The 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Courses begins in earnest on Thursday when plenty of Americans will be sleeping, but that won't stop the hardiest of golf fans from following the action as it happens. For Colorado St. alum Martin Laird, his round begins at 3:15 a.m. MT when he, Jason Dufner and Kevin Na tee off. Laird has played in the last three Open Championships, but he has yet to make the cut in any of them.
Colorado resident David Duval begins even earlier at 12:47 a.m. MT. He is paired with Raphael Jacquelin and Miguel Angel Jimenez. This is the site of Duval's only major championship victory, shooting a 10-under back in 2001 to win by three strokes.
Here are some other notables tee times (full pairings and tee times here):
11:19 p.m. MT -- Barry Lane, James Driscoll
12:25 a.m. MT -- John Daly, Chad Campbell, Michael Hoey
12:47 a.m. MT -- David Duval, Raphael Jacquelin, Miguel Angel Jimenez
1:31 a.m. MT -- Davis Love III, Tim Clark, Paul Lawrie
1:42 a.m. MT -- Adam Scott, Alan Dunbar (A), Matt Kuchar
1:58 a.m. MT -- Vijay Singh, Nick Watney, Ian Poulter
2:09 a.m. MT -- Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson
2:20 a.m. MT -- Lee Westwood, Yoshinori Fujimoto, Bubba Watson
2:31 a.m. MT -- Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Hiroyuki Fujita
2:42 a.m. MT -- Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia
2:53 a.m. MT -- Ryo Ishikawa, Martin Kaymer, Tom Watson
3:04 a.m. MT -- Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley, Charl Schwartzel
3:15 a.m. MT -- Jason Dufner, Martin Laird, Kevin Na
3:59 a.m. MT -- Warren Bennett, Aaron Townsend, Grant Veenstra
7:21 a.m. MT -- Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley
7:32 a.m. MT -- Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington, Manuel Trappel (A)
7:43 a.m. MT -- Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy
8:16 a.m. MT -- Jim Furyk, Koumei Oda, Fredrik Jacobson
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