2019 Players Championship Live Stream: Tee Times, Date, TV Schedule and Prize Money,Thursday marks the opening day of the 2019 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Tee times for the opening round have been released, and last year’s winner Webb Simpson is paired with Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed in one of the standout groups.
Date: Mar 14–17, 2019
Golf: Tvchannel Go Live
Course: Players Stadium Course
Venue: TPC Sawgrass
Other notable pairings include American group Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth. Meanwhile, 2018 Open winner Francesco Molinari is joined by Jason Day and Tony Finau.
The best of the morning tee times involves Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson will also be involved during the morning when he tees off alongside Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia.Justin Rose, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele also tee off early as players begin competing for the $2.25 million winner’s share of the $12.5 million in prize money available at Ponde Verda Beach.
Johnson and McIlroy are among the early favourites with oddsmakers, according to Kyle Porter of CBS Sports. Porter expressed surprise notable names such as Simpson, Reed, Mickelson, Spieth and Henrik Stenson aren’t receiving more buzz.
While some marquee names may be being overlooked, Johnson’s status as favourite is justified. The 34-year-old has 20 PGA Tour wins to his credit after triumphing at the recent WGC-Mexico Championship.
Few players are able to match Johnson’s power with the driver. Yet unlike most heavy hitters, the South Carolina native is subtle with the wedge and deft on the greens.His skills make Johnson formidable for the rest of the field, but he needs to show more comfort at Sawgrass, despite repeated attempts to crack the course:
McIlroy poses a strong challenge to Johnson’s presumed dominance in Florida. He missed out on history in Mexico after finishing five strokes behind Johnson, but he still has ample motivation to succeed.