Montgomerie to hit first shot at Open

2016-07-11 14:28
Colin Montgomerie (File)

Troon - Colin Montgomerie will get to hit the opening tee shot at Royal Troon in what likely will be his final British Open on Thursday.

Montgomerie's father was a longtime secretary at Royal Troon, so this effectively is his home course on the Open rotation. The 53-year-old Scot went through final local qualifying to make it back to golf's oldest championship.

Montgomerie will be joined in the first group at 06:35 (07:35 SA time) on Thursday with Luke Donald and Marc Leishman, who lost in a playoff at St Andrews last year.

Jason Day, the world's No 1 player, has been drawn with Rickie Fowler and Masters champion Danny Willett.

US Open champion Dustin Johnson plays with Martin Kaymer and Russell Knox.

Jordan Spieth is with Justin Rose and Shane Lowry.

Rory McIlroy is with Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama.


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