2021 Valero Texas Open live coverage: How to watch Round 1 on Thursday

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Phil Mickelson is getting one final Texas tune-up in before the Masters.

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One week remains before the start of the Masters, but first we must crown a champion at the 2021 Valero Texas Open, which kicks off on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round.

Previewing Texas Open Round 1

You may be impatiently waiting for the start of the Masters, but you don’t have to wait a week to see a bevy of Tour stars compete for glory. Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson is in the field, looking for a final tune-up before trying for his fourth green jacket. Mickelson is playing well lately, having made the cut in his last two PGA Tour events, including a T25 at the Honda Classic.

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Mickelson will be joined by two fan favorites trying to turn their games around: Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth. Fowler needs a win this week to earn a spot at Augusta, or else he’ll miss his first Masters in 10 years.

The picture is slightly different for Spieth, who has shown signs of a major comeback for months now. He may already have a place in the field at Augusta, but a win this week would mean just as much to him as it would to Rickie.

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

How to watch Texas Open Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will air the action for the first round of the 2021 Valero Texas Open with four hours of coverage from 2-6 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream Texas Open Round 1 online

You can stream the first round of Golf Channel TV coverage of the Valero Texas Open 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 Valero Texas Open Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

8:25 a.m. – Denny McCarthy, Tom Lewis, Bernd Wiesberger
8:36 a.m. – Ryan Moore, Sean O’Hair, Bo Hoag
8:47 a.m. – Cameron Percy, Sam Ryder, Erik van Rooyen
8:58 a.m. – Charles Howell III, Troy Merritt, Jason Dufner
9:09 a.m. – Michael Kim, Brice Garnett, Luke Donald
9:20 a.m. – Ryan Armour, Wesley Bryan, Danny Lee
9:31 a.m. – Brandt Snedeker, Satoshi Kodaira, Danny Willett
9:42 a.m. – Tyler Duncan, Ted Potter, Jr., Patton Kizzire
9:53 a.m. – Bo Van Pelt, D.J. Trahan, David Hearn
10:04 a.m. – Tom Hoge, J.J. Spaun, Bronson Burgoon
10:15 a.m. – Roger Sloan, Rhein Gibson, Sam Bennett
10:26 a.m. – Michael Gligic, Sebastian Cappelen, Austin Eckroat
1:20 p.m. – John Huh, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Xinjun Zhang
1:31 p.m. – Harold Varner III, Robby Shelton, Scott Harrington
1:42 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Rory Sabbatini, Byeong Hun An
1:53 p.m. – Joel Dahmen, Cameron Champ, Tony Finau
2:04 p.m. – Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Hideki Matsuyama
2:15 p.m. – J.B. Holmes, Andrew Putnam, Davis Love III
2:26 p.m. – Si Woo Kim, Lanto Griffin, Adam Long
2:37 p.m. – Brian Gay, Nate Lashley, Keith Mitchell
2:48 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Charley Hoffman, Charl Schwartzel
2:59 p.m. – Chesson Hadley, Cameron Tringale, Chase Seiffert
3:10 p.m. – Matt Wallace, Ryan Brehm, Akshay Bhatia
3:21 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Joseph Bramlett, Mac Meissner

Tee No. 10

8:25 a.m. – Anirban Lahiri, Sepp Straka, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
8:36 a.m. – Henrik Norlander, Doc Redman, Adam Schenk
8:47 a.m. – Ben Martin, Abraham Ancer, Cameron Davis
8:58 a.m. – Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler
9:09 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Corey Conners, Jordan Spieth
9:20 a.m. – Andrew Landry, Keegan Bradley, Jimmy Walker
9:31 a.m. – Branden Grace, Brendan Steele, Kevin Chappell
9:42 a.m. – Graeme McDowell, Aaron Wise, D.A. Points
9:53 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Scott Stallings, Patrick Rodgers
10:04 a.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Peter Malnati, Scott Brown
10:15 a.m. – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Kramer Hickok, Greyson Sigg
10:26 a.m. – Rafael Campos, J.J. Killeen, Tain Lee
1:20 p.m. – Nick Watney, Luke List, Will Gordon
1:31 p.m. – Seung-Yul Noh, K.J. Choi, Sam Burns
1:42 p.m. – Padraig Harrington, Kelly Kraft, Harry Higgs
1:53 p.m. – Sung Kang, Martin Trainer, Henrik Stenson
2:04 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Austin Cook, Kevin Stadler
2:15 p.m. – Martin Laird, Russell Knox, Jim Furyk
2:26 p.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, Pat Perez, Zach Johnson
2:37 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Hunter Mahan, Beau Hossler
2:48 p.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Matthew NeSmith, Doug Ghim
2:59 p.m. – Camilo Villegas, Lucas Glover, Brandon Hagy
3:10 p.m. – Hank Lebioda, Kris Ventura, Sam Fidone
3:21 p.m. – Vincent Whaley, Carlos Sainz Jr., Patrick Grimes

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