The Players Championship

Sport Science: The island green (3:09)

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

Tiger Woods

Tiger rusty during practice round (2:28)

Previewing the Players Championship (2:09)
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Stanford duo off to winning start at U.S. Four-Ball

Stanford teammates Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar kept up their momentum from qualifying with a 6-and-4 victory to easily advance out of the first round of the inaugural U.S Amateur Four-Bal

WGC-Cadillac Match Play

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

Willett's finish pays big dividends (2:11)
Remembering Calvin Peete (1:00)
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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5dJason Sobel

Sobel: Five ways to fix the 'new' WGC-Match Play

The latest iteration of the WGC-Match Play isn't even a week old, but Jason Sobel offers a few ways to jazz things up and make it even better for next year.


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


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."


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.


'Island Green' wasn't tough last year

The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass was friendly to golfers last year. The hole had the lowest scoring average of the four Par 3s on the course last year at 2.99.

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Tiger's pre-tournament fun

Woods celebrated his caddie Joe LaCava's shot at TPC Sawgrass' "Island Green." Tradition tells caddies to tee it up on No. 17 on the eve of the Players Championship.


Sport Science: Avoiding a No. 17 splash

Sure, TPC Sawgrass' "Island Green" is only 137 yards away. However, its size (30% smaller than average greens), gusting winds and pin placement -- plus good ole fashioned golfers' yips -- makes No. 17 harder than it looks.


Money motivation on PGA Tour

Since Tiger Woods' 1996 rookie season, total purse money has gone from $68.8M to $317M, ESPN's Jason Sobel writes. PGA Tour golf Pat Perez: “Anyone who says they're not playing for money is a liar.” Playing for cash

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Bob Harig @BobHarig

At the 17th, where caddies have a closest to pin contest... Joe LaCava, Tiger's caddie, handled the pressure -- knocked it on, 37'

Bob Harig @BobHarig

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