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Reigning Champion Golfer of the Year Francesco Molinari begins his Claret Jug defence on Thursday morning and you can watch every shot of his first round on TheOpen.com.

Molinari plays alongside Bryson DeChambeau and Adam Scott in the 9.58am tee-off time and that trio are one of our two featured groups.

The second are the 10.20am starters – Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama – all of whom are looking for their first major championship victory this week.

Sign up to The One Club for free to enjoy live coverage of both groups as they begin their journey at The 148th Open.

A remarkable bogey-free weekend at Carnoustie 12 months ago saw Molinari lift the Claret Jug for the first time and although he returned it to the R&A on Monday, the Italian will hope to be reunited with the trophy come Sunday.

He plays his first two rounds alongside 2013 Masters champion Scott, who has impressive Open pedigree, and talented young American DeChambeau.

The second featured group includes two further Americans gunning for a maiden major as Fowler – who finished tied for second at The Open in 2014 – and last-year’s runner-up Kisner play alongside Japanese superstar Matsuyama.

Head to TheOpen.com/watch, sign up to The One Club for free and enjoy both featured groups for the entirety of their opening rounds.

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