- Tiger Woods quadruple-bogeys but finishes on three-under.
- Tommy Fleetwood leads on 11-under, Jim Furyk finishes on nine-under.
Johnson playing well, but not well enough
He’s one one-under thru four today, and four-under for the tournament. A decent, steady start but it’s just not enough to keep up pace with Fleetwood. He’s also hit a monster 340-yard drive today already after just four holes.
Mickelson double bogeys…
Some uncharacteristic bad putting from Mickelson, who leaves the par-three 5th with double bogey simply down to poor putting from close range. Rushed it, and he’s now on three-over.
Poulter’s finds the water…
A 15-yard miss to the left led his ball to the water. He escapes the par-three 5th with a double-bogey and moves back down to three-under for the tournament.
Fleetwood nearly nails another birdie…
His putt from 25 feet just drifts past the hole, but it’s a good effort. An easy tap-in par and onto the next hole he goes.
McIlroy makes amends…
Beautiful little chip into the second green, and it spins to within a foot of the hole. A tap-in birdie for the 29-year-old now to cancel out his earlier bogey. Back to five-under he goes.
Jason Day finishes for day two on eight-under…
“It definitely is playing a little bit easier,” he said regarding the course’s adjustments this year. ”I think they’ve done a good job with it.”
McIlroy bogeys the first…
The Northern Irishman hasn’t had the fast start he was after. He’s dropped a shot on the first already, mainly down to shooting his approach shot way beyond the back of the green. He’s now on four-under for the tournament.
Woods improved on day two…
The 14-time Major winner hit 12 of 18 greens in regulation on day one, but he made 16 of 18 today. His average driving distance was almost 10 yards more throughout his second round, too.
Moore’s back on the 17th…
However, he can’t muster another hole-in-one and he’s placed it around 20 feet from the hole. It’s not found the water, so it’s a decent shot, but he would have liked to see that drop in for one again.
Kisner’s happy after finishing on eight-under…
“It was another solid day,” he said. “I think if you keep the ball in the fairway you’ve got a good a chance and that’s my strategy.
“I have been pretty much average all year and started to see some signs over the last few weeks of better play.”
Fleetwood moves to 11-under…
He’s loving this course so far, and he’s now four-under thru 3 today after an excellent 25-foot putt drops into the cup on the par-three 3rd.
Another couple of birdies…
Ian Poulter and Justin Thomas have also managed to open their rounds in positive style, with the pair of them grabbing an opening birdie. They’ll both need more of those if they are to contend this week, with the Englishman now six shots behind Fleetwood while Thomas is eight behind.
McIlroy tees off…
Loud roar on the tee for McIlroy, and he smashes his opening drive into the rough. It doesn’t look like he’s got a bad lie, but he’d have liked a better opening shot than that.
Another Fleetwood masterclass!
The Englishman chips out of the green-side bunker on the par-five 2nd to eagle the hole and move to 10-under. He didn’t have the best lie, but that didn’t bother the 28-year-old. He delicately chips out of the sand onto the edge of the green and it rolls down into the cup. He’s now three-under thru 2 and a shot clear of Jim Furyk.
More of that please, Tommy!
Fleetwood has picked up where he left off yesterday, notching his first birdie of the day on the par-four 1st. He’s also just sent his tee shot on the 2nd straight down the middle of the fairway. Early signs suggest it’s going to be a good round for the 28-year-old.
Furyk’s putt for birdie on the 17th hits the flagstick and hangs on the very edge of the cup – agonisingly close!
He hit it with a lot of speed, and it’s hard to tell whether the flagstick being there was a good thing or a bad thing. It stopped the ball dead in it’s tracks, but a part of me thinks it would have dropped straight in had the stick not been there. I guess we’ll never know…
He’s on the green…
Furyk can rest easy, as his tee shot on the 17th finds the green rather than the water. He’s got a 14-yard putt for birdie again now, and if he can sink that, he’ll be clear by two at the top.
Jim Furyk takes the lead – again!
It’s tight at the top, and Furyk has taken the outright lead again. The American makes the most of the par-five 16th and secures his eighth birdie of the day. He’s now got the challenging 17th coming up next, and as we saw with Tiger, all could come crashing down in an instant.
Cards a one-over 73 to remain on six-under for the tournament. Much worse day than yesterday, but he’s stuck in there.
Couple of new additions to the leaderboard’s summit…
South Korean duo Byeong Hun An and Sung Kang are now on eight-under for the tournament, with Kang currently nine-under for his round today thru 14. His last four holes? Eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie. Wow. He started the day on one-over.
