchar (USA), Luke Donald
1423
(0922) Matteo Manassero (Ita), Rickie Fowler (USA), Hunter Mahan (USA)
1434
(0933) Peter Hanson (Swe), Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn), Bill Haas (USA)
1445
(0944) Tiger Woods (USA), Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)
1456
(0955) Webb Simpson (USA), Branden Grace (Rsa), Jamie Donaldson

1507 (1006) Francesco Molinari (Ita), Toru Taniguchi (Jpn), Bo Van Pelt (USA)
1518
(1017) Brett Rumford (Aus), DA Points (USA), Marcel Siem (Ger)
1529
(1028) George Murray, Mark Brown (Nzl), Justin Harding (Rsa)
1540
(1039) Scott Jamieson, Gregory Bourdy (Fra), Shiv Kapur (Ind)
1551
(1050) Scott Brown (USA), Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Gareth Maybin

1602 (1101) Tyrrell Hatton, Eduardo De La Riva (Esp), Kenichi Kuboya (Jpn)

1613 (1112) Stephen Dartnall (Aus), Darryn Lloyd (Rsa), Daisuke Maruyama (Jpn)