2021 American Express live coverage: How to watch Round 1 on Thursday

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Brooks Koepka is hoping for a big year, and it all starts Thursday at the American Express.

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The 2021 American Express is here, and the stars of the PGA Tour are ready for the opening day of play on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round.

Previewing American Express Round 1

Just a short while ago, Brooks Koepka seemed like an unstoppable force on the PGA Tour, especially at the majors, collecting four major titles from 2017-19. But injuries hampered Koepka’s progress over the past year. Now he’s back and healthier than he has been in years.

He’ll have a shot at his fifth major in April, but his 2021 campaign officially begins Thursday at the American Express. Koepka will play the Nicklaus Tournament Course for the opening round, teeing off at 12:40 p.m. ET. He’ll be joined by Cameron Champ and Paul Casey.

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Another grouping to look out for is the 12:50 p.m. ET tee time on the same course. Like Koepka, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler will be making their first starts of the new year, alongside Patrick Cantlay. For both Phil and Rickie, it will also be home game of sorts for the California natives.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2021 American Express on Thursday.

How to watch American Express Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will air the action for the first round of the 2021 American Express with four hours of coverage from 3-7 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream American Express Round 1 online

You can stream the first round of Golf Channel TV coverage of the 2021 American Express on golfchannel.com. Fans can also view Featured Group coverage of the opening round all day Thursday via PGA Tour Live, though you will need a subscription to access both options.

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American Express tee times for Round 1 (ET)

Nicklaus Tournament Course – Tee No. 1

12:10 p.m. – Brian Harman, Sean O’Hair, Will Gordon
12:20 p.m. – Hunter Mahan, Byeong Hun An, Sam Ryder
12:30 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Tyler Duncan, Troy Merritt
12:40 p.m. – Michael Kim, Aaron Wise, Pat Perez
12:50 p.m. – Richy Werenski, J.T. Poston, Brice Garnett
1:00 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Adam Schenk, Maverick McNealy
1:10 p.m. – Brandon Hagy, Kristoffer Ventura, Chris Baker
1:20 p.m. – Nick Watney, John Huh, Bo Hoag
1:30 p.m. – Alex Noren, Bronson Burgoon, Henrik Norlander
1:40 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Sungjae Im, Russell Knox
1:50 p.m. – Andrew Putnam, Ryan Armour, Luke Donald
2:00 p.m. – Seung-Yul Noh, Cameron Tringale, J.J. Spaun
2:10 p.m. – Mark Wilson, Sebastian Cappelen, Harry Hall

Nicklaus Tournament Course – Tee. No 10

12:10 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, James Hahn, Doc Redman
12:20 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Luke List, Jamie Lovemark
12:30 p.m. – Brian Gay, Satoshi Kodaira, Kevin Stadler
12:40 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey
12:50 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler
1:00 p.m. – Scott Brown, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Erik van Rooyen
1:10 p.m. – Rhein Gibson, Vincent Whaley, Ben Taylor
1:20 p.m. – Lucas Glover, Tim Wilkinson, Cameron Davis
1:30 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Bill Haas, Sepp Straka
1:40 p.m. – Martin Laird, Nick Taylor, Brendan Steele
1:50 p.m. – Max Homa, Charles Howell III, Jason Dufner
2:00 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Scott Stallings, Sam Burns
2:10 p.m. – Roger Sloan, Michael Gellerman, Joohyung Kim

Stadium Course – Tee No. 1

12:10 p.m. – John Senden, Abraham Ancer, Scottie Scheffler
12:20 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Danny Lee, Robby Shelton
12:30 p.m. – Adam Long, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson
12:40 p.m. – Kevin Tway, Keegan Bradley, Patton Kizzire
12:50 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Brandt Snedeker, Austin Cook
1:00 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Bo Van Pelt, Tyler McCumber
1:10 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Mark Anderson, Michael Gligic
1:20 p.m. – Chris Kirk, Beau Hossler, Denny McCarthy
1:30 p.m. – Tom Hoge, Mark Hubbard, Matthew NeSmith
1:40 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Andrew Landry, Gary Woodland
1:50 p.m. – Kevin Na, Matthew Wolff, Tony Finau
2:00 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Chesson Hadley, Joel Dahmen
2:10 p.m. – Rafael Campos. Nelson Ledesma, Michael Block

Stadium Course – Tee No. 10

12:10 p.m. – Ryan Moore, Camilo Villegas, Wyndham Clark
12:20 p.m. – Josh Teater, Kelly Kraft, Xinjun Zhang
12:30 p.m. – C.T. Pan, Francesco Molinari, Martin Trainer
12:40 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Ted Potter, Jr., Si Woo Kim
12:50 p.m. – Steve Jones, Anirban Lahiri, Scott Harrington
1:00 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Matt Jones, Doug Ghim
1:10 p.m. – Kramer Hickok, Chase Seiffert, John Augenstein
1:20 p.m. – Fabián Gómez, Rory Sabbatini, David Hearn
1:30 p.m. – Russell Henley, Patrick Rodgers, Talor Gooch
1:40 p.m. – Sung Kang, Grayson Murray, Steve Stricker
1:50 p.m. – Jim Herman, Lanto Griffin, Scott Piercy
2:00 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Ben Martin, Cameron Percy
2:10 p.m. – Hank Lebioda, Joseph Bramlett, Akshay Bhatia

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