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.
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.
The 2011 Rookie of the Year may have won the PGA Championship last year, but he has done absolutely nothing in the year 2012.
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
TPC Sawgrass Tee #1
|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||
TPC Sawgrass Tee #10
|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
|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
|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|