2016 British Open: Tee times and complete pairings for Round 3 on Saturday
Jordan Spieth and Jason Day will go early as the back of the pack tries to chase down the leaders at Royal Troon
Being forced to rise in the middle of the night to watch great golf is over ... sort of. Of the 156 players in the field, 81 made the cut at 4 over, which is a greater number than normal.
Jordan Spieth was actually shocked at how big the gap was between the leader and those (like him) who squeezed in by a single shot. He told Golf Channel after his round he's not sure he had ever seen a 14-stroke differential from the first and last players who made the cut.
Spieth will tee off early in the Scotland morning followed shortly thereafter by Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and then the rest of the golfers chasing Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson.
"It all depends on what the weather conditions bring us," said Day of his plan for Saturday. "Obviously, I've got to go into the next couple days with a positive attitude regardless how the weather is, because it's going to be hard on everyone. It's going to be hard to win a major tournament."
Echoed McIlroy: "It really depends what the conditions are like. I think it's going to be drier [Saturday], but maybe the same amount of wind. Depending on what direction it comes from, again, you've seen guys shoot 4, 5, 6 under on the front nine."
You never know. That's the point at majors. Here's a look at the tee times and pairings for Round 3 at Royal Troon. All times Eastern.
|3:25 a.m.||Haydn Porteous|
|3:35 a.m.||Patton Kizzire, Kodai Ichihara|
|3:45 a.m.||Bubba Watson, Danny Willett|
|3:55 a.m.||Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker|
|4:05 a.m.||Paul Lawrie, Jim Furyk|
|4:15 a.m.||Kevin Chappell, Harris English|
|4:25 a.m.||Colin Montgomerie, Ryan Evans|
|4:35 a.m.||James Hahn, Graeme McDowell|
|4:45 a.m.||Nicolas Colsaerts, Soomin Lee|
|4:55 a.m.||Justin Rose, Thongchai Jaidee|
|5:10 a.m.||Ryan Palmer, Jon Rahm|
|5:20 a.m.||Luke Donald, Zander Lombard|
|5:30 a.m.||Marco Dawson, Scott Hend|
|5:40 a.m.||Branden Grace, Justin Thomas|
|5:50 a.m.||Daniel Summerhays, Thomas Pieters|
|6:00 a.m.||Lee Westwood, Charley Hoffman|
|6:10 a.m.||David Howell, Jason Day|
|6:20 a.m.||Darren Clarke, Marc Leishman|
|6:30 a.m.||Harold Varner III, Miguel Angel Jimenez|
|6:40 a.m.||Mark O'Meara, Ryan Moore|
|6:55 a.m.||Andy Sullivan, Greg Chalmers|
|7:05 a.m.||Matt Jones, Richard Sterne|
|7:15 a.m.||Gary Woodland, Steve Stricker|
|7:25 a.m.||Jamie Donaldson, Padraig Harrington|
|7:35 a.m.||Alex Noren, Matthew Southgate|
|7:45 a.m.||Yuta Kidea, Webb Simpson|
|7:55 a.m.||Jason Dufner, Adam Scott|
|8:05 a.m.||Russell Knox, Kevin Kisner|
|8:15 a.m.||Rickie Fowler, Tyrrell Hatton|
|8:25 a.m.||Anirban Lahiri, Emiliano Grillo|
|8:40 a.m.||K.T. Kim, Rory McIlroy|
|8:50 a.m.||Byeong Hun An, Patrick Reed|
|9:00 a.m.||Jim Herman, J.B. Holmes|
|9:10 a.m.||Dustin Johnson, Francesco Molinari|
|9:20 a.m.||Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Martin Kaymer|
|9:30 a.m.||Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na|
|9:40 a.m.||Sergio Garcia, Andrew Johnston|
|9:50 a.m.||Charl Schwartzel, Bill Haas|
|10:00 a.m.||Tony Finau, Zach Johnson|
|10:10 a.m.||Soren Kjeldsen, Keegan Bradley|
|10:20 a.m.||Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson|
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