2021 Hero World Challenge: How to watch Round 1 on Thursday

Rory McIlroy is part of the star-studded Hero World Challenge field this week.

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The 2021 Hero World Challenge begins Thursday at the Albany Club in the Bahamas. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round on TV or online.

Previewing Hero World Challenge Round 1

The temperatures are plummeting in the United States as the calendar turns to December. But if you’re struggling to get on the course yourself this week, we have something to spend the extra time on. Down in the Bahamas, 20 of the best golfers on the planet will compete to take home the Hero World Challenge trophy, handed to them by tournament host Tiger Woods.

Beginning Thursday morning, you can stay warm on the couch and watch the likes of Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and more compete for bragging rights (and a nice, big winner’s paycheck).

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The first pairing, featuring Matthew Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton, will open the proceedings at 11:05 a.m. ET. DeChambeau and Spieth will tee off in the final group at 12:44 p.m. ET.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the Hero World Challenge.

How to watch Hero World Challenge Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will carry the first round of the 2021 Hero World Challenge with two and a half hours of coverage from 1:30-4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream Hero World Challenge Round 1 online

You can stream the opening round Golf Channel TV coverage of the 2021 Hero World Challenge on golfchannel.com. Fans can also view Featured Group coverage of Round 1 on Thursday via PGA Tour Live with a subscription.

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2021 Hero World Challenge Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

11:05 a.m. – Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton
11:16 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Sam Burns
11:27 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Daniel Berger
11:38 a.m. – Harris English, Tony Finau
11:49 a.m. – Patrick Reed, Abraham Ancer
12:00 p.m. – Henrik Stenson, Viktor Hovland
12:11 p.m. – Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele
12:22 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy
12:33 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
12:44 p.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth

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