Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The Players - Your Favorites
The Players Championship starts tomorrow, and for golf enthusiasts that love watching golf with Tiger Woods, what an event it will be.
With so much talent still planning on making their tee time tomorrow, here is a preview of some of the favorites and what they have done or what they need to do at Sawgrass this week.
Vijay Singh - Even though he's never won, it's Vijay's home track and he's played pretty well there the last few years. If you looked at one thing (and it's the only thing) that speed bumps our boy on the course it's the putter, so what better track to get the feel for the greens than the one he practices on? If he's going to break through in a week, it sure will be a good week since he's not looking back over his shoulder at a guy in a red Nike shirt.
Adam Scott - Hey, it's our 2004 Players champion! Scott has already won this year and obviously hits the ball fairly solid, so he's always a threat if the flat-stick heats up. I wouldn't be surprised if Scott won for the second time here, as long as he can avoid any late round laziness that he seems to encounter (especially when water is around). I bet Scott wished Sawgrass was yanked from the roots and moved to Texas.
Phil Mickelson - Schmickelson is our defending champion, knocking out the TPC last year with three rounds in the 60s. It was the highlight of a season with not much roar and he's began 2008 with some rather meek performances by his standards (one win, four top-fives). Mr. Creative has to manage this course tee to green a lot like last year to have a chance, and try to avoid those pesky big numbers than can derail his cruise quicker than an In-N-Out Burger stop.
Jim Furyk - Quirky lives in Ponte Vedra and plays a lot at Sawgrass, plus, damnit, the guy is due!
Who are you liking this week? Any ideas?