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"I feel like everything's exactly where it's meant to be, and if you feel like that off the golf course, then I can only imagine that it will help you on it".
Quick aside on Wells Fargo - I deeply apologize for Kevin Streelman, that might be my worst feature pick I've made on these (I should have factored in the course change). "Here, it just doesn't let me do that, and earlier on in my career I had to come to terms with that and come to terms with hitting the ball in the same positions as everyone else off the tee and then trying to beat them in from there".
Like most of the other big tournaments in the world, The Players Championship always seems to produce a world class victor.
"I think both were previous year, too, maybe", he said.
Masters champion Sergio Garcia was one of the stars to attend during the Wednesday practice day, discussing how life has been since his maiden major and getting his putting technique examined by Butch Harmon. He tied for 28th.
Four-time major victor McIlroy put Johnson's purple patch down to his ice-cool demeanour.
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"I felt like I struggled in the wind".
The course underwent some pretty significant renovations, and if you tune in to the broadcast you will undoubtedly hear it in detail. Johnson's tournament history at The Players includes one top-30 finish in eight starts - a tie for 28th past year. In Jordan Spieth's first start at TPC Sawgrass, he played 58 holes before making his first bogey. The best finish by a Players defending champion in May was Phil Mickelson, who tied for 21st in 2008. The hole will play as short as 275 yards, but because of the way it is set up, many players have said they will not try and drive the green. The 12th hole has been redesigned to make it a reachable par 4 with water on the left.
American Paul Peterson was the only player who was penalized a stroke for exceeding the time limit, and it ended up costing him and teammate David Lipsky a place in the quarterfinals. He has missed the cut each of the last two years. I love how comfortable he feels. Spieth was T4 in his 2014 debut and has missed the cut the past two years.
Day left last year's Players Championship as a runaway world number one, but he has not won since, so he had reason to feel half pleased with his performance, if not with the rocky finish. Pete Dye's pretty good at if you try and take some chances and you're not quite on, that's where you get in trouble and you can make some numbers. Yes, as hard as it may be to believe, that Players victory was Day's last title.
That's what awaits the 147-man field competing on a course that has been referred to as frightening, dramatic and annoying over the years. The big one in May is THE PLAYERS Championship, and this year's tees off Thursday morning from TPC Sawgrass' Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Of course, he's never been on the kind of roll he's now on, with three consecutive wins followed by a tie for second last week. All told, 147 players will tee it up beginning Thursday in the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was No 1 in the world with a points average only Tiger Woods had reached over the last two decades.
And he never seems to lose his cool, even on a course that seems to bring out frustration in anyone.
"I think so", said Rory McIlroy when I asked him if there was too much risk versus reward on the hole. "I don't think anything fazes him - that's probably the understatement of the year".