Oh, what could have been for Tiger Woods. The 14-time major champ had only one blemish on Friday’s scorecard at the 2019 Players, but it was big one at that. His first quadruple bogey on a par 3 in nearly two decades dropped him off the leader board. And it turns out, he probably could have saved a few of those strokes if he’d taken a drop he wasn’t aware was an option. In any event, Woods tees off at TPC Sawgrass with Kevin Na at 11 a.m., and trailing 36-hole leaders Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood by nine shots, he’ll need to make a huge move on moving day to get back into contention. McIlroy and Fleetwood will play in the final pairing at 2:40 p.m. Keep it right here for all the latest news, scores and highlights from Day 3 at the Players. (All times ET)
11:13 a.m.: The breeze has picked up as evidenced by Tiger’s tee shot only traveling 270 yards. From 170, he hits a sporty approach to about 15 feet, but misses the birdie putt. Playing partner Kevin Na fails to get up and down and starts with bogey. Time to flip around for the par-5 second, which will be playing dead downwind.
11:02 a.m.: OK, we are underway and it is vest weather in Florida. Woods is wearing grey over a green shirt and he pipes his drive off the first tee. Good start.