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What Time Does Tiger Woods Tee off on Friday? The Players Championship TV Channel, Live Stream, Live Leaderboard

Tiger Woods was in buoyant mood after the first round of The Players Championship, dismissing any concerns over his fitness.

The 14-time major winner missed the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week because of a neck strain but was back on the course at TPC Sawgrass, Florida.

Woods carded a 2-under-par 70 and is five shots behind Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley, who currently share the lead.

Woods made one birdie on a largely mistake-free front nine, during which he recorded only one bogey. There was no such consistency on the back nine, however, as the 43-year-old recorded four bogeys and five birdies.

“I felt like I rolled it today,” Woods was quoted as saying by Golf Digest. “I felt like I was able to get up there, and I felt comfortable. I was able to rip it, and I felt pretty good.

“It wasn’t like I had to do a lot. I just got back into something that I do naturally. I putt with the toe moving and toe releasing.”

Meanwhile, Fleetwood and Bradley finished a 7-under-par 65. The Briton rallied home with six birdies in his final nine holes, while Bradley holed six birdies, an eagle and a bogey.

"I played really well all day apart from I hit a poor tee shot on 14 and got away with it," Fleetwood told Sky Sports.

"The course doesn't make you feel very comfortable at all, you are always a semi-bad shot from struggling to make par. It's one of the courses that's the ultimate test in golf.”

South Korea’s Byeong Hun An and the US’ Brian Harman are a shot behind, while four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is tied fifth alongside Vaughn Taylor and Ryan Moore at 5-under-par.

Selected second-round tee times

  • 8:22 a.m. ET—Keegan Bradley, Andrew Landry, Si Woo Kim (Tee number one)
  • 8:32 a.m. ET—Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed (Tee number 10)
  • 8:53 a.m. ET—Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Tony Finau Tee number 10)
  • 9:04 a.m. ET—Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth (Tee number 10)
  • 1:27 p.m. ET—Justin Rose, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele (Tee number one)
  • 1:38 p.m. ET—Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, Billy Horschel (Tee number one)
  • 1:48 p.m. ET—Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia (Tee number one)
  • 1:59 p.m. ET—Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy (Tee number one)

Where to watch Round 2

The round starts at 7:40 a.m. ET but live TV coverage won’t begin until 1 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, where it will run until 7 p.m. However, PGA Tour Live will provide coverage of featured holes from 7:30 a.m. ET until 7 p.m.

A live stream will be available via fuboTV and NBCSports.com from 1 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET.

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods of the United States reacts on the 17th green during the first round of The PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 14 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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