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Tee times, live streaming, and more as Rory McIlroy looks to defend PLAYERS Championship

The fifth major is set to get started. Here are tee times, live online stream options, odds, and more as we prepare for THE PLAYERS Championship.

A general view of the 17th hole as Tiger Woods reads a putt during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course. Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 PGA Tour season has been underway for some time now, but this week brings the first major tournament of the year. It’s not a capital M major, but THE PLAYERS Championship is regularly referred to as the fifth major. It was bumped up ahead of the Masters and gives us a chance for some highly anticipated golf.

The tournament gets going at 7:40 a.m. ET on Thursday at TPC Sawgrass, and all eyes will be on Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods is sidelined with back issues and that leaves McIlroy in the spotlight as he looks to become the seventh player to win this tournament multiple times, and the first to win it in back-to-back years. A year ago, he won the tournament by one stroke over Jim Furyk.

McIlroy opens his defense at the No. 1 tee at 1:51 p.m. ET with Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka. The trio will tee off on Friday at 8:46 a.m. ET. The tourney opens at 7:40 a.m. with Brian Harman, Rory Sabbatini, and Sepp Straka teeing off at No. 1 and Russell Henley, J.J. Spaun, and Denny McCarthy teeing off at No. 10.

Golf Channel will be broadcasting the tournament from 1-7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, while NBC will broadcast the tournament from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. You can stream the tournament at PGATour.com/live, but the PGA is offering a more all-encompassing subscription option. They are offering a stream of every shot live for $9.99/month or $64.99/month. If you’re truly a golf junkie, that would seem to be an option for you.

Rory McIlroy heads into this at +750, making him a fairly sizable favorite. Jon Rahm is behind him at +1200, followed by Justin Thomas at +1500, and then Bryson Dechambeau at +2200.

Here is a full list of Thursday tee times to get the tournament started.

7:40 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Brian Harman, Rory Sabbatini, Sepp Straka
Hole 10: Russell Henley, J.J. Spaun, Denny McCarthy

7:51 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Scott Brown, Lucas Glover, Cameron Tringale
Hole 10: Brian Stuard, Matt Every, Brian Gay

8:02 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Aaron Baddeley, Scott Stallings, Michael Thompson
Hole 10: Jhonattan Vegas, Scottie Scheffler, Matt Wallace

8:13 a.m. ET

Hole 1: J.B. Holmes, Brice Garnett, Ryan Armour
Hole 10: Sungjae Im, Gary Woodland, Bryson DeChambeau

8:24 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker
Hole 10: Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Hideki Matsuyama

8:35 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Chez Reavie, Graeme McDowell, Daniel Berger
Hole 10: Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson

8:46 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Jim Herman, Sung Kang, Louis Oosthuizen
Hole 10: Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth

8:57 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Cameron Champ, Nate Lashley, Kevin Tway
Hole 10: Tyrrell Hatton, Max Homa, Paul Casey

9:08 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Dylan Frittelli, Scott Piercy, Pat Perez
Hole 10: Marc Leishman, J.T. Poston, Francesco Molinari

9:19 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Corey Conners, Charles Howell III, Russell Knox
Hole 10: Nick Taylor, Lanto Griffin, Keith Mitchell

9:30 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Ryan Moore, Danny Lee, Abraham Ancer
Hole 10: Branden Grace, Harris English, Joel Dahmen

9:41 a.m. ET

Hole 1: Adam Hadwin, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Hole 10: Chesson Hadley, Jason Kokrak, Tom Hoge

12:45 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Luke List, Carlos Ortiz, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Hole 10: Retief Goosen, Talor Gooch, Sam Ryder

12:56 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Patrick Rodgers, Sam Burns, Bernd Wiesberger
Hole 10: Matt Jones, Adam Schenk, Jazz Janewattananond

1:07 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Peter Malnati, Bud Cauley, Victor Perez
Hole 10: Kyle Stanley, Martin Laird, Wyndham Clark

1:18 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff
Hole 10: Cameron Smith, Keegan Bradley, Ian Poulter

1:29 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia
Hole 10: Brendon Todd, Sebastian Munoz, Ryan Palmer

1:40 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele
Hole 10: Kevin Kisner, Troy Merritt, Danny Willett

1:51 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm
Hole 10: Andrew Landry, Tyler Duncan, Billy Horschel

2:02 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Brandt Snedeker, Jim Furyk, Tommy Fleetwood
Hole 10: C.T. Pan, Adam Long, Si Woo Kim

2:13 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Andrew Putnam, Tony Finau, Zach Johnson
Hole 10: Joaquin Niemann, Shane Lowry, Aaron Wise

2:24 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Kevin Na, Jason Day, Patton Kizzire
Hole 10: Chris Stroud, Nick Watney, Byeong Hun An

2:35 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Emiliano Grillo, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Roger Sloan
Hole 10: Charley Hoffman, Vaughn Taylor, Harold Varner III

2:46 p.m. ET

Hole 1: Kevin Streelman, Bronson Burgoon, Mark Hubbard
Hole 10: Mackenzie Hughes, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Erik van Rooyen