How to watch the 2021 Northern Trust: TV schedule, streaming, tee times

Dustin Johnson at Northern Trust

Dustin Johnson will try to win his second-straight Northern Trust title this week.

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The first PGA Tour event of the 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs begins this week with the Northern Trust, where the Top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings will battle to survive another week. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament.

Northern Trust preview

Dustin Johnson is hoping to end his 2020-21 PGA Tour season a lot like he did last year. Johnson won the 2020 Northern Trust, finished second at the BMW and then won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title. He followed that run with a win at the Masters in November, solidifying his No. 1 ranking. But things haven’t gone so well since then for the 24-time PGA Tour winner.

He’s failed to win or finish better than T8 since, losing his top ranking to Jon Rahm in the process. But Johnson hopes to turn things around and re-take the No. 1 ranking beginning this week. Johnson tees off for the opening round on Thursday at 12:44 p.m. ET with Joaquin Niemann and Stewart Cink.

You can find the full list of tee times for Thursday’s first round and Friday’s second round below, along with complete information about streaming the 2021 Northern Trust online or watching the action on TV.

Northern Trust basics

What: 2021 Northern Trust
Where: Liberty National GC, Jersey City, N.J.
When: Thursday-Sunday, August 19-22
Purse: $9.5 million ($1.710 million winner’s share)
Last year’s champion: Dustin Johnson

How to watch the Northern Trust on TV

You can watch the 2021 Northern Trust on Golf Channel and CBS. Golf Channel will air the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday and provide early-round coverage on the weekend. CBS takes over for the third and final rounds on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Thursday, August 19: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday, August 20:
2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, August 21:
1-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. ET (CBS)
Sunday, August 22:
12-2 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2-6 p.m. ET (CBS)

How to watch the Northern Trust online, streaming

You can stream the 2021 Northern Trust online in various ways. You can watch the Golf Channel coverage at golfchannel.com/watch and the CBS broadcasts at CBS.com 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.

How to bet on the Northern Trust

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2021 Northern Trust tee times: Round 1 (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

2021 Northern Trust tee times: Round 2 (ET)

Tee No. 1

7:20 a.m. – Harry Higgs, Wyndham Clark, Adam Scott
7:31 a.m. – Martin Laird, Shane Lowry, Mackenzie Hughes
7:42 a.m. – Hudson Swafford, Patton Kizzire, Phil Mickelson
7:53 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Matt Jones, Sergio Garcia
8:04 a.m. – Brian Harman, Cam Davis, Carlos Ortiz
8:15 a.m. – Kevin Kisner, Si Woo Kim, Sungjae Im
8:26 a.m. – Tony Finau, Kevin Na, Billy Horschel
8:37 a.m. – Brian Gay, Kramer Hickok, Alex Noren
8:48 a.m. – Garrick Higgo, James Hahn, Russell Knox
8:59 a.m. – Zach Johnson, Gary Woodland, Kyle Stanley
9:10 a.m. – Scott Stallings, Chesson Hadley
12:00 p.m. – Brandon Hagy, Andrew Putnam, Erik van Rooyen
12:11 p.m. – Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Seamus Power
12:22 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Chris Kirk, Cameron Champ
12:33 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Lee Westwood, Jhonattan Vegas
12:44 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith
12:55 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Jason Kokrak, Xander Schauffele
1:06 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay
1:17 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Adam Hadwin, Denny McCarthy
1:28 p.m. – Brendan Steele, Sepp Straka, Brandt Snedeker
1:39 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Matt Kuchar, Anirban Lahiri

Tee No. 10

7:20 a.m. – Joel Dahmen, Adam Long, Ian Poulter
7:31 a.m. – Robert Streb, Troy Merritt, J.T. Poston
7:42 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Maverick McNealy, Ryan Palmer
7:53 a.m. – Cameron Tringale, Branden Grace, Keegan Bradley
8:04 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Joaquin Niemann, Stewart Cink
8:15 a.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Sam Burns
8:26 a.m. – Harris English, Jon Rahm, Abraham Ancer
8:37 a.m. – Roger Sloan, Hank Lebioda, Tyler McCumber
8:48 a.m. – Keith Mitchell, Luke List, Adam Schenk
8:59 a.m. – Scott Piercy, Richy Werenski, C.T. Pan
9:10 a.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Brice Garnett
12:00 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Lanto Griffin, Brian Stuard
12:11 p.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, Tyrrell Hatton, Talor Gooch
12:22 p.m. – Matthew Wolff, Matt Fitzpatrick, Aaron Wise
12:33 p.m. – Russell Henley, Paul Casey, Webb Simpson
12:44 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Marc Leishman, K.H. Lee
12:55 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Max Homa, Corey Conners
1:06 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Reed
1:17 p.m. – Doug Ghim, Henrik Norlander, Doc Redman
1:28 p.m. – Matt Wallace, Tom Hoge, Sam Ryder
1:39 p.m. – Jason Day, Pat Perez, Matthew NeSmith

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