Montgomerie to hit opening shot at Royal Troon

ILE - In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, tees off on the 14th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The British Open is scheduled for July 1417, 2016, at Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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TROON, Scotland (AP) The latest from the British Open (all times local to Scotland):

12:30 p.m.

Colin Montgomerie gets to hit the opening tee shot at Royal Troon in what likely will be his final British Open.

Montgomerie's father was a longtime secretary at Royal Troon, so this effectively is his home course on the Open rotation. The 53-year-old Scot went through final local qualifying to make it back to golf's oldest championship.

Montgomerie will be joined in the first group at 6:35 a.m. Thursday with Luke Donald and Marc Leishman, who lost in a playoff at St. Andrews last year.

Jason Day, the world's No. 1 player, has been drawn with Rickie Fowler and Masters champion Danny Willett.

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson plays with Martin Kaymer and Russell Knox.

Jordan Spieth is with Justin Rose and Shane Lowry.

Rory McIlroy is with Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama.