Funk wants a better goodbye


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Fred Funk doesn’t want to go out shooting 78.

Funk, a resident of these parts, doesn’t want his last appearance at The Players Championship to end with such a sour taste in his mouth with his five-year exemption as the ’05 winner at TPC Sawgrass expiring.

“It’s a sad way to go out,” said Funk, 53. “But I’m going to try to fight my way back. Maybe I’ll win the Senior Players or something to get back in.”

The Senior Players winner earns a spot in this field.