2021 Fortinet Championship tee times, TV coverage, viewer's guide
Defending champion Stewart Cink celebrates after winning at Silverado Resort a year ago.
Sean M. Haffey
Well … we’re back. Less than two weeks after Patrick Cantlay wrapped up the FedEx Cup Playoffs at East Lake and days after he took home the Player of the Year Award, the PGA Tour returns with the Fortinet Championship, the first tournament of 2021-22 tour season.
The big name in the field at Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif., is World No. 1 Jon Rahm. The Spaniard finished runner-up to Cantlay two weeks ago at the Tour Championship and is getting in a warm-up ahead of next week’s Ryder Cup.
Joining the reigning U.S. Open champ in the field is Will Zalatoris, making his first appearance as an official member of the PGA Tour (that didn’t stop him from being named the tour’s Rookie of the Year on Monday). Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama and two-time Napa winner Brendan Steele will also be looking for an early victory on the nascent tour season.
Stewart Cink is the defending champ, although he’s not in the field this week. Cink’s victory a year ago came from out of nowhere as the 47-year-old hadn’t won on the PGA Tour before then since his Open Championship triumph in 2009. He became the oldest winner on tour (at the time) since Mickelson's 2019 Pebble Beach victory.
The winner of this event will receive a $1.26 million share of the $7 million purse and 500 FedEx Cup points.
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Tee Times (all times EDT)
11:05 a.m. -- David Skinns, Paul Barjon
11:15 a.m. -- Nick Hardy, Justin Suh
11:25 a.m. -- Nick Watney, Luke List
11:35 a.m. -- Sung Kang, Peter Uihlein
11:45 a.m. -- Brendon Todd, Lanto Griffin
11:55 a.m. -- Michael Thompson, Webb Simpson
12:05 p.m. -- Andrew Putnam, Sean O'Hair
12:15 p.m. -- Michael Gligic, Quade Cummins
12:25 p.m. -- Matthew NeSmith, Vaughn Taylor
12:40 p.m. -- Nick Taylor, Adam Schenk
12:50 p.m. -- Brendan Steele, Jim Herman
1 p.m. -- Adam Svensson, Dylan Wu
1:10 p.m. -- Chez Reavie, Chase Seiffert
1:20 Jp.m. -- oseph Bramlett, Greyson Sigg
1:30 p.m. -- Marc Leishman, Ryan Armour
1:40 p.m. -- Cameron Percy, Charley Hoffman
1:50 p.m. -- Scott Gutschewski, Sam Ryder
2 p.m. -- Kevin Tway, Wyndham Clark
2:15 p.m. -- Max Homa, Phil Mickelson
2:25 p.m. -- Taylor Pendrith, Talor Gooch
2:35 p.m. -- Austin Smotherman, Sahith Theegala
2:45 p.m. -- Aaron Baddeley, Austin Cook
2:55 p.m. -- C.T. Pan, Patton Kizzire
3:05 p.m. -- Dawie van der Walt, Jason Dufner
3:15 p.m. -- Si Woo Kim, Cameron Tringale
3:25 p.m. -- Mark Hubbard, Patrick Rodgers
3:35 p.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Scott Piercy
3:50 p.m. -- Scott Stallings, John Augenstein
4 p.m. -- Peter Malnati, Nate Lashley
4:10 p.m. -- Jim Knous, David Lipsky
4:20 p.m. -- Russell Knox, Tom Hoge
4:30 p.m. -- Harold Varner III, Matt Kuchar
4:40 p.m. -- Will Zalatoris, Bronson Burgoon
4:50 p.m. -- Mito Pereira, Troy Merritt
5 p.m. -- Maverick McNealy, Beau Hossler