When does The Open Championship 2018 start? Tee times for the first round at Carnoustie

The Open Championship is gearing up for its 147th edition, and you can listen to live commentary on talkSPORT 2.

And with the famous Claret Jug at stake, the world’s best will be gunning to take it from last year’s winner Jordan Spieth.

Carnoustie is hosting The Open for first time since 2007

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Carnoustie is hosting The Open for first time since 2007

It’s looking like another USA vs European shootout, with Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler all tipped to go well.

And now the tee times for the first days play have been released.

This year’s Championships will run from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22.

Jordan Spieth returns the Claret Jug ahead of play on Thursday

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Jordan Spieth returns the Claret Jug ahead of play on Thursday

First round tee times

0646 Erik Van Rooyen (Rsa), Brady Schnell (USA), Matthew Southgate

0657 Danny Willett, Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Luke List (USA)

0708 Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Danthai Boonma (Tha), Shaun Norris (Rsa)

0719 Kevin Chappell (USA), Oliver Wilson, Eddie Pepperell

0730 Ross Fisher, Paul Dunne, Austin Cook (USA)

0741 Tyrrell Hatton, Patrick Cantlay (USA), Shane Lowry

0752 Thomas Pieters (Bel), Kevin Kisner (USA), Marcus Kinhult (Swe)

0803 Phil Mickelson (USA), Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Rafa Cabrera Bello (Esp)

0814 Brian Harman (USA), Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), Andrew Landry (USA)

0825 Si Woo Kim (Kor), Webb Simpson (USA), *Nicolai Hojgaard (Den)

0836 Stewart Cink (USA), Brandon Stone (Rsa), HIdeto Tanihara (Jpn)

0847 Gary Woodland (USA), Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Sung Kang (Kor)

Dustin Johnson is the bookies favourite

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Dustin Johnson is the bookies favourite

0903 Ernie Els (Rsa), Adam Hadwin (Can), Chesson Hadley (USA)

0914 Pat Perez (USA), Julian Suri (USA), George Coetzee (Rsa)

0925 David Duval (USA), Scott Jamieson (Sco), Kevin Na (USA)

0936 Darren Clarke, Bernhard Langer (Ger), Retief Goosen (Rsa)

0947 Matt Kuchar (USA), Anirban Lahiri (Ind), Peter Uihlein (USA)

0958 Jordan Spieth (USA), Justin Rose (Eng), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha)

1009 Jon Rahm (Esp), Rickie Fowler (USA), Chris Wood

1020 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Paul Casey, Patrick Reed (USA)

1031 Tony Finau (USA), Xander Schauffele (USA), Jhonattan Vegas (Ven)

1042 Yuxin Lin (Chn), Alexander Bjork (Swe), Hyun Sang (Kor)

1053 James Robinson, Haraldur Magnus (Icl), Zander Lombard (Rsa)

But Spieth always seems to produce at the Majors

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But Spieth always seems to produce at the Majors

1104 Kodai Ichihara (Jpn), Rhys Enoch, Marcus Armitage

1115 Sean Crocker (USA), Gavin Green (Mal), Ash Turner

1136 Brandt Snedeker (USA), *Sam Locke, Cameron Davis (Aus)

1147 Patton Kizzire (USA), Jonas Blixt (Swe), Charles Howell III (USA)

1158 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Daniel Berger (USA), Tom Lewis

1209 Alex Levy (Fra), Ryan Moore (USA), Byeong Hun An (Kor)

1220 Michael Hendry (Nzl), Kelly Kraft (USA), Lee Westwood

1231 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Tommy Fleetwood, Jimmy Walker (USA)

1242 Matt Fitzpatrick, Russell Henley (USA), *Jovan Rebula (Rsa)

1253 Rory McIlroy, Marc Leishman (Aus), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

1304 Dustin Johnson (USA), Alex Noren (Swe), Charley Hoffman (USA)

1315 Zach Johnson (USA), Adam Scott (Aus), Brendan Steele (USA)

1326 Justin Thomas (USA), Francesco Molinari (Ita), Branden Grace (Rsa)

Fans are flocking to Scotland and hoping for good weather

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Fans are flocking to Scotland and hoping for good weather

1337 Jason Day (Aus), Shota Akiyoshi (Jpn), Li Haotong (Chn)

1348 Todd Hamilton (USA), Beau Hossler (USA), Jorge Campillo (Esp)

1404 Ryuko Tokimatsu (Jpn), Chez Reavie (USA), Michael Kim (USA)

1415 Kyle Stanley (USA), Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), Jens Dantorp (Swe)

1426 Tom Lehman (USA), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa), Grant Forrest

1437 Lucas Herbert (Aus), Min Chel Choi (Kor), Jason Kokrak (USA)

1438 Padraig Harrington, Bubba Watson (USA), Matt Wallace

1459 Ian Poulter, Cameron Smith (Aus), Brooks Koepka (USA)

1510 Sergio Garcia (Esp), Bryson DeChambeau (USA), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind)

1521 Tiger Woods (USA), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Russell Knox

1532 Jason Dufner (USA), Ryan Fox (Nzl), Keegan Bradley (USA)

1543 Ryan Armour (USA), Abraham Ancer (Mex), Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn)

1554 Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Fabrizio Zanotti (Par), Jordan Smith

1605 Brett Rumford (Aus), Masanori Kobayashi (Jpn), Jack Senior

1616 Matt Jones (Aus), Thomas Curtis, Bronson Burgoon (USA)

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