Arnold Palmer Invitational 2020: Thursday Tee times, Live Stream, TV Channel

Rory McIlroy will play alongside Francesco Molinari and Justin Rose in the first two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

The world No. 1 will tee off at 7:54 a.m. ET from tee No. 10 on Thursday as he looks for a second win in three years at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida.

McIlroy shot an 8-under-par 64 in the final round two years ago to finish three shots clear of Bryson DeChambeau and is the bookmakers' favorite to win this week.

Molinari arrives in Orlando as the defending champion but is in the midst of a dismal run of form and has missed the cut three times in his last four starts.

Rose's form has been similarly disappointing, with the Englishman missing the cut twice in the last three starts along with an anonymous 56th place finish at the Genesis Invitational last month.

The trio will be followed onto the course by Adam Scott, Brooks Koepka and Jason Day. The former has climbed back into the top-10 in the world rankings after winning the Genesis Invitational, while Day is looking for his first PGA Tour win since May 2018.

The Australian won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2016 and has five top-25 finishes in his last six starts at Bay Hill.

Koepka, meanwhile, will be hoping to continue his recovery from the serious knee injury that has limited him to just 14 rounds since the start of the year.

The former world No. 1 missed the cut at the Honda Classic last week, but suggested the disappointing performance was not down to any knee issues and that the recovery was progressing well.

Meanwhile, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau will tee off at 12:56 p.m. ET from tee No. 1.

Reed arrives in Florida in great form following his win at the WGC-Mexico Championship last month, while DeChambeau is the bookmakers' third-favorite and finished second at Bay Hill in 2018.

Mickelson has missed the cut in three of his last four starts, but finished third in the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach last month and is a former winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson and Tommy Fleetwood will also begin their tournament from tee No. 1, as will Rickie Fowler and Sungjae Im, who clinched his first PGA Tour win last week.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Thursday.

Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy
(L-R) Justin Rose of England and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland are pictured together on the first hole during Day Three of the DP World Tour Championship Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 23, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Andrew Redington/Getty

Selected tee times (All times EST)

Tee No. 1

  • 6:45 a.m.—Charl Schwartzel, Sam Ryder
  • 7:43 a.m.—Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker
  • 8:06 a.m.—Adam Long, Davis Love III, Vijay Singh
  • 12:10 p.m.—Sebastián Muñoz, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood
  • 12:44 p.m.—Sungjae Im, Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler
  • 12:56 p.m.—Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau
  • 1:07 p.m.—Jason Kokrak, Abraham Ancer, Zac Blair

Tee No. 10

  • 6:45 a.m.—Emiliano Grillo, Danny Lee, Talor Gooch
  • 7:20 a.m.—Lanto Griffin, Sung Kang, Henrik Stenson
  • 7:31 a.m.—Matthew Wolff, Danny Willett, Tony Finau
  • 7:54 a.m.—Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose
  • 8:06 a.m.—Adam Scott, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day
  • 8:17 a.m.—Lee Westwood, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matt Wallace
  • 12:56 p.m.—Xander Schauffele, Kevin Tway, Lucas Glover

Arnold Palmer Invitational TV guide

On Thursday and Friday, coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET on Golf Channel and runs until 6 p.m. ET. Coverage of featured groups and featured holes will be available from 7 a.m. ET on both days via PGA Tour Live.

Golf Channel will also broadcast live action between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday.

NBC will take over at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, covering the final two rounds. Coverage of featured groups and featured holes will be available from 7:30 a.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday via PGA Tour Live.

Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream

All four days of the tournament can be watched on PGA Tour Live—beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 7:30 ET on Saturday and Sunday—Golf Channel's digital platforms and fuboTV. A live stream of the final two days of the tournament will be available via NBC's digital platforms.