The Players Championship: Round One

Golf

ByTheMinGolf

Good afternoon and welcome. It's the 5th Major of the year, The Players

The first two groups are out on the 1st and 10th, but our early focus will be on the featured groups Group 1 - (13:16) Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson & Jason Day Group 2 - (13:27) Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama & Phil Mickelson

Jason Day is the defending champion, and has a great record at TPC Sawgrass, but his form has been wayward to see the least. The opposite can be said for 15/2 favourite Dustin Johnson, who has looked imperious before injury, and returned last week with a T2 on the Tour

Justin Thomas (28/1) is one of the most backed golfers in the field, following his T3 last year combined with his early season form which sees him second in the FedEx Cup Standings, behind Dustin Johnson

I've (@louishattxn) also backed Jordan Spieth (11/1), Kevin Kisner (50/1) & Smylie Kaufman (200/1)

Blayne Barber sinks a lovely 40ft eagle putt at the 2nd, first player under par

Kyle Stanley is the first player to sink a birdie, he's started with one at the 1st

We've all been there...

Blayne Barber follows his eagle 3 at the 2nd, with a bogey 5 at the 3rd. Oosthuizen, Lingmerth & F Molinari all at -1 with Kyle Stanley

Debutant Tyrone Van Aswegen is struggling early, +2 thru 3