How to watch the 2023 RBC Canadian Open on Thursday: Round 1 live coverage

Rory McIlroy is the defending champion at the RBC Canadian Open.

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The 2023 RBC Canadian Open kicks off Thursday with the first round at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Canada. Here’s what you need to know to watch Round 1 on TV or online.

Previewing Round 1

The headliner at this event was always going to be World No. 3 Rory McIlroy, one of golf’s biggest stars and the defending Canadian Open champion. But that’s even more true now, thanks to Tuesday’s shocking revelations about the PGA Tour-LIV merger.

McIlroy, despite being one of the Tour’s most loyal and outspoken supporters, was left out of the decision-making process entirely, and informed only just before the public heard.

Now Rory will be forced to put those thoughts aside as he tries to repeat in Canada and build some momentum for next week’s U.S. Open.

You can stream the first round of the RBC Canadian Open via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Thursday, or you can watch the telecast on Golf Channel starting at 3 p.m. ET.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2023 RBC Canadian Open.

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How to watch the RBC Canadian Open on TV Thursday

Golf Channel will air the opening round of the 2023 RBC Canadian Open on TV with a three-hour telecast from 3-6 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream the RBC Canadian Open online Thursday

You can stream the first round of the 2023 RBC Canadian Open on Thursday via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+, which will have exclusive coverage beginning at 7 a.m. ET, in addition to featured group coverage. Fans can stream Golf Channel’s first-round TV coverage via NBCSports.com.

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2023 RBC Canadian Open Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

7:00 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Camilo Villegas, Derek Ernst
7:11 a.m. – Hank Lebioda, Aaron Rai, Justin Lower
7:22 a.m. – Ben Martin, Jonathan Byrd, Brandon Wu
7:33 a.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Lanto Griffin, Aaron Wise
7:44 a.m. – Ryan Brehm, Garrick Higgo, Andrew Landry
7:55 a.m. – Chez Reavie, Lucas Glover, Martin Laird
8:06 a.m. – C.T. Pan, Jason Dufner, Peter Malnati
8:17 a.m. – Grayson Murray, Mark Hubbard, Max McGreevy
8:28 a.m. – William McGirt, Vince Whaley, Roger Sloan
8:39 a.m. – Cody Gribble, Russell Knox, S.Y. Noh
8:50 a.m. – Scott Harrington, Harrison Endycott, Brandon Matthews
9:01 a.m. – Derek Lamely, Carson Young, MJ Daffue
9:12 a.m. – Sebastian Szirmak, Étienne Papineau, Taylor Durham
12:15 p.m. – Sangmoon Bae, Scott Brown, Adrian Meronk
12:26 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, Brian Stuard, Alex Smalley
12:37 p.m. – David Lipsky, Austin Smotherman, Tyson Alexander
12:48 p.m. – Sam Burns, Matt Kuchar, Sahith Theegala
12:59 p.m. – Adam Svensson, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Hadwin
1:10 p.m. – Shane Lowry, Brandt Snedeker, Cameron Young
1:21 p.m. – Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Weir, Taylor Pendrith
1:32 p.m. – Kevin Tway, Michael Kim, Robby Shelton
1:43 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Ryan Moore, Matthias Schwab
1:54 p.m. – Harry Hall, Akshay Bhatia, Michael Block
2:05 p.m. – Dylan Wu, Trevor Werbylo, Nicolai Hojgaard
2:16 p.m. – Vincent Norrman, Brent Grant, Trevor Cone
2:27 p.m. – Wil Bateman, Jake Knapp, Michael Thorbjornsen

Tee No. 10

7:00 a.m. – Adam Long, Patton Kizzire, Cameron Percy
7:11 a.m. – Ricky Barnes, Henrik Norlander, Harry Higgs
7:22 a.m. – Brice Garnett, Ryan Armour, Eric Cole
7:33 a.m. – Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson
7:44 a.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Ludvig Aberg
7:55 a.m. – Corey Conners, Nick Taylor, Tommy Fleetwood
8:06 a.m. – Bill Haas, Doc Redman, Greyson Sigg
8:17 a.m. – Martin Trainer, David Hearn, Lee Hodges
8:28 a.m. – Scott Piercy, Chris Stroud, Nick Watney
8:39 a.m. – David Lingmerth, Ben Crane, Chesson Hadley
8:50 a.m. – Michael Gligic, Matti Schmid, Ryan Gerard
9:01 a.m. – Drew Nesbitt, Peter Kuest, Luis Carrera
9:12 a.m. – Ben Silverman, Daniel Kim, Johnny Travale
12:15 p.m. – George McNeill, Sean O’Hair, Callum Tarren
12:26 p.m. – Kevin Chappell, Wesley Bryan, Andrew Novak
12:37 p.m. – Tommy Gainey, Maverick McNealy, Kelly Kraft
12:48 p.m. – Brian Gay, Tyler Duncan, Keith Mitchell
12:59 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Robert Streb, Jim Herman
1:10 p.m. – Chad Ramey, Richy Werenski, Brendon Todd
1:21 p.m. – James Hahn, Doug Ghim, S.H. Kim
1:32 p.m. – Sung Kang, Arjun Atwal, Will Gordon
1:43 p.m. – Austin Cook, Kramer Hickok, Joseph Bramlett
1:54 p.m. – Paul Haley II, Augusto Núñez, Kevin Roy
2:05 p.m. – Zecheng Dou, Kyle Westmoreland, Carl Yuan
2:16 p.m. – David Carey, Sam Bennett, Ryan Hall
2:27 p.m. – Aaron Cockerill, Stuart Macdonald, Myles Creighton

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