Kiradech eyes redemption at Players Championship

- Tiger Woods is swinging the golf club pain free.

"I feel good. Last week was the most confident I've felt on the golf course".

"I'm not saying Brooks doesn't hit it straight, but fairways are generally wider the last couple years and a bomber should have won". "But also, I've cost myself a few years here and there because of it".

Woods is the only player to win in March and May. He missed a scheduled tournament for the first time since returning a year ago from spinal fusion surgery, and said it was more to make sure a growing problem that started last month in Los Angeles did not get worse.

At the first Finals event, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, McCarthy posted a T5 finish to mathematically put himself in the driver's seat for a return to the PGA TOUR; however, it was a T9 at the DAP Championship the following week that completely secured his spot for the 2018-19 season.

Some of Woods' putting issues could be traced to the neck problems, which he said got progressively worse in Mexico, where despite the issues he managed to tie for 10th. It was gradually getting worse.

The Match Play is the week after Valspar and two weeks prior to the Masters.

Sungjae Im, South Korea - The 20-year-old, who won twice on the Tour last year, finished T3 in API after a T4 in the Safeway Open and a T10 in the Phoenix Open.

Well, almost. Known as the unofficial "fifth major", The Players Championship tees off this week at the iconic TPC Sawgrass.

Asked specifically about Match Play, Woods said, "If nothing flares up, then I'll play". He found the winner's circle twice last month, in Mexico and Saudi Arabia, a European Tour event, however he has zero top 10s in 10 tries at The Players.

Kiradech, 29, recalled his horror show on the 17th hole past year where he was six over on that hole alone during the weekend rounds.

"My long term confidence in terms of my back, I am not even thinking about it right now", Day told reporters at TPC Sawgrass on Tuesday.

"I've been between 6-iron and 5-iron on 17 to hit the shot", Woods said about the treacherous hole. Coming off his strong showing last weekend, I think Fleetwood does more of the same at a course he knows he can play well at. Woods has 14 major triumphs while Nicklaus is the all-time leader with 18. "I'm 43 with four back surgeries". Has been hit-and-miss at TPC Sawgrass, with four top-10 results including ties for sixth in 2014 and 2017, but has missed the cut in his four other appearances in the Fifth Major, including a year ago.

"It's not painful now", Woods said. "Based on our past events here in May, just making sure I'm clear on what we're doing off the tees".

'The stress has to go somewhere if I don't have movement, so it's very important for me to keep pliable. "I have to stay fit and I have to stay as loose as I possibly can for as long as I play out here".

  • Stacy Allen