Open Championship 2018: Golf groups and tee times for days one and two at Carnoustie

Jack Rosser
Ready | Carnoustie is primed and ready to provide the toughest test to the world's best: PA

The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie for the eighth time this week as Jordan Spieth looks to defend the title he won at Royal Birkdale last year.

Tiger Woods returns to the Open field for the first time since 2015 as his remarkable recovery from back fusion surgery continues, meanwhile Rory McIlroy – despite having stated that he no longer cared about the Open – will be keen to impress on the biggest of stages after another frustrating year.

The returning Tiger will play alongside Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and Scotland’s Russell Knox on Thursday and Friday in Scotland, while McIlroy will tee up with Dane Thorbjorn Olesen and New Zealand’s Marc Leishman.

Groups 19 and 20 are not to be missed with defending champion Speith playing alongside Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat while exciting Spaniard Jon Rahm will play with Rickie Folwer and Chris Wood.

Here are the tee times for days one and two at Carnoustie in full…

Thurs tee time Players Fri tee time
06:35 Sandy LYLE, Martin KAYMER, Andy SULLIVAN 11:36
06:46 Erik VAN ROOYEN, Brady SCHNELL, Matthew SOUTHGATE 11:47
06:57 Danny WILLETT, Emiliano GRILLO, Luke LIST 11:58
07:08 Mark CALCAVECCHIA, Danthai BOONMA, Shaun NORRIS 12:09
07:19 Kevin CHAPPELL, Oliver WILSON, Eddie PEPPERELL 12:20
07:30 Ross FISHER, Paul DUNNE, Austin COOK 12:31
07:41 Tyrrell HATTON, Patrick CANTLAY, Shane LOWRY 12:42
07:52 Thomas PIETERS, Kevin KISNER, Marcus KINHULT 12:53
08:03 Phil MICKELSON, Satoshi KODAIRA, Rafael CABRERA BELLO 13:04
08:14 Brian HARMAN, Yuta IKEDA, Andrew LANDRY 13:15
08:25 Si-Woo KIM, Webb SIMPSON, Nicolai HOJGAARD (a) 13:26
08:36 Stewart CINK, Brandon STONE, Hideto TANIHARA 13:37
08:47 Gary WOODLAND, Yusaku MIYAZATO, Sung KANG 13:48
09:03 Ernie ELS, Adam HADWIN, Chesson HADLEY 14:04
09:14 Pat PEREZ, Julian SURIUSA, George COETZEE 14:15
09:25 David DUVAL, Scott JAMIESON, Kevin NA 14:26
09:36 Darren CLARKE, Bernhard LANGER, Retief GOOSEN 14.37
09:47 Matt KUCHAR, Anirban LAHIRI, Peter UIHLEIN 14.48
09:58 Jordan SPIETH, Justin ROSE, Kiradech APHIBARNRAT 14.59
10:09 Jon RAHM, Rickie FOWLER, Chris WOOD 15:10
10:20 Louis OOSTHUIZEN, Paul CASEY, Patrick REED 15:21
10:31 Tony FINAU, Xander SCHAUFFELE, Jhonattan VEGAS 15:32
10:42 Yuxin LIN (a), Alexander BJORK, Sang Hyun PARK 15:43
10:53 James ROBINSON, Haraldur MAGNUS, Zander LOMBARD 15:54
11:04 Kodai ICHIHARA, Rhys ENOCH, Marcus ARMITAGE 16:05
11:15 Sean CROCKER, Gavin GREEN, Ashton TURNER 16:16
11:36 Brandt SNEDEKER, Sam LOCKE (a), Cameron DAVIS 06:35
11:47 Patton KIZZIRE, Jonas BLIXT, Charles HOWELL III 06:46
11:58 Charl SCHWARTZEL, Daniel BERGER, Tom LEWIS 06:57
12:09 Alexander LEVY, Ryan MOORE, Byeong Hun AN 07:08
12:20 Michael HENDRY, Kelly KRAFT, Lee WESTWOOD 07:19
12:31 Henrik STENSON, Tommy FLEETWOOD, Jimmy WALKER 07:30
12:42 Matthew FITZPATRICK, Russell HENLEY, Jovan REBULA (a) 07:41
12:53 Rory McILROY, Marc LEISHMAN, Thorbjorn OLESEN 07:52
13:04 Dustin JOHNSON, Alex NOREN, Charley HOFFMAN 08:03
13:15 Zach JOHNSON, Adam SCOTT, Brendan STEELE 08:14
13:26 Justin THOMAS, Francesco MOLINARI, Branden GRACE 08:25
13:37 Jason DAY, Shota AKIYOSHI, Haotong LI 08:36
13:48 Todd HAMILTON, Beau HOSSLER, Jorge CAMPILLO 08:47
14:04 Ryuko TOKIMATSU, Chez REAVIE, Michael KIM 09:03
14:15 Kyle STANLEY, Nicolas COLSAERTS, Jens DANTORP 09:14
14:26 Tom LEHMAN, Dylan FRITTELLI, Grant FORREST 09:25
14:37 Lucas HERBERT, Min Chel CHOI, Jason KOKRAK 09:36
14:48 Padraig HARRINGTON, Bubba WATSON, Matt WALLACE 09:47
14:59 Ian POULTER, Cameron SMITH, Brooks KOEPKA 9.58
15:10 Sergio GARCIA, Bryson DeCHAMBEAU, Shubhankar SHARMA 10:09
15:21 Tiger WOODS, Hideki MATSUYAMA, Russell KNOX 10:20
15:32 Jason DUFNER, Ryan FOX, Keegan BRADLEY 10:31
15:43 Ryan ARMOUR, Abraham ANCER, Masahiro KAWAMURA 10:42
15:54 Jazz JANEWATTANANOND, Fabrizio ZANOTTI, Jordan SMITH 10:53
16:05 Brett RUMFORD, Masanori KOBAYASHI, Jack SENIOR 11:04
16:16 Matthew JONES, Thomas CURTIS, Bronson BURGOON 11:15

All times BST