Hatton and Donald hours away from Open tee off

Tyrrell Hatton on the first tee during practice at Hoylake

Tyrrell Hatton on the first tee during practice at Hoylake

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TYRRELL Hatton is just hours away from his first drive in the 143rd Open Championship, which tees off at Hoylake tomorrow.

The Marlow 22-year-old tees off with Roberto Castro from America and Victor Riu of France at 11.37am tomorrow before a daunting 6.36am tee time on Friday.

Hatton, who only qualified with his fourth place finish at the Scottish Open last Sunday and plays in his third Open, tweeted: "Played a practise round today with Jamie Donaldson and Paul Casey which was good, course in awesome shape!! #tough."

Meanwhile, Wycombe's Luke Donald is part of a glamour grouping including Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

They tee off at 8.37am tomorrow and 1.38pm on Friday.

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