SAN FRANCISCO — Brooks Koepka will begin his quest for a third consecutive PGA Championship title at 11:11 a.m. ET on Thursday at TPC Harding Park, playing alongside the last two major champions, Shane Lowry and Gary Woodland.
They will begin on the 10th tee at TPC Harding Park, which is hosting its first major championship. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, it will be the first major to be played in 2020.
ESPN’s coverage is from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+, followed by live coverage on ESPN from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Koepka is coming off a tie for second at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday, his best finish of the season. He is trying to join Walter Hagen as the only players to win the PGA three straight years. Hagen did it four times (1924-27), when the event was contested at match play.
Past PGA champions make up a couple of other groups, with Martin Kaymer, Jason Dufner and Jason Day teeing off at 10:38 a.m. and Jimmy Walker, Keegan Bradley and Davis Love III teeing off at 4:42 p.m.