Rory McIlroy set to battle TPC Sawgrass once again

Rory McIlroy set to battle TPC Sawgrass once again

It all starts to unfold Thursday, the final time The Players Championship will be held in May after a 12-year run before returning to the pre-Masters date in March. "It would have been nice to have a few better finishes".

PGA officials have reportedly already vetted and approved modifications to the two 18-hole courses, with an announcement expected in the coming days. In fact, Spieth - who has missed the cut at Sawgrass on his last three appearances - is another who has found the Dye track a challenge. I played pretty well previous year except for the 18th and it'll be nice to get back out there and exact some revenge.

My schedule gets pretty insane now so it was important to give myself a bit of a break before this week. "I'm ready to kind of get back on that first-year path but doing it the right way". It's happened to us all at one time or another, though - I still have nightmares about laying Iceland because they couldn't possibly beat England at Euro 2016. "It's a week where I feel well prepared for", added Lahiri. And it worked out great last week for me.

Other pros that have committed to next month's tournament include Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Paul Casey, Charley Hoffman, Bryson DeChambeau, Zach Johnson and Jim Furyk.

McIlroy has been grouped with Thomas and Spieth for the opening two rounds this week, which at least provides a familiarity as he goes about his task.

The most daunting part of Fowler's challenge might be his early round grouping.

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Matthew Fitzpatrick is a four-time victor on the European Tour and this week competes in the prestigious Players Championship at Sawgrass in Florida. The tight layout of the Stadium Course could create even more chaos.

I obviously miss being able to hang out with friends and family. After winning a major, especially your first one, it's easy to have a let down over the next few starts.

"We have got this event here, I've never won this and I would love to put this on my CV". In short, he is playing at his best and close to getting into the PGA Tour.

With all eyes on Fowler in that 2015 playoff, he dropped his tee shot at the par-3 17th to 5 feet and made birdie on the famed island green. "Once you get that fairway bright green [and dormant rough], it'll be different".

The First Tee, headquartered at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, is a nonprofit organization which promotes golf to children in partnership with the PGA Tour, the LPGA and other golf organizations. His only win since came at the 2017 Honda Classic. The weather is attractive so I'm really looking forward to this week.

"And I've been driving it really well this season, giving myself a lot of opportunities, and I've been saying for a while now that my iron play's not quite there but it's on the mend".