2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions: How to watch the first PGA Tour event of the year

After a brief layoff for the holidays and New Year’s celebrations, the PGA Tour is back this week for the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first event of the year. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament.

Tournament of Champions preview

This year’s Tournament of Champions occupies a familiar place on the schedule, but the field size and makeup of the 2021 edition are unique. Traditionally the field is reserved exclusively for winners of PGA Tour events in the previous calendar year. But once the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the 2020 schedule, a few tweaks were put in place for this year only.

In addition to the 2020’s winners, all players who qualified for the Tour Championship in August were also extended an invite. because of that, the field has swelled to its biggest size ever: 42 golfers. Among them are the best players in the game.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson will make his first start since winning the 2020 Masters in November, and he’s in good company. 2020 PGA champion Collin Morikawa and 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau are also teeing it up in Hawaii this week. So too is World No. 2 Jon Rahm, who just switched to Callaway gear after signing a new deal with the company, and defending champion Justin Thomas.

You can find complete information about streaming the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions online or watching the action on TV below, as well as complete first round tee times.

Tournament of Champions Basics

What: 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions
Where: Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
When: Thursday-Sunday, January 7-10
Winner’s share: $6.7 million ($1.34 million winner’s share)
Last year’s champion: Justin Thomas

How to watch the Tournament of Champions on TV

With a cable subscription, you can watch the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions on Golf Channel and NBC. Golf Channel will air four hours of coverage each day Thursday-Saturday. On Sunday, NBC will carry the first two hours of the final round, with Golf Channel airing the last two hours of coverage. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Thursday, Jan. 7: 6-10 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday, Jan. 8: 6-10 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, Jan. 9: 6-10 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Sunday, Jan. 10: 4-6 p.m. ET (NBC); 6-8 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

How to watch the Tournament of Champions online, streaming

You can stream the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions online in various ways. You can watch the Golf Channel coverage at golfchannel.com/watch and the NBC Sunday broadcast at nbc.com/live 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.

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2021 Tournament of Champions tee times: Round 1 (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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