Fast greens leave players shocked, grumbling at Sawgrass
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) So much for that soft, gentle TPC Sawgrass.
The Players Championship turned into the test everyone expected all along - and then some - when what tour officials described as a perfect storm of weather made the putting surfaces faster than they have been all week.
Jason Day four-putted from 18 feet. Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey five-putted from under 8 feet.
PGA Tour lead official Mark Russell says the greens were cut twice and rolled twice overnight, just like the previous days. They were rolled again after the second round finished Saturday morning. But he says low humidity, no cloud cover and 20 mph wind caught officials off guard.
Adam Scott says it was not impossible, but it was a shock because of how much it changed.