British Open 2019: What Time Does Tiger Woods Tee Off on Thursday? First Round TV Channel, Live Stream, Leaderboard

Tiger Woods will have a long time to ponder his chances of winning a fourth Claret Jug before he tees off at the Open Championship on Thursday.

The 15-time major winner begins the final major of the season at 3:10 p.m. local time (10:10 a.m. ET), almost nine hours after Darren Clarke hits the first tee shot of the tournament at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

In theory, playing in the afternoon should be more comfortable for Woods, who has struggled when facing unseasonably cold weather at the last two majors.

Rain and winds are expected throughout the weekend at Portrush, with temperatures forecast to be in the 50s to low 60s range.

The wait should also give Woods, who will play alongside 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed and England's Matt Wallace, some insight over the course's behavior.

The only golf course outside England and Scotland to have ever hosted the Open Championship, the last time Portrush welcomed the oldest major in the world was 1951.

The Dunluce Links course was extensively renovated in 2015, with two new holes introduced—the seventh and the eighth—while the original 17th and 18th were removed.

In its current configuration, the Dunluce Links is a 7,340-yard, par-71 course, which has the fewest bunkers of any course on The Open rota.

Familiarity with the course is a luxury few in the field are afforded and Woods had not set foot in Portrush until Sunday. However, he was left impressed by what he saw in the practice rounds.

"It's such a great venue," he told BBC Sport.

"Everyone who's played it, whether it's guys who grew up here or people who have come up here and just played, they've always enjoyed it.

"I can understand why. It's straightforward. It is tricky a little bit here and there, but overall it's just a wonderful links golf course."

Here's everything you need to know to keep up with the first round.

Tiger Woods, The Open
Tiger Woods of the United States practices putting during a practice round prior to the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 17 in Portrush, United Kingdom. Stuart Franklin/Getty

Selected tee times (All times ET)

  • 4:14 a.m.—Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell
  • 4:58 a.m.—Bryson DeChambeau, Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott
  • 5:09 a.m.—Gary Woodland, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey
  • 5:20 a.m.—Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama
  • 7:53 a.m.—Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
  • 8:04 a.m.—Louis Oosthuizen, Brooks Koepka, Shubhankar Sharma
  • 8:26 a.m.—Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett
  • 9:48 a.m.—Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
  • 9:59 a.m.—Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley
  • 10:10 a.m.—Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
  • 10:21 a.m.—Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar

Live leaderboard

A live leaderboard is available on The Open's official website.

TV and live stream schedule (All times ET)

The first two rounds of the final major of the season are available on Golf Channel, which will also broadcast the final two rounds along with NBC.

On Thursday, coverage of the first round begins at 1:30 a.m. ET on Golf Channel runs until 4 p.m. ET.

Streaming is available via Golf Channel, NBC Sport and The Open's official website. The entire tournament can also be streamed via fuboTV.

Odds

Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are the men to beat at Portrush this week. According to VegasInsider, the former is an 8/1 favorite, while the latter is a 10/1 shot.

At 16/1, Tiger Woods is joint-third favorite alongside Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson.

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