Tournament: The PLAYERS Championship
Location: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Dates: 5/8/14 – 5/11/14
This week the tour heads to TPC Sawgrass for the so-called “Fifth Major,” The PLAYERS Championship. The 5th Major nickname stems from the fact that this tournament usually boasts one of the best fields all year long. And this year is no exception, featuring most of the game’s biggest stars.
Speaking of stars, this year on Tour has been lacking star power. Sure, there have been great stories like JB Holmes coming back from brain surgery to win. It was nice to see a guy like Kevin Stadler pick up his first career win. We have even been treated to the “top 5” game of Patrick Reed.
Wait. Hold on a second. Holmes, Stadler, and freaking Patrick Reed?!?
This season needs an injection of star power and it needs it bad. I am as big of a golf fan as you will find and I have found this season somewhat boring.
Maybe this is the week things pick up. Some of the bigger names like Mickelson and McIroy have been turning it up a few notches in the past few weeks. Also, there is a number one ranking up for grabs this week. Four players, including Adam Scott, can take the top spot from the injured Tiger Woods. Now that’s exciting, right? Star power is coming back this week.
I picked Rory McIlroy last week. He finished in the top 10, but a second round 76 prevented him from winning his second Wells Fargo Championship. Welp. I am going with him again this week. I’ve been saying that this year is going to be a good one for Rors. He better start winning to make me look smart.
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Beer. We are drinking beer. Look for the PLAYERS drinking game later today. Cheers everyone!