The 2022 Players Championship begins in earnest on Thursday, as Justin Thomas begins his defense of his 2021 title. After the 2020 Players Championship was cancelled due to COVID-19, Thomas was able to stave off Lee Westwood, Brian Harman, and Bryson DeChambeau to pull off a victory at 14 under.
Thomas enters the 2022 Players Championship among the favorites in the field, alongside Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, and Rory McIlroy. Rahm is currently the No. 1-ranked player in the world, with Morikawa behind him at No. 2.
It’s sure to be a competitive field playing for a massive purse, the largest in golf history. While the winner of this event won’t get the bragging rights one of the four Majors provides, the payout should be well worth it.
Here is a complete guide to watching the Players Championship in 2022, including a list of updated tee times and the TV schedule from TPC Sawgrass.
Watch the 2022 Players Championship
TV coverage of the 2022 Players Championship will be split between the Golf Channel (Thursday and Friday) and NBC (Saturday and Sunday). You can also stream the Players Championship via PGA Tour Live.
|Date||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Thursday, March 10||Noon-6 p.m.||Golf Channel|
|Friday, March 11||Noon-6 p.m.||Golf Channel|
|Saturday, March 12||1 p.m.-6 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, March 13||1 p.m.-6 p.m.||NBC|
Who is in the 2022 Players Championship field?
Defending champion Justin Thomas is a headliner and a favorite among the 2022 Players Championship field, with Rory McIlroy looking to recapture his 2019 title.
Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa are some other frontrunners among the field. Notably, Phil Mickelson will not be taking a tee time, as his tour status remains ambiguous after controversial comments regarding the Saudi Arabian-financed Super Golf League resulted in him losing sponsors and potentially getting quietly suspended.
Players Championship tee times for 2022
Here is the complete list of Players Championship tee times for Friday’s second round.
Note: Play has been suspended once again due to weather. Stay tuned for updates.
The first round of THE PLAYERS Championship was suspended at 11:15 a.m. ET due to unplayable golf course conditions.
Players may finish the hole they were on at the time of suspension.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) March 11, 2022
Round 2: Friday, March 11
Tee No. 1
11:20 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Lee Westwood, Matt Fitzpatrick
11:31 a.m. – Cameron Tringale, Sam Ryder, Matt Wallace
11:42 a.m. – James Hahn, Chesson Hadley, J.J. Spaun
11:53 a.m. – Hudson Swafford, Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak
12:04 p.m. – Cam Davis, Branden Grace, Carlos Ortiz
12:15 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Robert Streb, Bubba Watson
12:26 p.m. – Lucas Herbert, Brendon Todd, Chez Reavie
12:37 p.m. – Stewart Cink, C.T. Pan, Patton Kizzire
12:48 p.m. – Seamus Power, Taylor Moore
12:59 p.m. – Brice Garnett, Adam Hadwin, Danny Lee
1:10 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Scott Stallings, Doug Ghim
1:21 p.m. – Joseph Bramlett, Stephan Jaeger, Sahith Theegala
4:20 p.m. – Brian Harman, Russell Knox, Beau Hossler
4:31 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Tommy Fleetwood, Wyndham Clark
4:42 p.m. – Aaron Wise, Doc Redman, Mito Pereira
4:53 p.m. – Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson
5:04 p.m. – Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen
5:15 p.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Patrick Rodgers, Cameron Smith
5:26 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm
5:37 p.m. – Sam Burns, Abraham Ancer, Paul Casey
5:48 p.m. – Tom Hoge, Tyrrell Hatton, Brandt Snedeker
5:59 p.m. – Lucas Glover, Shane Lowry, Matthew Wolff
6:10 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Alex Noren, Anirban Lahiri
6:21 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Nick Watney, Hayden Buckley
Tee No. 10
11:20 a.m. – Brian Stuard, Harry Higgs, Brandon Hagy
11:31 a.m. – Keegan Bradley, Andrew Putnam, Cameron Young
11:42 a.m. – Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Thomas Pieters
11:53 a.m. – Ryan Brehm, Kevin Kisner, Jason Day
12:04 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Daniel Berger, Dustin Johnson
12:15 p.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele
12:26 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas
12:37 p.m. – Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Justin Rose
12:48 p.m. – Marc Leishman, J.T. Poston, Zach Johnson
12:59 p.m. – Si Woo Kim, Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson
1:10 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Denny McCarthy, Michael Thompson
1:21 p.m. – Brendan Steele, Emiliano Grillo, Matthew NeSmith
4:20 p.m. – Adam Schenk, Kramer Hickok, Lee Hodges
4:31 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Harold Varner III, Will Zalatoris
4:42 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Maverick McNealy, Roger Sloan
4:53 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Martin Laird, Richy Werenski
5:04 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Matt Jones, Francesco Molinari
5:15 p.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Garrick Higgo, Ryan Palmer
5:26 p.m. – K.H. Lee, Adam Long, Kevin Tway
5:37 p.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Dylan Frittelli, Jimmy Walker
5:48 p.m. – Joel Dahmen, Brian Gay, Corey Conners
5:59 p.m. – Lanto Griffin, Gary Woodland, Keith Mitchell
6:10 p.m. – Ian Poulter, Pat Perez, Jhonattan Vegas
6:21 p.m. – Henrik Norlander, Hank Lebioda, Taylor Pendrith
Players Championship purse
The purse at the 2022 Players Championship is a record-shattering $20 million with $3.6 million going to the winner. That’s an increase from the $2.7 million Justin Thomas took for winning the 2021 Players Championship.
Players Championship odds, picks for 2022
- Justin Thomas +1400
- Jon Rahm +1000
- Collin Morikawa +1400
- Rory McIlroy +1600
- Scottie Scheffler +2000
- Patrick Cantlay +2000
- Viktor Hovland +2200
- Xander Schauffele +2500
Thomas and Rahm are the betting favorites (+1000) to win the Players Championship, according to odds from DraftKings. That means a $100 bet on Johnson would result in a $1,000 payout.
Players Championship past winners
|2017||Si Woo Kim||-10|