McGirt, Rookie Hughes Lead Players After Round

William McGirt and Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes were at the top of the leaderboard at the end of Round 1 during an eventful day at The Players Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

It looked like former No. 1 Adam Scott would be the leader in the clubhouse – he was up a stroke through 16. But Scott double-bogeyed the infamous No. 17 with a shot that bounced into the water, then lost his cool and double-bogeyed No. 18 as well.

“I played some good golf out there and unfortunately not on the last two,” Scott said after settling for a 70. “It happens.”

Hughes did not record a bogey all round and only had two putts farther then three feet away.  McGirt fired a couple of back-nine eagles to keep his name atop the leaderboard.




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