The 2019 Players Championship is underway at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. You can follow the entire round with our Players Championship Round 1 Live Blog below.
Tiger Woods is back in action for the first time in three weeks. It’s the first time Tiger has teed it up since withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a neck injury.
Among Tiger’s 80 career PGA Tour wins are two victories at the Players Championship. When he won his first Players title in 2001, the event was held in March, as it is this week and will be for the foreseeable future.
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 LIVE BLOG (ET)
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1:57: That’s more like it! Tiger hits a nice wedge shot into the par-5 2nd and it settles about 10 feet above the hole.
1:53: Tiger’s in a tough spot, but he hits a nice layup and will have a wedge left into the green.
1:46: At the par-5 2nd, Tiger blasts his 3-wood wide off the tee, but it clips a tree and redirects into a playable spot in the rough.
1:40: Tiger’s lengthy birdie try at 1 is on a good line, but it comes up a foot or two short. He should tap in there for an easy par to start his day.
1:38: Rory McIlroy is one of the early-wave players who is going low today. Rory’s -5 through 16, just two shots off Tommy Fleetwood’s lead.
1:35: Tiger hits his second shot long and and right of the pin at the 1st, but it’s on the green. He’ll have a long putt for birdie.
1:29: And they’re off! But Tiger might want that one back. He hits it well left with his tee shot on 1, but it appears to have kicked into a safe place in the rough.
12:50: In case you missed it, a helicopter made an emergency landing on the course last night:
12:47: GOLF’s own Dylan Dethier is on site and snapped a few pics of Tiger warming up on the range today:
12:45 p.m.: Welcome to our Players Championship Live Blog! We’re tracking every shot Tiger Woods hits on Thursday at TPC Sawgrass. Woods tees off at 1:27 p.m. ET.