2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions live coverage: How to watch Round 1 on Thursday

The new year has arrived, the PGA Tour holiday hiatus is over, and live tournament golf returns this Thursday at the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round.

Previewing Tournament of Champions Round 1

Dustin Johnson took a big step toward the Hall of Fame with his victory at the 2020 Masters in November, the second major and 24th PGA Tour win of his career. Johnson took a much-deserved break after Augusta, but now he’s back in Hawaii at the Tournament of Champions to compete for the first time since donning the green jacket.

Johnson will have to get by a long line of Tour stars to notch win No. 25 this week. Look no further than his first-round playing partner, World No. 3 Justin Thomas, who is the defending champion.

All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy a linked product, GOLF.COM may earn a fee. Pricing may vary.

Jon Rahm is one spot above Thomas in the Official World Golf Ranking, and he’ll be playing one group in front of Thomas on Thursday with a new bag full of Callaway clubs. And don’t forget about Bryson DeChambeau, the reigning U.S. Open champion who dominated the conversation in 2020.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions on Thursday.

How to watch Tournament of Champions Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will air the action for the first round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions with four hours of coverage from 6-10 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream Tournament of Champions Round 1 online

You can catch the first round of Golf Channel TV coverage of the Sentry Tournament of Champions 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.

How to bet on the Tournament of Champions — risk-free!

Chirp is a new golf-gaming platform that allows users to place live bets using fake money to win amazing, real-life prizes. The app, which is owned by GOLF.com’s parent company, 8AM Golf, is designed to inject the adrenaline of live gambling into a fun, risk-free contest. For more on Chirp, click here.

Tournament of Champions tee times for Round 1 (ET)

Tee No. 1

2:10 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Martin Laird
2:20 p.m. – Stewart Cink, Robert Streb
2:30 p.m. – Brian Gay, Sergio Garcia
2:40 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Andrew Landry
2:50 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Carlos Ortiz
3:00 p.m. – Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak
3:10 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Richy Werenski
3:20 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Billy Horschel
3:30 p.m. – Kevin Na, Joaquin Niemann
3:40 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Ryan Palmer
3:50 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Cameron Smith
4:00 p.m. – Brendon Todd, Bryson DeChambeau
4:10 p.m. – Abraham Ancer, Viktor Hovland
4:20 p.m. – Tony Finau, Lanto Griffin
4:30 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Hideki Matsuyama
4:40 p.m. – Harris English, Mackenzie Hughes
4:50 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Webb Simpson
5:00 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Sebastián Muñoz
5:10 p.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa
5:20 p.m. – Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm
5:30 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson

Kevin Cunningham

Golf.com Editor

As managing producer for GOLF.com, Cunningham edits, writes and publishes stories on GOLF.com, and manages the brand’s e-newsletters, which reach more than 1.4 million subscribers each month. A former two-time intern, he also helps keep GOLF.com humming outside the news-breaking stories and service content provided by our reporters and writers, and works with the tech team in the development of new products and innovative ways to deliver an engaging site to our audience.