Dustin Johnson Tied For Leader At The Players

13 May, 2018, 01:42 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Sergio Garcia played well in the first round of the PGA Tour's THE PLAYERS Championship 2018

Marc Leishman is three shots back having carded a second straight 71, while Cameron Smith is seven-over nearing completion of his round.

Woods was eight under after 12 holes of his third round but a bogey on the 14th checked his progress and he finished with four pars. Phil Mickelson, playing alongside Woods and Rickie Fowler, ended his round in shocking style.

The lead belonged to just about everyone else.

On a day where scoring was good, McIlroy was frustratingly up and down throughout the round, and while he'll be happy to be in the red, he'll be equally annoyed he's not a few shots better off.

Contested annually at TPC Sawgrass, a watery Pete Dye-designed course with an evil streak, the Players historically features golf's strongest field.

That's been the story of the TPC Sawgrass over the years - a design that doesn't favour one particular style of play. Johnson, who has been world number one for 64 weeks, is under siege by those ranked from second through fifth, and he answered the challenge with a bogey-free round.

Woods wasn't among them.

First off, the field that THE PLAYERS brings is reminiscent of a major.

Mickelson's troubles happened Thursday, when he went double-bogey-double-double over a four-hole stretch on the back nine and shot a 79.

There aren't many things more exciting in golf than when Tiger Woods gets things going.

"I'm comfortable with some of the shots that you get around here, added Lahiri, who goes out with another Korean, Ahn Byeong-Hun, and Frenchman Alex Levy".

Or maybe they were just bored. The Englishman could leap to No 1 in the world rankings - a position he has never held before - with victory here. "It's so hot, it's playing short and the greens are receptive". He liked the results.

But the cut line was nowhere near Simpson's radar as he put together one of the finest rounds of his career, his charge up the leaderboard beginning with a 35-foot putt for eagle at the second, and he then picked up three shots in five holes to cap a faultless, outward 31.

'Never in a million years did I think someone would have a chance to shoot 61 around here, ' said an incredulous Sir Nick Faldo, on American television. It was his best score ever on the Stadium Course, and only his fourth time in the 60s.

"Overall on the whole day I just hit a lot of quality shots and a 65 was probably the highest I could have shot".

Rory McIlory STINKS! Man, I cannot believe that this guy could not take advantage of the conditions at TPC Sawgrass, just look at what these other players are doing. So it definitely works. I didn't hit it close enough. "But I've had a three week stretch here, and I can kind of feel the swing's getting a little bit loose. I'm very pleased with the way I putted today". He was at seven under in the morning until a pair of bogeys late in his round dropped him to a 67.

On the 393-yard par-4 sixth hole, Cook reached the green in 2 and sunk a sub 1-foot putt for birdie.



Israel kills 11 Iranians in Syria
In retaliation for Iran's rocket attack, about 50 Iranian targets in Syria were attacked by IDF forces on Thursday. An Israeli military ambulance drives past tanks in the Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, May 10, 2018.

Avengers 4: Iron Man star drops huge Infinity War sequel plot spoiler
Iron Man was last seen on Thanos' planet, Titan, after the Mad Titan snapped his fingers to wipe out half the universe. We know from the past couple movies and Infinity War especially that Tony is like a mentor to Peter.

104 year old Australian Scientist David Goodall ends his Life
Currently, most legislation that allows for assisted suicide or euthanasia does so only in the cases of terminally ill patients. A 104-year-old Australian scientist identified as David Goodall has ended his life in Switzerland over deteriorating life.

Hawaii Volcano Eruption and aftermath; dramatic visuals inside
The threat of violent explosions prompted authorities to close the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Friday until further notice. US President Trump declared a major disaster in the Kilauea island of Hawaii days after series of quake and volcanic eruption.

Bangladesh creates history, Bangabandhu-1 satellite launched
May 12 is a red-letter day for Bangladesh when the country moved to a new era by launching its first "Bangabandhu-1" satellite. The Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket launch is now scheduled for May 11, with a launch window that starts at 4:14 p.m.

AT&T Chief Calls Hiring Michael Cohen as Consultant a 'Big Mistake'
"There is no other way to say it - AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake ", the memo said . On Tuesday, it was revealed that Cohen had received a series of payments into his shell company, Essential Consulting, LLC.

Romeu thanks Swansea for 'screwing' with Southampton
Gabbiadini had only been on the pitch for four minutes and it was only his fifth goal of a hard season for the Italian. However, the game is up for West Brom, who can not escape the bottom three heading into the final weekend.

SpaceX to test new rocket for astronauts
SpaceX tries to re-use rockets, payload fairings, boosters and other parts to try to cut down on the cost of each rocket mission. STP-2 has a number of objectives, including demonstrating the new rocket's capabilities and launching several satellites.

In Indiana GOP Primary, Candidates Try To 'Out-Trump' Each Other
Those comments likely helped Braun, a former state legislator, win the race to be identified as the most pro-Trump of the three. Republican voters in IN are picking a Senate nominee in a race that has been dominated by personal attacks and animosity.

Fake voter ID: Siddaramaiah accuses BJP of misusing govt machinery
Speaking to TV channels, Manjula confessed that she was not active in the BJP but said she is identified with the party. The Congress and the BJP on Wednesday accused each other of the racket.