The ‘unofficial fifth Major’ is upon us once more and this week’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is a big one.
A total of $25m in prize money is up for grabs in what will be one of the strongest fields of the season, albeit without defending champion Cameron Smith and all the other LIV Golf players who are now suspended from the PGA Tour.
World No.1 Jon Rahm has won five times in his last ten starts and he’s grouped with World No.2 Scottie Scheffler, who successfully defended the WM Phoenix Open last month, and No.3 Rory McIlroy, who finished T2nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week after winning in his opening start of the year at the Dubai Desert Classic in January.
They’re off in the morning wave on Thursday, starting at 7.56am (12.56pm GMT) local time from the 10th tee, with their second round scheduled for 12.56pm (5.56pm GMT) local time on Friday afternoon off the 1st.
There are plenty of other big groupings, including Max Homa, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth who are off in the afternoon on Thursday and the morning on Friday.
Take a look at all of the Players Championship tee times for Thursday and Friday:
Round one tee times – Players Championship 2023
1st tee (all times local, ET)
- 6.50am Robby Shelton, Austin Smotherman, Min Woo Lee
- 7:01am Kevin Streelman, Denny McCarthy, Matthew NeSmith
- 7.12am Byeong Hun An, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Doug Ghim
- 7.23am Michael Thompson, Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell
- 7.34am Kevin Kisner, Nick Taylor, Corey Conners
- 7.45am Trey Mullinax, Cam Davis, Tyler Duncan
- 7.56am Adam Svensson, Joel Dahmen, Robert Streb
- 8.07am J.J. Spaun, Chad Ramey, Luke List
- 8.18am Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Brian Harman
- 8.29am Emiliano Grillo, Mark Hubbard, Matt Wallace
- 8.40am Nate Lashley, Troy Merritt, Kelly Kraft
- 8.51am Aaron Baddeley, David Lingmerth, Ben Martin
- 11.50am Kevin Tway, Russell Knox, Chesson Hadley
- 12.01pm Andrew Putnam, Maverick McNealy, Doc Redman
- 12.12pm Beau Hossler, Adam Schenk, Stephan Jaeger
- 12.23pm Lucas Herbert, Aaron Wise, Jason Day
- 12.34pm Matt Fitzpatrick, Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry
- 12.45pm Kurt Kitayama, Will Zalatoris, Xander Schauffele
- 12.56pm Max Homa, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth
- 1.07pm Sam Burns, Cameron Young, Sahith Theegala
- 1.18pm Chris Kirk, Seamus Power, Keegan Bradley
- 1.29pm Sam Ryder, Davis Riley, Taylor Moore
- 1.40pm Alex Noren, Thomas Detry, Max McGreevy
- 1.51pm Joseph Bramlett, Justin Suh, Andrew Novak
10th tee (all times local, ET)
- 6.50am Danny Willett, Brandon Wu, Davis Thompson
- 7.01am Adam Long, Hayden…
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