Woods working with putting coach at THE PLAYERS Championship

Lynette Rowe
March 13, 2019

- Thousands of people are pouring into Northeast Florida for The Players Championship and that means a big boost to the local economy. If he only plays two competitive rounds at the Players, then he may feel he needs to play more prior to the Masters.

Woods said the neck tightness, which started during the Genesis Open and flared up further in Mexico, certainly contributed to his putting woes.

The 80-time PGA Tour victor hasn't worked with a coach since his split with Chris Como in December 2017.

Here you can find everything you need to stay up to date with the world's foremost golf tour. This tournament typically is the bridge event between the Masters and the U.S. Open in mid-May but here we are in March.

Woods will try to do exactly that and join Jack Nicklaus as the only three-time winners of The Players.

Woods last played at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he finished equal 10th on February 24. "I feel good. I needed last week off".

"Heaven forbid I enjoy a day with my family; I was there half a day walking around", Day said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

"If I drive it like I normally do then it's a big advantage round here because if you are always in play, it's scoreable after that", Fleetwood explained.

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The 32-year-old's best finish from six Sawgrass starts was T13 in 2015, and he claimed a top 40 at this course last year. Luck has a crucial role at the Players because depending on where you land the ball on these sloping greens, they can be your best friend or your worst enemy.

Molinari had four birdies on the front nine and four more after the turn, including a 44-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that sealed his third PGA Tour victory.

The Australian has started 2019 in good form, putting himself in contention twice to end his two-year winless drought. However, he also has five missed the cut five times.

Brooks Koepka, United States - Had a hiccup last week when he missed the cut in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but it came after a tie for second in the Honda Classic and he has a victory in the CJ Cup this season.

Kirk is 20 under at TPC Sawgrass in the past five years, which ranks him fifth among all players.

The neck pain that forced him to withdraw from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill last week has gone, but as he prepares to tee up in his 18th Players Championship, Tiger Woods is destined to be that most unsafe of competitors - "the injured golfer".

Matt Wallace, England - Having won three times on the European Tour previous year, Wallace finished T6 in the Arnold Palmer and T20 in the Honda the last two weeks.

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