PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Players Championship teed off on Thursday at TPC Sawgrass. Notable information from the first round.
The quick version — the leaders, Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley are at 7-under 65.
Tiger Woods is under par.
We saw two incredible shots.
A decent day for local golfers.
The updated leaderboard, check here.
Hole-in-one, straight in the cup!
We'll get to the albatross, but Ryan Moore's hole-in-one on No. 17 is the stuff of legend. The ball didn't even bounce on the green. Tee shot. Carry. Hole.
It was just the ninth hole-in-one on 17 in Players history, and first since Sergio Garcia had an opening round ace there in 2017.
So satisfying. Ace for Ryan Moore at 17. pic.twitter.com/79IKxyG7Ai— Skratch (@Skratch) March 14, 2019
How'd that Tiger guy do?
Tiger Woods opened up with a 2-under 70 on Thursday, five shots back over co-leaders Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley.
Albatross alert at The Players!
For just the fifth time in tournament history, a golfer has record the rare albatross, or double eagle. For those not up to speed on golf terminology, that's three-under par on a hole.
Harris English knocked in his second shot on the par-5 11th hole on Thursday. It's the third consecutive year that a golfer has recorded the feat, with Brooks Koepka and Rafael Cabrera-Bello pulling it off in 2018 and '17, respectively. They did it on No. 16.
So close, Jordan
Jordan Spieth's par putt on the par-3 No. 8 was so close. Like painfully close.
Those local guys
We've got six golfers at TPC Sawgrass. Here's how they did on Thursday.
Jim Furyk, Ponte Vedra Beach: Shot a 1-under 71 for T53.
Billy Horschel, Ponte Vedra Beach: Best day among the local resident contingent, carding a 3-under 69 for a T13.
Russell Knox, Ponte Vedra Beach: Finished 2-under 70 for a T35.
Sam Saunders, Atlantic Beach: Finished with a 3-over 75, a T118.
Vijay Singh, Ponte Vedra Beach: Finished at 1-over 73 and a T86.
Ryan Blaum, Jacksonville Beach: Finished 1-under 71 for a T53.
A DQ for Clark
Wyndham Clark was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard after signing for a 4 on on No. 4. He actually shot a 5.
How about 17?
It was a relatively tame day on the island hole, with just 14 balls taking a plunge. The most carnage seen at the iconic 17 during the opening round over the past 17 years? That would be 50 in the 2007 first round.