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2021 Fortinet Championship live coverage: How to watch Thursday’s first round

Jon Rahm

The (short) wait is over, and now the new PGA Tour season is set to begin on Thursday at the 2021 Fortinet Championship. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first-round action on TV or online.

Previewing Fortinet Championship Round 1

With the first few tournaments of the season coming hot on the tails of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, you don’t always expect stellar fields to assemble as star players recover from the previous season on Tour. But that’s far from the case this week at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, California.

In fact, three of the four major winners from 2021 will tee it up this week, including the reigning U.S. Open champion and top-ranked player in the world, Jon Rahm. Rahm just missed out on winning the FedEx Cup and its $15 million first prize, finishing one shot behind Patrick Cantlay. He also will lead the European Ryder Cup team at the postponed biennial event that begins next week at Whistling Straits. But first he’ll try to capture his seventh career PGA Tour title.

Rahm will be joined in Napa by 2021 PGA Champion Phil Mickelson and 2021 Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama, both of whom are ready to make the new season as memorable as the last.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2021 Fortinet Championship on Thursday.

How to watch Fortinet Championship Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will carry the first round of the 2021 Fortinet Championship with three hours of coverage from 6-9 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream Fortinet Championship Round 1 online

You can stream the first round Golf Channel TV coverage of the Fortinet Championship on golfchannel.com. Fans can also view Featured Group coverage of the opening round all day Thursday via PGA Tour Live with a subscription.

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2021 Fortinet Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

10:00 a.m. – Peter Malnati, Bill Haas, Brandon Hagy
10:11 a.m. – Michael Kim, Pat Perez, Jamie Lovemark
10:22 a.m. – Ben Martin, Jonathan Byrd, J.J. Spaun
10:33 a.m. – Michael Thompson, Webb Simpson, Emiliano Grillo
10:44 a.m. – Brendon Todd, Lanto Griffin, Danny Willett
10:55 a.m. – Andrew Landry, J.B. Holmes, Adam Long
11:06 a.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Sung Kang, Martin Trainer
11:17 a.m. – Ted Potter, Jr., Chris Stroud, Peter Uihlein
11:28 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Scott Stallings, Luke List
11:39 a.m. – Aaron Rai, Seth Reeves, Kurt Kitayama
11:50 a.m. – Lee Hodges, Dylan Wu, Justin Suh
12:01 p.m. – David Skinns, Lucas Herbert, Kevin Yu
12:12 p.m. – Dawie van der Walt, Paul Barjon, Kris Ventura
3:10 p.m. – John Huh, Tom Hoge, Doc Redman
3:21 p.m. – D.J. Trahan, Harold Varner III, Cameron Percy
3:32 p.m. – Brendan Steele, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Maverick McNealy
3:43 p.m. – Jim Herman, Sebastián Muñoz, C.T. Pan
3:54 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Hudson Swafford, Matt Kuchar
4:05 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Brandt Snedeker, Will Zalatoris
4:16 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Chesson Hadley, Roger Sloan
4:27 p.m. – Austin Cook, Adam Schenk, Matthew NeSmith
4:38 p.m. – James Hahn, Vaughn Taylor, Denny McCarthy
4:49 p.m. – Joseph Bramlett, Mito Pereira, Max McGreevy
5:00 p.m. – Stephan Jaeger, Sahith Theegala, Greyson Sigg
5:11 p.m. – Ben Kohles, Joshua Creel, Brandon Wu
5:22 p.m. – David Lipsky, Hayden Buckley, Turk Pettit

Tee No. 10

10:00 a.m. – Andrew Putnam, David Hearn, Kramer Hickok
10:11 a.m. – Russell Knox, Patrick Rodgers, Sepp Straka
10:22 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Sean O’Hair, Talor Gooch
10:33 a.m. – Kevin Na, Nate Lashley, Chez Reavie
10:44 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Max Homa, Si Woo Kim
10:55 a.m. – Cameron Champ, Phil Mickelson, Kevin Tway
11:06 a.m. – Cameron Tringale, Hank Lebioda, Doug Ghim
11:17 a.m. – Brice Garnett, Wyndham Clark, Harry Higgs
11:28 a.m. – Danny Lee, Scott Brown, Nick Watney
11:39 a.m. – Chase Seiffert, Nick Hardy, Taylor Moore
11:50 a.m. – Scott Gutschewski, Adam Svensson, Cameron Young
12:01 p.m. – Curtis Thompson, Justin Lower, Trevor Werbylo
12:12 p.m. – Jared Wolfem, Callum Tarren, John Augenstein
3:10 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Jason Dufner, Brian Stuard
3:21 p.m. – Beau Hossler, Sam Ryder, Tyler McCumber
3:32 p.m. – Ryan Moore, Bo Van Pelt, Kelly Kraft
3:43 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, William McGirt, Kevin Stadler
3:54 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Charles Howell III, Kevin Chappell
4:05 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Patton Kizzire, Charley Hoffman
4:16 p.m. – Ryan Armour, Jonas Blixt, Aaron Baddeley
4:27 p.m. – Seung-Yul Noh, Mark Hubbard, Bronson Burgoon
4:38 p.m. – Alex Smalley, Trey Mullinax, Davis Riley
4:49 p.m. – Bo Hoag, Jim Knous, Josh McCarthy
5:00 p.m. – Vincent Whaley, Austin Smotherman, Andrew Novak
5:11 p.m. – Michael Gligic, Taylor Pendrith, Quade Cummins
5:22 p.m. – Brett Drewitt, Chad Ramey, Michael Duncan

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