The Players Championship is back and rolling with one round (mostly) in the books. Unlike last year, a second round is a sure thing this season at TPC Sawgrass. The star-studded affair taking place at this pristine course is beginning the most wonderful time of the golf season — six straight months of top-tier events featuring the best golfers in the world.
There’s no better prelude to the 2021 Masters than this, even though The Players lost some big names before it even began — Brooks Koepka, Matthew Wolffe and Tiger Woods are all out. There’s still a loaded field competing in Jacksonville, Florida. Rory McIlroy technically entered as the defending champion after winning in 2019, though his 7 over effort Thursday almost assuredly bounces him from weekend contention.
Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau and Jordan Spieth — yes, that Jordan Spieth — are among the bigger names who put forward a good effort in…
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