Phil Mickelson has finished tied for third in his past two events, and he is off to a good start at the Players. Mickelson made six birdies and one bogey for a five-under 67.
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Geoff Ogilvy, winner of the 2006 U.S. Open, was crusing along until making bogey at 14 and 15 and double bogey at 17.The Austrailian finished the day at +2, tied for 41st.
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Ernie Els finished at one over par.
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A double bogey on No. 17 left Jim Furyk four strokes off the lead.
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Padraig Harrington recorded seven bogeys in his opening-round 76.
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Rod Pampling, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, studied every green carefully Thursday and shot a two-under-par 70. He needs to the Australian is ranked 106th in putting average.
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Korea's K.J. Choi brought up some serious sod with this shot Thursday at the TPC Sawgrass. The world's 30th ranked player, Choi shot a one-under-par 71 in blustery conditions.
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Former Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman, 48, is in the hunt after shooting a two-under 70.
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Chris DiMarco is one behind Sabbatini and Mickelson after shooting 68.
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Rory Sabbatini had six birdies and one bogey on the way to a 67.
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Tiger Woods, the 2001 Players champion, had three three-putts and finished with a three-over 75.
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Winning U.S. Open titles at Southern Hills and Shinnecock Hills, Retief Goosen has proven that he knows how to play hard golf courses. The South African shot an opening-round 71 Thursday that featured 17 pars and a birdie on the par-5 16th.
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