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The Open tee-times: Rory McIlroy to play with US Open champion at Royal Portrush while Tiger Woods joins Reed

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Rory McIlroy is among the favourites for the Open (Jane Barlow/PA)
Rory McIlroy is among the favourites for the Open (Jane Barlow/PA)

Rory McIlroy is set to play with US Open winner Gary Woodland and Paul Casey in the first two rounds of The Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

The world number three will tee off at 10.09am on Thursday morning and then begin his second round at 3.10pm on Friday.

He is playing in group directly behind defending champion Francesco Molinari, who tees up alongside Bryson Dechambeau and Adam Scott at 9.58am and 2.59pm.

There will be an early start for 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke, who will have the honour of hitting the opening shot on Thursday morning at 6.35am alongside Mallow's Amateur Champion James Sugrue and Charley Hoffman. That group will begin at 11.36am on Friday.

Hometown boy Graeme McDowell is out at 9.14am on Thursday and 2.15pm with Xander Schauffele and Henrik Stenson

Fan favourite Tiger Woods will play with his US Ryder Cup team-mate Patrick Reed and Englishman Matthew Wallace. That trio will tee off at 3.10pm on Thursday and 10.09am on Friday.

That forms the first of back-to-back headline groups with Irish Open winner Jon Rahm behind at 3.21pm alongside Patrick Cantlay and Matt Kuchar.

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FULL FIRST AND SECOND ROUND TEE TIMES

First round / second round: Players

06:35 / 11:36: Darren Clarke (Nir), James Sugrue (Ire), Charley Hoffman (US)

06:46 / 11:47: Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Sung Kang (Kor), Thomas Thurloway (a) (Eng)

06:57 / 11:58: Andy Sullivan (Eng), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa), Alex Levy (Fra)

07:08 / 12:09: Chan Kim (US), Zander Lombard (Rsa), Brandon Wu (a) (US)

07:19 / 12:20: Richard Sterne (Rsa), Romain Langasque (Fra), Matthias Schmid (a) (Ger)

07:30 / 12:31: Padraig Harrington (Ire), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Andrew Putnam (US)

07:41 / 12:42: Bubba Watson (US), Eddie Pepperell (Eng), Rafa Cabrera Bello (Esp)

07:52 / 12:53: Phil Mickelson (US), Shane Lowry (Ire), Branden Grace (Rsa)

08:03 / 13:04: Alex Noren (Swe), Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), Sam Locke (Sco)

08:14 / 13:15: Webb Simpson (US), Sergio Garcia (Esp), CT Pan (Tai)

08:25 / 13:26: Ryan Palmer (US), Andrea Pavan (Ita), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa)

08:36 / 13:37: Kyle Stanley (US), Bob MacIntyre (Sco), Andrew Johnston (Eng)

08:47 / 13:48: Mikko Korhonen (Fin), Oliver Wilson (Eng), Curtis Knipes (a) (Eng)

09:03 / 14:04: Ian Poulter (Eng), Sungjae Im (Kor), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

09:14 / 14:15: Henrik Stenson (Swe), Xander Schauffele (US), Graeme McDowell (Nir)

09:25 / 14:26: Haotong Li (Chi), Russell Knox (Sco), Bernd Wiesberger (Aus)

09:36 / 14:37: Jason Kokrak (US), Conor Syme (Sco), Austin Connelly (Can)

09:47 / 14:48: Zach Johnson (US), David Duval (US), Corey Conners (Can)

09:58 / 14:59: Francesco Molinari (Ita), Bryson DeChambeau (US), Adam Scott (Eng)

10:09 / 15:10: Rory McIlroy (Nir), Gary Woodland (US), Paul Casey (Eng)

10:20 / 15:21: Rickie Fowler (US), Kevin Kisner (US), Hideki Matsuyama (Jap)

10:31 / 15:32: Jim Furyk (US), Siwoo Kim (Kor), Jimmy Walker (US)

10:42 / 15:43: Luke List (US), Alexander Bjork (Swe), Paul Waring (Eng)

10:53 / 15:54: Shugo Imahira (Jap), Nate Lashley (US), Benjamin Hebert (Fra)

11:04 / 16:05: Mikumu Horikawa (Jap), Callum Shinkwin (Eng), Garrick Porteous (Eng)

11:15 / 16:16: Prom Meesawat (Tha), Matthew Baldwin (Eng), Jack Senior (Eng)

11:36 / 06:35: Tom Lehman (US), Joaquin Niemann (Chile), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp)

11:47 / 06:46: Byeong Hun An (Kor), Jorge Campillo (Esp), Chris Wood (Eng)

11:58 / 06:57: Joel Dahmen (US), Adri Arnaus (Esp), Dimitrios Papadatos (Aus)

12:09 / 07:08: Stewart Cink (US), Rory Sabbatini (Slo), Innchoon Hwang (Kor)

12:20 / 07:19: Erik van Rooyen (Rsa), Kurt Kitayama (US), Jake McLeod (Aus)

12:31 / 07:30: Ryan Fox (NZ), Shaun Norris (Rsa), Dongkyu Jang (Kor)

12:42 / 07:41: Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Keith Mitchell (US), Thomas Pieters (Bel)

12:53 / 07:52: Justin Thomas (US), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

13:04 / 08:03: Brooks Koepka (US), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind)

13:15 / 08:14: Billy Horschel (US), Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Aaron Wise (US)

13:26 / 08:25: Jordan Spieth (US), Marc Leishman (Aus), Danny Willett (Eng)

13:37 / 08:36: Cameron Smith (Aus), Adam Hadwin (Can), David Lipsky (US)

13:48 / 08:47: Paul Lawrie (Sco), Chez Reavie (US), Justin Harding (Rsa)

14:04 / 09:03: Takumi Kanaya (A) (Jpn), Tom Lewis (Eng), Brandon Stone (Rsa)

14:15 / 09:14: Lucas Glover (USA), Joost Luiten (Ned), Nino Bertasio (Ita)

14:26 / 09:25: Ernie Els (Rsa), JB Holmes (USA), Abraham Ancer (Mex)

14:37 / 09:36: Brandt Snedeker (USA), Lee Westwood (Eng), Brian Harman (USA)

14:48 / 09:47: Justin Rose (Eng), Tony Finau (USA), Lucas Bjerregaard (Den)

14.59 / 09:58: Dustin Johnson (USA), Jason Day (Aus), Keegan Bradley (USA)

15:10 / 10:09: Tiger Woods (USA), Matthew Wallace (Eng), Patrick Reed (USA)

15:21 / 10:20: Jon Rahm (Spa), Patrick Cantlay (USA), Matt Kuchar (USA)

15:32 / 10:31: Kevin Streelman (USA), Doc Redman (USA), Robert Rock (Eng)

15:43 / 10:42: Adrian Otaegui (Spa), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Isidro Benitez (Mex)

15.54 / 10:53: Patton Kizzirer (USA), Sang Hyun Park (Kor), Yuki Inamori (Jpn)

16:05 / 11:04: Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn), Doyeob Mun (Kor), Andrew Wilson (Eng)

16:16 / 11:15: Gunn Charoenkul (Tha), Yosuke Asaji (Jpn), Ashton Turner (Eng)

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