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Teeing It Up (May 11)

PGA Tour

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

TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-7 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 2-7 p.m., on NBC.

Last Year: Rickie Fowler authored probably the greatest finish in the history of the so-called “Fifth Major” when he played the last four holes of regulation in birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to shoot 5-under-par 67 and get into a playoff with Kevin Kisner (69) and Spain’s Sergio Garcia (68). In a scheduled three-hole aggregate playoff on Nos. 16-17-18, Fowler and Kisner made birdies on the 17th, and Garcia, the 2008 Players champion, dropped out with three pars. So Fowler and Kisner went back to the 17th hole, where Fowler won by sinking a 5-foot birdie putt after Kisner missed his birdie attempt from 12 feet. Fowler played his last eight holes in 7 under par.


Next Event: Kingsmill Championship on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., May 19-22.

PGA Tour Champions

Next Event: Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., May 19-22.

Area Holes-In-One

Gary Griffith, on the 150-yard 16th hole at Willowbrook South, with a 9-iron.

Daniel Kucharski, on the 142-yard 17th hole at Grover Cleveland, with a 7-iron.

Gary Lataza, on the 161-yard fourth hole at Byrncliff, with a 4-hybrid.

Gary McCormick, on the 125-yard third hole at Concord Crest, with a 3-hybrid.

Kim McNamara, on the 150-yard 11th hole at Tri-County, with a 5-wood.

Scott Peters, on the 160-yard 11th hole at Tri-County, with a 3-wood.

Len Twarozek, on the 156-yard second hole at Orchard Park CC, with a 7-iron.