The championship of the players on us. Tiger Woods is back in action. We have Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler cruising as we enter the biggest event of the year … until now. All is well in the world of golf. (Well, at least until the first rules are blundered at TPC Sawgrass.) In other words, there's a lot to do for this week in Jacksonville, Florida, and the first step is to find out when your Favorite golfers will follow the course.
The groups in the first two days represent what you would think of an event that brings together 50 of the top 50 in the official world golf ranking. Woods receives Webb Simpson, winner of the 2018 Players, and Patrick Reed, 2018 Masters Champion, in his group on Thursday and Friday. This is a (nice) respite from last year 's couple with Phil Mickelson in the first two rounds.
This is not the only group of monsters either. McIlroy and Matt Kuchar will play with Mickelson in rounds 1 and 2. Justin Rose and Justin Thomas will get Xander Schauffele in third. Johnson, Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia are together. And Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth complete the most important boys groups.
Thursday and Friday will be filled with all sorts of reports, much of which revolves around Woods and his first tournament since his T10 end at the WGC-Mexico Championship at the end of February. Big Cat escaped the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week with a tense neck, but says he is ready to join TPC Sawgrass, where he finished T11 in 2018.
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Players Championship – 1st Round
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Players Championship – Round 1 Information
The round begins: 7:40
Featured groups: 19:30 – 19:00 – PGA Tour Live
Featured Holes: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm – PGA Tour Live
Live TV coverage: 13h-19h on Golf Channel
Live streaming online: 13h-19h on fuboTV (Try it for free) and NBCSports.com
Radio: 12h-19h on PGA Tour Radio