All eight Australians contesting this week’s Open Championship have been drawn to play in the second half of the opening round draw.
Reigning Australian Open Champion Cameron Davis will be the first Aussie on course, playing in Group 27 of the 52 groups. He tees off at 11.36am local time. Brett Rumford (Group 51) and Matt Jones (Group 52) won’t begin their Open campaigns until 4.16 on Thursday afternoon (local time).
The stacking of the Aussie contingent into the out-late-Thursday, out-early-Friday side of the draw has the potential to derail their chances if the weather plays any kind of significant role on Thursday afternoon.
But if the weather stays stable across the opening day, the Australians will have the chance to stamp their authority on the Championship before the Friday afternoon groups head out onto the hard baked Carnoustie course.
FIRST ROUND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMES
8.36pm Brandt Snedeker (US) Sam Locke (Scot,a) Cameron Davis (Aus)
9.53pm Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) Marc Leishman (Aus) Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)
10.15pm Zach Johnson (US) Adam Scott (Aus) Brendan Steele (US)
10.37pm Jason Day (Aus) Shota Akiyoshi (Jpn) Haotong Li (PRC)
11.37pm Lucas Herbert (Aus) Min Chei Choi (S.Kor) Matt Wallace (Eng)
11.59am Ian Poulter (Eng) Cameron Smith (Aus) Brooks Koepka (US)
1.05am (Fri) Brett Rumford (Aus) Masanori Kobayashi (Jpn) Jack Senior (Eng)
1.16am Matt Jones (Aus) Thomas Curtis (Eng) Bronson Burgoon (US)
* All times AEST