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The Players Championship always produces one of the best fields of the golf season This year’s edition of the best non-major events of the season is no different, as 48 of the 50 best players in the world will tee off at TPC Sawgrass starting Thursday at the same spot where the golf was closed 12 months ago

As is so often the case when the best in the world descend at a golf tournament, the presented groups are powerhouses: star upon star upon star, which should be summed up for a convincing finale of a first big quarter of the golf calendar year, although Brooks Koepka and Matthew Wolff are absent (not to mention Tiger Woods) there are still groups with the following trios all of which will require a lot of attention in the first 36 holes

Many of our storylines for the opening of the tournament come from these four threesomes. And although this has often led to bizarre winners in the past, it would be surprising at the moment if the champion of 2021 came from outside this group of 12

See all start times and pairings for Thursday’s first round at TPC Sawgrass.Read our full coverage of the 2021 Players Championship to see how to watch each round live, and check out our Live -Ranking of the Players Championship

6:45 am – Alex Noren, Xinjun Zhang, Doug Ghim6:56 am – Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, Robert MacIntyre7:07 am – Phil Mickelson, Charles Howell III, Tony Finau7:18 am – Sungjae Im, Kevin Kisner , Henrik Stenson7:29 am – Keith Mitchell, Troy Merritt, Brice Garnett7:40 am – Brian Gay, Michael Thompson, Sebastian Munoz7:51 am – Cameron Smith, Dylan Frittelli, Keegan Bradley8:02 am – Kevin Na, Carlos Ortiz, Matthew Fitzpatrick 8:13 am – Max Homa, J.T Poston, Russell Knox8:24 am – Stewart Cink, Nick Taylor, Austin Cook8:35 am – Ben An, Henrik Norlander, Christiaan Bezuidenhout8:46 am – Vaughn Taylor, Jerry Kelly, Joel Dahmen8:57 am – Scott Brown, Sam Ryder

6:45 am – Kyle Stanley, Lucas Glover, Tyler McCumber6:56 am – Russell Henley, Scottie Scheffler, Tom Hoge7:07 am – CT Pan, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar7:18 am – Gary Woodland, Billy Horschel, Ian Poulter7:29 am – Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas7:40 am – Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy7:51 am – Si Woo Kim , Harris English, Hideki Matsuyama8:02 am – Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Xander Schauffele8:13 am – Lanto Griffin, Corey Conners, Rickie Fowler8:24 am – Brendon Todd, Adam Long, Andrew Putnam8:35 am – Charl Schwartzel, Doc Redman, Harry Higgs8:46 am – Sam Burns, Wyndham Clark, Victor Perez 8:57 am – Scott Stallings, Adam Schenk

12:05 pm – Cameron Tringale, Denny McCarthy, Matthew NeSmith12: 16 pm – Brian Harman, Cameron Percy, Bernd Wiesberger12: 27 pm – Martin Laird, Tyler Duncan, Joaquin Niemann12: 38 pm – Richy Werenski, Aaron Wise, Kevin Streelman12: 49 pm – Patrick Reed, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth1 pm – Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson1: 11 pm – Daniel Berger, Adam Scott, Shane Lowry1: 22 pm – Andrew Landry, Cameron Champ, Brendan Steele1: 33 – Jason Kokrak, Francesco Molinari, Jason Day1: 44 pm – Charley Hoffman, Rory Sabbatini, Cameron Davis1: 55 pm – Matt Jones, Maverick McNealy, Will Zalatoris2:06 pm – Chris Kirk, Luke List, Bo Hoag2: 17 pm – Brian Stuard, Danny Lee and Beau Hossler

12:05 pm – Peter Malnati, Emiliano Grillo, Abraham Ancer12: 16 pm – Anirban Lahiri, KH Lee, Robby Shelton12: 27 pm – Branden Grace, Sung Kang, Jimmy Walker12: 38 pm – Hudson Swafford, Brandt Snedeker, Scott Piercy12: 49 pm – Jim Herman, Ryan Armor, Mackenzie Hughes1 pm – Nate Lashley, Ryan Palmer, Zach Johnson1 : 11 pm – Robert Streb, Marc Leishman, Justin Rose1: 22 pm – Chez Reavie, Bubba Watson, Pat Perez1: 33 pm – Patton Kizzire, Jason Dufner, Danny Willett1: 44 pm – James Hahn, Tommy Fleetwood, Harold Varner1: 55 2:06 pm – Adam Hadwin, Patrick Rodgers, Mark Hubbard 2:06 pm – Ryan Moore, Scott Harrington, Sepp Straka 2:17 pm – Jhonattan Vegas, Talor Gooch, Tom Lewis

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