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LAMM AT LARGE: It’s Time For The Players

todayMarch 9, 2022

Background
The PGA Tour birdie fest came to a screeching halt last week in Orlando and left the world’s best golfers whining and squawking.
I wonder what you thought. I’m talking about the fans, the sponsors and television executives.
Isn’t that what matters? The more watching, the more tickets sold and the more money sponsors pour into the sport should be what dictate what takes place on the finest courses from coast to coast.
Understand any course can be made almost unplayable by narrowing the fairways, growing the rough and having greens faster than the hood of your car. Reversing those things can make any course a piece of cake for these incredibly skilled athletes.
That brings us to this week’s Players, the epitome of all tournaments not labeled as Majors.
It’s safe to say the winning score won’t be anywhere near the -34 Cam Smith needed to win the Tournament of Champions or all the other -20-plus scores needed to win several others. But the winning score should be better than -5, the winning score Scottie Scheffler needed to win last week.
There are many birdies and eagles awaiting the golfers this week. There are lots of bogeys and worse, too. That’s what makes the Players special and pleases so many fans.

Written by: Dylan Ryan


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