"I just call it I've got a half shot, a three-quarters shot, and a full shot". Barber bogeyed the second and last holes but in between he was 5 under with three birdies and an eagle at No. 11. Other changes were more cosmetic. "It's simple. When we get to the Masters next year, they're going to take it away, so I think I'm going to hold on to it as long as I can for this year". "I felt like I was a little bit up in the clouds, and when I woke up, I was 4 over after six".
Past champ Henrik Stenson won The Players with his 3-wood, not his driver. The weekend's going to play tough.
Spieth arrived to his ball on the par-4 first hole to find it in a bunker with a bad lie. "It doesn't matter how good you're feeling, you have to play really well", Grillo said. "I did a lot of really good things, a lot of good shots, a lot of birdies, made an eagle, it's great". "I'm not going to lie (though), it does help (my confidence) to win a Major".
McIlroy was at even-par 144, and the way the course is playing, anyone who makes the cut is still very much in the mix.
Mackenzie Hughes and William McGirt fired identical 67s to take the co-lead after the first round of The Players Championship as Sergio Garcia aced No. 17 in his first event since winning the Masters. It pitched high right and then just spun back in the water.
"I liked it all the way", Garcia said after Round 3.
What thrilled the Spaniard even more was the number on his card " 1. He saved par from the back bunker on the 18th hole for a 72.
McIlroy returned from the initial injury March 2 for the World Golf Championships in Mexico City. He also revealed Thursday after opening with a 73 that he hasn't been practicing quite as hard so he can be cautious with his back.
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McIlroy had commenced his new season in January but arrived in South African carrying an unknown injury and the result of heavy off-season testing of new equipment and only to lose the South African Open in a play-off to Graeme Storm.
The Canadian said: "Very pleased".
But the four-time Major victor then bogeyed the fifth.
He came up short in both categories after missing the cut in his 10th event last month, but Gay - who was also playing on a medical exemption after back problems - came to the rescue by discovering a difference between the way points were allotted this season compared to a year ago.
McIlroy said he is resting and managing his back, and will pay more attention to recovery next week off before beginning a busy summer.
He narrowly missed the green. I thought it was fairly sharp. "You just kind of see the shot and hit the shot and see the putt and hit the putt".
"Hopefully the guys in the lead don't finish more than they did yesterday, somewhere around nine under would be nice so we're three or four shots behind and we'll need a good round, but we'll have a chance". He was never under par the rest of the day and shot 73.
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