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Tiger Woods paired with Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen for first two rounds of British Open

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It will be a major-heavy, and very popular, opening round pairing for Tiger Woods, who is set to try and win his fourth British Open on Thursday alongside Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen.

McDowell, a former U.S. Open winner who won two weeks ago at the French Open, finished T-5 last year at Lytham. He is searching for his first Claret Jug, while Oosthuizen will be trying to add a second to his resume (he has no other top-10s besides that win in 2010 at St. Andrews).

The star-studded threesome will go out at 2:45 p.m. local time on Thursday (9:45 a.m. ET), and 9:44 a.m. local time on Friday (4:44 a.m. ET).

Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson will be paired together with Hideki Matsuyama, going opposite the Tiger grouping, with a 9:44 a.m. local time tee time on Thursday and 2:45 p.m. local time on Friday.

What are some of the other exciting pairings for this Open Championship?

Defending champion Ernie Els will be paired with Justin Rose and Brandt Snedeker, while the bombers are together again with Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Nicolas Colsaerts getting grouped for both Thursday and Friday.

Some other cool pairings? Nick Faldo, Tom Watson and Fred Couples bring in the oldies-but-goodies group, while Russell Henley, amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick and John Deere champion Jordan Spieth bring in the opposite end of the age spectrum.

The actual Thursday tee times, with times Eastern, are right here.

1:32 a.m.: Peter Senior, Lloyd Saltman, Oliver Fisher

1:43 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Todd Hamilton, Ben Stow

1:54 a.m.: Thomas Aiken, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bud Cauley

2:05 a.m.: Mikko Ilonen, Brooks Koepka, Ashun Wu

2:16 a.m.: David Duval, Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood

2:27 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Stewart Cink, Richard McEvoy

2:38 a.m.: K.J. Choi, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jimmy Walker

2:49 a.m.: Ben Curtis, Shane Lowry, Rafael Cabrera-Bello

3 a.m.: Jonas Blixt, Brian Davis, Graham DeLaet

3:11 a.m.: Robert Garrigus, John Senden, Marc Warren

3:22 a.m.: Martin Kaymer, Garrick Porteous, Jason Day

3:33 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, Jason Dufner, David Lynn

3:44 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Dustin Johnson

4 a.m.: Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Fred Couples

4:11 a.m.: Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Brandt Snedeker

4:22 a.m.: Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel

4:33 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Richard Sterne, Nick Watney

4:44 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson

4:55 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Tim Clark, Kevin Streelman

5:06 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Shingo Katayama, Thomas Bjorn

5:17 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Camilo Villegas, Tano Goya

5:28 a.m.: George Coetzee, Ken Duke, Mark Calcavecchia

5:39 a.m.: John Huh, Brendan Jones, Hyuang-Sung Kim

5:50 a.m.: Josh Teater, Steven Tiley, Jimmy Mullen

6:01 a.m.: K.T. Kim, Steven Jeffress, Luke Guthrie

6:12 a.m.: John Wade, Gareth Wright, Makoto Inque

6:33 a.m.: Danny Willett, Y.E. Yang, Johnson Wagner

6:44 a.m.: Thaworn Wiratchant, Lucas Glover, Oscar Floren

6:55 a.m.: Boo Weekley, Sandy Lyle, Niclas Fasth

7:06 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Grant Forrest, Mark O'Meara

7:17 a.m.: Tom Lehman, Thongchai Jaidee, Fredrik Jacobson

7:28 a.m.: Justin Leonard, Rhys Pugh, Marc Leishman

7:39 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Kyle Stanley, Alexander Noren

7:50 a.m.: Russell Henley, Jordan Spieth, Matthew Fitzpatrick

8:01 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Michael Thompson, Richie Ramsay

8:12 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Darren Clarke, Martin Laird

8:23 a.m.: Ryan Moore, Henrik Stenson, Steven Fox

8:34 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Jim Furyk, Paul Lawrie

8:45 a.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Harris English, Stephen Gallacher

9:01 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia

9:12 a.m.: Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald

9:23 a.m.: Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero, Hunter Mahan

9:34 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Hiroyuki Fujita, Bill Haas

9:45 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen

9:56 a.m.: Webb Simpson, Branden Grace, Jamie Donaldson

10:07 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Toru Taniguchi, Bo Van Pelt

10:18 a.m.: D.A. Points, Brett Rumford, Marcel Siem

10:29 a.m.: George Murray, Mark Brown, Justin Harding

10:40 a.m.: Gregory Bourdy, Scott Jamieson, Shiv Kapur

10:51 a.m.: Scott Brown, Satoshi Kodaira, Gareth Maybin

11:02 a.m.: Tyrrell Hatton, Eduardo De la Riva, Kenichi Kuboya

11:13 a.m.: Stephen Dartnall, Darryn Lloyd, Daisuke Maruyama

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