Woods has finished…
Completely misread the putt on the 18th, and it filters off to the right of the hole. Taps in for par, and he cards a two-under 70 for the day. He’ll be extremely disappointed after his quadruple-bogey on the 17th, but that said, he’s still within touching distance of the top.
Fleetwood is off the mark…
The 28-year-old has teed off, slotting his opening driving just into the first cut of the rough, near the bunker on the left. He’ll have an awkward stance for the second shot, with his ball teetering on the edge of a small slope.
Furyk leads alongside Kisner…
He’s averaging just 260 yards off the tee today, but he’s found all 13 fairways with his driver.
Kisner on the 17th…
Pushes his 20-foot putt for birdie about five feet past the hole. He has a little nerve-tester here to par and remain on eight-under.
Kisner breathes a sigh of relief…
He’s on the 17th, and he’s found the green with his tee shot. Phew.
He’ll now have a putt from 17 feet out for birdie.
Reed moves to five-under…
The Masters champion sinks another birdie with a well-executed putt from off the green from 12 feet out. He moves to five-under and is now one step closer to the top of the leaderboard.
48 players have been through the 17th today, and only two balls have found the water. And both have been from Tiger Woods. A 14-time Major champion. Astonishing.
In terms of the hole itself today, it’s playing at 146 yards with wind coming slightly out of the left.
Yesterday’s stars can’t continue their momentum todays…
Bradley and Moore enjoyed brilliant opening rounds yesterday, with the latter even grabbing a hole-in-one on the 17th. However, they’ve both slipped today with Bradley one-over for his round and Moore currently on three-over thru 13.
Kisner takes the outright lead again…
Busy five minutes at the Players, with Kisner taking the lead again on nine-under after his latest birdie with a neat 10-footer on the 15th.
Knox, meanwhile, bogeys to shift back to seven-under. Furyk remains on eight-under.
Also, England’s Matt Wallace has just teed off.
Woods raises Simpson…
Reining champion Simpson plays a brilliant 160-yard approach shot to the green on the 7th, with his ball ending perhaps five inches from the hole.
Woods steps up next, plays his 137-yard approach to around three inches for the hole. Tap-in birdies for both. Superb golf.
Knox moves to eight-under…
The Scotsman has birdied the par-five 16th to tie the lead alongside Kisner and Furyk. He’s yet to bogey any hole today, managing to hit 12 of 16 greens in regulation. He’s got a the par-three 17th and par-four 18th left to play.
Furyk ties the lead…
The 2018 US Ryder Cup captain is enjoying a phenomenal round today, where he has just birdied three holes back-to-back to moves to eight-under for the tournament. Seven birdies today thru 13. He’s now at the top alongside Kisner.
Russell Knox is having another fantastic day at Sawgrass. He’s seven-under for the tournament after a bogey-free round so far. He’s only got three holes left to play.
Matthew Fitzpatrick is also enjoying a solid round, where he now four-under for the tournament. He’s currently two-under thru 11 so far today.
Fleetwood, McIlroy, Rose and Poulter are all yet to tee off.
A short-hitter will win this tournament…
If you’re judging this golf tournament by driving statistics, a short-but-accurate driver of the ball will win this tournament.
Fowler averaged 294 yards off the tee during his opening round, and he bogeyed five of the 18 holes. Today, he’s yet to bogey and he’s five under, but he’s averaging just 281.8 yards. He’s taken some distance off his driving just to keep the ball in play, and it’s making a huge difference.
Comparing this to some of the other short-hitters, Kisner is averaging just 277.4 yards from the tee. Fleetwood averaged 280.1 yards yesterday as well.
Kisner moves to nine-under…
He takes a two-shot lead after his latest birdie on the par-four 12th . He’s now five-under just for today.
However, he’s got a 10-foot putt for par on the 14th. A nerve-tester.
Fowler’s playing his best golf…
One of the players of the day so far, with Fowler five-under for his round thru 11. He’s just eagled the par-five 2nd, and he’s shifted down to three-under for the tournament.
Woods pars the par-four 5th…
The 14-time Major winner remains at two-under with just four holes left to play.
He was really lucky to have any sort of shot at all, but he’s hit it just over green from the pine straw. He’s still fighting here though, and he’d take a bogey at this point. He’s made a mess of this hole. Bunker, pine straw, misses the green.
The 14-time Major champion just finds the front of the green in his approach shot from 183 yards out.
