by Roz Roberts III
The island green. That's pretty much the first thing most people think of when the PGA Tour head's to the Player's Championship at TPC Sawgrass. The famous island green of the par three 17th hole is often the pivotal hole at the Players Championship. Just ask Sergio Garcia who was in contention last year until his tee shot on the 71st hole of the tournament found the water.
Michael Thompson will be making his third appearance at the Players. He comes into the tournament playing well. He even made it into Rob Bolton's Sleeper Picks article this week.
Michael will be playing the first two rounds with Brian Gay and Stuart Appleby. Their first round tee time is at 7:47am ET from the first hole.
Michael on ShotTracker
Michael's Group on ShotTracker
Live @ Streaming from Hole 17 and Additional Coverage of Holes 8 and 18
Fun Tidbit of the Week
Michael spent some time this week checking out 15 year old Jack Fox's Eagle Scout Community Service project which was set up at TPC Sawgrass. Gary Smits wrote a nice article on the project in The Florida Times-Union. You can read the full text here:
Ponte Vedra Eagle Scout candidate impresses fellow Scout Michael Thompson