Can an Aussie breakthrough at The Players Championship this week? We run through the chances for each of the 10 Aussies competing at The Players Championship.
Allenby historically performs well at The Players having finished second in 2010 and tied fourth in 2003. However Allenby has struggled recently, missing the cut in his last two events on the PGA TOUR.
One of the best putters on Tour, Baddeley had a good start to his 2012 season but April was a disappointing month for him with two missed cuts. However The Players could see Badds back in contention, in his last three starts at TPC Sawgrass he has twice finished in the top-10.
Chalmers has been quietly consistent this season with four top 25′s, but is yet to produce the form which saw him thrill Australian crowds over the summer of golf. After winning the Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola many expected Chalmers to do big things on the PGA TOUR, this could be the week for the quiet achiever.
Day relishes playing in a field with the world’s best and often produces his best performances on the big stage. This was evident on his debut at the Masters and US Open last year where he finished tied second and outright second respectively. Having withdrawn from the Masters this year due to injury, Day will be aiming for an impressive finish at The Players this week to improve on his tied sixth in 2011. This is just his second week back on Tour since his injury but if his tied ninth last week at Wells Fargo is anything to go by, he is ready.
TPC Sawgrass was not kind to Leishman last year where he shot a nightmarish 81-80 to miss the cut. Putting that behind him Leishman will be aiming for a better performance at The Players this week.
O’Hern has had a very quiet season on the PGA TOUR to date having made just five cuts from 11 starts with his best finish being a tied 27th at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.
Ogilvy’s best finish at The Players came in 2004 when he finished tied 16th. Last year Ogilvy had to withdraw in the second round due to a shoulder injury, but with that behind him, he will be looking for a better showing this week.
This will be Pampling’s first appearance at The Players since 2009 where he finished well back in the field. Not heading to TPC Sawgrass in the best form Pampling has missed the cut in four of his last appearances on the PGA TOUR.
A former champion, Scott won The Players back in 2004 and finished tied sixth at TPC Sawgrass last year. Scott has a different strategy towards his season this year, playing sparingly with just five starts in 2012. This will be Scott’s first tournament since the Masters where he was the best Aussie finishing tied eighth.
Senden is having a strong season in the US this year and is in the top 10 on Tour in greens hit and birdie average. He comes into The Players off a good week at the Wells Fargo where he finished tied 15th.
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The Players Championship is being streamed LIVE online, please find the schedule below.
Thursday 10th 11pm – 9am
Friday 11th 11pm – 9am
Sunday 13th 2am – 9am
Monday 14th 2am – 9am