2017 Travelers Championship Thursday's first round: Leaderboard, featured groups, tee times, TV, pin placements
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2017 Travelers Championship Thursday’s first round: Leaderboard, featured groups, tee times, TV, pin placements

The 2017 Travelers Championship begins on Thursday (June 22) with the first round from TPC River Highlands near Hartford, Conn., marking the 10th year Travelers has sponsored the PGA Tour's Connecticut event. The first round begins right at 7 a.m. Eastern time, with players teeing off two tees on the sub-7,000-yard, par-70 course.

Russell Knox is defending champion in a field headlines by Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, all vying for the $1,224,000 first-place prize from the $6.8 million prize pool.

We've got all the info you need to know to get ready for the 2017 Travelers Championship first round, including the leaderboard featured groups and tee times, TV times and how you can watch online, as well first-round pin placements.

Travelers Championship leaderboard

The 2017 Travelers Championship leaderboard usually has a lot of red numbers on it, with the winning score in the 14 under par range. Last year, yes, Jim Furyk became the first player in PGA Tour history to shoot 58 here.

Tee times and featured groups

With a full field of 156 players teeing off in threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 at TPC River Highlands, 2017 Travelers Championship Thursday tee times run from 7 a.m. Eastern time through the final group at 2 p.m. Here are some marquee groups throughout the day.

From No. 1:

  • 12:50 p.m. -- Marc Leishman, Russell Knox, Bubba Watson
  • 1 p.m. -- Wesley Bryan, Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker

From No. 10:

  • 7:50 a.m. -- Brian Harman, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk
  • 8 a.m. -- Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Jason Day

Pin placements

The PGA Tour releases the first-round pin sheet with the pin placements (or as they say officially, hole locations) just before play gets going in the morning.

TV times and how to watch online

The Travelers Championship airs on TV on Thursday on Golf Channel, with coverage going from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Eastern.

On the Golf Channel app and on golfchannel.com, streaming coverage beings at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. On PGA Tour Live -- on their website and on Twitter -- two channels of streaming coverage begin at 7 a.m.

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