Players Championship leaderboard 2020: Live golf scores, results from Round 1 at TPC Sawgrass

Rory McIlroy is on top of the world as the 2020 golf season swings into high gear this weekend with the Players Championship. McIlroy, the defending 2019 champion at TPC Sawgrass, looks to become the first repeat winner in the history of the PGA Tour’s so-called “fifth major.” He’s yet to win in 2020, but the Northern Irishman is still planted firmly at No. 1 in the World Golf Ranking having finished top five

Rory McIlroy's Players Championship defence: Will 2019 parallels give him confidence?

Rory McIlroy arrives at TPC Sawgrass aiming to become the first player to ever successfully defend The Players Championship title, and if there is one thing in his favour, it’s the similarities between his results at the start of 2019 and this year. So far this year the Northern Irishman has finished top five in the Farmers Insurance Open, Genesis Invitational, WGC-Mexico Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational – extending

Tiger Woods will be inducted into golf's Hall of Fame in 2021

Tiger Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame in its class of 2021. Woods has won 15 majors – second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18 – and a joint record 82 times on the PGA Tour. The 44-year-old will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in December after the age of entry was lowered from 50 to 45. “Tiger has done more for the game

Paul Azinger clarifies European Tour comments with Sky Sports ahead of The Players

Paul Azinger has reiterated that he was not intending to disrespect the European Tour with his comments that did not go down well with the likes of Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter during the Honda Classic. Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Courses Locations No results found. Please try another search. The Golf Channel analyst caused a stir

Jon Rahm says he has 'something to prove' playing alongside Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka

Jon Rahm says he may have “something to prove” when he tees off in the first round of the Players Championship with Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka. The Spaniard is excited about his grouping, which comprises of the three top-ranked players in the world, and says there will not be any slow play from the trio at TPC Sawgrass. McIlroy grouped with Rahm, Koepka McIlroy aiming for Sawgrass history “It’ll

Rory McIlroy rues costly 'doubles' in Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy admitted two “loose shots” had cost him as he could only finish in a tie for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The world No 1 carded a four-over 76 in the final round on the testing Bay Hill layout which left him four behind the winner Tyrrell Hatton. McIlroy was tied for the lead with Hatton on five under when he birdied the fourth, but a double-bogey

Tommy Fleetwood run out of Orlando as he misses first cut in 47 events

Tommy Fleetwood run out of Orlando as he misses his first cut in 47 events after an uncharacteristic performance Tommy Fleetwood ended his run of 47 events without a missed cut in Orlando He resorted to black humour after a jarringly uncharacteristic performance He was the subject of unwanted attention after Paul Azinger’s recent comments  Rather like Liverpool at Watford last week, Tommy Fleetwood did not do things by halves

Tiger Woods to miss The Players Championship with back problem

Tiger Woods is to spend another week on the sidelines as he bids to overcome his back problem and will miss The Players Championship next week. Woods has not played since finishing last – among players who made the cut – at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in California three weeks ago, when he revealed he had back stiffness. The 44-year-old subsequently swerved the WGC-Mexico Championship and also decided not

Arnold Palmer Invitational: World number one Rory McIlroy one off lead

World number one Rory McIlroy is one stroke off the lead after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida following a six-under 66. The Northern Irishman, who won the event in 2018, began from the 10th hole and carded an eagle and five birdies. Matt Every, whose two PGA Tour titles came at this event in 2014 and 2015, leads after a bogey-free 65. Tommy Fleetwood, who

Rory McIlroy moves into one-shot lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy continued his remarkable start to 2020 by opening up an early one-shot lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Latest leaderboard Arnold Palmer Invitational The world No 1, who has posted top-five finishes in his last six worldwide starts, took advantage of the calm morning conditions at Bay Hill to post a six-under 66 and set the clubhouse target. Get the best prices and book a round at one