Cape Town - The first batch of
featured groups for this week's Players Championship have been
announced, featuring some mouth-watering match-ups.
The first notable name on the list is that of Tiger Woods, who
according to reports will be at Sawgrass this week after sitting out the
Arnold Palmer Invitational due to a neck strain.
Woods is scheduled for a news conference on Tuesday where he is expected to confirm he will be back in action.
The PGA Tour appear to be anticipating the announcement, having
already announced that Woods will be grouped with reigning Masters
champion Patrick Reed and defending Players champ Webb Simpson for the
first two rounds at Sawgrass.
After missing the cut at Bay Hill, Phil Mickelson headed over to
Sawgrass a bit early, and will have bad-tipper Matt Kuchar and Rory
McIlroy for company.
Meanwhile, world No 2 Justin Rose has been grouped with Justin Thomas
and Xander Schauffele, while Brooks Koepka will tee off alongside
Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.
The PGA Tour noted that four more featured groups "will be announced at a later date".