Open Championship 2018 leaderboard LIVE: Latest golf scores as Tiger Woods makes return, Rory McIlroy begins bid

Jack Rosser, Malik Ouzia
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The Open Championship often provides golf’s toughest test, and Carnoustie presents the sternest challenge of all courses on the rotation.

For European golfers the challenge is clear this week, wrestle back American control of the majors – with all four currently held by golfers from across the pond.

This year’s Championship also brings about the return of Tiger Woods to the field, absent through injury since 2015 and now continuing his remarkable recovery from back fusion surgery, while his compatriot Jordan Spieth will look to follow in Tiger’s footsteps and defend the Claret Jug.

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Tee times

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