U.S. Open live coverage: How to watch the 2021 U.S. Open on Thursday

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The 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines kicks off Thursday morning.

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The 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines is here, with a full field of top pros ready to try their best to make history, beginning with Thursday’s opening round. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round. (You can find info on how to watch Friday’s second round here.)

Previewing U.S. Open Round 1

This year’s U.S. Open is brimming with historic potential. Can Phil Mickelson do the unthinkable and win his second-straight major, finally claiming his first U.S. Open title and joining the career Grand Slam club? Or will defending champion Bryson DeChambeau and two-time champ Brooks Koepka settle their feud in the winner’s circle?

How about Jon Rahm, and his endearing quest for a breakthrough major win on the heels of disappointment at the Memorial? Can Jordan Spieth summon the greatness that won him the 2015 U.S. Open and back it up with another comeback victory?

It all gets started Thursday morning at Torrey Pines’ South Course. Below you will find everything you need to know to watch the first round.

How to watch U.S. Open Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel and NBC will televise the first round of the 2021 U.S. Open. Golf Channel will air six-and-a-half hours of coverage on Thursday from 12:30-7 p.m. ET, followed by a three-hour NBC broadcast from 7-10 p.m. ET.

How to stream U.S. Open Round 1 online

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, will carry exclusive opening coverage of the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday from 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET, and another hour to finish the round off from 10-11 p.m. ET. Fans can also stream the Golf Channel TV coverage with Peacock. All-day Featured Group and Featured Hole coverage can be found on Peacock, USOpen.com and the U.S. Open app. The NBC broadcast can be streamed via NBC.com/live. Check out the full U.S. Open streaming schedule for Thursday below.

Exclusive Peacock Round 1 Coverage: 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET; 10-11 p.m. ET (Peacock)
Featured Groups: All day (Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open App)
Featured Holes (11, 12 and 13): All day (Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open App)
Round 1 Golf Channel TV Coverage: 12:30-7 p.m. ET (Peacock)
Round 1 NBC TV Coverage: 7-10 p.m. ET (NBCSports.com)


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2021 U.S. Open Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

9:45 a.m. – Sahith Theegala, Edoardo Molinari, Greyson Sigg
9:56 a.m. – Chris Baker, J.J. Spaun, Fabian Gomez
10:07 a.m. – Patrick Rodgers, Robby Shelton, Pierceson Coody
10:18 a.m. – Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Harris English
10:29 a.m. – Francesco Molinari, Henrik Stenson, Shane Lowry
10:40 a.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland
10:51 a.m. – Martin Kaymer, Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland
11:02 a.m. – Tony Finau, Abraham Ancer, Daniel Berger
11:13 a.m. – Si Woo Kim, Kevin Na, Bernd Wiesberger
11:24 a.m. – Jimmy Walker,Ian Poulter, Ryan Palmer
11:35 a.m. – J.T. Poston, Adam Hadwin, Joe Long
11:46 a.m. – Luis Fernando Barco, Dylan Meyer, Matthew Sharpstene
11:57 a.m. – Mario Carmona, Wilson Furr, Davis Shore
3:30 p.m. – Zach Zaback, Steve Allan, Eric Cole
3:41 p.m. – Hayden Buckley, Taylor Montgomery, Jordan Smith
3:52 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Richard Bland, Troy Merritt
4:03 p.m. – Robert MacIntyre, Victor Perez, Matt Wallace
4:14 p.m. – Tyler Strafaci, Hideki Matsuyama, Bryson DeChambeau
4:25 p.m. – Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson
4:36 p.m. – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose
4:47 p.m. – Matt Jones, Brendan Steele, Cameron Smith
4:58 p.m. – Carlos Ortiz, Zach Johnson, Lanto Griffin
5:09 p.m. – Sam Burns, Chan Kim, Thomas Detry
5:20 p.m. – Ollie Osborne, Peter Malnati, Brian Stuard
5:31 p.m. – John Huh, Johannes Veerman, Zack Sucher
5:42 p.m. – Rick Lamb, Michael Johnson, Carson Schaake

Tee No. 10

9:45 a.m. – Andy Pope, Brad Kennedy, Thomas Aiken
9:56 a.m. – Yosuke Asaji, Marcus Armitage, Jhonattan Vegas
10:07 a.m. – Cameron Young, Wilco Nienaber, Guido Migliozzi
10:18 a.m. – Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Wolff
10:29 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
10:40 a.m. – Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar
10:51 a.m. – Max Homa, Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson
11:02 a.m. – Jason Kokrak, Cameron Champ, Corey Conners
11:13 a.m. – Paul Barjon, Sam Ryder, Ryo Ishikawa
11:24 a.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Martin Laird, K.H. Lee
11:35 a.m. – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Adrian Meronk, Sung Kang
11:46 a.m. – Akshay Bhatia, Andrew Kozan, Alvaro Ortiz
11:57 a.m. – James Hervol, Hayden Springer, Roy Cootes
3:30 p.m. – David Coupland, Taylor Pendrith, Wade Ormsby
3:41 p.m. – Tom Hoge, Bo Hoag, Joe Highsmith
3:52 p.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Charl Schwartzel
4:03 p.m. – Garrick Higgo, Cole Hammer, Joaquin Niemann
4:14 p.m. – Lee Westwood, Stewart Cink, Paul Casey
4:25 p.m. – Will Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth
4:36 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed
4:47 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Louis Oosthuizen, Sungjae Im
4:58 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Branden Grace, Charley Hoffman
5:09 p.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Rikuya Hoshino, Brendon Todd
5:20 p.m. – Wyndham Clark, Matthias Schmid, Matthew Southgate
5:31 p.m. – Spencer Ralston, Dylan Wu, Justin Suh
5:42 p.m. – Luis Gagne, Kyle Westmoreland, Christopher Crawford

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