Notable pairings for Tournament of Champions Round 1
The field at this year’s Tournament of Champions is bigger than ever, thanks to temporary qualification standards introduced in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Forty-two golfers in total will compete at Kapalua this week, beginning with the opening round on Thursday. And the list of competitors features a bevy of heavy-hitters.
World No. 3 Justin Thomas is back to defend his title and try to inch closer to overtaking Dustin Johnson for the No. 1 spot. Johnson, the newly-minted Masters champion, is paired with Thomas for the first round in Hawaii. Maui, where host venue Kapalua Resort is located, is five hours behind the Eastern time zone. So JT and DJ will tee off in the final group at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Other notable pairings for the opening round include Xander Schauffele and Jon Rahm (5:20 p.m. ET); Collin Morikawa and Scottie Scheffler (5:10 p.m. ET); Bryson DeChambeau and Brendon Todd (4:00 p.m. ET); and Patrick Reed and Sebastián Muñoz (5:00 p.m. ET).
Check out the full first round tee times for the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions below.
Tournament of Champions Round 1 tee times (All times ET)
Tee No. 1
2:10 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Martin Laird
2:20 p.m. – Stewart Cink, Robert Streb
2:30 p.m. – Brian Gay, Sergio Garcia
2:40 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Andrew Landry
2:50 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Carlos Ortiz
3:00 p.m. – Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak
3:10 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Richy Werenski
3:20 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Billy Horschel
3:30 p.m. – Kevin Na, Joaquin Niemann
3:40 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Ryan Palmer
3:50 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Cameron Smith
4:00 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Bryson DeChambeau
4:10 p.m. – Abraham Ancer, Viktor Hovland
4:20 p.m. – Tony Finau, Lanto Griffin
4:30 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Hideki Matsuyama
4:40 p.m. – Harris English, Mackenzie Hughes
4:50 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Webb Simpson
5:00 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Sebastián Muñoz
5:10 p.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa
5:20 p.m. – Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm
5:30 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson
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