Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jason Day and Adam Scott will reach farther into their bags, at least according to what they said in their press conferences at The PLAYERS Championship. A motivation for Day to withdraw last week was to get right for this week's Players Championship, regarded as golf's unofficial fifth major.
Francesco Molinari, fresh off his win at Bay Hill on Sunday, said he drove north from Orlando with his caddie after the Arnold Palmer Invitational and had pizza to celebrate. Plus, he's proven he has what it takes to compete at the Players Championship, finishing seventh or better in three of his last four starts at this event.
But it seems his decision to skip a tournament he has won eight times was more precautionary than the result of a serious problem. "But also, I've cost myself a few years here and there because of it".
Woods' score was matched by defending champion Webb Simpson while the final member of the threeball Patrick Reed posted a three-under 69 and the American is looking to make inroads in the morning - when calmer conditions are expected.
Dustin Johnson, United States - DJ is rested coming off his victory in the WGC Mexico after also winning the Saudi International last month, and has regained the world No. 1 ranking.
"It was getting to the point where it was affecting my set-up, my back swing". It was gradually getting worse.
Koepka enters the week still confident off his two major championship wins previous year.
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Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland - Even though he hasn't won since the Arnold Palmer Invitational a year ago, Rory is on a run of five straight finishes in the top six and just can't finish things off on Sunday right now. I'm right there heading to where I need to be.
"I had four (cortisone) injections around the spine and that alleviated a lot of the pain".
"I've been between 6-iron and 5-iron on 17 to hit the shot", Woods said about the treacherous hole. "And I think that everything is headed on track toward April". Woods has 14 major triumphs while Nicklaus is the all-time leader with 18.
Keeping his lower back more pliable will prevent a recurrence. Just plodding along and just kind of getting around.
"One of the issues with (spinal fusion surgery) is the forces have to go somewhere". "I have to stay fit and I have to stay as loose as I possibly can for as long as I play out here".