Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida–The 42nd playing of The Players Championship kicked off on Thursday at TPC Sawgrass, and it marked the very first time with Will Wilcox in the field.
The first round started for Wilcox at 7:26AM off the first tee with Cameron Tringale and Daniel Summerhays. The players were met by benign conditions and soft greens making the difficult stadium course more easier than typical conditions.
Will made three consecutive birdies on holes 7, 8 and also on number 9 after nearly holing his third shot with a wedge from 83 yards. A par on 10 and Will was back to the races with consecutive birdies on 11, getting up and down from the green-side bunker, and 12 hitting another wedge 2 and a half feet for another tap-in birdie.
Will closed the first round with four under par 68, a great start in his very first Players Championship. He is off for his second round on Friday at 12:41PM
After his first round, Will spoke with Kelly Hawkins from the PGA Tour: