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Rory McIlroy is among the favorites to win this week at the Players Championship.
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The first round of the 2022 Players Championship kicks off on Thursday morning at TPC Sawgrass. Here’s what you need to know to watch Round 1 on TV or online.
There are too many star players to count in the field at this year’s Players Championship, and almost all of them are playing well heading into Thursday’s first round. You can count Rory McIlroy among them. The four-time major winner has only made two PGA Tour starts so far in 2022 (though he already has a win this season, at the CJ Cup in October), and he has yet to finish outside the top 15.
Last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, McIlroy contended for the win until a difficult final round dropped him to T13. With his game in good form, he has a great chance to win his second Players Championship title this week.
McIlroy will play in a star-studded grouping for Thursday’s opening round alongside defending champion Justin Thomas and reigning Open champion Collin Morikawa. They tee off in the afternoon wave at 12:56 p.m. ET, with the first group starting at 6:45 a.m. ET. You can stream extensive coverage of Round 1 via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+.
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Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2022 Players Championship.
Golf Channel will air the first round of the 2022 Players Championship with a six-hour telecast from 12-6 p.m. ET on Thursday.
You can stream the first round of the 2022 Players Championship via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ from 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. ET on Thursday, which includes featured group coverage. Fans can also stream the opening round Golf Channel TV coverage on golfchannel.com.
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Tee No. 1
6:45 a.m. – Adam Schenk, Kramer Hickok, Lee Hodges
6:56 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Harold Varner III, Will Zalatoris
7:07 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Maverick McNealy, Roger Sloan
7:18 a.m. – Sungjae Im, Martin Laird, Richy Werenski
7:29 a.m. – Cameron Champ, Matt Jones, Francesco Molinari
7:40 a.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Garrick Higgo, Ryan Palmer
7:51 a.m. – K.H. Lee, Adam Long, Kevin Tway
8:02 a.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, Dylan Frittelli, Jimmy Walker
8:13 a.m. – Joel Dahmen, Brian Gay, Corey Conners
8:24 a.m. – Lanto Griffin, Gary Woodland, Keith Mitchell
8:35 a.m. – Ian Poulter, Pat Perez, Jhonattan Vegas
8:46 a.m. – Henrik Norlander, Hank Lebioda, Taylor Pendrith
11:50 a.m. – Brian Stuard, Harry Higgs, Brandon Hagy
12:01 p.m. – Keegan Bradley, Andrew Putnam, Cameron Young
12:12 p.m. – Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Thomas Pieters
12:23 p.m. – Ryan Brehm, Kevin Kisner, Jason Day
12:34 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Daniel Berger, Dustin Johnson
12:45 p.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele
12:56 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas
1:07 p.m. – Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Justin Rose
1:18 p.m. – Marc Leishman, J.T. Poston, Zach Johnson
1:29 p.m. – Si Woo Kim, Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson
1:40 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Denny McCarthy, Tyler McCumber
1:51 p.m. – Brendan Steele, Emiliano Grillo, Matthew NeSmith
Tee No. 10
6:45 a.m. – Brian Harman, Russell Knox, Beau Hossler
6:56 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Tommy Fleetwood, Wyndham Clark
7:07 a.m. – Aaron Wise, Doc Redman, Mito Pereira
7:18 a.m. – Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson
7:29 a.m. – Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen
7:40 a.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Smith
7:51 a.m. – Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm
8:02 a.m. – Sam Burns, Abraham Ancer, Paul Casey
8:13 a.m. – Tom Hoge, Tyrrell Hatton, Brandt Snedeker
8:24 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Shane Lowry, Matthew Wolff
8:35 a.m. – Peter Malnati, Alex Noren, Anirban Lahiri
8:46 a.m. – Scott Piercy, Nick Watney, Hayden Buckley
11:50 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Lee Westwood, Matt Fitzpatrick
12:01 p.m. – Cameron Tringale, Sam Ryder, Matt Wallace
12:12 p.m. – James Hahn, Chesson Hadley, J.J. Spaun
12:23 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak
12:34 p.m. – Cam Davis, Branden Grace, Carlos Ortiz
12:45 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Robert Streb, Bubba Watson
12:56 p.m. – Lucas Herbert, Brendon Todd, Chez Reavie
1:07 p.m. – Stewart Cink, C.T. Pan, Patton Kizzire
1:18 p.m. – Luke List, Seamus Power, Kevin Na
1:29 p.m. – Brice Garnett, Adam Hadwin, Danny Lee
1:40 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Scott Stallings, Doug Ghim
1:51 p.m. – Joseph Bramlett, Stephan Jaeger, Sahith Theegala
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