2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational: How to watch Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy at Bay Hill

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Jordan Spieth returns to action this week at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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The PGA Tour heads to Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla., this week for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament.

Arnold Palmer Invitational preview

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is always a popular event among PGA Tour pros, and this year is no different. A host of Tour stars are in Orlando to tee it up at Bay Hill this week, including three-time major champion Jordan Spieth. After struggling for years to find his A-game, Spieth has had a resurgence lately.

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Spieth finished T15 in his last appearance at the Genesis Invitational two weeks ago, after contending over the first two rounds. That followed a T3 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and a T4 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Is this the week he finally returns to the winner’s circle for the first time since 2017?

If Spieth is to win, he’ll have to top the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen and Rory McIlroy. McIlroy is trying to end a drought of his own that dates back to his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in November 2019.

You can find complete information about streaming the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational online or watching the action on TV below, as well as full first round tee times.

Arnold Palmer Invitational basics

What: Arnold Palmer Invitational
Where: Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.
When: Thursday-Sunday, March 4-7
Purse: $9.3 million ($1.674 million winner’s share)
Last year’s champion: Tyrrell Hatton

How to watch the Arnold Palmer Invitational on TV

With a cable subscription, you can watch the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational on Golf Channel and NBC. Golf Channel will air four hours of coverage each day Thursday-Friday, with two hours of early coverage on Saturday and Sunday. NBC takes over the primary broadcast for the weekend’s third and final rounds. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Thursday, March 4: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday, March 5: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, March 6: 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2:30-6 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, March 7: 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2:30-6 p.m. ET (NBC)

How to watch the Arnold Palmer Invitational online, streaming

You can stream the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational online in various ways. You can watch the Golf Channel coverage at golfchannel.com/watch and the NBC broadcasts at nbc.com/live by logging in with your cable credentials. Another way to catch the action is with PGA Tour Live, which also includes featured group coverage, though you’ll need a subscription to access the stream.

In addition, fans can watch featured hole coverage on Saturday and Sunday via ESPN+.

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2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational tee times: Round 1 (ET)

Tee No. 1

7:00 a.m. – Sam Burns, Robby Shelton, Bo Hoag
7:11 a.m. – Matt Every, Luke List, Bernd Wiesberger
7:22 a.m. – Henrik Norlander, Sepp Straka, Tyler McCumber
7:33 a.m. – Robert Streb, Hudson Swafford, Andrew Putnam
7:44 a.m. – Jason Kokrak, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker
7:55 a.m. – Tyler Duncan, Brendan Steele, Danny Willett
8:06 a.m. – Cameron Champ, Chez Reavie, Hideki Matsuyama
8:17 a.m. – Nick Taylor, Lanto Griffin, Patton Kizzire
8:28 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Chris Kirk, Tom Hoge
8:39 a.m. – Cameron Tringale, Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren
8:50 a.m. – Matt Wallace, Kramer Hickok, Matthias Schmid
11:40 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Patrick Rodgers, Doc Redman
11:51 a.m. – Rory Sabbatini, Wyndham Clark, Will Zalatoris
12:02 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Matt Jones, Lee Westwood
12:13 p.m. – Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey, Keith Mitchell
12:24 p.m. – Kevin Na, Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter
12:35 p.m. – Branden Grace, Harris English, Matthew Fitzpatrick
12:46 p.m. – Max Homa, Patrick Reed, Billy Horschel
12:57 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
1:08 p.m. – Camilo Villegas, Erik van Rooyen, Robert MacIntyre
1:19 p.m. – Kristoffer Ventura, Jazz Janewattananond, Kamaiu Johnson

Tee No. 10

7:00 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Talor Gooch, Victor Perez
7:11 a.m. – Brian Stuard, Emiliano Grillo, Tim Herron
7:22 a.m. – Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Maverick McNealy
7:33 a.m. – Si Woo Kim, Jim Herman, Austin Cook
7:44 a.m. – Brian Gay, Marc Leishman, Charles Howell III
7:55 a.m. – Martin Laird, Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Wise
8:06 a.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari
8:17 a.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth
8:28 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen Denny McCarthy, Cameron Davis
8:39 a.m. – Peter Malnati, John Huh, Cameron Percy
11:40 a.m. – Mark Hubbard, Will Gordon, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
11:51 a.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Byeong Hun An, Joel Dahmen
12:02 p.m. – Danny Lee, Anirban Lahiri, Doug Ghim
12:13 p.m. – Richy Werenski, Sung Kang, Kevin Kisner
12:24 p.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, J.T. Poston, Adam Long
12:35 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Dylan Frittelli, Henrik Stenson
12:46 p.m. – C.T. Pan, Corey Conners, Zach Johnson
12:57 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Keegan Bradley, Russell Knox
1:08 p.m. – Padraig Harrington, Paul Goydos, Matthew NeSmith
1:19 p.m. – Robert Gamez, Rod Perry, John Augenstein

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