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Woods says he feels good on arrival at Players Championship

13 March 2019

Tiger Woods, the only man to win the tournament in both May and March, also returns to TPC Sawgrass. It was gradually getting worse.

However, Woods' last Players Championship victory came all the way back in 2013.

Keeping his lower back more pliable will prevent a recurrence. "I've got to stay fit, I've got to stay on it, and have to stay as loose as I possibly can for as long as I play out here".

"That's the same with social media; that person who took a photo of me. was kind of creepy". As we break each play down, I will be sure to specify which type of contests I am targeting that player in. He's finished inside the top 20 in each of his previous starts despite a troublesome putter.

Hadwin, from Abbotsford, B.C., is one of three Canadians in the field at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

As for his neck issue, Woods said it's not an issue this week, but it is something he must keep an eye on. I could see the Danish pair of Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregard out-performing their respective odds of 200/1 and 225/1 but the stand-out at bigger prices is Matthew Fitzpatrick at 90/1, after an excellent second behind the Italian last week.

Form isn't a particularly strong indicator when it comes to picking a victor at the PLAYERS, but the past 20 winners had all made the cut in their previous start, so it's important to at least not be coming off a stinker. - Tiger Woods' mentoring of Justin Thomas appears to have paid dividends, as Woods has borrowed Thomas' putting coach, Matt Killen.

"I had Matt take a look at it, " Woods said. "So I'm curious to see if it's better for me or not".

Although it doesn't appear to be a permanent relationship, it's the first time Woods has worked with a coach of any sort since parting with Chris Como in 2017.

After a dozen years in May, The Players Championship heads back to its March spot on the PGA Tour schedule as the golf world prepares to be bombarded with huge tournaments over the next few months. "That's probably the biggest difference". It has been a little bit different: in previous years I started really fast and my confidence was so high. Being ranked sixth in SG: putting so far this year suggests if he has a strong week tee-to-green, he could be adding a PGA Tour crown to his three European Tour titles. On Tuesday, he used a three-wood followed by a three-iron.

Valspar is one of only two realistic tournaments remaining for Woods to play before the Masters in early April.

"It's a very simple formula here", stated Woods.

It's not a week to prioritize distance, and accuracy itself doesn't correlate quite as well to total strokes gained as good drive rate - picking up greens in regulation after missing fairways (plus fairways hit).

Woods says he feels good on arrival at Players Championship