After taking last week off, Tiger Woods ready to go at Players

What Tiger Woods said after shooting 70 Thursday at The Players Championship	
				Jasen Vinlove  USA TODAY Sports

What Tiger Woods said after shooting 70 Thursday at The Players Championship Jasen Vinlove USA TODAY Sports

There are so many different ways to go and this is such a tough venue that this is indeed the week to scale it back a tiny bit. "It's always hot (in May), ball's always flying, and with it all being Bermuda, we're getting run-out".

Woods said the neck strain first surfaced at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he played through the pain to finish tied-10th. Woods has played in three tournaments so far this year, which he said is "about right".

After withdrawing from the tournament at Bay Hill last week, Day chose to spend time with his family at Disney World. "As I've started to feel a little bit better this week or this past week, then the putting definitely freed up".

Where can I get tickets for the 2019 Players Championship? . As we break each play down, I will be sure to specify which type of contests I am targeting that player in. "Hopefully I can get the knack of it eventually". "But it's not the best course for me".

However, Woods' last Players Championship victory came all the way back in 2013. But what won't change will be the importance of having a strong command on the approach shots into the hard Pete Dye greens, and there's not a lot of golfers doing that better this year than Cameron Smith.

Molinari is coming off an impressive victory last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Perhaps one of them will March to the title this week.

Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland - Even though he hasn't won since the Arnold Palmer Invitational previous year, Rory is on a run of five straight finishes in the top six and just can't finish things off on Sunday right now. Combining that with the design of the course that limits the use of a driver, TPC Sawgrass is going to play a lot longer than in past years. The only other cut he missed since then was the U.S. Open.

Woods holds the record (23 years, 6 months, 4 days), while Nicklaus is the third-youngest to reach 10 wins (24 years, 3 months, 12 days); Thomas, who will be 25 years, 10 months, 18 days on Sunday could pass Rory McIlroy who was 25 years, 11 months, 29 day win he crossed the 10-win threshold. He also enters this week's event hitting just 64.29 percent of fairways off the tee, which could cause major trouble at TPC Sawgrass. With an average finishing result here of 21 since 2012 and only finishing outside the top 20 twice in that time, everything points towards Scott being in contention again this week.

According to the PGA, scoring averages for the Players Championship in March are almost one stroke higher over May.

One possible explanation is that TPC Sawgrass - unlike so many venues on Tour - hasn't offered preferential treatment to the game's longest hitters, whose ranks include Rose. He has not finished out of the top 20 in his three starts this year, though he not finished closer than eight shots of the victor.

The 14-time major victor said his neck problem had first flared at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles last month before worsening during the WGC-Mexico in Mexico City, where he tied for 10th.

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