Sawgrass' 17th plays starring attraction
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods withdrew after nine holes. World No. 1 Lee Westwood and No. 6 Rory McIlroy didn't even bother to stop by. Phil Mickelson is already eight shots out of the lead.
That's because the star of the Players Championship isn't a player; it's a 4,088-square-foot patch of agony stuck in the middle of a lagoon. The PGA Tour ought to arrange an autograph session for it. Give it its own space in the clubhouse parking lot.
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THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
If the PGA Tour is to ever figure out life post-Tiger -- whenever that might be -- it needs some of the young stars to step up and win premiere events like the Players Championship. Gene Wojciechowski