Memorial Tournament live coverage: How to watch Round 1 on Thursday

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Tiger Woods makes his first start since February on Thursday.

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The 2020 Memorial Tournament begins on Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the first round.

Previewing the Memorial Tournament Round 1

On Thursday at the Memorial, there will be no spectators after the PGA Tour reversed an earlier plan that would have made the event the first to welcome fans since the Tour returned in June. It will be unusual for sure, but one familiar sight we’ll see in the opening round is Tiger Woods on the 1st tee.

It will be the first time we’ve seen Woods play a round on Tour since February, and it’s a great place for him to make his return for one reason: he’s won the Memorial five times. He’ll play alongside two of the best in the game for the first two rounds in Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka. They tee off at 1:17 p.m. ET Thursday.

There will be no shortage of star power outside of that featured grouping, though. The Memorial always attracts one of the stoutest fields each season, but this year’s field is even stronger than normal. Recent winners like World No. 7 Bryson DeChambeau and World No. 4 Dustin Johnson will also by vying for the title.

Here’s all the information you need to watch the 2020 Memorial Tournament on TV or stream it online.

How to watch Memorial Tournament Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will air the first round of the 2020 Memorial Tournament. They will broadcast four hours of coverage from 2:30-6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream the Memorial Tournament Round 1 online

If you have a cable TV subscription, watching the first round of the 2020 Memorial Tournament online will be easy. You can catch the full first round Golf Channel broadcast 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 an account to access the stream.

2020 Memorial Tournament tee times for Round 1 (ET)

Tee No. 1

7:00 a.m. – Tom Hoge, Sepp Straka, Xinjun Zhang
7:11 a.m. – Luke List, Alex Noren, Matthew Fitzpatrick
7:22 a.m. – Brendan Steele, Scottie Scheffler, Matt Wallace
7:33 a.m. – Nate Lashley, Sung Kang, Kevin Kisner
7:44 a.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Bubba Watson, Scott Piercy
7:55 a.m. – Matthew Wolff, Stewart Cink, Abraham Ancer
8:06 a.m. – Cameron Smith, Charles Howell III, Troy Merritt
8:17 a.m. – Patrick Reed, Sebastián Muñoz, Keith Mitchell
8:28 a.m. – Jim Herman, Kevin Streelman, Vijay Singh
8:39 a.m. – C.T. Pan, Brandt Snedeker, Vaughn Taylor
8:50 a.m. – Bernd Wiesberger, Jason Scrivener, Haotong Li
12:00 p.m. – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Harold Varner III, Doc Redman
12:11 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Maverick McNealy, Scott Harrington
12:22 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Joel Dahmen, Henrik Norlander
12:33 p.m. – Paul Casey, Jimmy Walker, Ernie Els
12:44 p.m. – Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland, Billy Horschel
12:55 p.m. – Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, Tony Finau
1:06 p.m. – Shane Lowry, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose
1:17 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka
1:28 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Kevin Tway, Jason Dufner
1:39 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Talor Gooch, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
1:50 p.m. – Andy Ogletree, Peter Kuest
2:01 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Graeme McDowell

Tee No. 10

7:00 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Byeong Hun An, Carlos Ortiz
7:11 a.m. – K.J. Choi, Mark Hubbard, Wyndham Clark
7:22 a.m. – Ryan Moore, Branden Grace, Zac Blair
7:33 a.m. – Max Homa, Keegan Bradley, Danny Willett
7:44 a.m. – Andrew Landry, Cameron Champ, Jordan Spieth
7:55 a.m. – Viktor Hovland, Ian Poulter, Hideki Matsuyama
8:06 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay
8:17 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele
8:28 a.m. – J.T. Poston, Jason Day, William McGirt
8:39 a.m. – David Lingmerth, Patrick Rodgers, Harry Higgs
8:50 a.m. – Carl Pettersson, Bo Hoag, Matthias Schwab
12:00 p.m. – Danny Lee, Rory Sabbatini, Matthew NeSmith
12:11 p.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Bud Cauley, Erik van Rooyen
12:22 p.m. – Lucas Glover, Jason Kokrak, Victor Perez
12:33 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Marc Leishman, Si Woo Kim
12:44 p.m. – Lanto Griffin, Kevin Na, Matt Kuchar
12:55 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, Ryan Palmer, Steve Stricker
1:06 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson
1:17 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Andrew Putnam, Jim Furyk
1:28 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Corey Conners ,Adam Long
1:39 p.m. – Brian Harman, Adam Hadwin, Jazz Janewattananond
1:50 p.m. – Harris English, Denny McCarthy

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