Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

It was a similarly frustrating day for 2004 victor at TPC Sawgrass, Adam Scott, who was outright leader on six under par with two to play but then found water on both of the final two holes, double-bogeying both.

The Canadian rookie shook his head and laughed.

William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes are joint-leaders after the opening round.

"You know, and just enjoy the moment, the opportunity", Stanley said. Or could Garcia back up his 67 with another one and continue the Year of the Sergio? Mickelson made bogeys at Nos. "I'm going to need one of those great rounds", Scott said.

At least he had company. On a day when nothing seemed to go his way, the world's No. 1 player opened with a 71. It wasn't just any hole-in-one either.

Lifting a major burden may loosen up some players when they next return to action, but according to Garcia the pomp and circumstance of the opening round made it more hard to focus on the task at hand. Garcia and Willy Wilcox have recorded holes in one on that par-3 hole in the past two years. He found a 4-foot wide window in which he had to keep it under on branch and go over two more. His tee shot bounced off the back of the railroad ties, but still had enough sauce to retreat safely onto the green. Johnson shot 40 on the back nine for a 74 and was 11 shots out. Throw in a relentless wind that the final half of the field faced all afternoon, and it was as much about staying in neutral without losing ground - or crashing.

The last time he won a golf tournament was the 2013 Open Championship.

Anirban hit three shots into the water and made a 10 on the par-4 18th hole.

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Ian Poulter, who only got into The Players on a clerical mistake regarding his time away for injury, shot 67 and was in the large group at 5-under 139. Fowler also shot 70. "Everybody is going to get some bad breaks here", said Holmes.

Garcia's round was different.

He admits he can not hit many balls on the range and only managed nine practice holes before he played at the Masters last month. He felt nerves on the first tee when he was introduced as the Masters champion.

He came up short in both categories after missing the cut in his 10th event last month, but Gay - who was also playing on a medical exemption after back problems - came to the rescue by discovering a difference between the way points were allotted this season compared to a year ago. "It does help to win a major and to win the Masters the way I did it, but I don't feel like I'm that different a player - maybe a little bit more confidence here and there, but that's about it". But he managed to settle down and made two birdies and no bogeys the rest of the way. (He is defending champion at Colonial.) "These greens get pretty crusty and, historically, whenever firm Bermuda or greens are crusty to where it's tough to set the putter down, I just struggle with my alignment and it just kind of throws me off".

Saturday's secondary cut clipped Justin Thomas, who fired a 79 that included a bogey on No. 17 and a triple bogey on No. 18.

Kim birdied the par-5 second and ninth holes, began the back nine with another birdie had a tap-in birdie at 12.

He took a clean swipe at his ball off of the grass and watched it sore toward the island green at the stadium course.

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