"I just had good numbers at a good time and made a good swing at a good time", McGirt said. "It kind of made quite a poor round into not a great round but a decent round". "So I just need to just get those small kinks out that are causing the bogeys and I feel very confident".
All eyes were on world number one Dustin Johnson, defending champion Jason Day and two-time major victor Jordan Spieth at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday. The ball cleared the water by 3 yards, took a big hop 8 inches past the cup and spun back into the hole.
Garcia became just the eighth person in PGA competition to get a hole in one on this hard hole here at TPC Sawgrass. Three other aces were in other tour events and seven occurred during practice rounds.
Holmes was soon joined at nine under by Stanley, who endured a rocky start with three bogeys over the first four holes before recovering to pick up shots at the eighth and 17th, where he knocked a sublime tee shot to within three feet of the pin. "I don't know, it can do anything".
But as he toils this weekend at the PGA Tour's flagship event - where he is tied for 23rd through 36 holes - in an attempt to defend his title, Day has not been a legitimate back-nine contender in any tournament this year. He bounced back with a birdie on the island-green 17th and shot 68 to finish two shots out of the lead.
Three weeks after thinking he had lost his PGA Tour card, Ian Poulter will head into the final round of the £8.1milllion Players Championship just three shots off the lead. He starts the final day in a tie for seventh at 5-under 211, four shots out of the lead. "It's awesome. Unfortunately followed by mine rinsing it".
Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, takes a drop on the 16th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was still one shot better than the worst score on the 18th at the TPC Sawgrass. When he addressed the media after his round, he said the officials at Augusta National are going to ask for it back next year, so why not wear it as much as possible. While Pat Perez set the pace for the morning with a 6-under round of 66, Garcia showed his ability to move around the course - one he loves coming to. "He's had a very warm reception here".
Garcia and Patrick Cantlay will start their round at 2 p.m., and here's a look at tee-off times for the full field, courtesy of PGATour.com. He felt nerves on the first tee when he was introduced as the Masters champion.
Since the inception of the Players Championship in 1974 no player has successfully defended the title, with only six managing to win the prestigious event a few times.
"I'm just trying to gain some confidence, get back to working on the right things, doing the right things off the course that will hopefully produce the results on the course", Day added. I don't know, it can do anything. While Oosthuizen struck the ball fairly well most of the round, he was unable to come through with his putter the way he had in the first two rounds.
McIlroy was speaking after a second-round 71 left him five strokes off the clubhouse lead at the TPC Sawgrass.
"Around this golf course, with 16, 17 and 18, anything can happen", said Louis Oosthuizen, who's one shot back. But to get around in ever-par 72, it's a good positive sign going into tomorrow.
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