CareerBuilder ChallengeJanuary 16, 2018

2018 CareerBuilder Challenge tee times, viewer's guide

CareerBuilder Challenge In Partnership With The Clinton Foundation - Final Round
Harry HowLA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 22: Hudson Swafford plays his shot from the 17th tee during the final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with The Clinton Foundation at the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West on January 22, 2017 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The PGA Tour returns to the mainland this week for the CareerBuilder Challenge, the first of five stops on the West Coast Swing. The event takes place on three different courses, PGA West's Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament Courses and La Quinta Country Club, and features a 54-hole cut.

This year's field is strong, headlined by the 2018 debut of Phil Mickelson, who last played in October at the WGC-HSBC Champions, where he tied for 15th. Two weeks prior he was in contention at the Safeway Open, ultimately finishing T-3. Mickelson hopes to build on that fall performance starting this week as he continues his search for his first victory since the 2013 Open Championship.

Other marquee names in the field include Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson and 2014 CareerBuilder Challenge winner Patrick Reed. Defending champion Hudson Swafford can become the tournament's first back-to-back champion since Johnny Miller in 1975 and 1976 with a win this week.

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TV Coverage

The Golf Channel will carry live coverage Thursday through Sunday from 3 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET.

Leader board

Follow all the action from La Quinta, Calif. on the Golf Digest PGA Tour leader board.


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Thursday Tee Times (all times ET)

Stadium Course, No. 1 Tee

11:30 a.m. -- Mark Wilson, David Lingmerth

11:40 a.m. -- Chris Stroud, Sean O'Hair

11:50 a.m. -- Tom Lovelady, Tyler Duncan

12 p.m. -- Chad Campbell, Ben Martin

12:10 p.m. -- James Hahn, Sangmoon Bae

12:20 p.m. -- Brett Stegmaier, Seamus Power

12:30 p.m. -- Scott Brown, Troy Merritt

12:40 p.m. -- Brendan Steele, Webb Simpson

12:50 p.m. -- John Peterson, Dominic Bozzelli

1 p.m. -- Ryan Palmer, Hunter Mahan

1:10 p.m. -- Patton Kizzire, Bill Haas

1:20 p.m. -- Martin Laird, Luke List

1:30 p.m. -- Trey Mullinax, Kyle Thompson

La Quinta Country Club, No. 1 Tee

11:30 a.m. -- Chesson Hadley, Chez Reavie

11:40 a.m. -- Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson

11:50 a.m. -- Beau Hossler, Aaron Wise

12 p.m. -- Lucas Glover, Harris English

12:10 p.m. -- Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson

12:20 p.m. -- Sam Saunders, Peter Uihlein

12:30 p.m. -- Johnson Wagner, Martin Flores

12:40 p.m. -- Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker

12:50 p.m. -- J.T. Poston, Keith Mitchell

1 p.m. -- Scott Stallings, Kevin Na

1:10 p.m. -- Hudson Swafford, Brian Harman

1:20 p.m. -- Bud Cauley, Cameron Percy

1:30 p.m. -- Maverick McNealy, Charles Reiter

Nicklaus Tournament Course, No. 1 Tee

11:30 a.m. -- D.J. Trahan, Lee Janzen

11:40 a.m. -- Greg Chalmers, Peter Malnati

11:50 a.m. -- Zecheng Dou, Michael Block

12 p.m. -- Danny Lee, Richy Werenski

12:10 p.m. -- Wesley Bryan, Ryan Armour

12:20 p.m. -- Sam Ryder, Talor Gooch

12:30 p.m. -- Alex Cejka, Andrew Loupe

12:40 p.m. -- Auston Cook, Mac Hughes

12:50 p.m. -- Bronson Burgoon, Andrew Putnam

1 p.m. -- Nick Taylor, Jon Curran

1:10 p.m. -- Jim Herman, Daniel Summerhays

1:20 p.m. -- C.T. Pan, Ryan Blaum

1:30 p.m. -- Corey Conners, Xinjun Zhang

Stadium Course, No. 10 Tee

11:30 a.m. -- Derek Fathauer, Steve Wheatcroft

11:40 a.m. -- Grayson Murray, Fabian Gomez

11:50 a.m. -- Andrew Yun, Ethan Tracy

12 p.m. -- Jason Gore, Corey Pavin

12:10 p.m. -- Nick Watney, Kevin Streelman

12:20 p.m. -- Rob Oppenheim, Nate Lashley

12:30 p.m. -- J.J. Spaun, Brandon Hagy

12:40 p.m. -- Rod Pampling, Geoff Ogilvy

12:50 p.m. -- Robert Garrigus, Brice Garnett

1 p.m. -- J.J. Henry, Mark Brooks

1:10 p.m. -- Billy Hurley III, Brian Gay

1:20 p.m. -- Sung Kang, Shawn Stefani

1:30 p.m. -- Denny McCarthy, Nicholas Lindheim

La Quinta Country Club, No. 10 Tee

11:30 a.m. -- Michael Kim, Matt Jones

11:40 a.m. -- Brian Stuard, Russell Knox

11:50 a.m. -- Lanto Griffin, Andrew Landry

12 p.m. -- Charlie Beljan, Ted Potter, Jr.

12:10 p.m. -- Vaughn Taylor, Smylie Kaufman

12:20 p.m. -- Conrad Shindler, Brandon Harkins

12:30 p.m. -- Colt Knost, Harold Varner III

12:40 p.m. -- Ricky Barnes, Camilo Villegas

12:50 p.m. -- Ben Silverman, Stephan Jaeger

1 p.m. -- Jonathan Byrd, Whee Kim

1:10 p.m. -- Chris Kirk, Scott Piercy

1:20 p.m. -- Cameron Tringale, Jason Kokrak

1:30 p.m. -- Roberto Diaz, Adam Schenk

Nicklaus Tournament Course, No. 10 Tee

11:30 a.m. -- John Daly, Mike Weir

11:40 a.m. -- Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker

11:50 a.m. -- Martin Piller, Jonathan Randolph

12 p.m. -- Rory Sabbatini, David Hearn

12:10 p.m. -- Kevin Chappell, Stewart Cink

12:20 p.m. -- Matt Akins, Joel Dahmen

12:30 p.m. -- Blayne Barber, Tyrone Van Aswegen

12:40 p.m. -- Jhonattan Vegas, Charles Howell III

12:50 p.m. -- Jeff Gove, Tom Whitney

1 p.m. -- Matt Every, John Huh

1:10 p.m. -- Kevin Kisner, Adam Hadwin

1:20 p.m. -- Ben Crane, Zac Blair

1:30 p.m. -- Tom Hoge, Abraham Ancer