Olympic golf live coverage: How to watch Round 1 in Japan

Justin Thomas at Tokyo Olympics

Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed are representing the United States in the men's Olympic golf event.

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The men’s golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics begins late Wednesday night for viewers in the United States. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first-round action on TV or online.

Previewing Round 1 of the Olympics Men’s golf event

We’re finally ready for the start of the golf events at the postponed 2020 Olympics. While several high-profile men’s players chose not play in the Olympics, or were forced out due to positive Covid-19 tests, the field still features some of the best players in the world who will duke it out for gold over four rounds beginning on Thursday in Japan (Wednesday night in the United States).

Among them is 24-year-old Collin Morikawa, the World No. 3 who just captured his second major at the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s. Morikawa joins fellow Americans Justin Thomas (No. 4) and Xander Schauffele (No. 5) as the top-ranked players in the field, according to the Official World Golf Ranking. World No. 6 Bryson DeChambeau would have given the United States the top-4 ranked players in the field, but he withdrew due to Covid-19 and was replaced by World No. 12 Patrick Reed.

Rikuya Hoshino, Thomas Pieters, and Sepp Straka will kick things off in the first grouping, beginning their opening rounds at 6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday night. Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round on Wednesday.

How to watch Olympic Men’s Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will air the first round of the Tokyo Olympics men’s golf competition beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday night and finishing at 3 a.m. ET Thursday morning. You can watch replays of the Round 1 action on Golf Channel Thursday at 7 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET.

How to stream Olympic Men’s Round 1 online

You can stream the first round Golf Channel TV coverage of the Tokyo Olympics men’s golf competition on NBCOlympics.com and golfchannel.com. Olympics highlights, documentaries and commentary can be found all day long on Peacock.

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Olympic Men’s Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

6:30 p.m. – Rikuya Hoshino, Thomas Pieters, Sepp Straka

6:41 p.m. – Adri Arnaus, Sami Valimaki, Matthias Schwab

6:52 p.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Henrik Norlander, Joachim Hansen

7:03 p.m. – Carlos Ortiz, Antoine Rozner, Guido Migliozzi

7:14 p.m. – Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

7:25 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Joaquin Niemann, Paul Casey

7:41 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Corey Conners

7:52 p.m. – CT Pan, Ryan Fox, Anirban Lahiri

8:03 p.m. – Hurly Long, Yechun Yuan, Galvin Green

8:14 p.m. – Kristian Krogh Johannessen, Adrian Meronk, Gunn Charoenkul

8:25 p.m. – Rory Sabbatini, Mito Pereira, Renato Paratore

8:36 p.m. – Jonathan Vegas, Thomas Detry, Kalle Samooja

8:47 p.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Alex Noren, Jazz Janewattananond 

9:03 p.m. – Rasmus Hoejgaard, Romain Langasque, Si Woo Kim

9:14 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Cameron Smith, Garrick Higgo

9:25 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, Sungjae Im

9:36 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry

9:47 p.m. – Rafael Campos, Max Kiefer, Ashun Wu

9:58 p.m. – Fabrizio Zanotti, Juvic Pagunsan, Scott Vincent

10:09 p.m. – Udayan Mane, Ondrej Lieser, Jorge Campillo

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