Rose must be early riser

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 20:47 BST

Justin Rose faces an early start to the defence of his US Open title at Pinehurst next week.

Justin Rose: Paired with Phil Mickelson at Pinehurst
Justin Rose: Paired with Phil Mickelson at Pinehurst

Rose, who won his maiden major title at Merion last year, will tee off at 7.51am local time alongside Open champion Phil Mickelson and US Amateur champion Matt Fitzpatrick, who will turn professional at the end of the event.

Mickelson finished joint second behind Rose 12 months ago, a record sixth runners-up finish in the one event he needs to win to complete a career Grand Slam.

Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood are also among the early starters from the 10th tee, with Garcia beginning his bid for a first major title at 7.18am alongside Australia's Jason Day and American Brandt Snedeker.

European number one Stenson is in the next group with Westwood and American Matt Kuchar.

McIlroy, who won his first major title by eight shots at Congressional in 2011, tees off at 7.40am with 2010 winner and fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell, along with 2012 champion Webb Simpson.

World number one Adam Scott is out at 1.25pm along with the man who succeeded him as Masters champion in April, Bubba Watson, along with the 2011 green jacket winner Charl Schwartzel.

Three of golf's youngest stars have also been drawn together, the grouping of Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler having a combined age of just 67.

Day one and two tee-times:

Round one (USA unless stated, all times local)

(x) denotes amateurs

Starting at hole 1

0645 Daniel Berger, Brett Stegmaier

0656 Marcel Siem (Ger), Brian Stuard, Andrea Pavan (Ita)

0707 Matthew Every, Roberto Castro, Matthew Jones (Aus)

0718 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Jason Day (Aus), Brandt Snedeker

0729 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood (Eng)

0740 Rory McIlroy (Nirl), Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell (Nirl)

0751 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Ian Poulter (Eng), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

0802 Nick Watney, Jonas Blixt (Swe), Joost Luiten (Ned)

0813 Billy Horschel, Billy Hurley III, Robert Allenby (Aus)

0824 Aaron Baddeley (Aus), Oliver Goss (Aus), Aron Price (Aus)

0835 Tom Lewis (Eng), Justin Thomas

0846 Matt Dobyns, Robby Shelton, Brady Watt (Aus)

0857 Clayton Rask, Brian Campbell, Nicholas Mason

1230 Garth Mulroy (Rsa), Bobby Gates, Steven Alker (Nzl)

1241 Niclas Fasth (Swe), Kiyoshi Miyazato (Jpn), Hudson Swafford

1252 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), John Senden (Aus), Brooks Koepka

1303 Jimmy Walker, Dustin Johnson, Victor Dubuisson (Fra)

1314 Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard, Y.E. Yang (Kor)

1325 Bubba Watson, Adam Scott (Aus), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa)

1336 Ernie Els (Rsa), Darren Clarke (Nirl), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)

1347 Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Martin Kaymer (Ger)

1358 Hunter Mahan, Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Francesco Molinari (Ita)

1409 Bo Van Pelt, Seung-yul Noh (Kor), Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spa)

1420 Danny Willett (Eng), Cory Whitsett

1431 Kevin Tway, James Renner, Christopher Doak (Sco)

1442 Chris Thompson, Cody Gribble, Andrew Dorn

Starting at hole 10

0645 Henrik Norlander (Swe), Rob Oppenheim, Lucas Bjerregaard (Den)

0656 Kyoung-hoon Lee (Jpn), Chad Collins, Kevin Kisner

0702 Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd

0707 Pablo Larrazabal (Spa), Erik Compton, Scott Langley

0718 Patrick Reed, Ryan Moore

0729 Boo Weekley, Stephen Gallacher (Sco), D.A. Points

0740 Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera (Arg), David Toms

0751 (x) Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Justin Rose (Eng), Phil Mickelson

0813 Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Rickie Fowler

0824 Kenny Perry, Kevin Sutherland, Jeff Maggert

0835 Wen-Chong Liang (Chn), Shiv Kapur (Ind), Maximilian Kieffer (Ger)

0846 Smylie Kaufman, Maverick Mcnealy

0857 Anthony Broussard, Will Grimmer, Nicholas Lindheim

1230 Graeme Storm (Eng), Alex Cejka (Ger), David Oh

1241 Oliver Fisher (Eng), Casey Wittenberg, Andres Echavarria (Col)

1252 Joe Ogilvie, Mark Wilson, Ken Duke

1303 Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas

1314 Kevin Stadler, Brendon De Jonge , Shane Lowry (Irl)

1325 Luke Donald (Eng), Harris English, Paul Casey (Eng)

1336 J.B. Holmes, Graham Delaet (Can), Gary Woodland

1347 Retief Goosen (Rsa), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Lucas Glover

1358 Hyung-sung Kim (Kor), Toru Taniguchi (Jpn)

1409 Rodney Pampling (Aus), Ryan Palmer, Kevin Streelman

1420 Azuma Yano (Jpn), Ryan Blaum, David Gossett

1431 Simon Griffiths (Eng), Donald Constable, Francis Quinn

1442 Hunter Stewart, Jason Millard, Zac Blair

Round two (USA unless stated, all times local):

