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PGA professional Adam Scott previews the 2019 Open Championship at the Royal Portrush Golf Club. USA TODAY

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Local favorite and 2011 British Open champion Darren Clarke will hit the first shot of the 148 th playing of the oldest championship in golf Thursday at Royal Portrush.

Three-time Claret Jug winner Tiger Woods .

Woods, a victor in the Open in 2000, 2005 and 2006, is off at 10:10 a.m. ET (3:10 p.m. local time) and playing alongside Patrick Reed and Matthew Wallace. Woods, who played an 18-hole practice round with Reed on Sunday, played another 18 holes Monday with Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.

Thursday will bring Woods’ first

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