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Westwood, Ishikawa drawn with Woods

TIGER Woods can expect even more attention than usual the first two rounds of the British Open, as he is playing with Lee Westwood of England and Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa.

Woods has never played with the 17-year-old Ishikawa, who made history at 15 when he won on the Japan Golf Tour, the youngest winner on a sanctioned circuit. They met briefly in Arizona at the Accenture Match Play Championship, captured by dozens of photographers.

Irishman Padraig Harrington will launch his bid for a rare British Open hat-trick in the company of American Jim Furyk and Australian Geoff Ogilvy at Turnberry's Ailsa Course on Thursday.

Harrington won the Claret Jug for the first time at Carnoustie in 2007 before making a successful defense at Royal Birkdake last year.

The 37-year-old Irishman is seeking to become the first golfer to win a hat-trick of Open titles since Australian Peter Thomson achieved the feat with a run of three successive victories from 1954-56.

US Masters champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina has been grouped with British world No. 3 Paul Casey and Japan's Ryuji Imada.

Spanish world No. 5 Sergio Garcia will play with eight-time major winner Tom Watson and British amateur champion Matteo Manassero of Italy while Australian Greg Norman, who won the 1986 British Open, has been drawn with American Kenny Perry and Britain's Oliver Wilson.

Other notable threesomes include 2002 champion Ernie Els, US Open winner Lucas Glover and Germany's in-form Martin Kaymer; and young guns Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and American Anthony Kim, who will play in the company of double US Open champion Retief Goosen of South Africa.

Turnberry, on Scotland's southwest coast, is hosting the event for the fourth time.


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