Jordan Spieth: 'Players About Equal To The Majors'

THE PLAYERS Championship- Final Round

Richard Heathcote

There aren't a ton of players with lights out resumes at the PLAYERS like you may expect. Out of nowhere, Craig Perks won in 2002. Let's move on and find a victor this week in Ponte Vedra.

The next step is having a chance on Sunday.

Jordan Spieth has revealed his recent poor record at The Players Championship has been a result of being too aggressive and not patient enough for the exacting test presented by TPC Sawgrass.

Day's Sawgrass stroll - by 4 photographs - was his seventh victory in 17 begins, a stretch harking back to Tiger Woods in his heyday.

"This has to be the most valuable ball marker I have played with in my career", Vegas said. "I felt like I was just being stubborn, trying to hit driver where there's no point in hitting drive".

His female compatriots, of course, have led the way for Korean golfers on the global stage.

McIlroy said he has gradually learned to adapt to the famed Pete Dye-designed layout.

"This is a tournament I struggled with starting out", he said.

McIlroy is not alone in his struggles. The first time you get on some Pete Dye courses they're very odd and they set you up at wrong angles, and visually they're just a little bit not what you want to see, but you learn to deal with it and play the way he wants you to play. He tied for fourth that year. The only problem there is that Johnson, for all his ability, has never finished better than 12th at The Players. One of those players is Grillo, who has been playing outstanding golf lately (T-9 at the Wells Fargo, T-16 at the RBC Heritage and T-3 at the Houston Open). Poulter rarely misses cuts at Sawgrass and did more than just make the cut past year, when he finished T-2.

"And I've been driving it really well this season, giving myself a lot of opportunities, and I've been saying for a while now that my iron play's not quite there but it's on the mend".

Spieth missed the cut at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix and the Valspar Championship, which he won in 2015, but put together a pair of third-place finishes at the Houston Open and the Masters in back-to-back weeks in which he had only one round over par. The champion will pick up nearly $2m, 600 fedEx Cup points, a five-year PGA Tour exemption, and a three-year entry to all four majors - it really can be a life-changing experience. The tight layout of the Stadium Course could create even more chaos.

Woods has won twice at Sawgrass. Molinari is a respectable 29th in greens in regulation percentage and has missed the cut just once in each of his last nine events. You just can't afford to miss the greens and you have to play really, really good golf.

"There's no way of faking it around this golf course", said Woods, who won his first U.S. Amateur at Sawgrass in 1994.

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