10 Biggest Takeaways from the Players Championship

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10 Biggest Takeaways from the Players Championship
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Tiger Woods' victory at The Players Championship is his biggest since 2008.

Tiger Woods wins for a second time as a professional at TPC Sawgrass. Sergio Garcia causes a stir first by calling out Tiger on Saturday and then faltering in front of him on Sunday. A PGA Tour rookie comes from nowhere to challenge Woods until the final hole.

There was plenty going on in the 40th edition of The Players Championship and even more to take away from the game's most significant event this side of a major championship. Undoubtedly, Woods' victory, which came in his 300th career start, will continue to own the headlines and fuel the discussion.

That said, the demise of Garcia, the rise of David Lingmerth, the struggles of Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy and the growing presence of the event itself will last long beyond Sunday's thrilling conclusion.

We rank the 10 most important takeaways from The Players Championship as the golf season turns directly to golf next major championshipThe U.S. Open.


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