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Teeing it up for May 6

PGA Tour

Event: The Players Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fla., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Golf Channel and 2-7 p.m. on NBC.

Last Year: Martin Kaymer of Germany holed an improbable 30-foot putt for par on the famous island green on the 17th hole and held on for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. The German closed with a 1-under-par 71, compared with Furyk’s 66, and nearly blew a three-stroke lead by making a double bogey 6 on the 15th hole. However, after making that par putt at No. 17, he did not reach the final green in regulation, but he got up-and-down for another par sinking a four-foot putt. Kaymer, who won the 2010 PGA Championship in a playoff over Bubba Watson at Whistling Straits, went on to claim his second major title last June in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 – becoming the first golfer to win those two events in the same season. He was in or near the lead almost all the way in the Players last year after starting with a 63.

Champions Tour

Next Event: Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., May 14-17.


Next Event: Kingsmill Championship on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., May 14-17.

Area Holes-In-One

Philip Arcuri, on the 150-yard 25th hole at Terry Hills with a 9-iron.

David Frank, on the 144-yard 13th hole at Sheridan with an 8-iron.

Mark Kantowski, on the 201-yard 17th hole at Harvest Hill with a 6-iron.

Dennis Kruzynski, on the 150-yard sixth hole at Diamond Hawk with a 9-iron.

Tom Lutz, on the 166-yard 18th hole at Oak Run with an 8-iron.

Larry Ramunno, on the 166-yard 18th hole at Oak Run with an 8-iron.