PGSF FedEx Cup Hiatus Thread

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      EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS
      Rory McIlroy's winning highlights from THE PLAYERS
    Defending champion Rory McIlroy tops the field at the PGA TOUR’s flagship event, THE PLAYERS Championship, at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

    It will be the first PLAYERS since course architect Pete Dye passed away.

    McIlroy’s PLAYERS victory touched off a run in which he also won the RBC Canadian Open, TOUR Championship and FedExCup, plus Player of the Year last season. He will lead what has historically been the strongest field in golf.

    FIELD NOTES: Dustin Johnson returns to action after last playing at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he is a two-time winner but never contended this time around. Johnson struggled when THE PLAYERS was in May, but finished T5 last year, the first time it was played in March since 2006 … Jim Furyk, 49, tees it up at THE PLAYERS for the final time before becoming eligible for PGA TOUR Champions in May. Furyk finished runner-up in 2019, just one shot behind McIlroy … One additional berth to THE PLAYERS is available to the winner at Bay Hill this week, if not already qualified … Retief Goosen earned a spot in THE PLAYERS thanks to his win at THE SENIOR PLAYERS Championship in 2019 … Scottie Scheffler is making his PLAYERS debut after leading the Korn Ferry Tour last year … Scheffler is among a strong class of debut participants at TPC Sawgrass that also includes recent TOUR winners Viktor Hovland, Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, Sebastián Muñoz and Joaquin Niemann.

    FEDEXCUP: Winner receives 600 FedExCup points.

    COURSE: TPC Sawgrass (Stadium), 7,189 yards, par 72. This year will mark the first PLAYERS Championship contested since the passing of architect Pete Dye, who died Jan. 9. TPC Sawgrass, once 415 acres of wooded wetlands, was purchased for $1 by then-TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman. The course went through some renovations in 2016 but remains known for one of the most iconic holes in the world – the island-green, par-3 17th.

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    STORYLINES: Rory McIlroy kick-started his FedExCup-winning season with a win at THE PLAYERS. He’d go on to win the RBC Canadian Open and the TOUR Championship – along with the WGC-HSBC Champions – in the 2019 calendar year … All of the top-10 players in the world are teeing it up at THE PLAYERS, including past winners Adam Scott and Webb Simpson … THE PLAYERS was contested in March for 33 editions before moving to May for 12 years. It returned to March last season and players saw rye grass overseed provide a different look. The weather was as fickle as predicted, with the final round marred by rain and some wind … THE PLAYERS has been won by golfers from six different countries in the last 10 years … No one has won THE PLAYERS in back to back years.

    72-HOLE RECORD: 264, Greg Norman (1994).

    18-HOLE RECORD: 63, Fred Couples (3rd round, 1992), Greg Norman (1st round, 1994), Roberto Castro (1st round, 2013), Martin Kaymer (1st round, 2014); Jason Day (1st round, 2016); Colt Knost (2nd round, 2016); Webb Simpson (2nd round, 2018); Brooks Koepka (4th round, 2018).

    LAST TIME: Rory McIlroy walked away with a one-shot victory at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2019, his first TOUR win since the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard nearly a year prior. McIlroy held off the hard-charging Jim Furyk who fired a 5-under 67 in the final round (including sticking his approach on the par-4 18th to just three feet for a closing birdie). Furyk’s runner-up was his best TOUR finish since his T2 at the U.S. Open in 2016. Eddie Pepperell, Jhonattan Vegas, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, and first-round co-leader Tommy Fleetwood rounded out the top five. Tiger Woods finished T30 after making a quadruple bogey on the par-3 17th Friday.

    HOW TO FOLLOW
    Television: Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (NBC)

    PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Groups and Featured Holes). Thursday-Friday, 7:40 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 8:10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 7:55 a.m.-7 p.m. (Every Shot Live).

    Radio: Thursday-Friday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio).


    The PGSF rolls into Ponte Vedra Beach for The Players. Always a great field, and a fun tournament


    Congratulations again to last weeks winner @VaporNole

    @Nolerball maintains overall lead with @Bill From Tampa moving into second

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    Good Luck to everyone this week
     
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    "@Nolerball maintains overall lead with @Bill From Tampa moving into second..."

