The Players Championship http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/51720/all en Golf: Garcia bounces back after weather delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/golf-garcia-bounces-back-after-weather-delay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Henrik Stenson was clinging to a narrow lead in the weather-hit third round of the Players Championship on Saturday, trying to gain some space over Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods.</p> <p>Stenson was two-under through eight holes, and one shot in front of Garcia and Woods, when thunderstorms halted play for just under two hours on the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.</p> <p> Sweden's Stenson had birdied the fourth and sixth holes to get to 11-under for the tournament, with Woods and Garcia both at 10-under when play was stopped.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/golf-garcia-bounces-back-after-weather-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf The Players Championship TPC at Sawgrass AFP Sat, 11 May 2013 23:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835918 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Stenson seizes lead as weather halts Players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/golf-stenson-seizes-lead-weather-halts-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Henrik Stenson was two-under through eight holes on Saturday and held a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia when thunderstorms halted play at the Players Championship.</p> <p>Sweden's Stenson birdied the fourth and sixth holes in the third round to get to 11-under for the tournament.</p> <p>That put him atop the leaderboard ahead of overnight leader Garcia and Woods, who came into the third round trailing the Spaniard by a stroke.</p> <p>Garcia was one-over for the day through six holes after a bogey at the par-five sixth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/golf-stenson-seizes-lead-weather-halts-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Players Championship U.S. Open AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 15:07:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836716 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Scott lured by Players title, not top ranking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/golf-scott-lured-players-title-not-top-ranking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>PONTE VEDRA BEACH Florida (Reuters) - Adam Scott has a golden opportunity to become world number one for the first time after this week's Players Championship but the Australian is much more concerned with trying to win the tournament.</p> <p>Top-ranked Tiger Woods, who won this elite event last year, is a notable absentee from the TPC Sawgrass while continuing his recovery from back surgery and Scott is one of four players who could take over at number one after Sunday's final round.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/golf-scott-lured-players-title-not-top-ranking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adam Scott Golf The Players Championship Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 May 2014 19:49:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6141150 at http://www.globalpost.com Heightened expectation at Tiger-less Players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/heightened-expectation-at-tiger-less-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>PONTE VEDRA BEACH Florida (Reuters) - With reigning champion Tiger Woods skipping this week's Players Championship where any of four golfers could replace him as world number one, there is a palpable sense of expectation at the TPC Sawgrass.</p> <p>Top-ranked Woods has been sidelined since having surgery for a pinched nerve in his back at the end of March and, in his absence, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar all have a chance to dethrone him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/heightened-expectation-at-tiger-less-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf The Players Championship TPC at Sawgrass Thomson Reuters Thu, 08 May 2014 00:19:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6141272 at http://www.globalpost.com Heightened expectation at Tiger-less Players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/heightened-expectation-at-tiger-less-players-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>PONTE VEDRA BEACH Florida (Reuters) - With reigning champion Tiger Woods skipping this week's Players Championship where any of four golfers could replace him as world number one, there is a palpable sense of expectation at the TPC Sawgrass.</p> <p>Top-ranked Woods has been sidelined since having surgery for a pinched nerve in his back at the end of March and, in his absence, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar all have a chance to dethrone him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/heightened-expectation-at-tiger-less-players-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf The Players Championship TPC at Sawgrass Thomson Reuters Thu, 08 May 2014 00:19:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6141273 at http://www.globalpost.com Scott's No. 1 hopes sink at Players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/scotts-no-1-hopes-sink-at-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>PONTE VEDRA BEACH Florida (Reuters) - Adam Scott's hopes of becoming world number one for the first time after this week's Players Championship sunk on Thursday when he ended up in water on the last two holes of his opening round.</p> <p>The second-ranked Australian, one of four players competing at the TPC Sawgrass who could dislodge Tiger Woods from the top spot after Sunday's final round, struggled to a five-over-par 77 to end the day in a tie for 133rd.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/scotts-no-1-hopes-sink-at-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adam Scott Golf The Players Championship Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Fri, 09 May 2014 05:52:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6142467 at http://www.globalpost.com