Players battle ‘brutal’ conditions at storm-hit Players Championship


  • Keegan Bradley: ‘As tough golf as you’re ever going to play’
  • Gusting winds and low temperatures make scoring difficult

That this Players Championship has been completely distorted by storms was demonstrated by the completion of round one some 54 hours and 16 minutes after it got under way. Clear skies arrived on Saturday afternoon but so, too, did gusting winds. With ­temperatures falling, this felt far more Saltcoats than Sawgrass.

Keegan Bradley explained the scale of the battle after a 71. “This is ­probably one of my best rounds of my life, honestly,” he said. “This is as tough as golf as you’re ever going to play. This is a course you want to play under no conditions because of how tough the shots are, and to play in this wind, to play like that, that was really, really a special round.

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Written by Ewan Murray
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