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Experts' picks: Players Championship

All the stars come out for one of the toughest tournaments to predict, the Players Championship. Our experts give it their best shot nonetheless. Who will come out on top?

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McIlroy excited to play with Spieth, Day (1:54)

The Players Championship

Sport Science: The island green (3:09)

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Tiger's caddie takes a shot (0:45)

Tiger Woods

Tiger rusty during practice round (2:28)

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WGC-Cadillac Match Play

McIlroy: 'I played well at the right times' (1:35)

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Willett's finish pays big dividends (2:11)
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4dBob Harig

Bradley, Jimenez spar during match play round

A heated argument over a ruling between Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez marred the end of their match Friday afternoon at Harding Park, an almost unheard of occurrence in golf.

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McIlroy-Spieth not a rivalry -- yet

Jason Sobel writes that it's too early to call Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth a rivalry and Spieth agrees: "As far as a rivalry goes, I mean, there's a lot of hard work that needs to be had to get there." Cool the talk

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Sergio on Sawgrass conditions

Sergio Garcia won the Players in 2008 and he tells Michael Collins that a soggy TPC Sawgrass would be a disappointment this week.

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Jordan Spieth: Seeking to become 5th golfer (Jack Nicklaus, Hal Sutton, Tiger Woods, Martin Kaymer) to win Players + a major in same year

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8:39 a.m. ET Thursday tee times for Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day at Players. McIlroy: top 10s last 2 starts at this event

ESPN's Barrie, Collins fail at No. 17

According to the PGA Tour, since 2003, 10.5% of the balls hit at TPC Sawgrass during the Players Championship have gone splash. For ESPN's Michael Collins and SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie, make that 100%.

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Spieth excited for Players pairings

Jordan Spieth will play with Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, who he calls "some of the nicest guys out here."

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Golfers: Show me the money?

Money can remain a significant motivational factor. And the juxtaposition also leads to a conundrum: Are today's players more motivated because there is more money to be earned, or less motivated because there is enough to be spread around? Sobel: Money is a moving target

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Final tuneup for Tiger Woods

ESPN's Bob Harig's tweet on Woods' practice round on the back 9: "Tiger played 9 holes at TPC Sawgrass with Jason Day. Still a bit scratchy with long game but better than Tues and short game solid."

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Caddy Day Care

If Tiger Woods hits like this caddy, Joe LaCava, at the famous No. 17 hole this week, he'll be in good shape.

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