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PGA Tour Returns This Weekend

The loaded Charles Schwab Challenge is set, and the field is the best it's ever been at Colonial Country Club for Thursday's restart of the PGA Tour after three months off amid the coronavirus pandemic. There is an air of excitement over the return of major sports with this event, and the loaded slate should give golf fans plenty to look towards over the four rounds.


There are some monstrous featured groups, including the top three players in the world -- Rory McIlroy Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka -- who will play together on both Thursday and Friday. For McIlroy, it's his first-ever start at this tournament while Koepka and Rahm have found themselves in contention before.


The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that the 8:46 a.m. ET tee time will be empty to honor the life and recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


The Charles Schwab Challenge event normally only has around 120 golfers in it, but because of the pandemic, the field has been opened up to 148 players, which makes it feel a bit more like a Players Championship or something at that level.


Among the first round groupings:


Teeing off from the first tee,


1:55 p.m. -- Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth
2:06 p.m. -- Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm
2:17 p.m. -- Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Tony Finau


Teeing off from the tenth tee,


8:34 a.m. -- Patrick Reed, Marc Leishman, Graeme McDowell
8:45 a.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau
8:56 a.m. -- Kevin Na, Gary Woodland, Phil Mickelson
1:55 p.m. -- Kevin Kisner, Xander Schauffele, Jim Furyk


Of concern is what they do off the golf course, even with a designated hotel. Some are staying in houses. Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Jason Dufner have their own chef.

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