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The Open 2019: Start time, TV schedule, odds and tee times for Royal Portrush – The Sun

TIGER WOODS, Rory McIlroy and all the rest of the game's top golfers are in Royal Portrush for the Open.

Golf's oldest championship begins on Thursday, with home favourite McIlroy looking to complete a fairytale win on the course he went round in 61 as a 16-year-old prodigy.

But a host of talent stands in his way, not least the hotly tipped Jon Rahm and world No 1 Brooks Koepka, who is now so big time he's even snubbing Woods' plea for a practice round together.

From TV times to top bets, read on below to find out everything you need to know about the race for the Claret Jug.

The Open 2019 start time

Darren Clarke will hit the opening tee shot at 6.35am on Thursday morning.

The 2011 Open champion has been given the prestigious honour of smashing the first drive to mark the return of the Open to his home club after almost 70 years.

The tournament starts on Thursday with all players doing battle over the first two rounds before a cut to the top 70.

Remaining players will challenge for the Claret Jug over the weekend before play concludes on Sunday evening.

The Open 2019 TV schedule

You can watch the championship live on Sky Sports Golf, whose coverage begins at 6.30am on Thursday and Friday.

On Saturday the show starts at 9am on Sky Sports Golf and will be on Sky Sports Main Event from 2.30pm. For Sunday's final round Sky Sports Golf and Main Event will show the action from 8am. You can also stream the golf via the SkyGo app.

Sky customers can add the complete sports package to their deal for just £23 per month or subscribe to individual sports such as golf so that you only pay for what you enjoy.

If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the tournament through NOW TV. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £8.99, a week pass for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without needing a contract. NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

The Open latest odds

Read SunSport's betting guide to the Open, which includes why Woods will miss the cut.

Rory McIlroy  8-1

Brooks Koepka 11-1

Jon Rahm 14-1

Dustin Johnson 16-1

Justin Rose 20-1

Tiger Woods 20-1

Patrick Cantlay  22-1

Xander Schauffele 25-1

Justin Thomas 28-1

The Open 2019 tee times

Thursday's first round tee off times

All times BST, (a) denotes amateurs

06:35 Charley Hoffman (US), Darren Clarke (NI), James Sugrue (a) (Ire)

06:46 Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Sung Kang (Kor), Thomas Thurloway (a) (Eng)

06:57 Andy Sullivan (Eng), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (SA), Alexander Levy (Fra)

07:08 Zander Lombard (SA), Chan Kim (US), Brandon Wu (a) (US)

07:19 Richard Sterne (SA), Romain Langasque (Fra), Matthias Schmid (a) (Ger)

07:30 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Padraig Harrington (Irl), Andrew Putnam (US)

07:41 Eddie Pepperell (Eng), Bubba Watson (US), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)

07:52 Phil Mickelson (US), Shane Lowry (Ire), Branden Grace (SA)

08:03 Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), Alex Noren (Swe), Sam Locke (Sco)

08:14 Webb Simpson (US), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Cheng-Tsung Pan (Tpe)

08:25 Ryan Palmer (US), Andrea Pavan (Ita), Dylan Frittelli (SA)

08:36 Kyle Stanley (US), Robert Macintyre (Sco), Andrew Johnston (Eng)

08:47 Mikko Korhonen (Fin), Oliver Wilson (Eng), Curtis Knipes (a) (Eng)

09:03 Sungjae Im (Kor), Ian Poulter (Eng), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

09:14 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Xander Schauffele (US), Graeme McDowell (NI)

09:25 Haotong Li (Chn), Russell Knox (Sco), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)

09:36 Connor Syme (Sco), Jason Kokrak (US), Austin Connelly (Can)

09:47 Zach Johnson (US), David Duval (US), Corey Conners (Can)

09:58 Bryson DeChambeau (US), Francesco Molinari (Ita), Adam Scott (Aus)

10:09 Gary Woodland (US), Rory McIlroy (NI), Paul Casey (Eng)

