Rory McIlroy will play alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and Charl Schwartzel during the first two rounds of The Open at Birkdale.
has been placed alongside Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson for the first two rounds of Charl Schwartzel at Birkdale. The Open
The four-time Major champion has struggled for form in recent weeks, but he remains in the standout group in the North-West of England as he plays the opening 36 holes with the world number one and the 2011 Masters champion.
That group goes off at 2.48pm, BST, but last year's winner
goes out at 9.47am with two-time Major holder Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth . Kim Si-woo plays alongside Sergio Garcia and 2015 champion Jason Day at 1.04pm, while Zach Johnson , Jon Rahm and Patrick Reed feature in a popular threesome at 2.59pm. Lee Westwood , Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott will tee off at 1.26pm on Thursday, while US Open champion Paul Casey will hope for a fast start when he plays with Brooks Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama at 10.09am. Tommy Fleetwood - who won this tournament in 2008 when it was last held at Birkdale - features alongside Padraig Harrington and Pat Perez at 9.36am. Thomas Pieters
Garcia, Rose move into world's top 10