Tour Championship live coverage: How to watch Round 1 on Friday

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Dustin Johnson will begin the opening round of the 2020 Tour Championship at 10 under.

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The 2020 Tour Championship finally gets underway on Friday, September 4, at East Lake Golf Club, marking the end of another season on Tour and the culmination of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round.

Previewing Tour Championship Round 1

Dustin Johnson begins the week in first place in the FedEx Cup standings, but once the first shot is hit on Friday, the rankings go out the window, and the season-long competition all comes down to whoever wins the Tour Championship. But everyone will be attempting to chase down Johnson, who, thanks to his ranking, will start the tournament at 10 under.

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DJ will have to be in good form from the get-go to claim his first FedEx Cup title on Monday. Jon Rahm, who bested Johnson in a playoff at the BMW five days ago, will start Friday’s first round two shots back, with Justin Thomas (seven under), Webb Simpson (six under) and Collin Morikawa (five under) also well within striking distance.

But those aren’t the only players Johnson has to fend off this week. Defending champion Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed or any other of the 30 competitors could erase DJ’s lead with one terrific round on Friday.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the Tour Championship Friday.

How to watch Tour Championship Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will air the action for the first round of the Tour Championship with five hours of coverage on Friday, 1-6 p.m. ET.

How to stream Tour Championship Round 1 online

You can catch the full first round Golf Channel broadcast of the Tour Championship on golfchannel.com. Fans can also view Featured Group coverage of the opening round all day Friday via PGA Tour Live, though you will need a subscription to access both options.

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Tour Championship tee times for Round 1 (ET)

Tee No. 1

12:00 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Billy Horschel
12:10 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Mackenzie Hughes
12:20 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith
12:30 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Kevin Na
12:40 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer
12:50 p.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Tony Finau
1:00 p.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Joaquin Niemann
1:10 p.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, Lanto Griffin
1:20 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele
1:30 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Rory McIlroy
1:40 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Hideki Matsuyama
1:50 p.m. – Harris English, Bryson DeChambeau
2:00 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Daniel Berger
2:10 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson
2:20 p.m. – Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm

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