Eagles boost McGirt at golf championship

  • Eagles boost McGirt at golf championship

Eagles boost McGirt at golf championship

From there, Garcia chipped it in for his second eagle of the tournament, the first being his ace at No. 17 on Thursday.

The Canadian rookie shook his head and laughed.

This is the fifth time McGirt has held the lead or a share of the lead after 18 holes, but he has yet to convert an opening round lead into a victory.

World number three Day had earlier shrugged off a poor finish to his round as he targeted an achievement which proved beyond the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.

"I liked it all the way", Garcia said after Round 3.

At least he had company.

Dustin Johnson, most known for his long straight drives, is putting an emphasis on hitting fairways.

Garcia leaves little doubt he's savoring his Masters win as much as possible. And suddenly, all that great mojo - the green jacket, the hole-in-one on 17 - seemed to disappear.

"The round today it was very solid", Hughes said. On a typical hole like that out on the course, there'd be two cameras, but the nature of this hole is that it's surrounded by water, it's the second-to-last hole, and it's played in a championship of this magnitude. He found a 4-foot wide window in which he had to keep it under on branch and go over two more.

CADDIE SHACK: Tommy Fleetwood's caddie, Ian Finnis, won The Players Championship Caddie Competition in memory of Bruce Edwards with a shot to 6 feet, 11 inches. "But I played a good front nine and shot even".

The culprit, as if the TPC Sawgrass isn't enough, was a wind so treacherous that only one player who teed off after 11:30 a.m. broke 70. Even with a mild wind in the afternoon, just over a third of the field broke par.

Canada s Mackenzie Hughes and William McGirt fired identical five-under par 67s to take the co-lead following the first round of The Players Championship on Thursday. Last year, he was inside the top 10 on the leaderboard after each round. "You have got to hit some really quality shots to get the ball close and give yourself opportunities for birdies". Three bogeys and two birdies landed him a 1-under 71.

Garcia's round was different.

The former US PGA champion broke down in tears after withdrawing from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in March, the defending champion having played just six holes of his opening match against Pat Perez.

"I was thinking, "Come on, you have to play well after winning the Masters".

Garcia was great on Saturday. "That's a pretty big margin, but you get off to a good round tomorrow and you just never know what happens, especially at a place like this, " he said. "I don't really need to see anyone else to tell me, I've had it many a time before".

Johnson still has only two rounds in the 60s out of 27 attempts at the Stadium Course. "Being four behind with four holes to go is probably not ideal". Instead of maybe gradually building it up again, I hit balls for four or five hours on Friday and did the same on Saturday. "When I missed the greens I did it in the right spots and when I needed a par I was able to do it". McGirt had a pair of eagles on the back nine for his 67.