2016 The Players Championship tee times and pairings: Round 1
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2016 The Players Championship tee times and pairings: Round 1

The Players Championship 2016 kicks off Thursday on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, at the PGA Tour's headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Defending champion Rickie Fowler plays with former winners Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar, starting on the first tee at 1:36 p.m. on Thursday.

Jordan Spieth and world No. 1 Jason Day are grouped together for the first two days, alongside Branden Grace. They tee off in Round 1 at 8:43 a.m. from the 10th.

Rory McIlroy draws Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson in a featured group for the first two days, starting on No. 1 in Round 1 at 1:58 p.m.

RELATED: 2016 The Players Championship tee times and pairings: Round 2

2016 The Players Championship tee times for Round 1

All times are Eastern

No. 1

7:15 a.m. -- Ricky Barnes, Jason Kokrak, Patton Kizzire
7:26 a.m. -- Cameron Tringale, Daniel Summerhays, Will Wilcox
7:37 a.m. -- Freddie Jacobson, Chad Campbell, Matthew Fitzpatrick
7:48 a.m. -- Shane Lowry, Troy Merritt, Paul Casey
7:59 a.m. -- J.B. Holmes, Brian Harman, Chesson Hadley
8:10 a.m. -- Jim Herman, Emiliano Grillo, Brooks Koepka
8:21 a.m. -- James Hahn, Bill Haas, Ryan Moore
8:32 a.m. -- Charley Hoffman, Danny Lee, Chris Kirk
8:43 a.m. -- J.J. Henry, Steven Bowditch, Nick Taylor
8:54 a.m. -- Jason Dufner, Kevin Kisner, Luke Donald
9:05 a.m. -- Martin Laird, Jhonattan Vegas, Si Woo Kim
9:16 a.m. -- Chez Reavie, Kyle Reifers, Zac Blair
12:30 p.m. -- Kevin Na, Morgan Hoffmann, Chad Collins
12:41 p.m. -- Jonas Blixt, Sean O’Hair, Adam Hadwin
12:52 p.m. -- Carl Pettersson, George McNeill, Jason Bohn
1:03 p.m. -- Robert Streb, Kevin Streelman, Brendon Todd
1:14 p.m. -- Fabian Gomez, Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen
1:25 p.m. -- Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia
1:36 p.m. -- Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar
1:47 p.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen
1:58 p.m. -- Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson
2:09 p.m. -- Scott Brown, Harold Varner III, Byeong-Hun An
2:20 p.m. -- Ken Duke, Steve Wheatcroft, Andy Sullivan
2:31 p.m. -- Mark Wilson, Charles Howell III, Jon Curran

No. 10

7:15 a.m. -- Jason Gore, Graham DeLaet, Francesco Molinari
7:26 a.m. -- Johnson Wagner, Jerry Kelly, Kevin Chappell
7:37 a.m. -- Gary Woodland, David Hearn, Hudson Swafford
7:48 a.m. -- Matt Every, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els
7:59 a.m. -- Tony Finau, Peter Malnati, K.J. Choi
8:10 a.m. -- Danny Willett, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose
8:21 a.m. -- Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson
8:32 a.m. -- Russell Knox, Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel
8:43 a.m. -- Branden Grace, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth
8:54 a.m. -- Chris Stroud, Daniel Berger, Bernd Wiesberger
9:05 a.m. -- Ian Poulter, Marc Leishman, Bernhard Langer
9:16 a.m. -- Brendan Steele, Jamie Lovemark, Jeff Overton
12:30 p.m. -- Boo Weekley, Shawn Stefani, Andres Gonzales
12:41 p.m. -- Ryan Palmer, Patrick Rodgers, Carlos Ortiz
12:52 p.m. -- Bryce Molder, William McGirt, Colt Knost
1:03 p.m. -- Scott Piercy, Ben Martin, Hunter Mahan
1:14 p.m. -- Vaughn Taylor, Matt Jones, Vijay Singh
1:25 p.m. -- Brian Stuard, David Lingmerth, John Senden
1:36 p.m. -- Justin Thomas, Davis Love III, Alex Cejka
1:47 p.m. -- Smylie Kaufman, Jimmy Walker, Russell Henley
1:58 p.m. -- Camilo Villegas, Harris English, Keegan Bradley
2:09 p.m. -- Brendon de Jonge, Erik Compton, Soren Kjeldsen
2:20 p.m. -- John Huh, Spencer Levin, Rafa Cabrera Bello
2:31 p.m. -- Greg Owen, Scott Pinckney, Kiradech Aphibarnrat

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