Key to Course Is Precision

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By now, we’ve learned to expect the unusual gang of suspects on the Players Championship leaderboard.

Yes, the Stadium Course has produced its share of great champions, such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Hal Sutton, David Duval and Fred Couples. But it has also produced its share of surprises, including Craig Perks, Stephen Ames, Fred Funk, Jodie Mudd, Calvin Peete and near-misses like Scott Gump, Paul Goydos, Tommy Tolles and Phil Blackmar.

Phil Blackmar? You heard me.

Anything can happen at the Players and, as Yogi Berra probably said, it usually does. The course doesn’t favor any one style of play. You can’t overpower it. Anything goes this week.

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