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

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka are the star attractions at the 2021 Palmetto Championship.

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On Thursday, a full field of PGA Tour pros — including the best player in the world — will begin the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round.

Previewing Palmetto Championship Round 1

The Palmetto Championship may be a one-off event this year (in place of the canceled RBC Canadian Open), but it occupies an important spot on the calendar. Being contested one week before the 2021 U.S. Open, this event is the last chance for pros who have qualified for Torrey Pines to get their games in tournament-shape.

Two players who will be among the favorites next week will be doing just that: World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka. For Johnson, this week is something of a homecoming, as he grew up in South Carolina.

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Johnson will get his tournament started at 7:44 a.m. ET on Thursday with playing partners J.T. Poston and Kevin Kisner. Koepka, who is grouped with Keith Mitchell and Lucas Glover for the opening two rounds, has to wait until 12:59 p.m. ET to begin his day.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round on Thursday.

How to watch Palmetto Championship Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will air the action for the first round of the 2021 Palmetto Championship with three hours of coverage from 3-6 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream Palmetto Championship Round 1 online

You can stream the first round Golf Channel TV coverage of the 2021 Palmetto 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 Palmetto Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

7:00 a.m. – Scott Brown, Robert Garrigus, Bo Hoag
7:11 a.m. – Bo Van Pelt, Cameron Percy, Doc Redman
7:22 a.m. – Bill Haas, Jonathan Byrd, D.J. Trahan
7:33 a.m. – Martin Laird, J.B. Holmes, Danny Lee
7:44 a.m. – Tyler Duncan, Martin Trainer, Kevin Chappell
7:55 a.m. – Grayson Murray, Russell Knox, William McGirt
8:06 a.m. – C.T. Pan, Kevin Tway, Harrison Frazar
8:17 a.m. – Mark Hensby, Patrick Rodgers, Josh Teater
8:28 a.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Sean O’Hair, Bronson Burgoon
8:39 a.m. – Aaron Baddeley, David Hearn, Roberto Castro
8:50 a.m. – Carl Pettersson, Zack Sucher, Wilco Nienaber
9:01 a.m. – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Nelson Ledesma, Cody Blick
9:12 a.m. – Kris Ventura, Michael Gellerman, Brant Peaper
12:15 p.m. – Sam Ryder, Mark Hubbard, Tom Lewis
12:26 p.m. – Smylie Kaufman, Padraig Harrington, Anirban Lahiri
12:37 p.m. – Alex Noren, J.J. Spaun, Xinjun Zhang
12:48 p.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Matt Fitzpatrick
12:59 p.m. – Brooks Koepka, Keith Mitchell, Lucas Glover
1:10 p.m. – Harris English, Brian Gay, Luke Donald
1:21 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Scott Piercy, Brice Garnett
1:32 p.m. – Ben Martin, Parker McLachlin, Byeong Hun An
1:43 p.m. – Brendon de Jonge, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Robby Shelton
1:54 p.m. – Nick Watney, Peter Uihlein, Michael Gligic
2:05 p.m. – Wes Roach, Ryan Brehm, Garrick Higgo
2:16 p.m. – Roger Sloan, Rob Oppenheim, Davis Thompson
2:27 p.m. – Hank Lebioda, Rhein Gibson, John Pak

Tee No. 10

7:00 a.m. – Jonas Blixt, Ricky Barnes, Beau Hossler
7:11 a.m. – Arjun Atwal, Tommy Fleetwood, Chase Seiffert
7:22 a.m. – Brian Stuard, John Rollins, Ryan Blaum
7:33 a.m. – Sungjae Im, Brandt Snedeker, Patton Kizzire
7:44 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, J.T. Poston, Kevin Kisner
7:55 a.m. – Austin Cook, Ryan Armour, Pat Perez
8:06 a.m. – Hudson Swafford, Richy Werenski, Vaughn Taylor
8:17 a.m. – James Hahn, Matt Every, Scott Stallings
8:28 a.m. – David Lingmerth, Hunter Mahan, Seamus Power
8:39 a.m. – Johnson Wagner, Matthew NeSmith, Will Gordon
8:50 a.m. – Omar Uresti, Joseph Bramlett, Bryson Nimmer
9:01 a.m. – Dominic Bozzelli, Lucas Bjerregaard, Tain Lee
9:12 a.m. – Andres Romero, Jim Knous, David Lipsky
12:15 p.m. – Camilo Villegas, Luke List, Sepp Straka
12:26 p.m. – Chesson Hadley, John Huh, Henrik Norlander
12:37 p.m. – Rory Sabbatini, Adam Schenk, Tyler McCumber
12:48 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Michael Kim, Kevin Stadler
12:59 p.m. – Andrew Putnam, Jason Dufner, D.A. Points
1:10 p.m. – Satoshi Kodaira, Ted Potter, Jr., Greg Chalmers
1:21 p.m. – J.J. Henry, George McNeill, Harold Varner III
1:32 p.m. – Fabián Gómez, Erik van Rooyen, Scott Harrington
1:43 p.m. – Derek Ernst, Shawn Stefani, Vincent Whaley
1:54 p.m. – Richard S. Johnson, Rafael Campos, Kelly Mitchum
2:05 p.m. – Kramer Hickok, Sebastian Cappelen, Chris Baker
2:16 p.m. – Charlie Beljan, Mark Anderson, Cole Hammer -a
2:27 p.m. – Ted Purdy, Ben Taylor, Broc Everett

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