2021 Northern Trust tee times: First round groupings for Thursday

Jon Rahm makes his return to the PGA Tour on Thursday at the Northern Trust.

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The 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs finally get underway on Thursday with the opening round of the 2021 Northern Trust at Liberty National. You can find full first round tee times for the tournament at the bottom of this post.

Notable groupings for Northern Trust Round 1

Of the many notable storylines heading into the Northern Trust and the start of the playoffs is the return of World No. 1 Jon Rahm. Rahm had victory torn from his grasps when he tested positive for Covid-19 at the Memorial Tournament and was forced to withdraw. But he did the opposite of letting the bad hand get to him, coming back to win his first major at the 2021 U.S. Open.

Unfortunately for the 26-year-old star, another positive Covid test kept him out of the Olympics and off the Tour once again. But now he’s back and ready to defend his ranking and position himself for a FedEx Cup win.

Rahm will get his tournament started on Thursday at 1:06 p.m. ET alongside Harris English and Abraham Ancer.

Other notable groupings for the opening round include Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka and Cameron Smith (8:04 a.m. ET); Rory McIlroy, Max Homa, and Corey Conners (8:15 a.m. ET); Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay (8:26 a.m. ET); Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, and Sam Burns (12:55 p.m. ET); and Dustin Johnson, Joaquin Niemann and Stewart Cink (12:44 p.m. ET).

Check out complete first round tee times for the 2021 Northern Trust below.

2021 Northern Trust Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No.1

7:20 a.m. – Peter Malnati, Lanto Griffin, Brian Stuard
7:31 a.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Tyrrell Hatton, Talor Gooch
7:42 a.m. – Matthew Wolff, Matt Fitzpatrick, Aaron Wise
7:53 a.m. – Russell Henley, Paul Casey, Webb Simpson
8:04 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Marc Leishman, K.H. Lee
8:15 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Max Homa, Corey Conners
8:26 a.m. – Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Reed
8:37 a.m. – Doug Ghim, Henrik Norlander, Doc Redman
8:48 a.m. – Matt Wallace, Tom Hoge, Sam Ryder
8:59 a.m. – Jason Day, Pat Perez, Matthew NeSmith
12:00 p.m. – Joel Dahmen, Adam Long, Ian Poulter
12:11 p.m. – Robert Streb, Troy Merritt, J.T. Poston
12:22 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Maverick McNealy, Ryan Palmer
12:33 p.m. – Cameron Tringale, Branden Grace, Keegan Bradley
12:44 p.m. – Dustin Johnson, Joaquin Niemann, Stewart Cink
12:55 p.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Sam Burns
1:06 p.m. – Harris English, Jon Rahm, Abraham Ancer
1:17 p.m. – Roger Sloan, Hank Lebioda, Tyler McCumber
1:28 p.m. – Keith Mitchell, Luke List, Adam Schenk
1:39 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Richy Werenski, C.T. Pan
1:50 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Brice Garnett

Tee No. 10

7:20 a.m. – Brandon Hagy, Andrew Putnam, Erik van Rooyen
7:31 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Seamus Power
7:42 a.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Chris Kirk, Cameron Champ
7:53 a.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Lee Westwood, Jhonattan Vegas
8:04 a.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith
8:15 a.m. – Viktor Hovland, Jason Kokrak, Xander Schauffele
8:26 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay
8:37 a.m. – Brendon Todd, Adam Hadwin, Denny McCarthy
8:48 a.m. – Brendan Steele, Sepp Straka, Brandt Snedeker
8:59 a.m. – Chez Reavie, Matt Kuchar, Anirban Lahiri
12:00 p.m. – Harry Higgs, Wyndham Clark, Adam Scott
12:11 p.m. – Martin Laird, Shane Lowry, Mackenzie Hughes
12:22 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Patton Kizzire, Phil Mickelson
12:33 p.m. – Lucas Glover, Matt Jones, Sergio Garcia
12:44 p.m. – Brian Harman, Cam Davis, Carlos Ortiz
12:55 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Si Woo Kim, Sungjae Im
1:06 p.m. – Tony Finau, Kevin Na, Billy Horschel
1:17 p.m. – Brian Gay, Kramer Hickok, Alex Noren
1:28 p.m. – Garrick Higgo, James Hahn, Russell Knox
1:39 p.m. – Zach Johnson, Gary Woodland, Kyle Stanley
1:50 p.m. – Scott Stallings, Chesson Hadley

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