    Here it comes. Its like building a sanctuary in the sand at low tide and slowly, surely and ultimately, the tide comes/creeps/rushes in and - BOOM - your castle crumbles. I hear the Imperial March faintly in my head, as if I know that I can't escape the carbonite...
     
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    I narrowed my list down to six prospects, and then used the device in the link below to pick four:

    https://wheelofnames.com

    Im
    Kuchar
    Rahm
    Van Rooyen
     
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    I might have to try this given the absence of the Ouijarod. Sure looks like aking my own picks suck
     
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    ...Yet you're in 4th place and in solid position to make a run at the title.
     
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    True, but this was the first week without the 'Rod, and look what happened.
     
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    The Players with some strong pairings for first two rounds

     
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    Middle of the pack...If that's one's worst week, he's doing pretty well.
     
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    Like a dog without a bone,
    An actor out on loan...
    Riders on the Storm.


    Never feels the same without 'em. You can weather this. Maybe the little guy will be back. One can always hope... ;)
     
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    Arrrghhh !
    What to do ? Drove to API to watch my favorite player ( Rory) . Saw Rory’s weak link in action. (Harry is a terrible caddie.)
    So my picks this week are:
    !. JT
    2. Rahm
    3. Morikawa
    4. DeChamslow * change 3/10
     
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    Leishman
    Rory
    Rahm
    Thomas
     
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    awesome

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    I may have had a chance back in the day against that guy.
     
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    Man, that had to be one looooooooooooong round if he was that much over par.
     
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    Rory McIlroy
    Jon Rahm
    Adam Scott
    Sungjae Im
     
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    Rory
    JT
    DeChambeau
    Cantlay
     
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    Answered a knock at the door last night, and the Ouijarod was standing there with its head hung low. "Master, Blanche ran off with a hickory stick, and left me to tend for myself. Can you forgive me, and take me back?" Looking at my personal picks from last week, I consented, and the rod said to take:

    Dustin Johnson
    Rory McIlroy
    Jon Rahm
    Justin Thomas (of course)
     
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    Justin Thomas
    Dustin Johnson
    Rory McIlroy
    Sergio Garcia

    I was unsure about my 4th, so I turned to the wheel NoleLizards mentioned above and it spit out Serg. We'll see how well that works out.
     
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    Guess who just got back today
    Them wild-eyed boys that had been away,
    Haven't changed that much to say
    But man, I still think them cats are crazy...


    The boys are back in town
    The boys are back in town.

    If it ends well on Sunday, could Hollywood have scripted it any better...? :D

    Don't tell the Rod I was tearing up just a little...:Face with Tears of Joy
     
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    Jon Rahm
    Tommy Fleetwood
    Justin Thomas
    Collin Morikawa
     
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    Byrson DeChambeau
    Rory McIlroy
    Jon Rahm
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    T Fleetwood
    J Dahmen
    R McIlroy
    J Rahm
     
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    Justin, Dustin, Finau, Cantlay
     
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    Hideki's off to a pretty good start: 4 under thru four.
     
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    Of course it is none of my picks but some guys going low this am. With Nole Daniel Berger at -3 one off the pace
     
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    Two guys I had on the list and DIDN'T pick are off to good starts - Hideki-san and Bryson. Figures...:mad: But, hey, its early...and my guys are in afternoon flights (except JT o_O).
     
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    Don't feel too bad. I'm sure we all had to whittle down a short list of 8-12 or so down to 4...and from there, it's in the hands of the golf gods. If this was too easy, it wouldn't be worth participating.
     
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    PGA joins the NBA and NCAA. No fans the rest of the week or next week and likely for weeks after that.
     
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    If you've ever watched Rick Shiels on youtube, he's an outstanding communicator in teaching golf.
    That to say- he picked Fleetwood.
     
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    Yikes.

    Tweet!
     
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    PGA update

     
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    Good thing this happened after the Waste Management...Would have destroyed that tournament's uniqueness.
     
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    Amen to that...I was just whining over woulda, coulda, shoulda...;)

    Dottie Hinson: It just got too hard.
    Jimmy Dugan: It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.
     
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    Wish I'd known there would hardly be anybody there to keep an eye on him, I'd have picked Reed for sure.
     
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    Over the cancellation of the Players Championship? Or the next several tourneys and weeks...?
     
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