The first Players Championship pairing reveal is juicy

May 08, 2018, 03:19
The first Players Championship pairing reveal is juicy

"Out there I was so uncomfortable", said Day after birdieing two of the three holes on the Green Mile to win by two strokes.

Such imprecise play may be hard to overcome at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, as THE PLAYERS Championship victor two years ago well knows.

And the manner in which Jason Day won the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday night suggested that the Australian's competitive fires burn as fiercely as ever.

Day admitted that it wasn't his victory drought in 2017 that bothered him the most, it was his apathy toward the effort it takes to be world No. 1 that ate at him.

"Things like that is what you need to win golf tournaments".

"I didn't putt well again", said Woods, who needed 31 putts on Sunday and ranks 136th in strokes-gained/putting on the week.

The last time they played together in a tournament was during the first two rounds of the 2014 PGA Championship, where Woods missed the cut and Mickelson went on to finish second. "I've obviously got a lot of work to do over the next few days". "He's one of the best putters in the game".

Day rated the victory one of the best of his career, not because of the quality of his play but more due to his ability to get the job done without his best game.

"I'm very pleased with the way I'm swinging", he said. "But conversely, I've got a little bit of momentum from playing well after having not played for three weeks, and I'm excited to get in such a big event". His seven birdies in the final round at Quail tied T.J. Vogel for best in the field and gave him his eighth top-five at the Wells Fargo.

He has made the cut in all but one start, and seemed to be nearing his old form when he contended for victory in consecutive events in Florida in March.

The best evidence of this is the fact that Phil Mickelson, a World Golf Hall of Fame player with a five-pack of major championships, has never held the No. 1 ranking and, if he's being honest, probably doesn't feel like it's a glaring hole in his resume. "They're the moments where you just kind of build and get stronger from".

Watch the Players Championship throughout the week live on Sky Sports.

Wise, 21, made four birdies and one bogey to move up 54 spots to 51st in the FedExCup. "First low round of the year, I feel like, and I have to go (urinate) in a cup".

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