THE PLAYERS Championship, Round 1: Leaderboard, tee times, TV times

The Florida Swing continues as Round 1 gets underway today at THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. Webb Simpson is the defending champion at TPC Sawgrass. Round 1 tee times Round 1 leaderboard HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN (ALL TIMES ET) TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2-7 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (NBC). PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Sunday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Featured Groups). LIVE ON TWITTER: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – approx. 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – approx. 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – approx. 9 a.m. RADIO: Thursday-Friday, 12-7 p.m.…

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The First Look: Masters Tournament

THE TAKEAWAY Sergio gets it done, a playoff for the ages & Kuch’s ace Resurgent World Golf Championships winners Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson – both multiple Masters titleholders – join FedExCup leader Justin Thomas as the spotlight shines on Augusta National even hotter than most years. The gathering of elite names arriving off recent victories also includes Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Jason Day and Jon Rahm. Nor does that factor in world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, defending champion Sergio Garcia and a wild card with four green jackets – Tiger Woods. FIELD NOTES: The expected roster stands at 86…

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Hole by hole: The pros break down Augusta National

PGA TOUR players give their insider perspectives on each hole at Augusta National for the Masters. (Harry How/Getty Images) Augusta National Golf Club is familiar territory to golf fans, many of whom eagerly watch the year’s first major championship on television. A two-dimensional screen cannot accurately display the holes’ extreme elevation changes or the subtle slopes on the course’s famed putting surfaces. That’s why PGATOUR.COM asked the world’s best players to describe how they play Augusta National’s historic holes. We hope their insight will give you a deeper appreciation for this hallowed ground. THE MASTERS: Complete coverage | Players’ hole-by-hole descriptions | First-hand accounts of…

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No. 1: Justin Thomas

INSIDE THE PGA TOUR The FedExCup champion also earns Player of the Year honors THE OVERVIEW By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM How much better can it get for Justin Thomas? That’s the biggest question posed towards our current FedExCup Champion and gives us plenty of reason to watch him closer than ever. His 2016-17 season was off the charts as Thomas won five times, including his maiden major championship and of course the season-long FedExCup. Oh, and he shot a 59 in Hawaii and a 63 at the U.S. Open. Given the benchmark is so high, how will he guard against…

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