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Players Championship 2012: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Schedule For Thursday

The first round of the 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship got underway on Thursday morning.

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The first round of the 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship is underway as defending tournament champion K.J. Choi looks to hang onto his title. Tigers Woods hit the course at around 8:30 a.m. this morning and is paired with Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan.

Matt Kuchar also began his round early this morning and is paired with Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley. Stewart Cink is scheduled to tee off at around 1:18 p.m. on Thursday and is paired with martin Laird and Charles Howell III.

Masters Champ Bubba Watson withdrew from the tournament citing the need for some time off to spend with his wife and new baby.

Television coverage of the first round will begin at 1 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel. Radio Coverage begins at Noon ET on Sirius XM.

Complete THE PLAYERS Championship tee times (all times are ET)

7:15 a.m. John Mallinger, Cameron Tringale and Blake Adams
7:26 a.m. Andres Romero, Jeff Overton and Tom Gillis
7:36 a.m. Pat Perez, Briny Baird and Michael Thompson
7:47 a.m. Geoff Ogilvy, Vijay Singh and Scott Verplank
7:57 a.m. Arjun Atwal, Angel Cabrera and Padraig Harrington
8:08 a.m. Harrison Frazar, Aaron Baddeley and Justin Leonard
8:18 a.m. Brandt Snedeker, Ben Crane and Nick Watney
8:29 a.m. Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Day and Ian Poulter
8:39 a.m. Carl Pettersson, D.A. Points and Robert Garrigus
8:50 a.m. Chris Kirk, Michael Bradley and Ryan Palmer
9:00 a.m. Spencer Levin, David Hearn and Hunter Haas
9:11 a.m. Jeff Maggert, John Merrick and David Mathis
7:15 a.m. Chris Couch, Greg Chalmers and Graham DeLaet
7:26 a.m. D.J. Trahan, Chris DiMarco and James Driscoll
7:36 a.m. Kevin Streelman, Brandt Jobe and Kris Blanks
7:47 a.m. Bryce Molder, Gary Woodland and Charley Hoffman
7:57 a.m. Heath Slocum, Matt Bettencourt and Brian Gay
8:08 a.m. George McNeill, Kevin Na and Scott Piercy
8:18 a.m. K.J. Choi, Tim Clark and Sergio Garcia
8:29 a.m. Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley and Matt Kuchar
8:39 a.m. Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods
8:50 a.m. Sean O'Hair, David Toms and Henrik Stenson
9:00 a.m. Troy Matteson, J.B. Holmes and J.J. Henry
9:11 a.m. Chad Campbell, Rod Pampling and Billy Mayfair
12:25 p.m. Chez Reavie, Kevin Stadler and Josh Teater
12:36 p.m. Tim Herron, Jimmy Walker and Sung Kang
12:46 p.m. Bo Van Pelt, Kevin Chappell and Ricky Barnes
12:57 p.m. Rory Sabbatini, Y.E. Yang and Jerry Kelly
1:07 p.m. Scott Stallings, Jim Furyk and Davis Love III
1:18 p.m. Jhonattan Vegas, Jonathan Byrd and Camilo Villegas
1:28 p.m. Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer and Adam Scott
1:39 p.m. Luke Donald, Bill Haas and Lee Westwood
1:49 p.m. Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker
2:00 p.m. Ryan Moore, Paul Casey and Bud Cauley
2:10 p.m. John Senden, Sang-Moon Bae and Tommy Gainey
2:21 p.m. Marc Leishman, J.J. Killeen and Alvaro Quiros
12:25 p.m. Tom Pernice Jr., Brendon de Jonge and Ken Duke
12:36 p.m. Nick O'Hern, Chris Stroud and Simon Dyson
12:46 p.m. John Rollins, Francesco Molinari and Charlie Wi
12:57 p.m. Fredrik Jacobson, Lucas Glover and Retief Goosen
1:07 p.m. Brendan Steele, Trevor Immelman and Robert Allenby
1:18 p.m. Martin Laird, Stewart Cink and Charles Howell III
1:28 p.m. Graeme McDowell, Zach Johnson and Ernie Els
1:39 p.m. Jason Dufner, Ben Curtis and Kyle Stanley
1:49 p.m. John Huh, Mark Wilson and Johnson Wagner
2:00 p.m. Joe Ogilvie, Bob Estes and Brian Davis
2:10 p.m. Ryuji Imada, Robert Karlsson and Peter Hanson
2:21 p.m. Matt Every, Colt Knost and Harris English

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.