Simpson, meanwhile, looks like he’s hit it out of bounds. Either that, or he’s got a third shot deep in the woods from pine straw.
And Reed has hit the shot both Woods and Simpson wanted to. Superb judgement of the wind from the first cut of rough to land it about five feet from the hole.
Woods sends his drive into the rough…
Tiger’s on the par-four 5th – a 466 yard hole – and his ball has just bounced into the rough on the left of the fairway. However, it’s not a bad lie and he won’t be overly disappointed when he gets to it in a moment.
Three of the best pictures from today…
Huge crowd behind Rickie Fowler on the 18th. Everyone wants to get a look of the five-time PGA Tour winner.
The look on Woods’ face says it all after his quadruple-bogeys the infamous 17th at Sawgrass.
Patrick Reed’s caddie Kessler Karain making sure his partner’s read of the green is on point.
Chance for Reed…
A good birdie look for Reed coming for up at the 4th after a nice tee shot trickles past the hole. If he can make that, he’ll move to four-under.
Kisner still leads…
The current world No. 48 has been a consistent performer over recent weeks, but has hardly set the world alight. He finished T-23 last week, T-27 the week before and T-28 the week before that. The last time he broke into the top-10 was at the RSM Classic back in 2018, where an impressive T-7 finish ended his year on a high.
That said, the 35-year-old’s been brilliant so far this week. He leads on eight-under with six holes left to play, having only bogeyed two holes in two rounds.
The American hasn’t won since 2017, and he’ll be seeing this as the perfect opportunity as he looks to close out his second round of re-entering the winners circle.
He manages another birdie and shifts back to even-par for the day, and two-under for the championship.
He’s got seven holes left to play.
Notable tee times…
Tommy Fleetwood tees off at 5.15pm alongside Keith Mitchell and Austin Cook.
Justin Rose goes at 5.27pm alongside Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas.
Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy begin at 5.59pm.
Plenty of golf left to play…
Squanders a putt for birdie on the par-four 1st, and he’ll tap in for par to remain on two-over for the tournament. Needs a strong end to his round to make the cut this week.
Kaymer on the rise…
Another competitor playing nicely today is Martin Kaymer. He’s hit nine out of nine greens in regulation for his round today.
The German’s on four-under for the tournament, and hasn’t made a bogey since the 6th hole during his opening round.
He could really do with a strong finish – or even victory – here at Sawgrass as well this week to really boost his confidence heading into the Masters and beyond. He’s currently 172nd in the rankings, a long way off 2011 when he held the number one spot following his WGC Match Play victory.
He’s currently lining up a putt on the 1st green.
Simpson remains on four-under…
The reigning Players champion can’t take an opportunity for birdie on the 1st (his 10th hole) and he remains on four-under. He’s plodding along nicely here at Sawgrass. The only hiccup of his performance so far was losing two shots on the 14th yesterday. Today, he’s notched two birdies on his front nine and eight pars. He’s averaging 1.4 yards further off the tee today, too.
One hole can change it all…
A much-improved performance off the tee for Tiger today, but the 17th at Sawgrass can destroy you. It did so with Paul Casey yesterday, and it has done today with the 14-time Major winner. While he’s not out of it at one-under, that is a devastating quadruple-bogey. If he wins this tournament from here, it would be a remarkable acheivement.
A five-way at the top
We now have five players on -7 at the top of the leaderboard with Russell Knox (who is -5 for his round) joining Luke List, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Kisner and Tommy Fleetwood.
Woods drops back
Tiger Woods has quadruple-bogeyd the par-three 17th. He took a seven on a par three and moves back to -1 from -5.
Woods in the water AGAIN
Ahhhhh no… Tiger Woods has found the water again at the par-three 17th. And eventually ends up on the green in five. This is turning into a horror hole for Tiger.
At the top of the leaderboard, Luke List has joined Keegan Bradley and Tommy Fleetwood on -7. He’s now -4 for his round.
Woods in the water
Tiger Woods, at the par-three 17th, finds the back end of the green and, as it catches the gentle slope to the water, plops in.
Webb Simpson finds the centre of the green, but it’s a fair distance from the flag.
Patrick Reed, on the other hand, nails it, finishing around 12 feet from the hole and has a fine birdie chance.
Scott falls short
Adam Scott, on the 16th and in the pines, needs to hook his second shot around the trees and hope it chases up to the green. Ripples of applause, but his shot finishes well short of the green.
Woods finds his birdie groove
Webb Simpson comes up agonisingly short of a birdie at 16. But has a simple tap-in for par.
