For all the talk about how the Players Championship is the “fifth major,” it sure seemed as though no one really wanted to win it …
While other tournaments have worked hard to extend the length of their venues to “compensate” for the new equipment, the TPC At Sawgrass is essentially the same as it always was.
And yet, none of the big bombers were really in contention. Fred Funk—the anthesis of a big bomber—won last year.
Maybe it’s time tournament organizers stopped tinkering and let the courses work as originally designed.