The Players

Thursday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the first round winners and losers at TPC Sawgrass? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

May 8, 2014
The Players Championship: Sergio Garcia

Birdie: Sergio Garcia

Last year's tragic figure at TPC Sawgrass showed no ill effects from that Sunday meltdown. Garcia, the 2008 Players champ, got to six under through 13 holes before settling for 67 in his first competitive round in nearly a month. Afterward, he gave a cheerful press conference -- with his girlfriend, Katharina Boehm, watching from the front row -- that touched on everything from badminton to looking forward to having kids. Sergio in contention at TPC Sawgrass is nothing new, but the Spaniard sounding this cheerful seems different. We'll have to wait to see what that means for the rest of the field. -- A.M.
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