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The Players Championship Gets Underway Tomorrow

 

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As KSR’s golf writer, I feel it is my duty to let you all know when a big event is on the horizon. Well, there is one this week. There is no drinking game this time, but you can watch the action live at the 17th online and drink anytime a ball finds the water.

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Considered golf’s 5th major championship, The Players Championship gets underway tomorrow morning at 7:15 EST in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at TPC Sawgrass. Here are some story lines and tidbits from the days leading up to the tournament.

 

*Tiger Woods “had a couple” drinks Monday night in New York City while attending the MET gala with Lindsey Vonn. Deadspin expects us to care about this. Let’s see how Tiger plays after he was photographed doing what you can find myself or Drew Franklin doing on some most days ending in “Y.”

 

*Can Rory McIlroy make the cut? He’s missed the last three. His excuses:

“Three years ago I was in Vegas all week the week before. Two years it was my 21st birthday the week before. Last year I just played poorly.”

I have a question. What was he doing in Vegas a year before his 21st birthday? You don’t think they let him gamble do you? A professional athlete wouldn’t get preferential treatment would they? I sure hope not. Because Ryan Lemond will turn him in without thinking twice.

Also, why do professional golfers get to have all the fun?

 

*Two of the “Golf Boys” are playing together. Drew’s boy Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan, both former Oklahoma State Cowboys, tee off at 8:08 a.m. They are partly responsible for this. And this. Again, why do professional golfers get to have all the fun?

 

*Speaking of fun, check out what KSR’s resident PGA professional Josh Teater wore on Tuesday to caddy for his wife Ashley in the PGA Tour Wives tournament (after the jump.)

I could totally see Willie Cauley-Stein wearing those socks. And the wristbands, for that matter.

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Teater tees off in the very first group off #1 tomorrow morning at 7:15 a.m. I expect to see some good putting out of him this week. He was spotted working with Steve Stricker on the putting green earlier in the week. Good luck, my friend!

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(photo by Matt Killen)

 

*Also of interest to KSR followers, #TeamIZOD is represented by Scott Piercy and Webb Simpson this week, though I assume most of you have forgotten about IZOD since Matt and Drew’s trip to the Masters.

 

And lastly…

 

*Andrew Wiggins is yet to decide whether or not he will play in the event.

Ba dum cha!

 

@AFlenerKSR

Article written by Aaron Flener

John, I was first team All-State. I can put the ball anywhere I want to. I'll make it rain out here.

8 Comments for The Players Championship Gets Underway Tomorrow



  1. BuckeyeFan98
    9:42 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    What did he do that ended in Y?



  2. Mass Confusion
    9:49 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    you’re the KSR golf writer but Matt and Drew go to the Masters?



  3. BUCats
    10:06 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Thoughts:

    The PLAYERS: Will ANY PLAYER in this Group (Weekley, Romero, Lingmerth) find the water on the Par 3 17th?

    http://streak.espn.go.com/en/conversation?matchupId=24790



  4. Dustin D.
    10:11 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    #2 Seniortiy is a BIATCH!! If you were Matt or Drew would you turn down a week long trip to the most prestigious and most beautiful golf course in the entire world? Not to mention the greatest tournament in all of the PGA Tour. I am not giving you a hard time or anything of that nature but if you were the creator of this website or the 2nd in commans would you ever allow another writer to take your spot in these circumstances? Maybe I am just selfish but I would never allow anyone to take my spot at The Masters. Especially when you throw in the Maxim girls and the party that was a memory to never be forgotten. I belive the main reason however is that Drew and Matt got the gig after covering the Tennis Tournament on the west coast weeks prior.



  5. Mass Confusion
    11:07 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    #4 i agree with everything you mention but there is no way in h ell as the “KSR golf writer” i wouldnt have found a way to tag along



  6. anthonydavisarmpit
    11:28 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Sawgrass lake throwing up 3 goggles



  7. Hayes
    7:48 am May 9, 2013 Permalink

    If I could ever go to the masters, I would be so happy.



  8. Cats Fan in Jax
    9:49 am May 9, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll be there Saturday, it’s gonna be sick.