Examining the Island Green at TPC Sawgrass; How Many Water Balls?

I had a good week in Mexico and last week at Bay Hill [Arnold Palmer Invitational] was also a good week [he finished tied 23rd].

Considering Woods has had four back surgeries, including a spinal fusion procedure in 2017 which forced a 10-month break, many were concerned Woods' latest ailment was serious.

"My neck? No. It's more my lower back; I've got to keep that moving, even though it's fixed", Woods said.

Woods always planned to contest six US PGA Tour events - including this week's elite Players Championship - between January and the Masters but skipping the Palmer event means he will likely play five. "I'm 43 with four back surgeries. If you hit it well like I did today you're going to have chances and you can shoot a score". People trying to be amusing and that, I get a good laugh out of it and I'm okay with that.

"I'm not saying Brooks doesn't hit it straight, but fairways are generally wider the last couple years and a bomber should have won".

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

"These are the challenges I'm going to be facing going forward", he said. He resides outside the top 100 in every Strokes Gained category, suggesting there isn't one part of his game that's clicking. "It was 45 degrees and blowing 30 miles an hour", former champion Jason Day recalled. When I'm playing solid golf, this is the kind of course that suits my game. With an average finishing result here of 21 since 2012 and only finishing outside the top 20 twice in that time, everything points towards Scott being in contention again this week. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament previews, swing analysis and all the greatest shots and unbelievable moments. "I had to shut it down for the week and get ready for this week".

In preparation for his bid to land a third Sawgrass success, Woods spent some time earlier in the week working with a putting guru, Matt Killen. "I was starting to get a little stiffer and tighter and unfortunately I was hitting the ball halfway decent but it wasn't hitting it hard". It's a massive key around here and then I started picking a few shots up. He would two putt from roughly 50 feet to make his 4.

"You can only swing or make the movement as good as your body's feeling. I grew up feeling more like Bobby Locke and Ben Crenshaw letting the putter go and, if I do that, I feel great". The 30-year-old has one victory to his credit already this season, at the Phoenix Open, and also claimed a share of second place at the Honda Classic, but has missed the cut in two of three appearances at the Players Championship since his victory in 2015.

"Just one hole I didn't play good", said Kiradech.

"I've played three this year so far, and that's about right", he said.

"It started a little bit in L.A". Coming off his strong showing last weekend, I think Fleetwood does more of the same at a course he knows he can play well at.