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Woods makes turn at even par at Players

15 May 2018, 03:22 | Ken Black

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The golf was not.

"First of all, big picture", Woods said with a smile.

'Rory is committed to helping build the strongest field we can get and I am sure he has taken the time to chat with the guys on the PGA Tour informally. "If we were able to put all of our facets of the game together, I think there would be a lot more tournament winners out here".

"There's been stretches of seasons where I've been great and exceptional, but so far this year I have been exceptional or above average most weeks, which is great", he said.

Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava laugh on the 18th green after LaCava tripped on Mickelson's golf bag.

It was an uptight and quiet morning until Woods' caddie Joe LaCava mercifully broke the tension while walking around the 18 green at the group's ninth hole of the day.

He made only three putts longer than 8 feet in two days.

The two-time victor at TPC drained it.

"I wouldn't say it's gravy, but it's unbelievable", Woods said. "I'm doing better as time has gone on".

Woods should get two more cracks at it over the weekend, barring some unbelievable play from Friday's afternoon wave.

Woods struggled with accuracy and distance control during a steamy day on the Stadium Course.

Mickelson, Woods and Fowler all cracked up laughing, and Phil had to back off his putt multiple times because he just could not stop giggling.

The one time Woods did may have saved his round.

Fowler was done in by consecutive doubles that started with an errant and unlucky tee shot at the par-4 sixth. The birdie came at the par-3 third after a solid short-iron approach to about 20 feet below the hole.

"Boy, it was nice to turn the round completely around there", he said, before assessing the gallery.

"I got shut out", Woods said of the absence of birdies in a round that included 15 pars and three bogeys.

While Woods was hanging in there, Mickelson went off a cliff. That included six birdies in a row from Nos.

Six players lead at TPC Sawgrass after round one on six under with world No 1 Dustin Johnson among them. "I just had a poor finish".

Mickelson shot a 7-over 79 in the opening round at the Players Championship on Thursday, his worst score at TPC Sawgrass since 2000.

"He must have a meeting after this", one fan said at the famed 17th hole.

The man with her countered, "Yeah, at a used auto lot". "I'm not sure I'm going to wear it on the golf course, but that might be my actual dressy night attire". I had sand-wedge on 10, reachable par-five at 11, sand-wedge again at 12, and I played those even par.

Mickelson hit two balls in the water and found eight bunkers, poor shots that made scoring tough.

That year, Woods lost by a shot to Hal Sutton.

Rickie Fowler rounds out the threesome, which tees off at 1:52 p.m.

Aware of the high interest in their first pairing in almost four years, Mickelson joked earlier in the week he and Woods should just go directly to Sunday and settle things head to head, victor take all. They combined for just five birdies and an eagle. "I'm seeing speeds and velocities I haven't seen since my early 20s".



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