(x) denotes amateurs

Starting at hole 1

0645 Graeme Storm (Eng), Alex Cejka (Ger), David Oh

0656 Oliver Fisher (Eng), Casey Wittenberg, Andres Echavarria (Col)

0707 Joe Ogilvie, Mark Wilson, Ken Duke

0718 Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas

0729 Kevin Stadler, Brendon De Jonge , Shane Lowry (Irl)

0740 Luke Donald (Eng), Harris English, Paul Casey (Eng)

0751 J.B. Holmes, Graham Delaet (Can), Gary Woodland

0802 Retief Goosen (Rsa), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Lucas Glover

0813 Hyung-sung Kim (Kor), Toru Taniguchi (Jpn)

0824 Ryan Palmer, Rodney Pampling (Aus), Kevin Streelman

0835 Ryan Blaum, Azuma Yano (Jpn), David Gossett

0846 Simon Griffiths (Eng), Francis Quinn, Donald Constable

0857 Hunter Stewart, Jason Millard, Zac Blair

1230 Lucas Bjerregaard (Den), Henrik Norlander (Swe), Rob Oppenheim

1241 Chad Collins, Kyoung-hoon Lee (Jpn), Kevin Kisner

1252 Erik Compton, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa), Scott Langley

1303 Patrick Reed, Ryan Moore

1314 Boo Weekley, D.A. Points, Stephen Gallacher (Sco)

1325 Angel Cabrera (Arg), Zach Johnson, David Toms

1336 (x) Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Justin Rose (Eng), Phil Mickelson

1347 Chris Kirk, Russell Henley, Brendon Todd

1358 Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Rickie Fowler

1409 Kenny Perry, Jeff Maggert, Kevin Sutherland

1420 Wen-Chong Liang (Chn), Maximilian Kieffer (Ger), Shiv Kapur (Ind)

1431 Smylie Kaufman, Maverick Mcnealy

1442 Will Grimmer, Anthony Broussard, Nicholas Lindheim

Starting at hole 10

0645 Garth Mulroy (Rsa), Steven Alker (Nzl), Bobby Gates

0656 Kiyoshi Miyazato (Jpn), Niclas Fasth (Swe), Hudson Swafford

0707 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel), John Senden (Aus), Brooks Koepka

0718 Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker, Victor Dubuisson (Fra)

0729 Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard, Y.E. Yang (Kor)

0740 Bubba Watson, Adam Scott (Aus), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa)

0751 Darren Clarke (Nirl), Ernie Els (Rsa), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)

0802 Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Martin Kaymer (Ger)

0813 Hunter Mahan, Francesco Molinari (Ita), Jamie Donaldson (Wal)

0824 Bo Van Pelt, Seung-yul Noh (Kor), Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spa)

0835 Danny Willett (Eng), Cory Whitsett, Luke Guthrie

0846 James Renner, Kevin Tway, Christopher Doak (Sco)

0857 Cody Gribble, Chris Thompson, Andrew Dorn

1230 Daniel Berger, Brett Stegmaier

1241 Brian Stuard, Marcel Siem (Ger), Andrea Pavan (Ita)

1252 Roberto Castro, Matthew Every, Matthew Jones (Aus)

1303 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Jason Day (Aus), Brandt Snedeker

1314 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Lee Westwood (Eng), Matt Kuchar

1325 Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy (Nirl), Graeme McDowell (Nirl)

1336 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Ian Poulter (Eng), Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)

1347 Jonas Blixt (Swe), Nick Watney, Joost Luiten (Ned)

1358 Billy Horschel, Billy Hurley III, Robert Allenby (Aus)

1409 Aaron Baddeley (Aus), Aron Price (Aus), Oliver Goss (Aus)

1420 Tom Lewis (Eng), Justin Thomas

1431 Robby Shelton, Brady Watt (Aus), Matt Dobyns

1442 Clayton Rask, Brian Campbell, Nicholas Mason


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