When Does Tiger Woods Tee Off? PGA Championship First Round Tee Times

Tiger Woods will play alongside world No. 1 Justin Thomas and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship, which gets underway in San Francisco, California, on Thursday.

The trio will begin the tournament from tee No. 10 at 8:33 a.m. PDT (11:33 a.m. ET), more than 90 minutes after Brian Harm hits the first tee shot at TPC Harding Park to open the first major in over 12 months.

Woods has kept appearances on the PGA Tour to a minimum this season, as he continues to carefully manage his back issues. The 15-time major winner finished tied for 40th at the Memorial Tournament three weeks ago in his first appearance since the Genesis Invitational in February, when he shot 77 in the final round and finished last among those who made the cut.

While Woods has been afforded a long recovery break after the first round—his Friday tee time is scheduled for 1:58 p.m. local time—he will have to adjust to cooler weather, with the high temperature not expected to climb above 70 degrees this week.

Cold weather has long been Woods' achilles heel after he underwent four surgeries on his back and he has struggled when facing unseasonably cold weather at the last three majors.

"It's just the way it is. It's going to play longer," he said in a press conference on Tuesday.

"It's heavy air whether the wind blows or not, but it's still going to be heavy. The ball doesn't fly very far up here.

"The weather forecast is supposed to be like this all week: Marine layer, cool, windy, and we are all going to have to deal with it."

Defending champion Brooks Koepka, who is aiming to become the first man in the stroke play era to win the tournament three years in a row, will tee off from hole No. 10 at 8:11 a.m. local time along with reigning U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland and reigning Open champion Shane Lowry.

The trio will be followed by three-time major winner Jordan Spieth, 2016 U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson and former world No. 1 Justin Rose 10 minutes later.

World No. 2 Jon Rahm, meanwhile, will begin the tournament from tee No. 1 at 1:58 p.m. local time alongside Phil Mickelson and fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia. Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Adam Scott will tee off from the same hole 10 minutes earlier.

Here's everything you need to know to keep up with the first round.

Selected tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

  • 10:55 a.m.—Bud Cauley, Lucas Glover, Tyrrell Hatton
  • 4:14 p.m.—Kevin Na, Patrick Reed, Robert MacIntyre
  • 4:25 p.m.—Matthew Wolff, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell
  • 4:36 p.m.—Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Hideki Matsuyama
  • 4:47 p.m.—Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
  • 4:58 p.m.—Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia
  • 5:09 p.m.—Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson
  • 5:20 p.m.—Matt Wallace, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman

Tee No. 10

  • 10:27 a.m.—Tony Finau, Danny Willett, Patrick Cantlay
  • 10:49 a.m.—Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele, Steve Stricker
  • 11:00 a.m.—Henrik Stenson, Collin Morikawa, Zach Johnson
  • 11:11 a.m.—Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland, Shane Lowry
  • 11:22 a.m.—Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose
  • 11:33 a.m.—Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas
  • 4:53 p.m.—Cameron Smith, Denny McCarthy, Cameron Champ

TV and live stream schedule (All times ET)

ESPN and CBS will cover the PGA Championship, with the former broadcasting the opening two rounds, before the latter takes over for the final two rounds.

On Thursday, coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET and runs until 10 p.m. ET.

A live stream of each round will also be available on ESPN.com, while coverage of the final two rounds will be available on CBS.com. ESPN+ will live stream the opening tee shots on Thursday and Friday and carry six hours of coverage on both days before the TV broadcast begins as well as coverage of Featured Holes and Featured Groups. The entire tournament can also be streamed via fuboTV.

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Tiger Woods plays a shot from the bunker during a practice round prior to the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 4 in San Francisco, California. Tom Pennington/Getty