2023 Players Championship tee times: Round 1 groupings for Thursday

The 2023 Players Championship begins Thursday morning, March 9, with the first round at TPC Sawgrass. You can find full Round 1 tee times for the tournament at the bottom of this post.

It was just over a month ago that Rory McIlroy was still No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, a position he had held since winning the CJ Cup late last year. But then he was overtaken by Scottie Scheffler, who in short order was topped himself by Jon Rahm.

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Rory nearly pulled off a win at last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, eventually finishing T2 one shot behind winner Kurt Kitayama. Now Rory is looking to get back in front of his rivals at the Players, which he won back in 2019.

For Thursday’s opening round at TPC Sawgrass, McIlroy will tee off at 7:56 a.m. ET, and he’ll play the first round alongside Scheffler and Rahm. You can stream Thursday’s first round via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ or watch the action on Golf Channel.


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Browse the complete first-round tee times for the 2023 Players Championship below.

2023 Players Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

6:50 a.m. – Robby Shelton, Austin Smotherman, Min Woo Lee
7:01 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Denny McCarthy, Matthew NeSmith
7:12 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Doug Ghim
7:23 a.m. – Michael Thompson, Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell
7:34 a.m. – Kevin Kisner, Nick Taylor, Corey Conners
7:45 a.m. – Trey Mullinax, Cam Davis, Tyler Duncan
7:56 a.m. – Adam Svensson, Joel Dahmen, Robert Streb
8:07 a.m. – J.J. Spaun, Chad Ramey, Luke List
8:18 a.m. – Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Brian Harman
8:29 a.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Mark Hubbard, Matt Wallace
8:40 a.m. – Nate Lashley, Troy Merritt, Kelly Kraft
8:51 a.m. – Aaron Baddeley, David Lingmerth, Ben Martin
11:50 a.m. – Kevin Tway, Russell Knox, Chesson Hadley
12:01 p.m. – Andrew Putnam, Maverick McNealy, Doc Redman
12:12 p.m. – Beau Hossler, Adam Schenk, Stephan Jaeger
12:23 p.m. – Lucas Herbert, Aaron Wise, Jason Day
12:34 p.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry
12:45 p.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Will Zalatoris, Xander Schauffele
12:56 p.m. – Max Homa, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth
1:07 p.m. – Sam Burns, Cameron Young, Sahith Theegala
1:18 p.m. – Chris Kirk, Seamus Power, Keegan Bradley
1:29 p.m. – Sam Ryder, Davis Riley, Taylor Moore
1:40 p.m. – Alex Noren, Thomas Detry, Max McGreevy
1:51 p.m. – Joseph Bramlett, Justin Suh, Andrew Novak

Tee No. 10

6:50 a.m. – Danny Willett, Brandon Wu, Davis Thompson
7:01 a.m. – Adam Long, Hayden Buckley, Taylor Montgomery
7:12 a.m. – Tommy Fleetwood, Taylor Pendrith, Callum Tarren
7:23 a.m. – Si Woo Kim, Webb Simpson, Tyrrell Hatton
7:34 a.m. – Tony Finau, Tom Kim, Patrick Cantlay
7:45 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler
7:56 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy
8:07 a.m. – Justin Rose, Billy Horschel, Hideki Matsuyama
8:18 a.m. – Nico Echavarria, Sungjae Im, Harris English
8:29 a.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Peter Malnati, Ryan Fox
8:40 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Patrick Rodgers, Greyson Sigg
8:51 a.m. – Nick Hardy, Eric Cole, Harrison Endycott
11:50 a.m. – David Lipsky, S.H. Kim, Tyson Alexander
12:01 p.m. – Kramer Hickok, Lee Hodges, Will Gordon
12:12 p.m. – Ben Griffin, Matthias Schwab, Justin Lower
12:23 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Garrick Higgo, Stewart Cink
12:34 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Tom Hoge, Francesco Molinari
12:45 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Lucas Glover, Matt Kuchar
12:56 p.m. – K.H. Lee, Martin Laird, Gary Woodland
1:07 p.m. – Ryan Brehm, Ryan Armour, Scott Stallings
1:18 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Patton Kizzire, Alex Smalley
1:29 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Jerry Kelly, Wyndham Clark
1:40 p.m. – Scott Piercy, James Hahn, Nick Watney
1:51 p.m. – Aaron Rai, Dylan Wu, Erik Barnes

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