Tiger Woods 'feeling good' at Sawgrass
- Author: Angelo Rivera Mar 15, 2019,
Mar 15, 2019, 0:28
I have built into this year a little bit but the courses are tough. - Tiger Woods is swinging the golf club pain free.
"In March, that's not always the case".
Heavy rain this week made the fairways even softer and speckled some golf balls with mud - something rarely seen in May - but Scott noticed the difference immediately. "So a little bit different".
Woods has officially teed off three times in 2019 taking part in the Farmers Insurance Open, Genesis Open and WGC-Mexico Championship.
But his last back surgery, a spinal fusion in 2017, worked, and Woods enjoyed a resurgence in 2018.
JIMMY WALKER: I think it's about to become a really good hole again.
"There are times when over the years I pushed it, pushed through a few things, and I've won a few tournaments doing it that way", he said.
"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. But it's not the best course for me". After that will come my top value plays from the $8-9K range, along with a couple of GPP flyers to consider for tournament play.
The Players Championship has returned to its March date, and Woods is the only player in the 144-man field to have won it in March (2001) and May (2013). The 17th hole island green might be the most iconic location at TPC Sawgrass, but challenges await the world's top golfers on every hole of the par-72, 7,189-yard course.
Perhaps one of them will March to the title this week.
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.
Monahan, who recently reminded players that the tour had been heavily involved in the rewriting of the rules, on Wednesday strongly defended the "fantastic" U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient governing bodies. Other short odds to prevail are Justin Thomas (16/1), while five others are listed with 20/1 odds.
The change that appears to have caused most ire has been one that does not allow caddies to stand behind a player and help line up a shot.
He has withdrawn eight times in 237 events in his PGA Tour career, notably when he had to pull out of the 2012 Masters during the second round at Augusta National with a strained left ankle. However, he also has five missed the cut five times.
A T13 at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco put him at No. 13 on The Finals 25, which provides the victor a fully exempt card for the upcoming season and a guaranteed spot in THE PLAYERS Championship. With an average finishing result of 25 around TPC Sawgrass (three straight top-tens between 2012 & 2015), his game is in flawless shape to finally break his winless drought. He's playing with Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson.
Koepka is agitated by missing the cut last week at Bay Hill, because one of his goals has been consistency. With a T4 in 2017 around TPC Sawgrass followed by a T17, this is a course that suits Rafa's game and if you factor in the kind of form that he now holds, this could see him be in contention once again. Reigning FedEx Cup champ has wins in the Indonesian Masters and Farmers Insurance Open since November.
For starters, there are a ton of doglegging holes, with no two consecutive holes that play in the same direction. Sung Kang, South Korea - A two-time victor on the Korean Tour, Kang is coming off a T6 in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in addition to a T10 in the Sony Open in Hawaii.
So this year, we say so long to May.
There are certainly some big names in this group, including last year's victor, Webb Simpson (+5000) Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar are two other names to watch in this list, and there is a chance to make some money by picking the right victor from this group of talented golfers.