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For the fourth designated event in five weeks, the PGA Tour is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Often dubbed “the fifth major,” the Players boasts one of the best fields of the year. Tiger Woods, who made his first start of the season at the Genesis Invitational, decided to sit this one out as he continues to recover. His next event will more than likely be the Masters in April.

A mega-group of Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy, the top three players in the Official World Golf Ranking, will tee off at 7:56 a.m. ET Thursday.

Golf course

TPC Sawgrass | Par 72 | 7,256 yards | Pete Dye design

Course comparisons (from Data Golf): 1. Sedgefield Country Club, 2. TPC Twin Cities, 3. Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead)

The 17th green at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo: by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

Course history

This week at TPC Sawgrass is best summed up as “The most volatile sport on the most volatile course.”

Jordan Spieth and Tony Finau have combined to miss 11 of 13 cuts here.

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele have combined to miss six consecutive cuts.

Harris English has…

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