2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational tee times: First round groupings for Thursday

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy is one of the star attractions in the field at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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The 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational begins on Thursday, March 4. You can find full first round tee times at the bottom of this post.

Notable groupings for Arnold Palmer Invitational Round 1

Nobody questions whether Rory McIlroy is one of the best golfers in the world right now. The four-time major champion’s position in the Official World Golf Ranking (No. 8) proves that. But despite his consistent elite play, Rory hasn’t won a tournament since the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions. He’ll try to best the many close calls he’s had since then this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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For Thursday’s opening round at Bay Hill, McIlroy will play alongside two proven Tour winners: defending champion Tyrrell Hatton and 2019 Open champion Francesco Molinari. They tee off Bay Hill’s 10th hole at 8:06 a.m. ET. They will be immediately followed by another star-studded grouping at 8:17 a.m. ET, featuring Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose.

Other notable groupings for the opening round include Viktor Hovland, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day (12:57 p.m. ET); Max Homa, Patrick Reed and Billy Horschel (12:46 p.m. ET); Kevin Na, Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter (12:24 p.m. ET); and Louis Oosthuizen Denny McCarthy and Cameron Davis (8:28 a.m. ET).

Check out the full first round tee times for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational below.

2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Round 1 tee times (All times 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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