2013 Scottish Open: Tee times, TV schedule and streaming for Thursday's round

Warren Little

Before the season's third major at Muirfield, many of the best players in the world will prep on the links of Castle Stuart, including Phil Mickelson.

The final tune-up for the 2013 Open Championship starts Thursday as the European Tour stops at Castle Stuart for the Scottish Open. This event is often populated with some of the best players in the world as they get in some final reps on a links-style course and in weather conditions they're likely to face for the season's third major. This is the third year that the tournament will be played at Castle Stuart after the switch from Loch Lomond, the historic venue for this event but one that was not a links-style preparatory test for next week's major.

Phil Mickelson is the biggest non-Euro player in the field this week, continuing his routine of playing the week before a major. Mickelson missed the cut last week on the PGA Tour's stop at Greenbrier, leaving two extra days to jet overseas and adjust to the Scottish-British Open double. The links golf of Scotland does not set up well for Mickelson, who rarely contends at the Open in the same way he regularly pops up on the leaderboard at the other three majors. But a second-place finish in 2011 boosted Mickelson's confidence and approach in the more challenging conditions, which he'll practice through this week. On Thursday, he's paired with Stephen Gallacher and Padraig Harrington in the first wave off No. 10.

The Golf Channel will have live TV coverage of the Scottish Open starting before dawn in the eastern United States. The broadcast will come on the air at 5:30 a.m. ET and run until 12:30 p.m (a simulcast stream is available on Sky Sports after registering for their service). Mickelson is set to go at 3:35 a.m. ET so the coverage should feature his entire back nine. Here's the complete tee sheet for Thursday's opening round, with all times ET:

First wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
02:30 AM Grégory HAVRET Simon KHAN David DRYSDALE
02:40 AM Simon WAKEFIELD John PARRY Matthew SOUTHGATE
02:50 AM Björn ÅKESSON Eduardo DE LA RIVA David HIGGINS
03:00 AM Peter LAWRIE Michael HOEY David HOWELL
03:10 AM S.S.P CHOWRASIA Joel SJÖHOLM Pablo LARRAZÁBAL
03:20 AM Lorenzo GAGLI Matteo DELPODIO Maarten LAFEBER
03:30 AM Magnus A CARLSSON Alexandre KALEKA Matthew BALDWIN
03:40 AM Lasse JENSEN James MORRISON Matthew NIXON
03:50 AM Alexander LEVY Mark TULLO Ignacio GARRIDO
04:00 AM Fredrik ANDERSSON HED Darren FICHARDT Alejandro CAÑIZARES
04:10 AM Ricardo SANTOS Victor DUBUISSON Christian CÉVAËR
04:20 AM Paul WARING Anthony SNOBECK Morten Ørum MADSEN
04:30 AM Tommy FLEETWOOD James BYRNE

First wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
02:35 AM Niclas FASTH Scott HENRY Jean-Baptiste GONNET
02:45 AM Jaco VAN ZYL Ross FISHER Jbe KRUGER
02:55 AM Marcus FRASER Peter WHITEFORD Bernd WIESBERGER
03:05 AM Thomas AIKEN Mikko ILONEN Shane LOWRY
03:15 AM Richard STERNE Jeev Milkha SINGH Nicolas COLSAERTS
03:25 AM Paul LAWRIE Matteo MANASSERO Thorbjørn OLESEN
03:35 AM Phil MICKELSON Stephen GALLACHER Padraig HARRINGTON
03:45 AM Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ Thomas BJÖRN Kiradech APHIBARNRAT
03:55 AM José María OLAZÁBAL Alex NOREN Alvaro QUIROS
04:05 AM Craig LEE Alessandro TADINI Richard BLAND
04:15 AM Mikael LUNDBERG Graeme STORM JB HANSEN
04:25 AM Estanislao GOYA Hennie OTTO José Manuel LARA
04:35 AM Greig HUTCHEON Richard WALLIS Chris LLOYD

Second wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
07:35 AM Grégory BOURDY Wen-chong LIANG Gareth MAYBIN
07:45 AM Lee SLATTERY Tom LEWIS Brooks KOEPKA
07:55 AM Peter UIHLEIN David LYNN Rafa CABRERA-BELLO
08:05 AM Felipe AGUILAR Richie RAMSAY Michael THOMPSON
08:15 AM Marc WARREN Henrik STENSON Ernie ELS
08:25 AM Paul CASEY Branden GRACE Martin LAIRD
08:35 AM Scott JAMIESON Darren CLARKE Francesco MOLINARI
08:45 AM Thongchai JAIDEE Chris WOOD Simon THORNTON
08:55 AM Danny WILLETT Paul MCGINLEY Marcel SIEM
09:05 AM Sam LITTLE Alastair FORSYTH Kristoffer BROBERG
09:15 AM Jorge CAMPILLO Callum MACAULAY Gary LOCKERBIE
09:25 AM Seve BENSON Richard GREEN Eddie PEPPERELL
09:35 AM Robert-Jan DERKSEN Maximilian KIEFFER Emiliano GRILLO

Second wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
07:30 AM Steve WEBSTER Martin WIEGELE Ricardo GONZALEZ
07:40 AM Soren HANSEN Justin WALTERS Thomas PIETERS
07:50 AM Romain WATTEL Fabrizio ZANOTTI Raphaël JACQUELIN
08:00 AM Damien MCGRANE Moritz LAMPERT Julien QUESNE
08:10 AM Garth MULROY Daniel BROOKS Mark FOSTER
08:20 AM Søren KJELDSEN Sandy LYLE Robert ROCK
08:30 AM Simon DYSON Richard FINCH Johan EDFORS
08:40 AM Robert COLES Espen KOFSTAD George MURRAY
08:50 AM Oscar FLOREN Gary ORR Andreas HARTØ
09:00 AM Chris DOAK Richard MCEVOY Andrew DODT
09:10 AM Oliver FISHER David HORSEY Thomas LEVET
09:20 AM Kyung-Nam KANG Chris PAISLEY Joakim LAGERGREN
09:30 AM Andy SULLIVAN Keith HORNE Phillip PRICE

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