10:20 Rickie Fowler (US), Kevin Kisner (US), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn)

10:31 Si Woo Kim (Kor), Jim Furyk (US), Jimmy Walker (US)

10:42 Luke List (US), Alexander Bjork (Swe), Paul Waring (Eng)

10:53 Shugo Imahira (Jpn), Nate Lashley (US), Benjamin Hebert (Fra)

11:04 Mikumu Horikawa (Jpn), Callum Shinkwin (Eng), Garrick Porteous (Eng)

11:15 Matthew Baldwin (Eng), Prom Meesawat (Tha), Jack Senior (Eng)

11:36 Joaquin Niemann (Chi), Tom Lehman (US), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa)

11:47 Byeong-Hun An (Kor), Jorge Campillo (Spa), Chris Wood (Eng)

11:58 Joel Dahmen (US), Adri Arnaus (Spa), Dimitrios Papadatos (Aus)

12:09 Rory Sabbatini (Svk), Stewart Cink (US), Inn-choon Hwang (Kor)

12:20 Erik Van Rooyen (SA), Kurt Kitayama (US), Jake McLeod (Aus)

12:31 Shaun Norris (SA), Ryan Fox (NZ), Dong-kyu Jang (Kor)

12:42 Keith Mitchell (US), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Thomas Pieters (Bel)

12:53 Justin Thomas (US), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

13:04 Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Brooks Koepka (US), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind)

13:15 Billy Horschel (US), Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Aaron Wise (US)

13:26 Jordan Spieth (US), Marc Leishman (Aus), Danny Willett (Eng)

13:37 Cameron Smith (Aus), Adam Hadwin (Can), David Lipsky (US)

13:48 Chez Reavie (US), Paul Lawrie (Sco), Justin Harding (SA)

14:04 Tom Lewis (Eng), Takumi Kanaya (a) (Jpn), Brandon Stone (SA)

14:15 Lucas Glover (US), Joost Luiten (Ned), Nino Bertasio (Ita)

14:26 J.B. Holmes (US), Ernie Els (SA), Abraham Ancer (Mex)

14:37 Brandt Snedeker (US), Lee Westwood (Eng), Brian Harman (US)

14:48 Justin Rose (Eng), Tony Finau (US), Lucas Bjerregaard (Den)

14:59 Dustin Johnson (US), Jason Day (Aus), Keegan Bradley (US)

15:10 Tiger Woods (US), Matt Wallace (Eng), Patrick Reed (US)

15:21 Patrick Cantlay (US), Jon Rahm (Spa), Matt Kuchar (US)

15:32 Kevin Streelman (US), Doc Redman (US), Robert Rock (Eng)

15:43 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Adrian Otaegui (Spa), Isidro Benitez (Mex)

15:54 Patton Kizzire (US), Sang Hyun Park (Kor), Yuki Inamori (Jpn)

16:05 Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn), Doyeob Mun (Kor), Andrew Wilson (Eng)

16:16 Gunn Charoenkul (Tha), Yosuke Asaji (Jpn), Ashton Turner (Eng)

Friday's second round tee off times

06:35 Joaquin Niemann (Chi), Tom Lehman (US), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa)

06:46 Byeong-Hun An (Kor), Jorge Campillo (Spa), Chris Wood (Eng)

06:57 Joel Dahmen (US), Adri Arnaus (Spa), Dimitrios Papadatos (Aus)

07:08 Rory Sabbatini (Svk), Stewart Cink (US), Inn-choon Hwang (Kor)

07:19 Erik Van Rooyen (SA), Kurt Kitayama (US), Jake McLeod (Aus)

07:30 Shaun Norris (SA), Ryan Fox (NZ), Dong-kyu Jang (Kor)

07:41 Keith Mitchell (US), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Thomas Pieters (Bel)

07:52 Justin Thomas (US), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

08:03 Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Brooks Koepka (US), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind)

08:14 Billy Horschel (US), Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Aaron Wise (US)

