How to watch the BMW Championship on Thursday: Round 1 live coverage

Patrick Cantlay is the defending champion this week at the BMW Championship.

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The FedEx Cup Playoffs continue this week with the 2022 BMW Championship, which begins on Thursday with the opening round at Wilmington Country Club. Here’s what you need to know to watch Round 1 on TV or online.

Previewing BMW Round 1

At last year’s BMW Championship, Patrick Cantlay outlasted Bryson DeChambeau in a tense playoff to capture his third win of the season. The win moved Cantlay into first place in the FedEx Cup standings, which he rode to capture the 2021 FedEx Cup title and, later, Player of the Year honors.

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But this year the story is a little different. Though solidly ranked at No. 7, Cantlay no longer holds the top spot, which was overtaken by Will Zalatoris last week. In addition, if Cantlay is to defend his title he’ll have to do it on a new course, Wilmington Country Club, which takes over hosting duties from last year’s BMW venue, Caves Valley.

Cantlay will also have to deal with a few resurgent Tour pros, such as World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and betting favorite Rory McIlroy.

It all gets started on Thursday, when Cantlay will tee off for his opening round at 2:40 p.m. ET alongside Scheffler. You can stream the first round via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+, or watch the telecast on Golf Channel.

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Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2022 BMW Championship.

How to watch BMW Championship Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will carry the opening round of the 2022 BMW Championship on TV with a four-hour telecast from 3-7 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream BMW Championship Round 1 online

You can stream the opening round of the 2022 BMW Championship via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET on Thursday, which includes featured group coverage. Fans can also stream the first round of Golf Channel TV coverage on golfchannel.com.

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2022 BMW Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

9:10 a.m. – Harold Varner III, Alex Noren

9:20 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Taylor Moore

9:30 a.m. – Troy Merritt, Chez Reavie

9:40 a.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Si Woo Kim

9:50 a.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Sebastián Muñoz

10:00 a.m. – Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott

10:10 a.m. – Trey Mullinax, Mito Pereira

10:25 a.m. – Seamus Power, Shane Lowry

10:35 a.m. – Maverick McNealy, K.H. Lee

10:45 a.m. – Kevin Kisner, Corey Conners

10:55 a.m. – J.T. Poston, Joohyung Kim

11:05 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, Tom Hoge

11:15 a.m. – Max Homa, Jordan Spieth

11:25 a.m. – Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay

11:40 a.m. – Sam Burns, Tony Finau

11:50 a.m. – Justin Thomas, Sungjae Im

12:00 p.m. – Taylor Pendrith, Marc Leishman

12:10 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Brendan Steele

12:20 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

12:30 p.m. – Lucas Herbert, Emiliano Grillo

12:40 p.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Cam Davis

12:55 p.m. – Scott Stallings, Andrew Putnam

1:05 p.m. – Luke List, Russell Henley

1:15 p.m. – Keith Mitchell, Cameron Tringale

1:25 p.m. – Lucas Glover, Denny McCarthy

1:35 p.m. – J.J. Spaun, Aaron Wise

1:45 p.m. – Davis Riley, Sahith Theegala

1:55 p.m. – Billy Horschel, Brian Harman

2:10 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Joaquin Niemann

2:20 p.m. – Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama

2:30 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Rory McIlroy

2:40 p.m. – Will Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler

2:50 p.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Cameron Young

3:00 p.m. – Alex Smalley, Wyndham Clark

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