Golf’s third major of the year finally is here.
Zach Johnson will try to defend his title when the 145th British Open tees off at Royal Troon on Thursday. But there will be plenty of other golfers hoping to step in his way, including the first two major champions of 2015, Danny Willett (Masters) and Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open).
Colin Montgomerie, Marc Leishman and Luke Donald will tee off first at 1:35 a.m. ET in Troon, Scotland. You can watch all of Thursday’s first-round action on Golf Channel or on NBC Sports Live Extra starting at 1:30 a.m.
TV Schedule (All Times Eastern)
First round: Coverage begins at 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Golf Channel.
NBC Sports Live Extra
Notable First-Round Tee Times (All times Eastern)
1:35 a.m.: Colin Montgomerie, Marc Leishman, Luke Donald
3:25 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen, Jamie Donaldson
4:03 a.m.: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Shane Lowry
4:25 a.m.: Danny Willett, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
4:36 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Bubba Watson
7:53 a.m.: Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel, Kevin Na
8:15 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar, Andrew Johnston
8:26 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els
9:04 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Russell Knox
9:15 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson
9:48 a.m.: Anirban Lahiri, Sergio Garcia, Keegan Bradley
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