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How to watch Olympic men’s golf at the Tokyo Summer Games

The men’s golf tournament starts on Thursday at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. We break down how to watch.

Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas, and Collin Morikawa of Team USA play during a practice round at Kasumigaseki Country Club ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The men’s stroke-play golf tournament gets underway at the 2021 Summer Olympics Thursday morning Tokyo time and in the evening on the east coast in the US. This marks the second straight Olympiad to host golf, after the sport went dark in the Summer Olympics dating back to 1908.

The four-round tournament will air live exclusively on Golf Channel, although NBC Sports Network will offer a replay of the final round on Sunday afternoon. You can stream the entire tournament at and through the NBC Sports app.

The tournament gets underway at 7:30 a.m. Tokyo time on Thursday, which is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the east coast. Rikuya Hoshino, Thomas Pieters, and Sepp Straka are the first trio teeing off in the first round. The final group of the first round will see Udayan Mane, Ondrej Lieser, and Jorge Campillo teeing off at 11:09 a.m. Tokyo time or 10:09 p.m. ET.

Collin Morikawa is the favorite to win gold at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +700. He’s followed by Xander Schauffele (+900), Justin Thomas and Viktor Hovland (both +1100), and Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama (both +1200). Morikawa, Schauffele, and Thomas are all playing for Team USA. Hovland is playing for Norway, McIlroy is playing for Ireland, and Matsuyama is playing for the host country, Japan.