The Players starts tomorrow
The field is deep at The Players and the talent is ready for the competition. northDsports is watching names like Patrick Reed, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, but The Players has proven to consist of unknown variables. CLICK HERE for a list and images of the entire field. CLICK HERE for tee times.
You have to go back to 1994 when Greg Norman had the low first round score of 63 and the low 72 hole score of 264. It was in 1978 when Jack Nicklaus finished with a 75 in round 4, but won the tournament.
Some other interesting trivia are eagles at The Players:
Most eagles in tournament history:
Couples, Fred 15
Mickelson, Phil 11
Lehman, Tom 10
Woods, Tiger 10
Price, Nick 9
Watson, Tom 9
Garcia, Sergio 9
There has never been back to back eagles in the history of The Players, but when it comes to consecutive birdies there is an interesting number:
Most consecutive birdies:
6, Tom Watson (Holes 9-14, 2nd round), 1984
6, Dave Rummells (Holes 16-18, 1-3, 2nd round), 1986
6, Fred Wadsworth (Holes 15-18, 1-2, 1st round), 1987
6, Paul Azinger (Holes 18, 1-5, 1st round), 1993
6, Rocco Mediate (Holes 13-18, Final round), 1996
6, Tim Herron (Holes 8-13, 2nd round), 2005
6, Louis Oosthuizen (Holes 9-14, 3rd round), 2013
6, K.J. Choi (Holes 9-14, Final round), 2014
Since 2011 there have been some ringers come through and a few of these were unexpected.
2011: K.J. Choi
2012: Matt Kuchar
2013: Tiger Woods
2014: Martin Kaymer
2015: Rickie Fowler
2016: Jason Day
2017: SI Woo Kim
This year is shaping up for more of the same. In analyzing the field, their will be some that are hot play well, but as usual many will make a run that the mainstream is not talking about.
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