Wil­lett, Day, Fowler in same Open group

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Masters cham­pion Danny Wil­lett will play with with world num­ber one Ja­son Day and Rickie Fowler in the first two rounds of the 145th Open Cham­pi­onship.

Wil­lett’s group will tee off at 09:25 BST on Thurs­day, while 2014 cham­pion Rory McIl­roy is in the group be­hind with Hideki Mat­suyama and Bubba Wat­son.

Jor­dan Spi­eth plays with Justin Rose and Shane Lowry at 09:03 while US Open win­ner Dustin John­son is off at 14:04.

Mean­while Colin Mont­gomerie will hit the first shot at Royal Troon at 06:35.

The Scot, who is grouped with Eng­land’s Luke Don­ald and Aus­tralian Marc Leish­man, said on Sky Sports: “It is a great hon­our. Com­ing from Troon, I look for­ward to it.

“I have stood on the (1st) tee many times be­fore so it shouldn’t be a prob­lem. It’ll be an ex­cit­ing three-ball.

“This is my last time to be play­ing [The Open] here so it was im­por­tant to qual­ify. Any time you have the op­por­tu­nity to play your home course is a bonus.”

Reign­ing cham­pion Zach John­son is grouped with Adam Scott and Hen­rik Sten­son at 14:15 while an­other star-stud­ded three-ball on Thurs­day af­ter­noon is the 13:26 group con­tain­ing Phil Mick­el­son, Lee Westwood and Ernie Els.

L-R: Pres­i­dent, Lawn Ten­nis Club, Mr. Ro­timi Edu; Trustee, Mr. Tunde Oremule; Chair­man, Board of Trustee, Group Cap­tain Ita David Ikpeme (rtd) and Chair­man, Stan­dard Group of Com­pa­nies, Dr. Ahmed Salaudeen, dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Club’s Gym, do­nated by by Dr. Salaudeen in La­gos at the week­end

Danny Wil­lett „

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.