McIlroy, Spieth Paired at Players Championship
The two best players in golf will partner up for the first two rounds of The Players Championship, which begins play Thursday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Beginning on the back nine Thursday at 8:39 a.m., No. 1 Rory McIlroy and No. 2 Jordan Spieth will tee it up, along with No. 7 Jason Day, the premiere pairing of the first two rounds of the $10 million tournament, now in its 41st year.
This will be Tiger Woods’ first tournament since finishing tied for 17th at The Masters a month ago, and first since revealing he and Lindsey Vonn had ended their three-year relationship.
Despite being ranked well out of the top 100 in the world, Woods is paired with former world No. 1 Adam Scott and two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer.