Thursday at The Players Championship did not disappoint.
“Golf’s fifth major” started off in an unpredictable manner despite a relatively benign day weather-wise at TPC Sawgrass. There was no shortage of big numbers across the board, as golf balls plunked into the water all over the property but especially at the No. 17 island green.
One player who didn’t have any issue, however, was Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard fired a 7-under 65 to take the lead. Holding that lead on Friday might prove to be difficult, especially if the wind starts blowing.
You’ve got your own chance to have a winning day Friday with “The Players Challenge” contest on NESN Games. Sign up to play and then make your picks for the golfers below, and you’ll be in position to win a $25 online gift code to the ’47 Brand store.
Here are the picks you have to make for Friday afternoon at the Players.
Justin Thomas: over/under 70.5
Rory McIlroy: over/under 70.5
Sergio Garcia: over/under 70.5
Viktor Hovland: over/under 70.5
Best score? Garcia, McIlroy or Webb Simpson
Best score? Hovland, Thomas or Patrick Cantlay