We've also seen Craig Perks, Stephen Ames, and Tim Clark walk off the 18th green with victory.
"I just need to focus on the good progress I made and try and take it into the weekend". "You have to move the ball around on this course and I love a challenging course, especially against a top field", he said.
Kim, the youngest victor of the Players, matched the lowest opening round by a defending champion established by Jack Nicklaus in 1977. And then his tee shot kicked off the side of a bunker and went into the water on the par-3 13th for a double bogey. "If we were able to put all of our facets of the game together, I think there would be a lot more tournament winners out here".
McIlroy is not alone in his struggles. He almost won the first time he played, avoiding bogey until his 59th hole and tying for fourth in 2014.
He is 11 over in his last eight rounds at The Players.
"It's not something that happens every day, every week, every hole", Thomas said on Tuesday during a news conference at The Players Media Center.
- Dustin Johnson isn't going down without a fight. Spieth three-putted from 35 feet, though he shot 68 and ended three consecutive years missing the cut.
JASON Day has surged up the leaderboard during the second round but former US Open victor Webb Simpson is threatening to run away with the Players Championship. The PGA Championship is moving from August to May next year, giving golf a run of big events from early spring to late summer.
Casey's withdrawal was confirmed on Wednesday, the eve of the tournament, with Keith Mitchell taking his place. Woods will play with Phil Mickelson and Ricky Fowler, both former champs, as well.
With 80 players making the cut at the Players, the field with be trimmed after 54 holes for the second time in two weeks on the PGA Tour. "All we can do with anybody's golf swing is narrow the deviation and avoid the big misses and ensure the swing path is a lot more neutral and then you can use your body to shape the shots".
McIlroy also admitted he is using his Masters disappointment as motivation for the remainder of the season, insisting his performance at Augusta National was more positive than negative despite falling out of contention on the final day.
Still, it was a nice confidence-booster for Woods as he works his way back to tournament sharpness after last year's successful spinal fusion.
Twenty-one players hit their tee shots into the water in the opening round, and three other balls went into the water from either the drop area or from a greenside bunker. Purse: $10.5 million. Winner's share: $1,890,000. The field is always among the strongest - last year, only the three full-field majors had a higher-rated field.
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You've got the old farts who know the course inside and out: Sergio Garcia has a win, two runner-up finishes, six Top-10's and is No. 1 on the all-time money list here, though he comes in with three straight missed cuts.
For the first time in a long time, people-including LeBron James-believe the Cavs might actually have a shot at the title. Hood, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, has a major financial incentive to perform well this postseason.
A preview of Project Brainwave , an architecture for deep neural net processing, is now available on Azure and on the edge. Azure, if you're not familiar, is Microsoft's cloud computing service, and the star of Microsoft's show this year.
Economists interpreted symmetric to mean policymakers would not be too concerned with inflation overshooting the target . Americans need rising wages to help offset higher prices and drive consumer spending, the backbone of the economy.
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It's not often a coach of the year award-winner is fired the year he won it, but that's exactly what happened with Casey. The announcement comes two days after Casey was named Coach of the Year by his peers.
A super PAC linked to Democrats has been running ads in West Virginia attacking Jenkins and Morrisey for weeks. While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich. "I've never used a race word", Blankenship said to Roll Call .
Police officers maintained tight security around the jail on Wednesday (local time) and kept onlookers away from the entrance. The prisoners are suspected of having taken weapons from the police who were killed.
Sanders issued a tweet in support of Haspel and rebuking her detractors on Capitol Hill late Saturday afternoon. During the meeting, Haspel offered to withdraw if that would help the situation, two of the sources said.
At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $6.95 but has recovered 25.9% since then. (NASDAQ: ATVI ). The firm had revenue of $1.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.32 billion.
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LeBron Reminded Raptors how to Run their Plays in 2017
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