Tiger Woods 'feeling good' at Sawgrass


The Englishman is gradually warming to life on the PGA Tour and is surely a victor in waiting across the pond.

American star Woods said he will be ready to return in Jacksonville this week.

"In March, that's not always the case".

"It's different. It is a very different test because it's not firm at all, it's very, very green". Please feel free to tweet me throughout the weekend about the tournament. "I was going to play three or four".

"It's not great mentally to come back from an injury so your confidence is hit a little bit, but overall I feel good about".

First, let's take a quick look at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and then we'll get into how the top players in the world could fare this week, a few more stories that could be entertaining and then I'll give you my official pick for the 2019 edition of The Players Championship. "I've seen Matt out here in the past year because he works with JT a lot and Matt has seen my stroke enough".

"I think that's the beauty of this golf course is that it suits everybody".

Webb Simpson won The Players past year and will be joined in the field by an impressive list of former champions that includes Woods, Mickelson, Jason Day (2016) of Australia, Rickie Fowler (2015), Martin Kaymer (2014), Matt Kuchar (2012), Henrik Stenson (2009) of Sweden, Sergio Garcia (2008) of Spain, Si Woo Kim (2017) of South Korea and Adam Scott (2004) of Australia.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan ruled out his organisation creating its own rules on Wednesday, saying he is happy to leave that task to golf's two global governing bodies.

Former victor Rickie Fowler leads the next group at +2000 on the golf odds along with Justin Rose, and they are followed by Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari and Tiger Woods at +2200.

Perhaps one of them will March to the title this week. Fleetwood is yet to taste victory in the United States, a situation that will inevitably change before long. Rahm was sixth on tour last season in par-five birdie or better percentage, making a four or better almost 54 percent of the time.

Jason Day is doing his best to be fit for the Players. He was tremendous when you think he had gone nearly five years without a victory on the PGA Tour before that win. The Match Play is the week after Valspar and two weeks prior to the Masters. Sergio is coming off a tie for ninth in the Honda and a tie for sixth in the WGC-Mexico. Over the past five seasons, the leaders in approach have finished 57th, 48th, 2nd, 42nd, and 34th - despite just one of them ranking inside the top 100 in strokes gained: putting.

Hadwin, from Abbotsford, B.C., is one of three Canadians in the field at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

The Players is one of the most hard tournaments to contend around consistently - further evidence that Pete Dye's design does not suit one style of golf - with only six players in history to have won twice or more.

Kirk is 20 under at TPC Sawgrass in the past five years, which ranks him fifth among all players. Reigning FedEx Cup champ has wins in the Indonesian Masters and Farmers Insurance Open since November. He also has finished T-13 or better three times during that span. Garcia has six top-10 finishes here, including a win in 2008 and has recorded consecutive top-10 finishes in his last two starts this season. 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. The Champion Golfer of the Year was debuting his new Calloway clubs at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and is clearly enjoying the new equipment in the bag.

Earlier this year, Fowler also won the Phoenix Open and placed second in the Honda Classic.