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British Open 2014: Notable Tee Times, TV Schedule For Opening Rounds

British Open: Notable Tee Times, TV Schedule For Opening Rounds

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The 2014 British Open is less than 24 hours away. Although anticipation for the tournament is high, the actual start of the tourney isn’t exactly ideal. Well, unless if you like waking up at 4 a.m. (ET that is). With that said, the slides that follow consists of notable tee times and the TV schedule for the opening rounds.

TV Schedule

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TV Schedule

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Round 1: 4 a.m. to 3 p.m ET on ESPN
Round 2: 4 a.m. to 3 p.m ET on ESPN
Round 3: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on ESPN
Round 4: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on ESPN

Coverage begins on Thursday, July 17

10. 4:15 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Padraig Harrington, K.J. Choi

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10. 4:15 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Padraig Harrington, K.J. Choi

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Padraig Harrington is definitely one to watch out for in this group. He hasn’t been playing that great as of late, but he did win back-to-back Open Championships a few years back.

9. 4:37 a.m.: Ian Poulter, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker

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9. 4:37 a.m.: Ian Poulter, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker

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Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson are some of the more notable names in golf. Plus, Jimmy Walker is having a great year and has already won three tournaments.

8. 3:26 a.m.: Tom Watson, Jim Furyk, Darren Clarke

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8. 3:26 a.m.: Tom Watson, Jim Furyk, Darren Clarke

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These three golfers are probably not getting a whole lot of love when it comes to actually winning the Open, but all three are capable of shocking the golf world by achieving that feat. After all, Darren Clarke won a few years back, Jim Furyk has won a major and Tom Watson is, well, Tom Watson.


7. 4:48 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen

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7. 4:48 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen

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This group features some of the best golfers in the world. After all, Matt Kuchar is ranked No. 5 in the world rankings.

6. 8:38 a.m.: Martin Kaymer, Jason Day, Zach Johnson

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6. 8:38 a.m.: Martin Kaymer, Jason Day, Zach Johnson

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All three golfers have a very good shot at winning the British Open. Not to mention, all three golfers are ranked in the top 15 of the world rankings. The world rankings may not be the best system in the world and definitely take some heat, but they do allow fans to see which golfers are relevant (for the most part).

5. 4:26 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth

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5. 4:26 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth

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This group consists of three young guns in golf. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are two of the favorites to take home the Claret Jug, and Hideki Matsuyama shouldn’t be too far behind.

4. 9:05 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Bubba Watson

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4. 9:05 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Bubba Watson

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This group has a bunch of star power. Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Bubba Watson. That is really all that needs to be said.

3. 9:27 a.m.: Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner

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3. 9:27 a.m.: Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner

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Justin Rose is the hottest golfer in the sport right now — has won two tournaments in a row — and Adam Scott is ranked No. 1 in the world. Jason Dufner is not predicted to win, but he has won one major in his time.

2. 3:37 a.m.: Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia

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2. 3:37 a.m.: Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia

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All three of these golfers have a great shot at winning. Rickie Fowler has finished in the top five at both majors this year, Sergio Garcia is bound to win a major sooner or later (fingers crossed) and Luke Donald, for what it’s worth, was ranked No. 1 in the world at one point in his career.

1. 4:04 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Henrik Stenson

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1. 4:04 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Henrik Stenson

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Tiger Woods is going to get the headlines as long as he is still in this sport. Not to mention, there are plenty of people out there who want to see him win his 15th major. He could have been with two less-known names and his group still would have came in at No. 1. However, Henrik Stenson is ranked No. 2 in the world and Angel Cabrera just got done winning a tourney.