It appears Tiger Woods is still on track to play in the Masters.
"I'm not saying Brooks doesn't hit it straight, but fairways are generally wider the last couple years and a bomber should have won". Scott won when the tournament was played in March. He missed a scheduled tournament for the first time since returning past year from spinal fusion surgery, and said it was more to make sure a growing problem that started last month in Los Angeles did not get worse.
It is also the first time since 2006 that the Players is being held in March instead of May, heightening worries of adverse weather conditions hampering play on the already-difficult course.
It flared up again at the Genesis Open last month, and then got worse in Mexico City the following week.
I will give two players to target from $11K up to the top salary, two targets from the $10K-$11K range, and two from the $9-10K range. And no one seemed as surprised as the two-time PGA Tour victor.
Dustin Johnson is among those who look forward to the move to March, even though he has only played this event in May.
Concerning the differences between March and May, Woods said, in March, the ball doesn't go as far, everybody playing hits more drivers and golfers use longer clubs going into the greens. The WGC Match Play tournament is the other.
Raptors F Ibaka, Cavaliers F Chriss ejected for scuffle
Pascal Siakam added 15 points, and Kyle Lowry scored 14 for the Raptors , who had their two-game winning streak snapped. Players and coaches stepped in when Ibaka and Chriss squared off, but no one seemed to get a good view of the incident.
Fleetwood birdied six of his last nine holes in an inward half of 30, just one shot outside the tournament record, to set an imposing clubhouse target of seven under par and enjoy a one-shot lead over Korea's Ben An and American Brian Harman. "I just kept my head down and felt like it was my week, it was my turn to get the job done. If you hit it well like I did today you're going to have chances and you can shoot a score".
"If I would have got my rounds in last week, it would have been four tournaments, so I'm right there where I need to be".
"My finishes are getting a little bit better each time and I've gotten a little more consistent with my play", he said. Woods has 14 major triumphs while Nicklaus is the all-time leader with 18. "I'm 43 with four back surgeries so let's manage what I have and understand that I'm going to have good weeks and bad weeks". He withdrew during two and missed the cut in the other 13.
Day said last week that an MRI scan had revealed he had a tear in a disc in his lower back, which was causing him crippling pain when the problem flaired up.
"That's one of the issues of having a procedure like I did, that the forces have to go somewhere", he said.
Jason Day is doing his best to be fit for the Players. He's finished inside the top 20 in each of his previous starts despite a troublesome putter.
One epic week in Northeast Florida has now given way to another, as McCarthy will make his PLAYERS Championship debut at the vaunted PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.