The Players 2019: Tiger Woods is set to resume his 2019 tournament schedule at The Players Championship following a week off due to injury.
Players Championship 2019
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla
Thursday To Sunday
Game Time: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m Everyday
It wasn’t much of a break for the 14-time major champion, who elected to forgo last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational to recover from a neck strain, a blip on what had been a strong start to the season following a top 10 finish in the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Woods will now aim to shake off injury concerns and improve on that performance at The Players at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Often refered to as golf’s “fifth major,” The Players will be a pivotal tournament for Woods to show his health won’t be an issue as the Masters quickly approaches. Woods has won twice at Sawgrass, in 2001 and 2013. Woods finished tied for 11th place last year at The Players, his first entry into the tournament since 2015 due to injury.
As Woods searches for a victory, it’s fitting that he will be paired up 2018 Players champion Webb Simpson for the first two rounds. Simpson will attempt to be the first golfer to ever repeat as Players champion. The polarizing Patrick Reed will round out the trio on Thursday and Friday.
This will be the first time since 2007 that The Players will take place in March as part of the PGA Tour’s schedule changes for 2019.
Here is everything to know about The Players Championshipin 2019, including how to watch live on TV and stream online, as well as updated tee times, odds, purse and past winners. You can also follow our “Tiger Tracker” and a full live leaderboard for hole-by-hold scoring updates when play begins Thursday.
The first two rounds of The Players will be televised exclusively on the Golf Channel. Coverage shifts to NBC for Rounds 3-4 on Saturday and Sunday.
You can find a live stream of the tournament via NBC Sports Live or by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Woods’ Thursday tee time will be at 1:27 p.m. ET, which be followed by an early 8:32 a.m. ET tee time on Friday. He will be paired with Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed for the first two rounds, who have each won a major in their career.
Here are the tee times for Thursday’s four featured groups, all scheduled to begin on the first hole within 32 minutes of each other in the afternoon. In addition to Woods’ group, a trio of top young American golfers and standout international players will be among those featured early.
|1:27 p.m. ET||1||Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed|
|1:59 p.m. ET||1||Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth|
|1:38 p.m. ET||1||Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott|
|1:48 p.m. ET||1||Jason Day, Francesco Molinari, Tony Finau|