Players Championship 2014 Leaderboard Day 1: Live Scores, Results, Standings

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 2014

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On a day where scoring did not come at premium, Martin Kaymer took advantage of the conditions at the TPC Sawgrass to tie a course record of 63 at The Players Championship.

Kaymer shot a 29 on his final nine holes, which was the front nine, to earn himself a two-shot lead over Russell Henley heading into Friday's second round. 

With his 63, Kaymer became the fourth player to ever record that score joining Roberto Castro (2013), Greg Norman (1994) and Fred Couples (1992).

Henley held the lead for quite some time, as his morning round on course set the benchmark for the batch of afternoon players. 

Sang-Moon Bae started his round strong with a birdie and an eagle, and he used that to propel himself up to third place with a round of six-under. 

A plethora of players, led by Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia sit at five-under, while players like Ernie Els, Dustin Johnson and Justin Leonard sit at four-under. 

A few other big names did not fare too well, as Phil Mickelson (+3) and Adam Scott (+5) struggled from the start.