While the Players Championship has actually generated a bunch of prominent champions over the last numerous years– Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas as well as Rory McIlroy, among others– the competition has actually likewise been noteworthy for its rather wacky leaderboard.
With a $25 million bag up for grabs, the Players is one of the most rewarding of the PGA Tour’s Designated Events, yet you would not always understand it by examining the top of the leaderboard at the 54-hole mark, where Scottie Scheffler is the only top-ranked player on opinion.
The scarcity of huge celebrities in the mix asked the inquiry: What does it require effective on this golf links? After the 3rd round, a couple of of the contenders supplied their takes.
“This course can suit anyone or no one,” claimed Australian Cameron Davis, that tracked Scheffler’s lead by 4 shots heading right intoSunday “I mean, it’s not overly long, it forces you to take some shorter lines off the tees because you can’t cut a lot of corners and because the pins are cut in the way they are, good shots get rewarded, some almost great shots don’t. Sometimes it can be very hard to make pars even though you’re feeling like you’re playing well.”
Tommy Fleetwood, that was 5 shots back after Saturday’s 3rd round, claimed success depended a whole lot on a player’s convenience off the tee.
“I’ve had my fair share of good rounds and bad rounds around here. I enjoy the golf course,” he claimed. “I think you don’t find anybody that doesn’t think it’s a great test of golf, that it’s a great golf course. I think it’s just so important to drive it well, and I’ve done that over the — anytime that I’ve played well, I’ve put the ball in play with the driver and felt comfortable off the tee. Give yourself the chance to hit a lot of greens.”
Tom Hoge, whose course-record 62 on Saturday introduced him right into T8, claimed it’s everything about playing position-golf.
“It’s just a golf course that really doesn’t reward any sort of style of play,” he claimed. “You got to hit it in certain positions and go from there. I feel like it’s a golf course that’s always suited me really well, just being that distance isn’t as important; get the ball in play and then it’s kind of a second-shot golf course. So I think it really favors the guys who whose games are sharp and it tests all areas of your game.”
Scheffler, whose rounds of 68-69-65 provided him a two-shot pillow heading right into Sunday, claimed that for him, success at Sawgrass boils down to course-management.
“I just think it’s a good test tee to green. I think what makes me a little nervous is the stuff kind of around,” he claimed. “You don’t really know if you’re going to get a good or bad break. Anytime you’re hitting fairways and greens out here it’s pretty scorable, but the minute you miss a fairway, depending on where you end up in one of these little hollows or pot bunkers or something like that you can get in weird spots pretty quick.”
So, with all that in mind, that’s more than likely to dominate? It’s still anybody’s assumption. But provided the quirkiness that waits for the gamers on the back 9– specifically, the renowned, island-green par-3 17th– Sunday mid-day makes sure to be drama-filled.
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