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PGA Championship 2014 Schedule: Day 1 Tee Times, TV Coverage, Live Stream, More

Tiger Woods stands on the first tee during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. The tournament is set to begin on Thursday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2014

The final major of the 2014 PGA season is here.

Not only is the PGA Championship the send-off for some of the world's best, but it also offers golfers a chance to earn 600 points in the FedEx Cup standings and an opportunity to further Ryder Cup ambitions. There also happens to be a $10 million purse.

So in no way, shape or form is it an exaggeration to say the four rounds set to unfold at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky—which last hosted the tournament 14 years ago—are quite important.

Also remember that there is a new No. 1 player in the world who must overcome historical odds to nab a win. And then there is Tiger Woods, who will play as long as his health allows.

Don't miss out.

 

Where: Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky

When: Thursday, August 7, through Sunday, August 10

Watch: TNT and CBS

Live Stream: PGA.com

 

TV Coverage

Date Time (ET) Channel
Thursday, Aug. 7 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. TNT
Friday, Aug. 8 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. TNT
Saturday, Aug. 9 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. TNT
Saturday, Aug. 9 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Aug. 10 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. TNT
Sunday, Aug. 10 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. CBS
PGA.com

 

Day 1 Tee Times

Round 1 Time (ET) Golfer Golfer Golfer
7:30 a.m. Brian NormanRussell KnoxRoberto Castro
7:40 a.m. Charles Howell IIIAaron KruegerJoost Luiten
7:50 a.m. Billy HorschelJamie BroceGeorge Coetzee
8 a.m. Brian StuardBrendon ToddPablo Larrazabal
8:10 a.m. Freddie Jacobson Nick Watney Brendon de Jonge
8:20 a.m. Matt Every Ross Fisher Kevin Chappell
8:30 a.m. John Daly Mark BrooksRich Beem
8:40 a.m. K.J. ChoiThongchai JaideeBrian Harman
8:50 a.m. Thomas BjornKevin StadlerHarris English
9 a.m. Jamie DonaldsonHyung-Sun KimStewart Cink
9:10 a.m. Stephen GallacherJason Kokrak Rafael Cabrera-Bello
9:20 a.m. Kevin StreelmanRyan Helminen Edoardo Molinari
9:30 a.m. Brendan SteeleRob Corcoran Pat Perez
7:35 a.m. Robert KarlssonFrank Esposito Koumei Oda
7:45 a.m. Hideki MatsuyamaAngel Cabrera Patrick Reed
7:55 a.m. Shaun Micheel Colin MontgomerieMichael Block
8:05 a.m. Rickie Fowler Victor DubuissonErnie Els
8:15 a.m. Jordan Spieth Adam Scott Lee Westwood
8:25 a.m. Jimmy Walker Ian Poulter Jason Day
8:35 a.m. Padraig Harrington Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods
8:45 a.m. Graeme McDowell Brandt Snedeker Brooks Koepka
8:55 a.m. Miguel Angel Jimenez Charl SchwartzelJim Furyk
9:05 a.m. Matt Kuchar Louis OosthuizenJustin Rose
9:15 a.m. Marc Leishman Boo WeekleyBernd Wiesberger
9:25 a.m. Russ Henley David McNabb Marc Warren
9:35 a.m. Mikko Ilonen Jerry Smith George McNeill
12:45 p.m. Ryo Ishikawa Matt Pesta Rory Sabbatini
12:55 p.m. Scott Stallings Eric Williamson Matteo Manassero
1:05 p.m. Jonas Blixt Webb Simpson Erik Compton
1:15 p.m. Gonzalo Fernandez-CastanoGraham DeLaetGary Woodland
1:25 p.m. Sergio Garcia Steve Stricker Tom Watson
1:35 p.m. Kenny Perry Ryan Moore Henrik Stenson
1:45 p.m. Bubba Watson Martin Kaymer Rory McIlroy
1:55 p.m. Jason Dufner Y.E. Yang Keegan Bradley
2:05 p.m. Luke Donald J.B. Holmes Francesco Molinari
2:15 p.m. Zach Johnson Darren Clarke Richard Sterne
2:25 p.m. Tim Clark Paul Casey Kevin Na
2:35 p.m. Steve Bowditch Rod Perry Ben Crane
2:45 p.m. David Hronek Chris Stroud Jason Bohn
12:40 p.m. Shane Lowry Bob Sowards Ryan Palmer
12:50 p.m. Charley HoffmanDustin VolkScott Brown
1 p.m. Alexander Levy Stuart Deane David Hearn
1:10 p.m. David Tentis Fabrizio Zanotti Danny Willett
1:20 p.m. Anirban Lahiri Bill Haas John Senden
1:30 p.m. Vijay Singh Davis Love III David Toms
1:40 p.m Cameron TringaleScott PiercyKiradech Aphibarnrat
1:50 p.m. Branden GraceHunter Mahan Thorbjorn Olesen
2 p.m. Chris Kirk Matt Jones Seung-Yul Noh
2:10 p.m. Jerry Kelly Tommy Fleetwood Hideto Tanihara
2:20 p.m. Will MacKenzie Steve Schneiter Chesson Hadley
2:30 p.m. Johan Kok Ben Martin Chris Wood
2:40 p.m. Daniel Summerhays Jim McGovern Geoff Ogilvy
PGA.com

