With a win this week, Woods would tie Jack Nicklaus for the most Players victories.
Smith is one of my favorite plays on a lot of courses, but not here.
A wayward drive on 18 required Perks to chip out on to the fairway and when he overshot the green with his third, he required to make a tough up-and-down for bogey to avoid a playoff with Ames.
A week after withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a sore neck, Woods was swinging freely in a nine-hole practice round, showing no signs of restriction in his game.
"I didn't want to push it", Woods told Golfweek.
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"Winning is hard, you have to put it all together over four days in different conditions", said Fleetwood on Wednesday.
The Rules of Golf saw a big overhaul, with the overall number reduced from 34 to 24 and many issues that caused penalties in the past - such as a ball moving on a green or hitting a ball twice - no longer do. "The stress has to go somewhere if I don't have movement". He hasn't played it every well, not by his standards or anyone else who has reached No. 1 in the world and has 20 victories for his career. But in those two starts, he's finished 23rd and 22nd. He has only five rounds in the 60s.
"Obviously the plan is to play well, we'll see what happens Thursday through Sunday". "I feel good. I needed last week off".
I've picked out a six pack I'm targeting to struggle. "It was frustrating, too".
That's because the tournament, which annually features the best field of the season on the PGA Tour, has moved back from May to its original playing date in March and Pete Dye's classic course figures to play much differently. On Tuesday, he used a three-wood followed by a three-iron. Woodland is also striking the ball beautifully with his irons this year, ranking 9th in Strokes Gained - Approach.
One thing hasn't changed as far as Woods is concerned. It doesn't matter the golf course you play. You have to overcome that part of it.
We're looking for players in their prime this week, then, with 26 to 37 the ideal bracket. - When you've won 10 times - and amassed 42 top-10 finishes in the last five years - you expect to have positive memories to draw upon at nearly every PGA Tour stop.
Now he defends his title on what feels like a new course, which might be the one comparison with a major this week. These players must know how to get themselves out of trouble which means scrambling becomes key to success this weekend. Although it's just 137 yards to the Island Green, the hole is surrounded on nearly all sides by water and has a tiny bunker in front of it, leading to many highlight-reel moments as frustrated golfers try to get their drives to stay on the green.