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Today in Golf

Rory McIlroys easy power impresses. Still, in the first round of The Players Championship, it was McIlroys deft touch and short game that made the largest impression on Phil Mickelson in their pairing.
Ian Poulter sported a rather subdued, all-white outfit on Day 1 of The Players, but his 65 had trendsetter written all over it.
Tiger Woods opened in 2-over 74 at The Players Championship. Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo take a looks at Woods' Thursday performance.
Ian Poulter and Martin Laird lead the Players Championship after the first round. Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo have the highlights.
It was another slow start for the worlds top players this week, with just one of the top 5 in the World Golf Ranking breaking par on a breezy Day 1 in north Florida.
Tiger Woods has taken a lot of flak for withdrawing from The Players Championship in each of the last two years. Five other players withdrew from the PGA Tour's crown jewel on Thursday for myriad reasons.
Ian Poulter shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the lead with Martin Laird after the first round of The Players Championship.
In his first tournament since Marchs Arnold Palmer Invitational, Davis Love III opened with an even-par 72 on Thursday at The Players Championship.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The man called 'El Pato' (the duck) sent his golf ball swimming three times at the par-3 17th on Thursday.


Tiger Woods vs. another camera. Woods loses a lot of these bouts, and it annoys him. He lost another Thursday in the first round of The Players Championship.
LPGA rookie Lexi Thompson announced Thursday she has chosen to go to her May 18 prom with Marine Lance Cpl. Mark Scott, 20, a Wounded Warrior and Purple Heart recipient from Chicago.
Alvaro Velasco of Spain shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to lead after the opening round of the Madeira Islands Open.
Ian Poulter birdied every par 5 at TPC Sawgrass in a 7-under 65 that shares the lead in the first round of The Players Championship
After an opening 74 at The Players, Tiger Woods is in danger of missing consecutive cuts for the first time in his pro career.
Blake Adams shot 6-under 66 Thursday at TPC Sawgrass and sits one off early leader Ian Poulter at The Players Championship.
Ben Crane's enthusiasm for the PGA Tour's crown jewel showed on Thursday, as he fired a first-round 67 to get into contention at 5 under.
Kevin Na may want to remove a wedge and carry a chainsaw in his bag. Last year, it was the adventure in the brush at TPC San Antonio, leading to a PGA Tour record 16 at the par-4 ninth.
The PGA Tour had a mess on its hands, but made the right call in allowing alternate Brian Harman to play in The Players.
Brian Harman will play as a single in Round 1 of The Players Championship and his caddie will help guide him at a slow pace.
PGA Tour rules committee produced a statement regarding the snafu Thursday at The Players Championship where D.A. Points withdrew and there wasn't enough time to notify Brian Harman.

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