Patrick Reed, with an eight foot, downhill putt, wiggles it off to the left, but he too has a simple par tap-in.
Tiger Woods, from four feet, claims the birdie and is now -5!
Woods flirts with the water
The group of Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed is on the 16th and Reed has the opportunity for an up and down for a birdie. Simpson lands short and Woods is relieved that his ball finds dry land after flirting with the water. Cries of “mud ball” could be heard as it sailed off course, but he’s got away with it.
List on the up
Luke List is making a charge up the leaderboard. He’s now joint third on -6, and -3 for the day.
Bradley loses his early advantage
Keegan Bradley, having picked up two early birdies to move to -9, has now posted two bogeys and is -7, back to level with Tommy Fleetwood, who has yet to start his round.
Woods making his move
Tiger Woods for birdie at 13…. he’s putting just off the green in the heavier grass… and he sinks it from six feet to move to -4!
Birdies galore at the 12th
Webb Simpson moves to -4 with a birdie at the 12th. And Tiger Woods bags a birdie, too, at the same hole to move to -3. Patrick Reed completes the cycle of birdies for this group after chipping out of the greenside bunker to within a couple of feet.
Stenson plays a beauty
Henrik Stenson’s third shot at the par-five 11th is sublime. A chunk-and-run from the back of the green, it speeds towards the hole before backspin kicks in and the ball finishes a foot from the cup. Brilliant! A birdie opportunity for the Swede, who is currently struggling on +4.
Bradley drops back
Keegan Bradley is now only a shot in front after picking up a bogey. He remains the leader, though, on -8, one shot ahead of Tommy Fleetwood who has yet to tee off his second round.
Woods misses birdie opportunity
Patrick Reed has a 37 foot putt to save par at the 11th… and it’s brilliant, the ball rolling to within a couple of feet for a bogey.
Webb Simpson saves par. Nerves of steel there. And Tiger Woods misses his birdie chance to groans from the gallery. Tiger has to settle for a par five.
Reed and Simpson struggling at the 11th
Webb Simpson with his fourth shot at the par-five 11th, having earlier found the water, He chips to the green… and it’s a decent result but the pressure will be on to save par from around 10 feet.
Woods, with his third shot, chips to within eight feet and has a fine chance for a birdie.
Patrick Reed, meanwhile, currently -4, looks in all sorts of bother with his fourth shot, his ball stuck in the greenside bunker in front of a steep embankment…. he chips out and it races away almost to the back of the green.
Woods fine, Webb wet
Tiger Woods, currently -2 at the par-five 11th. His second shot looks good and lands in the chipping area just to the left of the green. Webb Simpson, with his second at the 11th, finds the water – the same fate Woods suffered yesterday.
Bradley extends lead
Keegan Bradley is making an early charge and has now increased his advantage at the top to two shots, with two early birdies. He’s now -9 after three.
Bradley takes the lead
We pick up with Keegan Bradley now the outright leader on -8 thanks to a birdie and he is -1 through 2.
The Players Championship, day two preview
Hello and welcome to day two from Sawgrass… and we have a Brit at the top of the leaderboard.
Rory McIlroy believes it is just a “matter of time” before Tommy Fleetwood wins his maiden PGA Tour title after his Ryder Cup team-mate claimed a share of the lead on day one of The Players Championship.
And on yesterday’s showing, it’s hard to argue.
Fleetwood birdied six of his last nine holes in an inward half of 30, just one shot outside the tournament record, to set an imposing clubhouse target of seven under par which was matched only by former US PGA champion Keegan Bradley.
Korea’s Ben An and American Brian Harman are a shot off the lead on six under, with McIlroy, Vaughn Taylor and Ryan Moore a stroke further back, Moore’s 67 including a spectacular hole-in-one on the iconic par-three 17th.
McIlroy’s good early-season form continued with a bogey-free round while Tiger Woods is two under par following an erratic 70 which included six birdies, four bogeys and just one par on the back nine.
Fleetwood started from the 10th and managed just one birdie in his first nine holes, but then picked up shots on the first, second and fifth and finished with a hat-trick of birdies from the seventh.
Fleetwood finished seventh at Sawgrass last year and third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, when Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari stormed through the field with a closing 64 to win his second PGA Tour title.
“I’m trying to keep up,” Fleetwood joked. “It’s hard these days but I’m trying my best. It’s clearly the next step for me to win over here but winning’s not easy and I’ve got to keep plodding away, do the right things and focus on myself.”
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