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

Defending champion Patrick Cantlay will start this year's Tour Championship in second place.

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The 2022 Tour Championship — the grand finale of the 2022 FedEx Cup Playoffs — gets started Thursday afternoon with the opening round at East Lake Golf Club. Here’s what you need to know to watch Round 1 on TV or online.

Previewing Round 1

In last year’s playoffs, Patrick Cantlay won the BMW Championship, then used that as a springboard for a narrow victory at the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup title (and many millions of dollars). Can he do it again this year, with even more money on the line ($18 million for the winner, to be exact)?

Cantlay is already halfway to that goal, having successfully defended his title at the BMW by holding off a crowd of chasers, among them World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. But Cantlay will not begin Thursday’s opening round in first place. That spot belongs to Scheffler, whose T3 finish at the BMW was good enough to re-take the No. 1 FedEx ranking.

Scheffler, who starts the tourney at 10 under, and Cantlay (eight under) tee off for the opening round on Thursday at 2:45 p.m. ET. 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 Tour Championship.

How to watch Tour Championship Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will carry the opening round of the Tour Championship on TV with a five-hour telecast from 1-6 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream Tour Championship Round 1 online

You can stream the opening round of the Tour Championship via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ from 11:30 a.m.-6 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 Tour Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

11:45 a.m. – Aaron Wise

11:55 a.m. – Sahith Theegala, Adam Scott

12:05 p.m. – K.H. Lee, J.T. Poston

12:15 p.m. – Corey Conners, Brian Harman

12:25 p.m. – Billy Horschel, Tom Hoge

12:35 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa

12:45 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Joaquin Niemann

12:55 p.m. – Max Homa, Hideki Matsuyama

1:05 p.m. – Cameron Young, Matt Fitzpatrick

1:15 p.m. – Scott Stallings, Justin Thomas

1:25 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Jon Rahm

1:35 p.m. – Tony Finau, Sepp Straka

1:45 p.m. – Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy

1:55 p.m. – Xander Schauffele, Sam Burns

2:05 p.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay

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