There’s a saying about the Players Championship, that it’s a tournament that doesn’t favor any one kind of player. And through 36 holes this week at TPC Sawgrass, that certainly seems to hold true.
The leader board heading into the weekend is indeed an eclectic mix of highly ranked stars and journeyman pros, Americans and internationals, bombers and some that are more distantly challenged.
There weren’t many who likely thought the leader through two rounds would be a golfer set to turn 48 next month. But Lee Westwood’s career resurgence in the last two years shouldn’t make his 69-66 showing over the first two days that surprising. He’ll have a comfortable pairing for the third round Saturday as he’ll be joined in the final group by countryman Matthew Fitzpatrick, 21 years his junior but someone who he is more than friendly with.
Below are the rest of the twosomes that will tee off the first hole at TPC Sawgrass Saturday. Among the names you won’t find in the list that might surprise you are Rory McIlroy, the defending champion, who struggled with a 79-75 showing to miss the cut by 10 shots. Other notables missing from the weekend: Scottie Scheffler, Hideki Matsuyama, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Webb Simpson, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele.
Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 12 noon-6 p.m. ET. On Saturday and Sunday, NBC will carry live coverage from 1-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live streaming coverage takes place from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on Thursday and Friday and 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The PGA Tour’s Every Shot Live streaming experience will also return for this year’s Players, including free opening-round play through PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold. Every Shot Live will use 93 cameras on the course in order to show every shot for the entire tournament. Coverage runs from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday, and 7:50 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
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8:05 a.m. — Harry Higgs, Nick Taylor
8:15 a.m. — Adam Long, Russell Knox
8:25 a.m. — J.T. Poston, Lanto Griffin
8:35 a.m. — Cameron Smith, Michael Thompson
8:45 a.m. — Billy Horschel, Lucas Glover
8:55 a.m. — Jhonattan Vegas, Ryan Moore
9:05 a.m. — Matt Jones, Patrick Rodgers
9:15 a.m. — Rory Sabbatini, Brendan Steele
9:25 a.m. — Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth
9:40 a.m. — Aaron Wise, Joaquin Niemann
9:50 a.m. — Martin Laird, Brendon Todd
10 a.m. — Charles Howell III, Phil Mickelson
10:10 a.m. — Scott Harrington, Adam Hadwin
10:20 a.m. — Harold Varner III, James Hahn
10:30 a.m. — Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson
10:40 a.m. — Zach Johnson, Nate Lashley
10:50 a.m. — Scott Piercy, Cameron Percy
11 a.m. — K.H. Lee, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
11:15 a.m. — Keegan Bradley, Si Woo Kim
11:25 a.m. — Justin Thomas, Louis Oosthuizen
11:35 a.m. — Brian Stuard, Jason Kokrak
11:45 a.m. — Kramer Hickok, Shane Lowry
11:55 a.m. — Daniel Berger, Ryan Palmer
12:05 p.m. — Patrick Reed, Ryan Armour
12:15 p.m. — Abraham Ancer, Scott Brown
12:25 p.m. — Tyler McCumber, Will Zalatoris
12:35 p.m. — Jason Day, Corey Conners
12:50 p.m. — Paul Casey, Tom Hoge
1 p.m. — Jon Rahm, Dylan Frittelli
1:10 p.m. — Talor Gooch, Patton Kizzire
1:20 p.m. — Sungjae Im, Doug Ghim
1:30 p.m. — Charley Hoffman, Bryson DeChambeau
1:40 p.m. — Brian Harman, Denny McCarthy
1:50 p.m. — Sergio Garcia, Chris Kirk
2 p.m. — Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood