Players Championship not a major yet

Thomas doesn't have a win this year, but he has been very consistent at being in the mix.

"He's still the same", Varner said. Just in contention, if it's tough, certain guys are going to throw themselves out, and it really kind of whittles down to a few players. He's just good to be around. "I know that sounds lame, but we have to play 18 holes in a round of golf, we can't just get excited for one of them".

Some concern surrounded Woods after he dropped out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational citing a neck strain, but he arrived with a confident strut at the TPC Sawgrass course on Monday.

However, Woods' last Players Championship victory came all the way back in 2013.

Jack Nicklaus won The Players a record three times, while Woods is tied with Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Hal Sutton and Steve Elkington at two titles apiece.

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.

Monahan said that the PGA Tour was involved in the rules-changing process and encouraged a "modernization and simplification" and that "we were fully supportive of the new rules because we were a participant in creating them". "A lot of the tee shots are hard so if I can do that well and be aggressive then hopefully I can do enough other things right to be up there". It's your path. No one else's. "So then I quit worrying about everything else..." This Par 72 course is just under 7,200 yards, unusually small compared to the average course on Tour. "It's pretty simple.' That's why it's easy to be around him, because he's not judging you".

It was the only win on the US PGA Tour of Perks' career - five years later, he quit playing and now earns a living as an analyst for TV. The model has been spot-on early in the 2018-19 season. Has a victory in the Waste Management Phoenix Open among three finishes in the top five this season. If I see the line and I feel like I'm releasing the putter with the toe flying over, I feel good.

"I feel good", said Woods before heading to the range. "I was in such a nice zone for the week and I remember my attitude - especially the final day - not bothering me", he said.

'It was helpful listening to him. "That goes a long way". "I've played three tournaments so far and that's about right, and so I'm right there where I need to be", said the 14-time major victor.

For what it is worth, I have a friend who lives in San Antonio but caddies in Westchester every spring, summer and fall.

When it comes down to it, I believe Xander Schauffele has the right combination of skill, momentum, and mindset to overcome the challenges of TPC Sawgrass and win his first Players Championship. "He talks about his kids all the time and I think that's awesome".

  • Julie Sanders