PGA Tour Picks: Players Championship

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With 600 FedEx Cup points available at the Players Championship - most tournaments have 500 on the line - it's an opportunity to shoot up the standings. Woodland played really well in the fall and the early part of 2019.

A new drop rule - instead of dropping from shoulder height, players are now required to drop from knee height - cost Fowler a one-stroke penalty in Mexico because he dropped from the old height. Not going to get too upset if I hit any poor ones out there because I haven't played in months. Cantlay serves as a pivot to those who are in need of a player to differentiate a bit in GPP's.

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"I feel good", the 14-times major champion told Golfweek as he left his vehicle at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, three days before the first round.

The Players Championship boasts arguably the strongest field in golf, features the highest prize fund, and is presented on a venue in TPC Sawgrass that has become iconic within the game.

Asked what impact his form on the biggest stages has offered ahead of next month's Masters, which he missed a year ago through injury, he said: "Just confidence". In the tournament's history, there have only been five playoffs, suggesting that those in contention will require some luck around the notoriously hard and sometimes unfair TPC Sawgrass, otherwise the leader could easily pull away from the field as has happened in the past.

"I had Matt take a look at it, " Woods said.

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However, his last outing at The Honda Classic - a tournament that he has performed strongly in over the years - resulted in a MC, yet this could have given him the extra preparation time required for this week.

Jason Day has hit back at an ugly episode that occurred on social media last week after he withdrew injured from the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.

We're looking for players in their prime this week, then, with 26 to 37 the ideal bracket. With an average finishing result of 25 around TPC Sawgrass (three straight top-tens between 2012 & 2015), his game is in flawless shape to finally break his winless drought. After doing my research, the players I've listed are the ones that I'm building my lineups around.

Woods missed a scheduled tournament for the first time since returning previous year from spinal fusion surgery, and said it was more to make sure a growing problem that started last month in Los Angeles did not get worse. The conservative approach that he adopted in Mexico could be a tactic he applies this week as he led SG: approach-the-green, demonstrating he has every chance of making history this week.

The switch of the tournament to this week from its previous position in May may benefit Fleetwood.

The Valspar Championship next week is where he was runner-up past year. He planned on having four rounds prior to this week before the neck strain. With a T4 in 2017 around TPC Sawgrass followed by a T17, this is a course that suits Rafa's game and if you factor in the kind of form that he now holds, this could see him be in contention once again.

In his past year on the PGA Tour, Perks played 15 tournaments.

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