Holmes, Stanley lead Players after 54 holes, Garcia four back

Sandy Mccarthy
May 19, 2017

Willett was 11-over-par by the midway point of his second round at the Sawgrass club in Florida and was destined to miss the cut after two bogies and a triple bogey on the front nine. "We'll see how things go".

Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy were among the later starters, with McIlroy paired with world number one Johnson and Justin Thomas.

After starting on the back nine at Sawgrass, Day birdied the 11th, 13th and 16th to reach the turn in 33, before holing from 65ft across the first green. "As long as I get myself right for the US Open, that's the most important thing".

"So maybe I should have just taken it a bit easier over the weekend, but I was excited to get back, excited to get ready to play again, and so maybe just being a little over-keen was a detriment".

He also split with friend and long-time caddie Jonathan Smart earlier this month after a disagreement during April's RBC Heritage event.

"But, yeah, there's so many unknowns because we don't even know, unless you get an image taken of it and you know exactly what's going on you don't know, so just making sure that the tissue around it is as loose as it possibly can be and at least the warm weather helps keep it not stiffened up". "I've just been managing it since".

He finished with a 73 and is now six shots behind leaders William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes, who each finished with a five-under 67.

J.B. Holmes, Alex Noren, Chez Reavie, and Jon Rahm are all right behind McGirt and Hughes at 4-under.

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Hughes, who survived a five-way playoff to win at Sea Island, doesn't even have that body of work behind him.

"The ban was subsequently rescinded when the World Anti-Doping Agency said they no longer considered use of the spray to be a doping violation without a positive test, but Singh filed a lawsuit in NY claiming the Tour's actions left him "'humiliated, ashamed, ridiculed, scorned and emotionally distraught".

But the four-time major victor then bogeyed the fifth and although he did birdie the ninth for the third day running, he was unable to pick up further shots on the par-five 11th or short 12th, where his long-iron tee-shot bounded through the green.

Spieth and Masters victor Sergio Garcia are level at one over following 73s, the latter's display highlighted by his hole-in-one at the iconic 17th hole.

And while Willett has contested two "no-cut" WGC events this year, he is not played all four rounds since sharing fifth place in the Maybank Championship in Malaysian in February, for his only worldwide top-10 finish of 2017.

He came up short in both categories with 155 FedEx Cup points and United States dollars 317,010 (£245,991), 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.

He believes the problem this time might have stemmed from his busy schedule once he was healthy enough to play, and then a three-week break after the Masters to get married and go on his honeymoon.

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