WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational 2019: Tee times, TV and Live Stream Schedule

Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy will play alongside each other in the first two rounds of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational which gets underway on Thursday in Memphis, Tennessee.

Koepka, the world number one, finished tied for fourth at the Open Championship in Northern Ireland last week, nine shots behind winner Shane Lowry. He finished at 6-under for the tournament and any slim hopes of clinching a fifth major disappeared as he bogeyed the first four holes in the final round.

Things went even worse for McIlroy, who disintegrated under pressure in the first round, carding an 8-over-par 79. The Northern Irishman's chances of triumphing at Royal Portrush were dead and buried by the time he reached the second hole after making a quadruple-bogey eight at the first. The four-time major winner shot a spirited 6-under in the second round but missed the cut by one shot.

Koepka and McIlroy will be the penultimate group to tee off from the first tee on Thursday and will be joined by Jason Day. Like McIlroy, the Australian missed the cut at the Open and is still looking for a first PGA win in over a year.

The trio will be preceded by Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth, who will tee off at 1:48 p.m. ET.

Even without Lowry and Tiger Woods, the 63-player field at TPC Southwind contains 46 of the world's 50 top-ranked golfers. Among them is world number 2 Dustin Johnson, who will tee off from tee number 10 alongside Paul Casey and Justin Thomas at 1:04 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Technically, Johnson and Thomas can both be considered the defending champions ahead of the tournament. The former won the 2018 PGA Tour event at TPC Southwind last year, which was known as the FedEx St. Jude Classic. The latter won the WGC Invitational in 2018, which was then sponsored by Bridgestone, and was held in Akron, Ohio. The PGA's decision to merge the WGC Invitational with the FedEx St. Jude Classic, has led to a certain degree of confusion.

Phil Mickelson also tees off at 1:04 p.m. ET, but he will do so from tee number one alongside Thorbjørn Olesen and Haotong Li.

Here are the selected tee times for the first two rounds.

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka of the United States plays his shot from the fifth tee during the third round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 20 in Portrush, United Kingdom. Kevin C. Cox/Getty

Selected tee times (All times ET)

First round—Thursday, July 25

Tee number one

  • 12:31 p.m.—Adam Long, Tyrrell Hatton, Mikumu Horikawa
  • 12:42 p.m.—C.T. Pan, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott
  • 12:53 p.m.—Hideki Matsuyama, Tony Finau, Matt Wallace
  • 1:04 p.m.—Phil Mickelson, Thorbjørn Olesen, Haotong Li
  • 1:26 p.m.—J.B. Holmes, Alex Noren, Philip Eriksson
  • 1:48 p.m.—Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth
  • 1:59 p.m.—Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day
  • 2:10 p.m.—Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed, Lucas Bjerregaard

Tee number 10

  • 12:31 p.m.—Patrick Cantlay, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
  • 12:42 p.m.—Brandt Snedeker, Cameron Smith, Louis Oosthuizen
  • 12:53 p.m.—Gary Woodland, Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele
  • 1:04 p.m.—Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas
  • 1:26 p.m.—Webb Simpson, Danny Willett, Jim Furyk
  • 1:37 p.m.—Chez Reavie, Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick

Second round Friday, July 26

Tee number one

  • 12:31 p.m.—Webb Simpson, Danny Willett, Jim Furyk
  • 12:42 p.m.—Chez Reavie, Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • 1:26 p.m.—Patrick Cantlay, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
  • 1:37 p.m.—Brandt Snedeker, Cameron Smith, Louis Oosthuizen
  • 1:48 p.m.—Gary Woodland, Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele
  • 1:59 p.m.—Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas

Tee number 10

  • 12:20 p.m.—J.B. Holmes, Alex Noren, Philip Eriksson
  • 12:42 p.m.—Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth
  • 12:53 p.m.—Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day
  • 1:04 p.m.—Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed, Lucas Bjerregaard
  • 1:26 p.m.—Adam Long, Tyrrell Hatton, Mikumu Horikawa
  • 1:37 p.m.—C.T. Pan, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott
  • 1:48 p.m.—Hideki Matsuyama, Tony Finau, Matt Wallace
  • 1:59 p.m.—Phil Mickelson, Thorbjørn Olesen, Haotong Li
  • 2:10 p.m.—Billy Horschel, Justin Harding, Shugo Imahira

TV coverage

The tournament will be broadcast in its entirety on Golf Channel, while CBS will broadcast the final two rounds.

Live stream

All four days of the tournament can be watched online via PGA Tour Live and on Golf Channel's digital platforms, while the last two rounds will also be available online via CBS Sports website.

A live stream for all four rounds will also be available via fuboTV.

TV schedule (All times ET)

Thursday, July 25

  • Golf Channel, 2 p.m.—7 p.m.
  • PGA Tour Live, 9 a.m.—7 p.m.

Friday, July 26

  • Golf Channel, 2 p.m.—7 p.m.
  • PGA Tour Live, 9 a.m.—7 p.m.

Saturday, July 27

  • Golf Channel, 12 p.m.—1:45 p.m.
  • CBS Sports, 2 p.m.—6 p.m.
  • PGA Tour Live, 9 a.m.—6 p.m.

Sunday, July 28

  • Golf Channel, 12 p.m.—1:45 p.m.
  • CBS Sports, 2 p.m.—6 p.m
  • PGA Tour Live, 9 a.m.—6 p.m.