Spieth, Thomas highlight Round 1 tee times at Tournament of Champions

The 2016-17 PGA Tour season resumes this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and the co-favorites heading into the event will also be paired together for the opening round.

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas will tee off last at 5:50 p.m. ET on Thursday, thanks to finishing Nos. 1 and 2 in last season’s FedEx Cup playoffs. Xander Schauffele – who won at East Lake en route to the Rookie of the Year award – will play with Dustin Johnson in the penultimate group at 5:40 p.m. ET.

Jon Rahm is slotted with Marc Leishman at 5:30 p.m. ET, while Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama are one group ahead at 5:20 p.m. ET.

Here is the full lineup for Day 1 at Kapalua:

Player 1 Player 2 Tee time (ET)
Ryan Armour Austin Cook 3:10 p.m.
Patton Kizzire D.A. Points 3:20 p.m.
Jonas Blixt Chris Stroud 3:30 p.m.
Si Woo Kim Grayson Murray 3:40 p.m.
Cameron Smith Bryson DeChambeau 3:50 p.m.
Wesley Bryan Billy Horschel 4:00 p.m.
Brendan Steele Hudson Swafford 4:10 p.m.
Patrick Cantlay Jason Dufner 4:20 p.m.
Adam Hadwin Kevin Chappell 4:30 p.m.
Kyle Stanley Brian Harman 4:40 p.m.
Daniel Berger Jhonattan Vegas 4:50 p.m.
Russell Henley Pat Perez 5:00 p.m.
Brooks Koepka Kevin Kisner 5:10 p.m.
Rickie Fowler Hideki Matsuyama 5:20 p.m.
Jon Rahm Marc Leishman 5:30 p.m.
Xander Schauffele Dustin Johnson 5:40 p.m.
Justin Thomas Jordan Spieth 5:50 p.m.

The 34-man field is strictly limited to 2017 winners on the PGA Tour.

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