The Players Championship

Players Championship 2012 TV Schedule: Golfers Desperate for Strong Showing

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 09:  Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the start of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Eric BallFeatured ColumnistMay 10, 2012

The golfing world is beginning to get accustomed to Tiger Woods missing cuts.

Who would have ever thought we’d get here?

Less than a week after missing the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship, Woods will be looking to create some semblance of momentum heading into the summer schedule at the Players Championship.

This is a tournament where he was forced to withdraw with injuries in both of the last two years. He won at TPC Sawgrass way back in 2001, and while he certainly doesn’t have to repeat that performance, making the top 20 would be big.

Woods isn’t feared among his peers anymore, and he needs a strong showing this weekend to get some of the demons out of his mind. Tiger is as weak mentally as he’s ever been, and getting back on track for the major season is a must.

That being said, he isn’t the only golfer in need of a big weekend.

AVONDALE, LA - APRIL 26:  K.J. Choi reacts after making a putt on the 13th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 26, 2012 in Avondale, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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KJ Choi

Ever since his win at Sawgrass last year, Choi has been in one of the worst slumps of his career.  He shot a horrific plus-9 at the Masters, failing to even make the cut.

He knows the Pointe Vedra Beach, Fla. course well and needs to remind fans as much this weekend. If not, he is going to be in danger of becoming irrelevant on the tour.

 

Keegan Bradley

The 2011 Rookie of the Year may have won the PGA Championship last year, but he has done absolutely nothing in the year 2012.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 04:  Keegan Bradley of the United States hits from a bunker on the tenth hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club on May 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Tyler Lecka/Getty Im
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The 25-year-old has zero wins and put on a poor showing at the Masters (T27).  Was he a one-year wonder, or is Bradley still the future of golf?

Playing well this weekend would be a good springboard to get him back on track. 

 

TV Coverage (All Times EST):

Round 1 and 2: 1-7 p.m The Golf Channel (Replayed 9-12 a.m)

Round 3 and 4: 12-2 p.m Golf Channel, 2-7 p.m NBC

 

Thursday's Tee Times:

TPC Sawgrass Tee #1

Time

Players
7:15 am   Mallinger, John Tringale, Cameron Adams, Blake
7:26 am Romero, Andres Overton, Jeff Gillis, Tom
7:36 am Perez, Pat Baird, Briny Thompson, Michael
7:47 am Ogilvy, Geoff Singh, Vijay Verplank, Scott
7:57 am Atwal, Arjun Cabrera, Angel Harrington, Padraig
8:08 am Frazar, Harrison Baddeley, Aaron Leonard, Justin
8:18 am Snedeker, Brandt Crane, Ben Watney, Nick
8:29 am Oosthuizen, Louis Day, Jason Poulter, Ian
8:39 am Pettersson, Carl Points, D.A. Garrigus, Robert
8:50 am Kirk, Chris Bradley, Michael Palmer, Ryan
9:00 am Levin, Spencer Hearn, David Haas, Hunter
9:11 am Maggert, Jeff Merrick, John

Mathis, David

 

TPC Sawgrass Tee #10

Time Players
7:15 am   Couch, Chris Chalmers, Greg DeLaet, Graham
7:26 am Trahan, D.J. DiMarco, Chris Driscoll, James
7:36 am Streelman, Kevin Jobe, Brandt Blanks, Kris
7:47 am Molder, Bryce Woodland, Gary Hoffman, Charley
7:57 am Slocum, Heath Bettencourt, Matt Gay, Brian
8:08 am McNeill, George Na, Kevin Piercy, Scott
8:18 am Choi, K.J. Clark, Tim Garcia, Sergio
8:29 am Simpson, Webb Bradley, Keegan Kuchar, Matt
8:39 am Fowler, Rickie Mahan, Hunter Woods, Tiger
8:50 am O'Hair, Sean Toms, David Stenson, Henrik
9:00 am Matteson, Troy Holmes, J.B. Henry, J.J.
9:11 am Campbell, Chad Pampling, Rod Mayfair, Billy

 

TPC Sawgrass Tee #1

Time Players
12:25 pm   Reavie, Chez Stadler, Kevin Teater, Josh
12:36 pm Herron, Tim Walker, Jimmy Kang, Sung
12:46 pm Van Pelt, Bo Chappell, Kevin Barnes, Ricky
12:57 pm Sabbatini, Rory Yang, Y.E. Kelly, Jerry
1:07 pm Stallings, Scott Furyk, Jim Love III, Davis
1:18 pm Vegas, Jhonattan Byrd, Jonathan Villegas, Camilo
1:28 pm Rose, Justin Kaymer, Martin Scott, Adam
1:39 pm Donald, Luke Haas, Bill Westwood, Lee
1:49 pm McIlroy, Rory Mickelson, Phil Stricker, Steve
2:00 pm Moore, Ryan Casey, Paul Cauley, Bud
2:10 pm Senden, John Bae, Sang-Moon Gainey, Tommy
2:21 pm Leishman, Marc Killeen, J.J. Quiros, Alvaro

 

TPC Sawgrass Tee #10

Time

Players

12:25 pm   Pernice Jr., Tom de Jonge, Brendon Duke, Ken
12:36 pm O'Hern, Nick Stroud, Chris Dyson, Simon
12:46 pm Rollins, John Molinari, Francesco Wi, Charlie
12:57 pm Jacobson, Fredrik Glover, Lucas Goosen, Retief
1:07 pm Steele, Brendan Immelman, Trevor Allenby, Robert
1:18 pm Laird, Martin Cink, Stewart Howell III, Charles
1:28 pm McDowell, Graeme Johnson, Zach Els, Ernie
1:39 pm Dufner, Jason Curtis, Ben Stanley, Kyle
1:49 pm Huh, John Wilson, Mark Wagner, Johnson
2:00 pm Ogilvie, Joe Estes, Bob Davis, Brian
2:10 pm Imada, Ryuji Karlsson, Robert Hanson, Peter
2:21 pm Every, Matt Knost, Colt English, Harris

 

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