Men's golf

Adam Scott, of Australia, hits from the second tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 12, 2017 - 2:33 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first round of any PGA Tour event reveals little more than the fact three more rounds are left. The exception at The Players Championship is that Thursday offered a sneak preview into why the TPC Sawgrass is so entertaining to the fans, aggravating to the players...
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Mackenzie Hughes, left, of Canada, talks to his caddie, Derell Aton, on the 18th tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 11, 2017 - 8:52 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes arrived at the TPC Sawgrass with no scar tissue and played his first round at The Players Championship with no bogeys. Pretty simple, eh? The Canadian rookie shook his head and laughed. Even after going bogey-free in his debut Thursday for a 5-under...
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Mackenzie Hughes, left, of Canada, talks to his caddie, Derell Aton, on the 18th tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 11, 2017 - 7:50 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes played bogey-free in his debut at The Players Championship and shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead with William McGirt. Hughes already has won in his first PGA Tour season at Sea Island. He had one of only four bogey-free rounds at TPC...
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William McGirt throws his club in frustration after missing a birdie putt on the 14th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 11, 2017 - 3:32 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William McGirt made a pair of eagles on the back nine to atone for mistakes that were inevitable for just about everyone Thursday in The Players Championship. McGirt holed a 55-foot eagle putt on the par-5 11th, and then hit a 5-iron to 10 feet for eagle on the par-5...
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William McGirt throws his club in frustration after missing a birdie putt on the 14th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 11, 2017 - 2:59 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William McGirt made a pair of eagles on the back nine and shot a 5-under 67 to take the early lead in The Players Championship. McGirt finished with a bogey; tough finishes were the norm on a steamy day at the TPC Sawgrass. Defending champion Jason Day, winless since...
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William McGirt throws his club in frustration after missing a birdie putt on the 14th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 11, 2017 - 2:35 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William McGirt made a pair of eagles on the back nine and shot a 5-under 67 to take the early lead in The Players Championship. McGirt finished with a bogey; tough finishes were the norm on a steamy day at the TPC Sawgrass. Defending champion Jason Day, winless since...
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May 11, 2017 - 2:55 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With apologies to Portugal, the only significant golf this week is on the site of a former swamp. The Players Championship starts Thursday on the TPC Sawgrass, which offers a $10.5 million purse — even the runner-up gets over $1.1 million — a five-year exemption on...
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Dustin Johnson chips onto the seventh green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 10, 2017 - 5:22 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship attracts the strongest and deepest field in golf. In its 43-year history, all but 10 winners of the PGA Tour's premier event have captured a major championship. It also might be the most difficult to handicap. Rory McIlroy didn't break par at...
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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, reacts as he putts on the 12th green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 10, 2017 - 4:34 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sergio Garcia, finally a major champion, already wants to change his equipment. It's a tiny change, and a most appropriate one. Standing on the 15th green Wednesday at The Players Championship, the Masters champion turned to TaylorMade tour manager Keith Sbarbaro and...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:21 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A ring on his finger. New clubs in his golf bag. If marriage and a new equipment deal were not enough for Rory McIlroy, he also was presented with his own bobblehead for winning the FedEx Cup last year. That's the only thing that made him feel old. "All these wrinkles...
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