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LIVE: 148th Open Championship - Round 1

18 Jul 2019, 16:13 GMT+10

Cape Town - The 148th Open Championship is underway at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

There are 11 South Africans in the field this week: Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Harding, Branden Grace, Dylan Frittelli, Erik van Rooyen, Shaun Norris, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Richard Sterne, Brandon Stone and Zander Lombard.

The last time a South African lifted the famed Claret Jug was in 2012 when Els won by single stroke at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Round 1 tee-times:

07:57 - Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Alexander Levy

08:08 - Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu

08:19 - Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid

08:52 - Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace

09:25 - Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli

13:20 - Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod

13:31 - Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang

14:04 - Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma

14:48 - Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding

15:04 - Takumi Janaya, Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone

15:26 - Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer

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