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How to watch Tiger Woods at The Players Championship on Thursday

Woods tees off at 1:52 p.m. ET with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler.

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The Players Championship begins Thursday at the famous TPC Sawgrass in North Florida. Tiger Woods has an afternoon tee time in a blockbuster threesome.

Woods will tee off at 1:52 p.m. ET with playing partners Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler. That’s the two greatest players of this generation going off with the world’s current No. 6. You can stream Woods’ round at PGA Tour Live or watch it on Golf Channel.

It’s rare for Woods and Mickelson to play in the same group. Because they’ve been at the forefront of the sport for so long, tournament organizers have tended to put them on courses at different times to make sure audiences have something to stay glued to for as much time as possible. Their rounds this week will be a treat — for them, too.

“We don’t really do this very often, unfortunately. I mean, the only time I can remember I think is the PGA and the U.S. Open in ‘08,” Woods told a pack of reporters at a pre-tournament press conference on Wednesday. “Otherwise it just doesn’t really happen. And for me to be able to play with a person I’ve gone against for over two decades, it’s a lot of fun.”

Here’s full coverage information for Thursday. Tiger’s included in here, but remember: He tees off at 1:52 p.m. ET with Mickelson and Fowler. It’s going to be fun.

Thursday’s first-round coverage


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET: Golf Channel “Live From” The Players

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET: Golf Channel (general coverage)

Online streaming

7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET: PGA Tour Live starts with coverage from range and opening holes

ESPN+ will simulcast the PGA Tour Live coverage.

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. ET: Free PGA Tour live stream on Twitter

Featured Groups (PGA Tour Live subscription required)

  • 8:05 a.m. ET: Dustin Johnson / Bubba Watson / Brooks Koepka
  • 8:27 a.m. ET: Jordan Spieth / Rory McIlroy / Justin Thomas
  • 1:30 p.m. ET (on DirecTV): Patrick Reed / Jon Rahm / Hideki Matsuyama
  • 1:52 p.m. ET (on DirecTV): Phil Mickelson / Rickie Fowler / Tiger Woods

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET: PGA Tour Live featured holes coverage -- Nos. 12 & 17 (No subscription required.)

1 to 7 p.m. ET -- Golf Channel simulcast stream


Noon to 7 p.m. ET: PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 92/208 and streamed here)