McIlroy 'ready' to win the Players Championship

McIlroy 'ready' to win the Players Championship

Javier Howell
May 10, 2018

Due to Is still to be dotted and Ts crossed, commissioner Jay Morrish will not, contrary to earlier speculation, be releasing the PGA Tour's 2018-19 schedule next week. It ranges from Greg Norman to Lee Janzen, from Tiger Woods to Craig Perks, from Henrik Stenson to Tim Clark.

Spieth and Thomas are playing in a marquee group that includes Rory McIlroy.

The next step is having a chance on Sunday. His best result here is 30 previous year. But the course is in great shape, and obviously I've got a pretty good grouping, so I'm excited to start and get going.

Of course if a golfer wants a chance at capturing THE PLAYERS title, they will have to stay dry on Sunday. It has been awhile since he's played designer Pete Dye's demanding layout, but Woods is well aware of the challenge ahead. "I try to practise every day if I can because my passion is playing". Now, he's found a much more relaxing atmosphere at the beach.

"It was disappointing that I didn't get the (Masters) result I wanted, but I took a lot of positives from the fact that I probably didn't have my best stuff at Augusta and I still was able to play my way into the final group and contend", McIlroy said.

McIlroy is not alone in his struggles. He almost won the first time he played and didn't even make a bogey until his 59th hole. He tied for fourth that year.

Lowry arrives at the tournament after a mixed weekend at the Wells Fargo last week.

"I like the overseeded rye [in March]", said Adam Scott, who won the tournament in 2004. He won't shrink on the Stadium Course's pressure-packed stage; he was T2 here previous year. You've got to be in the top-50 in the world or have full PGA Tour status.

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Jason Day has won twice in 2018 already. Molinari is a respectable 29th in greens in regulation percentage and has missed the cut just once in each of his last nine events. He has finished out of the top 20 in just over half his appearances, some of those when he was the most dominant player in golf. Last week in Charlotte, it was Woods alongside defending U.S. Open champ Brooks Koepka and Masters champ Patrick Reed.

His female compatriots, of course, have led the way for Korean golfers on the global stage. "Phil and I have a great banter, " he said.

The purse has been raised to $11 million, with the victor getting just under $2 million for a week's work.

You won't see evidence of the PGA Tour's new headquarters complex if you're attending The Players Championship golf tournament this week.

First, they have to figure out Sawgrass. "You watch DJ and you say, 'No one can beat that guy.' And now he can lose No. 1". This brings me to my last (and most important) point... When all is said and done, it doesn't matter how far you hit the ball, it doesn't matter how good you are with a long iron in your hands - if you don't hole out consistently then you are going to end up with far more bad weeks than good ones. Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, and everyone else will be there.

The forecast is for warm temperatures, which should translate into a firm, fast course. "I grew up on this, Bermuda, not the overseed, having to judge firmer, faster greens, and then the biggest change will be within the rough. We didn't know it could be played that way, and they both have done it'".