The Best Field in Golf Is at The Players



The PGA Tour’s flagship event kicks off on Thursday at Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The strongest field in golf will take on Pete Dye’s diabolical Stadium Course design with the largest purse in professional golf on the line, and early-round action as well as afternoon featured groups can be seen exclusively on PGA TOUR LIVE beginning early Thursday morning.

The reason the Players is known as “The Fifth Major” is because of its field. 48 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, including all of the top-10 will tee it up this weekend. The biggest stars will not only be vying for the crystal trophy, but they will begin their quest for the hardware as a featured group on PGA TOUR LIVE.

The featured groups this week on PGA TOUR LIVE will have 10 of the top-11 in the world featured, headlined by Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth. Big names such as Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler will also receive featured coverage.

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The first two days of the Players Championship will be live streamed on PGA TOUR LIVE beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST, giving subscribers just shy of 12 hours of live golf that otherwise would go unseen. Through the Tour’s partnership with Twitter, the first hour-plus of the PGA TOUR LIVE broadcast can be seen for free.

Here is PGA TOUR LIVE’s schedule for the Players.

Thursday:
Broadcast time: 7:30AM/ET – 7:00PM/ET
Twitter Window: 7:30AM/ET – Approx. 8:45AM/ET
Morning Featured Groups
8:16 AM/ET: Jason Day / Rickie Fowler / Henrik Stenson
8:27 AM/ET: Phil Mickelson / Jordan Spieth / Hideki Matsuyama
Afternoon Featured Group (DTV)
1:52 PM/ET: Dustin Johnson / Justin Thomas / Rory McIlroy

Friday:
Broadcast time: 7:30AM/ET – 7:00PM/ET
Twitter Window: 7:30AM/ET – Approx. 8:45AM/ET
Morning Featured Groups
8:16 AM/ET: Sergio Garcia / Matt Kuchar / Adam Scott
8:27 AM/ET: Dustin Johnson / Justin Thomas / Rory McIlroy
Afternoon Featured Group (DTV)
1:52 PM/ET: Phil Mickelson / Jordan Spieth / Hideki Matsuyama

PGATL will move to DIRECTV Afternoon Featured Group coverage at 1:o0PM/ET on Thursday and Friday. 

Last year’s Players was won wire-to-wire by then-World No. 1 Jason Day. The Aussie was in the midst of an amazing run of form that saw him win three of six starts that included the Players, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play. 

Day edged Kevin Chappell by a stroke and Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Ken Duke, Colt Knost and Matt Kuchar by two.

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About PGA TOUR LIVE: PGA TOUR LIVE is a subscription-based digital platform service that offers live coverage of two concurrent featured group pairings during morning competition prior to the start of the regularly scheduled television coverage. It also offers live-streaming coverage from select holes after early-round group coverage has concluded. You can watch on iOS, Android, computer or Apple TV 4 for one-tap access to live golf. Keep track of your followed players across all devices with a free account.

Starting with the CareerBuilder Challenge, broadcast of all tournaments for the rest of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season will be available on PGA TOUR LIVE except for the majors (The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, PGA Championship) and alternate-field events. 

Monthly subscriptions are $5.99 and an annual subscription is available for $39.99. 

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