When Does Tiger Woods Tee Off? Memorial Tournament First round Tee Times

Tiger Woods will play alongside world No. 1 Rory McIlroy and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka in the first two rounds of the Memorial Tournament this week.

The 15-time major winner is looking for a record sixth title at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, as he makes his return to the PGA Tour after a five-month hiatus. Woods' last official event was on February 16, when he shot 77 in the final round of the Genesis Invitational and finished last among those who made the cut.

He subsequently pulled out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship due to back problems, before the novel coronavirus pandemic intervened to grind golf to a halt. Woods has missed the four events since the PGA Tour resumed last month but he's declared himself fit and ready to go.

"I've been able to train a lot," he told reporters after a practice round on Tuesday.

"I've been able to do a lot of things that I hadn't done in a very long time, which is spend a lot of time with my kids and be around with them.

"It's been very different not to have sports, but we've been lucky enough to have had Medalist open at home for most of this quarantine period. So it's been nice to get out on the golf course and be able to play and keep active that way."

Woods, McIlroy and Koepka will tee off 1:17 p.m. EDT on Thursday afternoon from tee No.1, with last year's Open Championship winner Shane Lowry, Phil Mickelson and former world No.1 Justin Rose beginning the tournament from the same hole 10 minutes earlier.

World No. 2 Jon Rahm will also start the Memorial Tournament from tee No. 1 on Thursday, along with 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia and Tony Finau.

Bryson DeChambeau, who starts the tournament as a 10/1 favorite with the bookmakers, will tee off from tee No. 10 at 8:06 a.m. EDT along with defending champion Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa, who won the Workday Charity Open on Sunday on the same course that will host the Memorial Tournament this week.

Justin Thomas, who lost to Morikawa in a playoff on Sunday and is the second-favorite going into the tournament, will play the first two rounds alongside Xander Schauffele and Dustin Johnson in one of the other featured groups. The trio will tee off from hole No. 10 at 8:17 a.m. EDT.

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

Selected tee times (all times EDT)

Tee No. 1

  • 7 a.m.—Tom Hoge, Sepp Straka, Xinjun Zhang
  • 8:17 a.m.—Patrick Reed, Sebastián Muñoz, Keith Mitchell
  • 12:44 p.m.—Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland, Billy Horschel
  • 12:55 p.m.—Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, Tony Finau
  • 1:06 p.m.—Shane Lowry, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose
  • 1:17 p.m.—Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka

Tee No. 10

  • 7 a.m.—Louis Oosthuizen, Byeong Hun An, Carlos Ortiz
  • 7:55 a.m.—Viktor Hovland, Ian Poulter, Hideki Matsuyama
  • 8:06 a.m.—Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay
  • 8:17 a.m.—Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele
  • 1:06 p.m.—Brendon Todd, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson
  • 1:17 p.m.—Chez Reavie, Andrew Putnam, Jim Furyk

Memorial Tournament TV and live stream coverage

The tournament will be broadcast by Golf Channel and CBS. On Thursday and Friday, coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Golf Channel and runs until 6:30 p.m EDT.

Over the weekend, coverage begins on Golf Channel at 12:30 p.m. EDT, running until 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, before switching to CBS.

Live stream will be available on PGA Tour Live from 7:15 a.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday and Friday and from 8:40 a.m. EDT on Saturday and Sunday.

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Tiger Woods hits a shot during a practice round prior to The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on July 14 in Dublin, Ohio. Sam Greenwood/Getty