08:25 Jordan Spieth (US), Marc Leishman (Aus), Danny Willett (Eng)

08:36 Cameron Smith (Aus), Adam Hadwin (Can), David Lipsky (US)

08:47 Paul Lawrie (Sco), Chez Reavie (US), Justin Harding (SA)

09:03 Tom Lewis (Eng), Takumi Kanaya (a) (Jpn), Brandon Stone (SA)

09:14 Lucas Glover (US), Joost Luiten (Ned), Nino Bertasio (Ita)

09:25 Ernie Els (SA), JB Holmes (US), Abraham Ancer (Mex)

09:36 Lee Westwood (Eng), Brandt Snedeker (US), Brian Harman (US)

09:47 Justin Rose (Eng), Tony Finau (US), Lucas Bjerregaard (Den)

09:58 Jason Day (Aus), Dustin Johnson (US), Keegan Bradley (US)

10:09 Matt Wallace (Eng), Tiger Woods (US), Patrick Reed (US)

10:20 Jon Rahm (Spa), Patrick Cantlay (US), Matt Kuchar (US)

10:31 Doc Redman (US), Kevin Streelman (US), Robert Rock (Eng)

10:42 Adrian Otaegui (Spa), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Isidro Benitez (Mex)

10:53 Patton Kizzire (US), Sang Hyun Park (Kor), Yuki Inamori (Jpn)

11:04 Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn), Doyeob Mun (Kor), Andrew Wilson (Eng)

11:15 Yosuke Asaji (Jpn), Gunn Charoenkul (Tha), Ashton Turner (Eng)

11:36 James Sugrue (a) (Ire), Darren Clarke (NI), Charley Hoffman (US)

11:47 Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Sung Kang (Kor), Thomas Thurloway (a) (Eng)

11:58 Andy Sullivan (Eng), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (SA), Alexander Levy (Fra)

12:09 Zander Lombard (SA), Chan Kim (US), Brandon Wu (a) (US)

12:20 Richard Sterne (SA), Romain Langasque (Fra), Matthias Schmid (a) (Ger)

12:31 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Padraig Harrington (Ire), Andrew Putnam (US)

12:42 Eddie Pepperell (Eng), Bubba Watson (US), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)

12:53 Phil Mickelson (US), Shane Lowry (Ire), Branden Grace (SA)

13:04 Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), Alex Noren (Swe), Sam Locke (Sco)

13:15 Webb Simpson (US), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Cheng-Tsung Pan (Tai)

13:26 Ryan Palmer (US), Andrea Pavan (Ita), Dylan Frittelli (SA)

13:37 Kyle Stanley (US), Robert Macintyre (Sco), Andrew Johnston (Eng)

13:48 Oliver Wilson (Eng), Mikko Korhonen (Fin), Curtis Knipes (a) (Eng)

14:04 Sungjae Im (Kor), Ian Poulter (Eng), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

14:15 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Xander Schauffele (US), Graeme McDowell (NI)

14:26 Russell Knox (Sco), Haotong Li (Chn), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)

14:37 Jason Kokrak (US), Connor Syme (Sco), Austin Connelly (Can)

14:48 Zach Johnson (US), David Duval (US), Corey Conners (Can)

14:59 Francesco Molinari (Ita), Bryson DeChambeau (US), Adam Scott (Aus)

15:10 Rory McIlroy (NI), Gary Woodland (US), Paul Casey (Eng)

15:21 Kevin Kisner (US), Rickie Fowler (US), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn)

15:32 Jim Furyk (US), Si Woo Kim (Kor), Jimmy Walker (US)

15:43 Alexander Bjork (Swe), Luke List (US), Paul Waring (Eng)

15:54 Shugo Imahira (Jpn), Nate Lashley (US), Benjamin Hebert (Fra)

16:05 Mikumu Horikawa (Jpn), Callum Shinkwin (Eng), Garrick Porteous (Eng)

16:16 Prom Meesawat (Tha), Matthew Baldwin (Eng), Jack Senior (Eng)

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