5 Young Players to Watch on the Weekend at The Players Championship
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After a very solid seven-under par 65 on Friday, Sergio Garcia leads The Players Championship at 11-under par. His round included eight birdies and just one bogey.
Lurking just one shot back of Garcia is Tiger Woods. Woods has been keeping his ball in fairways and playing very efficiently through the first two rounds.
Even though the leaderboard is littered with veteran players, there is a group of young talented players that bear watching this weekend.
John Huh won the 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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John Huh is only 22 years old and already has a win on the PGA Tour. He won in just his second start at the 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
He had four top-10 finishes in his rookie season in 2012 and earned over $2.6 million.
Huh has posted 70-72 for his first two rounds and is nine shots back of the leader.
TPC Sawgrass can yield some low scores and if Huh could get hot, he could make up a lot of ground on the weekend.
Roberto Castro tied the TPC Sawgrass course record on Thursday.
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A graduate of Georgia Tech, Roberto Castro is 27 years old and in his second year on the PGA Tour.
His first-round nine-under par 63 tied the TPC Sawgrass course record previously held by Fred Couples and Greg Norman.
Pretty heady stuff for a relative unknown golfer.
The course came back to bite him on Friday and he fell to tied for 29th on Friday with a six-over par 78.
Castro made 19 cuts in his rookie season and had five top-25 finishes.
If he can find some of the magic from Thursday's round, he could quickly move back to the top of the leaderboard.
Sang-Moon Bae is in his second season on the PGA Tour.
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Sang-Moon Bae, a native of South Korea, is 26 years old and has wins on the Japan, OneAsia and Asian Tours.
He earned his PGA Tour card via the 2011 Q-School and earned $1.1 million in his rookie season last year.
He also has experience battling for the lead on the PGA Tour. He finished runner-up to Luke Donald in the 2012 Transitions Championship.
His 68-71 for the first two rounds have him at five-under par and withing striking distance of the leaders.
Casey Wittenberg was the leading money winner on the 2012 Web.com Tour.
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Casey Wittenberg had an outstanding amateur career and was the leading money winner on the 2012 Web.com Tour.
With two wins on the Web.com Tour at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open and the Wichita Open, he is no stranger to the top of the leaderboard.
Wittenberg is currently tied for sixth at eight-under par and only three shots off the lead.
Kevin Chappell is tied for third after two rounds at The Players.
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Kevin Chappell has proven that he can perform well on difficult golf courses. He finished tied for third in the 2011 U.S. Open and tied for 10th last year at Olympic Club in the 2012 U.S. Open.
Chappell also has a win on the Web.com Tour and is in his third full year on the PGA Tour. He has made 38 cuts and has won over $2.7 million.
With youngsters like Russell Henley, Billy Horschel and Derek Ernst winning this year on the PGA Tour, it may be Kevin Chappell's turn to get his first PGA Tour win.