Players Championship 2021 tee times, TV coverage, live stream & more to watch Friday's Round 2

rory-mcilroy-getty-031021-ftr.jpg
(Getty Images)

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the tournament, the Players Championship is back.

A star-studded field will compete at the TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., starting with Round 1 on Thursday. While the Players Championship isn't one of the four majors, it is considered the first big tournament of 2021 and should provide plenty of excitement all weekend long for golf fans.

Here is a complete guide to watching the Players Championship in 2021, including a list of tee times and the TV schedule.

MORE: Watch the Players Championship live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Watch the 2021 Players Championship

TV coverage of the 2021 Players Championship will be split between the Golf Channel (Thursday and Friday) and NBC (Saturday and Sunday). You can also stream the Players Championship via PGA Tour Live.

Date Time (ET) TV channel
Thursday, March 11 Noon-6 p.m. Golf Channel
Friday, March 12 Noon-6 p.m. Golf Channel
Saturday, March 13 1 p.m.-6 p.m. NBC
Sunday, March 14 1 p.m.-6 p.m. NBC

Who is in the 2021 Players Championship field?

The 2021 Players Championship field features defending champion Rory McIlroy, who beat runner-up Jim Furyk by one stroke in 2019. McIlroy will be battling the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and more at TPC Sawgrass.

Notably, Tiger Woods will not be part of the field as he recovers from injuries that he sustained in a single-car crash last month. Brooks Koepka will also miss the tournament with a knee injury.

Players Championship tee times for 2021

Here is the complete list of Players Championship tee times for Friday's second round.

Round 2: Friday, March 12

FIRST TEE
Tee time (ET) Group
6:45 a.m. Peter Malnati, Emiliano Grillo, Abraham Ancer
6:56 a.m. Anirban Lahiri, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Robby Shelton
7:07 a.m. Branden Grace, Sung Kang, Jimmy Walker
7:18 a.m. Hudson Swafford, Brandt Snedeker, Scott Piercy
7:29 a.m. Jim Herman, Ryan Armour, Mackenzie Hughes
7:40 a.m. Nate Lashley, Ryan Palmer, Zach Johnson
7:51 a.m. Robert Streb, Marc Leishman, Steve Stricker
8:02 a.m. Chez Reavie, Bubba Watson, Pat Perez
8:13 a.m. Patton Kizzire, Jason Dufner, Kramer Hickok
8:24 a.m. James Hahn, Tommy Fleetwood, Harold Varner III
8:35 a.m. Adam Hadwin, Patrick Rodgers, Mark Hubbard
8:46 a.m. Ryan Moore, Sepp Straka, Scott Harrington
8:57 a.m. Jhonattan Vegas, Talor Gooch, Tom Lewis
12:05 p.m. Kyle Stanley, Lucas Glover, Tyler McCumber
12:16 p.m. Russell Henley, Tom Hoge, Scottie Scheffler
12:27 p.m. C.T. Pan, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar
12:38 p.m. Gary Woodland, Billy Horschel, Ian Poulter
12:49 p.m. Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas
1 p.m. Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy
1:11 p.m. Si Woo Kim, Kristoffer Ventura, Hideki Matsuyama
1:22 p.m. Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Xander Schauffele
1:33 p.m. Lanto Griffin, Corey Conners, Rickie Fowler
1:44 p.m. Brendon Todd, Adam Long, Andrew Putnam
1:55 p.m. Charl Schwartzel, Doc Redman, Harry Higgs
2:06 p.m. Sam Burns, Wyndham Clark, Victor Perez
2:17 p.m. Scott Stallings, Adam Schenk
10TH TEE
Tee time (ET) Group
6:45 a.m. Cameron Tringale, Denny McCarthy, Matthew NeSmith
6:56 a.m. Brian Harman, Cameron Percy, Bernd Wiesberger
7:07 a.m. Martin Laird, Tyler Duncan, Joaquin Niemann
7:18 a.m. Richy Werenski, Aaron Wise, Kevin Streelman
7:29 a.m. Patrick Reed, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth
7:40 a.m. Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson
7:51 a.m. Daniel Berger, Adam Scott, Shane Lowry
8:02 a.m. Andrew Landry, Cameron Champ, Brendan Steele
8:13 a.m. Jason Kokrak, Francesco Molinari, Jason Day
8:24 a.m. Charley Hoffman, Rory Sabbatini, Cameron Davis
8:35 a.m. Matt Jones, Maverick McNealy, Will Zalatoris
8:46 a.m. Chris Kirk, Luke List, Bo Hoag
8:57 a.m. Brian Stuard, Danny Lee, Beau Hossler
12:05 p.m. Alex Noren, Xinjun Zhang, Doug Ghim
12:16 p.m. Lous Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, Robert MacIntyre
12:27 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Charles Howell III, Tony Finau
12:38 p.m. Sungjae Im, Kevin Kisner, Henrik Stenson
12:49 p.m. Keith Mitchell, Troy Merritt, Brice Garnett
1 p.m. Brian Gay, Michael Thompson, Sebastian Munoz
1:11 p.m. Cameron Smith, Dylan Frittelli, Keegan Bradley
1:22 p.m. Kevin Na, Carlos Ortiz, Matthew Fitzpatrick
1:33 p.m. Max Homa, J.T. Poston, Russell Knox
1:44 p.m. Stewart Cink, Nick Taylor, Austin Cook
1:55 p.m. Byeong Hun An, Henrik Norlander, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
2:06 p.m. Vaughn Taylor, Jerry Kelly, Joel Dahmen
2:17 p.m. Scott Brown, Sam Ryder

Players Championship purse

The purse at the 2021 Players Championship is $15 million with more than $2 million going to the winner. McIlroy earned $2.25 million for winning the tournament in 2019.

Players Championship odds, picks for 2021

  • Dustin Johnson +1200
  • Bryson DeChambeau +1600
  • Rory McIlroy +1600
  • John Rahm +1600
  • Collin Morikawa +2000
  • Xander Schauffele +2000
  • Justin Thomas +2000
  • Patrick Cantlay +2200
  • Tony Finau +2500
  • Webb Simpson +2500

Johnson is the betting favorite (+1200) to win the Players Championship, according to odds from DraftKings. That means a $100 bet on Johnson would result in a $1,200 payout.

Players Championship past winners

Year Winner Score
2019 Rory McIlroy -16
2018 Webb Simpson -18
2017 Si Woo Kim -10
2016 Jason Day -15
2015 Rickie Fowler -12
2014 Martin Kaymer -13
2013 Tiger Woods -13
2012 Matt Kuchar -13
2011 K.J. Choi -13
2010 Tim Clark -16

Latest News

Tiger-Woods-113021-Getty-FTR
Tiger Woods unsure if he will ever compete on PGA Tour: 'I'm so far from that'
Tiger Woods reflects on recovery from crash
Tiger Woods-111320-GETTY-FTR
Tiger Woods explains why he won't play golf full time 'ever again' in latest recovery update
Tiger Woods explains why he won't play golf full time 'ever again'
Lee-Elder-112921
Golf world reacts to death of Lee Elder, first Black golfer to play the Masters
Golfers, other athletes react to the passing of Lee Elder
Brooks-Koepka-Bryson-DeChambeau-112621
Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka results: Koepka dominates rival in 'The Match' 5
'The Match' 5 results: Koepka dominates DeChambeau
Phil-Mickelson-112621
Phil Mickelson steals the show as a commentator for 'The Match'
Phil Mickelson steals the show at 'The Match'