How to Watch Zurich Classic 2021 Round 1: Thursday Tee Times, Featured Groups, TV Coverage, and Streaming Info

Published 04/21/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Mar 12, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Collin Morikawa plays his shot from the eighth tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is all set to take center stage at TPC Louisiana. The event was canceled last year, but 2021 will once again see the unique team tournament on the PGA Tour. Here’s all the information you need to know as Round 1 of the Zurich Classic 2021 begins this Thursday. 


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Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer are defending champions of the Zurich Classic. The duo did not get a chance to defend their title last year, but they will be keen on retaining their crown in 2021. A lot of competitive teams are challenging for the title this time. 

Zurich Classic 2021: Featured Groups


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The Zurich Classic 2021 is scheduled for April 22-25 and will feature 80 teams of two players each. The TPC Louisiana layout is a challenging one, and it would be interesting to see which teams make the cut this year. 

Mar 27, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Jon Rahm on #10 tee during the fourth day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

As for the featured groups, there are four team pairings that have been listed out. Here are the groups to keep an eye on during Round 1: 

Bubba Watson/Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay (Tee time: 8:39 a.m. ET)

Cameron Champ/Tony Finau and Billy Horschel/Sam Burns (Tee time: 8:52 a.m. ET)

Collin Morikawa/Matthew Wolff and Marc Leishman/Cameron Smith (Tee time 1:44 p.m. ET) 

Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer and Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose (Tee time: 1:57 p.m. ET)

Tee times for all groups in Round 1 (All times eastern) 

1st tee

Tee timePlayers
8:00 a.m.Ryan Blaum/Jonathan Byrd, Andrew Putnam/Scott Harrington
8:13 a.m.Jhonattan Vegas/Andres Romero, Hunter Mahan/Bill Haas
8:26 a.m.Woody Austin/Rocco Mediate, C.T. Pan/Xinjun Zhang
8:39 a.m.Kevin Stadler/Johnson Wagner, Martin Laird/Nick Taylor
8:52 a.m.Brendon Todd/Chris Kirk, Chez Reavie/Lucas Glover
9:05 a.m.Troy Merritt/Robert Streb, Sung Kang/K.J. Choi
9:18 a.m.Viktor Hovland/Kris Ventura, Graeme McDowell/Matt Wallace
9:31 a.m.Kyoung-Hoon Lee/Kyle Stanley, Matthew NeSmith/Chase Seiffert
9:44 a.m.Tim Wilkinson/George McNeill, Sepp Straka/Josh Teater
9:57 a.m.Robby Shelton/Kramer Hickok, Bo Hoag/Wes Roach
1:05 p.m.Cameron Percy/Greg Chalmers, Rob Oppenheim/Grayson Murray
1:18 p.m.Charley Hoffman/Nick Watney, Chesson Hadley/Ben Martin
1:31 p.m.Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel, Peter Malnati/Chris Baker
1:44 p.m.Marc Leishman/Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa/Matthew Wolff
1:57 p.m.Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose, Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer
2:10 p.m.Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown, Jason Kokrak/Pat Perez
2:23 p.m.Max Homa/Talor Gooch, Matt Jones/J.J. Spaun
2:36 p.m.Alex Noren/Henrik Norlander, Cameron Tringale/Roberto Castro
2:49 p.m.Hank Lebioda/Bronson Burgoon, Wyndham Clark/Erik van Rooyen
3:02 p.m.Thomas Pieters/Tom Lewis, Harry Higgs/Michael Gellerman

10th tee

Tee timePlayers
8:00 a.m.Jason Dufner/Dominic Bozzelli, Kevin Tway/Kelly Kraft
8:13 a.m.Danny Lee/Sangmoon Bae, D.J. Trahan/Ricky Barnes
8:26 a.m.Michael Thompson/Will Gordon, Michael Kim/Brandon Hagy
8:39 a.m.Bubba Watson/Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay
8:52 a.m.Billy Horschel/Sam Burns, Cameron Champ/Tony Finau
9:05 a.m.Keith Mitchell/Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele
9:18 a.m.Sungjae/Byeong Hun An, Danny Willett/Tyrrell Hatton
9:31 a.m.Doc Redman/Sam Ryder, David Hearn/Zack Sucher
9:44 a.m.Matt Every/Charlie Beljan, Tom Hoge/Beau Hossler
9:57 a.m.Mark Hubbard/Sebastian Cappelen, Maverick McNealy/Joseph Bramlett
1:05 p.m.Kiradech Aphibarnrat/Arjun Atwal, Nelson Ledesma/Fabian Gomez
1:18 p.m.Bo Van Pelt/Luke List, Tyler Duncan/Adam Schenk
1:31 p.m.Scott Piercy/Akshay Bhatia, Richy Werenski/Peter Uihlein
1:44 p.m.Russell Knox/Brian Stuard, Martin Trainer/James Hahn
1:57 p.m.Brice Garnett/Scott Stallings, Austin Cook/Andrew Landry
2:10 p.m.J.B. Holmes/Robert Garrigus, Dylan Frittelli/Kevin Streelman
2:23 p.m.Joel Dahmen/Lanto Griffin, Branden Grace/Harold Varner III
2:36 p.m.Rasmus Hojgaard/Vaughn Taylor, Roger Sloan/Aaron Baddeley
2:49 p.m.Michael Gligic/Vincent Whaley, Justin Suh/Doug Ghim
3:02 p.m.Rhein Gibson/Ben Taylor, Rafael Campos/Mark Anderson

How to watch Round 1 of Zurich Classic 2021: 


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TV Live Coverage – Thursday, April 22

Golf Channel: 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Live Streaming – Thursday, April 22


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PGA Tour Live: 8-6:30 p.m. (featured groups)

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