For a complete list of tee times for the first two rounds, visit PGATour.com.

 

Storylines to Watch

Rory McIlroy's Historical Pursuit

David J. Phillip/Associated Press

The man is simply on fire.

As the new world No. 1, Rory McIlroy is on the hunt for a third straight win after his triumph at The Open Championship was parlayed into a win at the Bridgestone Invitational, where he blew away the field in large part thanks to a 1.359 strokes gained putting average.

It is important to note, though, that no player has won back-to-back majors since one Padraig Harrington in 2008, and winning three tournaments in a row just does not happen. Still, McIlroy has to understand what is on the line beginning Thursday:

Interestingly enough, McIlroy is familiar with one name on that list thanks to his performance at the 2012 edition of the PGA Championship. His win came by eight strokes and shattered Jack Nicklaus' record that had held strong since 1980.

Perhaps most impressive of all is how humble McIlroy has acted throughout it all. That level of maturity might just allow him to keep his cool in the face of such long odds and historical implications.

"I've had a great run over the past few months, but sometimes people are too quick to jump on the bandwagon," McIlroy said, per BBC.com. "It's nice to win a few tournaments and get back to where I feel I should be, but I'm not sure you can call that the start of an era."

Wise beyond his years and in possession of a form better than anyone else at the moment, it is easy to see why most consider McIlroy the runaway favorite.

 

Adam Scott and Redemption

LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 06:  Adam Scott of Australia watches a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 6, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
David Cannon/Getty Images

It matters little that Adam Scott has not skipped a beat. Twelve of 12 made cuts. Eight top-10 finishes. A recent string of scorecards that is downright smooth:

Date Tournament Place R1 R2 R3 R4 To Par
5/25/14 Crowne Plaza Invitational at ColonialP1 71 68 66 66 -9
6/01/14 The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide InsuranceT4 69 70 68 71 -10
6/15/14 U.S. OpenT9 73 67 73 69 2
7/20/14 The Open ChampionshipT5 68 73 69 66 -12
8/03/14 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone InvitationalT8 69 68 65 71 -7
PGATour.com

Still, Scott is suddenly without his world No. 1 ranking, and it has him a bit motivated, to say the least, per ESPN Golf:

One could easily argue that Scott is due for a hiccup in performance, but that pendulum very much swings in the other direction too. Really, there is nothing to suggest he is even close to a dip. He has 12 top-15 major finishes since 2011, a mark no golfer on tour can match.

That domination just so happens to include the PGA Championship, where he has finished seventh, 11th and fifth in the past three years.

As one can glean from Scott's recent performances and his new fire after seeing his rank ripped away, it is a simple matter of aggression rather than conservative play at this point. Should Scott turn it up a notch and keep his current consistency, it would prove a combustible formula that may lead to a title.

 

Tiger Woods' Health

David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Now 38 years old and with an ever-fading chance at another major after his last one came in 2008, Woods will suit up this weekend despite an early exit mere days ago at the Bridgestone Invitational.

He confirmed the news to the media Wednesday after a trial run on the course, as Ron Green Jr. of the Global Golf Post explains:

For those who are skeptical that the issue may be past him, ESPN.com's Bob Harig points out that Woods was all-in when it came to his test approach before he made the decision:

With the media circus over, Woods now turns his attention to the task at hand, which he notes is rather challenging given the changes to the course since 2000.

"I need to get more feel for how this golf course is playing," he said, per Harig. "I'm not used to seeing the chipping areas like this. We didn't have that in 2000. It was just deep blue grass. That's a bit of a different look and different options."

Fans can be forgiven for letting it slip their minds that, yes, it was a much younger version of Tiger Woods who won that tournament in 2000 via a three-hole playoff over Bob May to make it two PGA Championships in a row.

Things are quite different this time around, obviously, but if Woods is truly feeling no pain and gets a hang of the course, anything can happen once the early rounds give way to the always-chaotic weekend.

 

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