The PGA Tour is back this week with the 2023 Players Championship at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. On Thursday, March 9, Round 1 will be taking place with the action getting underway just before 7:00 a.m. ET.
The tournament field features 43 of the top 50 players in the world, including 8 former champions and six FedEx Cup winners.
Cameron Smith, the defending champion, will not be competing after leaving the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf.
Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy are co-favorites entering the tournament with +850 odds to win it all, followed by Scottie Scheffler (+1000), Patrick Cantlay (+1900), Max Homa (+1900), Justin Thomas (+1900), and Xander Schauffele (+2500).
You can watch Thursday’s first-round action on the Golf Channel from 12:00 p.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET or live stream online via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ and Peacock throughout the day. The ESPN+ stream will run from 6:45 a.m. ET to 6: p.m. ET, while Peacock will stream the action from 12:00 p.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET.
When will your favorite golfer be hitting the course?
A full look at the tee times and groupings for Round 1 on Thursday, March 9 can be seen below (all times Eastern).
The Players Championship Tee Times 2023 Round 1 Tee Times & Groupings
|6:50 a.m.||Robby Shelton, Austin Smotherman, Min Woo Lee|
|7:01 a.m.||Kevin Streelman, Denny McCarthy, Matthew NeSmith|
|7:12 a.m.||Ben An, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Doug Ghim|
|7:23 a.m.||Michael Thompson, Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell|
|7:34 a.m.||Kevin Kisner, Nick Taylor, Corey Conners|
|7:45 a.m.||Trey Mullinax, Cam Davis, Tyler Duncan|
|7:56 a.m.||Adam Svensson, Joel Dahmen, Robert Streb|
|8:07 a.m.||J.J. Spaun, Chad Ramey, Luke List|
|8:18 a.m.||Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Brian Harman|
|8:29 a.m.||Emiliano Grillo, Mark Hubbard, Matt Wallace|
|8:40 a.m.||Nate Lashley, Troy Merritt, Kelly Kraft|
|8:51 a.m.||Aaron Baddeley, David Lingmerth, Ben Martin|
|11:50 a.m.||Kevin Tway, Russell Knox, Chesson Hadley|
|12:01 p.m.||Andrew Putnam, Maverick McNealy, Doc Redman|
|12:12 p.m.||Beau Hossler, Adam Schenk, Stephan Jaeger|
|12:23 p.m.||Lucas Herbert, Aaron Wise, Jason Day|
|12:34 p.m.||Matt Fitzpatrick, Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry|
|12:45 p.m.||Kurt Kitayama, Will Zalatoris, Xander Schauffele|
|12:56 p.m.||Max Homa, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth|
|1:07 p.m.||Sam Burns, Cameron Young, Sahith Theegala|
|1:18 p.m.||Chris Kirk, Seamus Power, Keegan Bradley|
|1:29 p.m.||Sam Ryder, Davis Riley, Taylor Moore|
|1:40 p.m.||Alex Noren, Thomas Detry, Max McGreevy|
|1:51 p.m.||Joseph Bramlett, Justin Suh, Andrew Novak|
|6:50 a.m.||Danny Willett, Brandon Wu, Davis Thompson|
|7:01 a.m.||Adam Long, Hayden Buckley, Taylor Montgomery|
|7:12 a.m.||Tommy Fleetwood, Taylor Pendrith, Callum Tarren|
|7:23 a.m.||Si Woo Kim, Webb Simpson, Tyrrell Hatton|
|7:34 a.m.||Tony Finau, Tom Kim, Patrick Cantlay|
|7:45 a.m.||Collin Morikawa, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler|
|7:56 a.m.||Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy|
|8:07 a.m.||Justin Rose, Billy Horschel, Hideki Matsuyama|
|8:18 a.m.||Nico Echavarria, Sungjae Im, Harris English|
|8:29 a.m.||Jhonattan Vegas, Peter Malnati, Ryan Fox|
|8:40 a.m.||Adam Hadwin, Patrick Rodgers, Greyson Sigg|
|8:51 a.m.||Nick Hardy, Eric Cole, Harrison Endycott|
|11:50 a.m.||David Lipsky, S.H. Kim, Tyson Alexander|
|12:01 p.m.||Kramer Hickok, Lee Hodges, Will Gordon|
|12:12 p.m.||Ben Griffin, Matthias Schwab, Justin Lower|
|12:23 p.m.||Sepp Straka, Garrick Higgo, Stewart Cink|
|12:34 p.m.||Chez Reavie, Tom Hoge, Francesco Molinari|
|12:45 p.m.||J.T. Poston, Lucas Glover, Matt Kuchar|
|12:56 p.m.||K.H. Lee, Martin Laird, Gary Woodland|
|1:07 p.m.||Ryan Brehm, Lanto Griffin, Scott Stallings|
|1:18 p.m.||Ryan Palmer, Patton Kizzire, Alex Smalley|
|1:29 p.m.||Dylan Frittelli, Jerry Kelly, Wyndham Clark|
|1:40 p.m.||Scott Piercy, James Hahn, Nick Watney|
|1:51 p.m.||Aaron Rai, Dylan Wu, Erik Barnes|