The Open Championship 2017: Pairings and tee times revealed for Royal Birkdale

Defending champion Henrik Stenson will tee off at 9.47am at The Open on Thursday of this week.

The world No.7 will be joined by Si Woo Kim of Korea and America’s Jordan Spieth.

Speaking about his chances of defending the Claret Jug, Stenson said: “There’s always a chance and I’m going to enjoy the week. You never know, it might be the only time we’re defending champion at the Open Championship so I might as well enjoy it.”

Chris Wood, Mark O’Meara, Ryan Moore, get the day underway while bookmakers’ favourite and world No.1 Dustin Johnson’s round begins at 2.48pm. Johnson has been paired with Charl Schwartzel and Rory McIlroy.

Starting at hole 1

(GBR or IRL unless stated)

6.35am Chris Wood, Mark O’Meara (USA), Ryan Moore (USA)

6.46am Phachara Khongwatmai (Tha), (a) Maverick McNealy (USA), Stuart Manley

6.57am Stewart Cink (USA), Sandy Lyle, Jeunghun Wang (Kor)

7.08am Thongchai Jaidee (Tha), Paul Broadhurst, Roberto Castro (USA)

7.19am Tom Lehman (USA), Byeong-Hun An (Kor), Darren Fichardt (Rsa)

7.30am Billy Horschel (USA), Soren Kjeldsen (Den), Danny Willett

Danny Willett in action
Danny Willett in action
(Image: PA Wire)

7.41am Steve Stricker (USA), Matthew Fitzpatrick, Emiliano Grillo (Ar)

7.52am Jason Dufner (USA), Branden Grace (Rsa), Bryson DeChambeau (USA)

8.03am Russell Knox, Alex Noren (Swe), Ian Poulter

8.14am David Duval (USA), Prayad Marksaeng (Tha), K.T. Kim (Kor)

8.25am Young-Han Song (Kor), David Horsey, Dylan Frittelli (Rsa)

8.36am Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), Charles Howell III (USA), Shiv Kapur (Ind)

8.47am Russell Henley (USA), Fabrizio Zanotti (Par), Peter Uihlein (USA)

9.03am Brendan Steele (USA), Alexander Levy (Fra), Webb Simpson (USA)

9.14am Wesley Bryan (USA), Anirban Lahiri (Ind), (a) Alfie Plant

9.25am Darren Clarke, Gary Woodland (USA), (a) Harry Ellis

9.36am Pat Perez (USA), Padraig Harrington, Thomas Pieters (Bel)

9.47am Henrik Stenson (Swe), Si Woo Kim (Kor), Jordan Spieth (USA)

9.58am Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Justin Thomas (USA)

Royal Birkdale (pic: Getty)
Royal Birkdale

10.09am Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Brooks Koepka (USA), Tommy Fleetwood

10.20am J.B. Holmes (USA), Brandt Snedeker (USA), Shane Lowry

10.31am Shaun Norris (Rsa), Richard Bland, (a) Luca Cianchetti (Ita)

10.42am Yi-Keun Chang (Kor), Chan Kim (USA), Mark Foster

10.53am Sung-hoon Kang (Kor), Tony Finau (USA), Matthieu Pavon (Fra)

11.04am Alexander Bjork (Swe), Joseph Dean, Robert Streb (USA)

11.15am Julian Suri (USA), Robert Dinwiddie, Adam Hodkinson

11.36am Adam Hadwin (Can), Andrew Johnston, Todd Hamilton (USA)

11.47am John Daly (USA), Adam Bland (Aus), (a) Connor Syme

11.58am William McGirt (USA), Toby Tree, Jamie Lovemark (USA)

12.09pm Austin Connelly (Can), Matthew Griffin (Aus), Matthew Southgate

12.20pm Cameron Smith (Aus), Bill Haas (USA), Callum Shinkwin

Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler
(Image: Action Images via Reuters)

12.31pm Brian Harman (USA), Michael Hendry (Nzl), Martin Laird

12.42pm Ross Fisher, Ernie Els (Rsa), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)

12.53pm Tyrrell Hatton, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Aaron Baddeley (Aus)

1.04pm Jason Day (Aus), Zach Johnson (USA), Sergio Garcia (Spa)

1.15pm Andy Sullivan, Joost Luiten (Ned), David Lipsky (USA)

1.26pm Rickie Fowler (USA), Adam Scott (Aus), Paul Casey

1.37pm Matt Kuchar (USA), Richie Ramsay, Ryan Fox (Nzl)

1.48pm Charley Hoffman (USA), Kevin Kisner (USA), David Drysdale

2.04pm Hideto Tanihara (Jpn), Jimmy Walker (USA), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

2.15pm Jhonattan Vegas (Ven), Brandon Stone (Rsa), Sean O’Hair (USA)

2.26pm Pablo Larrazabal (Spa), Daniel Berger (USA), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn)

2.37pm Paul Lawrie, Kevin Chappell (USA), Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn)

2.48pm Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson (USA), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa)

2.59pm Jon Rahm (Spa), Patrick Reed (USA), Lee Westwood

Dustin Johnson is the favourite
(Image: USA/REX/Shutterstock)

3.10pm Phil Mickelson (USA), Francesco Molinari (Ita), Marc Leishman (Aus)

3.21pm Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa), Scott Hend (Aus), Bubba Watson (USA)

3.32pm Paul Waring, Kyle Stanley (USA), Kevin Na (USA)

3.43pm Xander Schauffele (USA), Gi-Whan Kim (Kor), Andrew Dodt (Aus)

3.54pm Haotong Li (Chn), Kent Bulle (USA), Haydn McCullen

4.05pm Jbe Kruger (Rsa), Nick McCarthy, Ashley Hall (Aus)

4.16pm Ryan McCarthy (Aus), Laurie Canter, Sebastian Munoz (Col)

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