How to watch Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge: TV schedule, streaming, tee times

Justin Thomas is back in the field at the first Hero World Challenge since 2019.

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This week 20 of the best golfers on the PGA Tour meet in the Bahamas to battle for the 2021 Hero World Challenge title, with host Tiger Woods looking on. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament.

Hero World Challenge preview

Many of golf’s top players have been taking some much-deserved time off over the past few weeks following a busy and eventful year on Tour. But now they are back in action. Twenty of the best players in the game are ready to tee it up on live TV this week for Woods’ Hero World Challenge.

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Woods mounted a Sunday charge at the last playing of the Hero in 2019 (the 2020 edition was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic), but fell just short of winner Henrik Stenson. Tiger won’t be playing this week as he continues to recover from his car accident in February, but the 15-time major champion is making his first public appearance since then at the Hero.

After an opening press conference on Tuesday, Tiger will stick around to watch players like Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa and more compete at the Albany Club. Fortunately, the tournament will be televised on Golf Channel and NBC, so fans can follow along themselves from the comfort of their own homes.

You can find the full list of tee times for Thursday’s first round below, along with complete information about streaming the 2021 Hero World Challenge online or watching the action on TV.

Hero World Challenge basics

What: 2021 Hero World Challenge
Where: Albany, New Providence, The Bahamas
When: Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 2-5
Purse: $3.5 million
Last year’s champion: Henrik Stenson

How to watch the Hero World Challenge on TV

You can watch the entire 2021 Hero World Challenge on Golf Channel and NBC. Golf Channel will air the first two rounds, along with early coverage on the weekend. NBC takes over for the heart of the broadcast on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Thursday, December 2: 1:30-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday,
December 3: 1:30-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday,
December 4: 12-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2:30-5 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, December 5: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 1-4 p.m. ET (NBC)

How to watch the Hero World Challenge online, streaming

You can watch the 2021 Here World Challenge online in multiple ways. You can stream the Golf Channel coverage at golfchannel.com/watch and the NBC coverage at nbcsports.com/live by logging in with your cable credentials. Another way to catch the action is with PGA Tour Live, which also includes featured group coverage, though you’ll need a subscription to access the stream.

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2021 Hero World Challenge tee times: Round 1 (ET)

Tee No. 1

11:05 a.m. – Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton
11:16 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Sam Burns
11:27 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Daniel Berger
11:38 a.m. – Harris English, Tony Finau
11:49 a.m. – Patrick Reed, Abraham Ancer
12:00 p.m. – Henrik Stenson, Viktor Hovland
12:11 p.m. – Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele
12:22 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy
12:33 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
12:44 p.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth

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