2021 Zozo Championship live coverage: How to watch Round 1 in Japan

Hideki Matsuyama plays a shot during the 2021 CJ Cup

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama will try and win in front of his faithful Japanese fans this week.

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The 2021 Zozo Championship gets underway late Wednesday night with the opening round at Narashino Country Club in Japan. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round on TV or online.

Previewing Zozo Championship Round 1

After one year away from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Zozo Championship is heading back to Japan for the third playing of the new fully-sanctioned PGA Tour event. American golf fans were able to catch the 2020 version in primetime thanks to its temporary location in California. This year, spectators in the states will have to stay up late to watch the event live.

The first round will begin late Wednesday night in the Eastern time zone, with Golf Channel TV coverage kicking off at 11:30 p.m. ET. But with Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matusyama, Xander Schuaffele, Will Zalatoris and many more star players teeing it up, it’s well worth losing a little sleep to see who can join Tiger Woods and Patrick Cantlay as Zozo champions.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2021 Zozo Championship.

How to watch Zozo Championship Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will carry the opening round of the 2021 Zozo Championship with three hours of coverage beginning Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m. ET and ending at 2:30 a.m. ET on Thursday morning.

How to stream Zozo Championship Round 1 online

You can stream the opening round Golf Channel TV coverage of the Zozo Championship on golfchannel.com. Fans can also view Featured Group coverage of Round 1 on Wednesday and Thursday via PGA Tour Live with a subscription.

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2021 Zozo Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

7:30 p.m. – Cameron Tringale, Brandon Hagy, Yuki Inamori
7:41 p.m. – Andrew Putnam, Sepp Straka, Tomoyasu Sugiyama
7:52 p.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Luke List, Jinichiro Kozuma
8:03 p.m. – Si Woo Kim, Sung Kang, Adam Long
8:14 p.m. – Matt Jones, Robert Streb, Lanto Griffin
8:25 p.m. – Satoshi Kodaira, Chris Kirk, Tomoharu Otsuki
8:36 p.m. – Bill Haas, Tom Hoge, Ryuichi Oiwa
8:47 p.m. – Ryuji Imada, Roger Sloan, Ryosuke Kinoshita
8:58 p.m. – Alex Noren, Maverick McNealy, Keita Nakajima
9:09 p.m. – Carlos Ortiz, Joaquin Niemann, Will Zalatoris
9:20 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, C.T. Pan, Xander Schauffele
9:31 p.m. – Pat Perez, Henrik Norlander, Naoto Nakanishi
9:42 p.m. – Sam Ryder, Adam Schenk, Kazuki Higa

Tee No. 10

7:30 p.m. – Brendan Steele, Doc Redman, Ryutaro Nagano
7:41 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Doug Ghim, Shaun Norris
7:52 p.m. – Keegan Bradley, Tommy Fleetwood, Naoyuki Kataoka
8:03 p.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Collin Morikawa, Garrick Higgo
8:14 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Rickie Fowler, Harry Higgs
8:25 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Peter Malnati, Shugo Imahira
8:36 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Kramer Hickok, Chan Kim
8:47 p.m. – Wyndham Clark, Matthew NeSmith, Ryo Hisatsune
9:09 p.m. – K.H. Lee, Brendon Todd, Charley Hoffman
9:20 p.m. – Branden Grace, Sebastián Muñoz, Wesley Bryan
9:31 p.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Matt Wallace, Rikuya Hoshino
9:42 p.m. – Chesson Hadley, Hiroshi Iwata, Scott Vincent

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