With the season's "fifth major" upon us, the Tour moves to one of the most famous and recognizable venues in the game...the TPC at Sawgrass. Completely renovated before last year's tournament, the course didn't play as planned due to cool, damp conditions. However, this week calls for warm, sunny days and the players say the course is already playing hard, fast and difficult. Listen to these interviews with Dudley Hart and Camilo Villegas to hear more about the course conditions and what they're doing to prepare for a tough test.
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Today was pro-am day at Wachovia and, while most of the players were still relatively relaxed, you can sense the focus and preparation starting to increase. It helped that the weather conditions improved dramatically over the previous two days with clear blue skies, just a slight breeze and temperatures around 70 degrees. We got out on the course today and also made the rounds on the practice green, the range and the locker room. Check out the slideshow to see what was happening around Quail Hollow on Wednesday.
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We're down in Charlotte this week at the Wachovia Championship where many of the top players in the world have gathered to take a shot at the blue jacket. The story so far has been the weather. The course was closed Monday due to heavy rain and tornado warnings and Tuesday brought unseasonably cold temperatures with temps in the low 50's and wind gusts around 20mph. We were in the locker room and on the range most of the day and will get out on the course tomorrow to show you the grounds at Quail Hollow. Check back throughout the week for updates and click on "Add a Comment" to let us know if there's anything you want to see this week.
Adam Scott made a clutch 9-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to force a playoff, then drained a 48-footer playing it again on the third playoff hole to win the EDS Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday. Playing the par four 18th hole for the third time in less than an hour, the second time in the playoff, Scott hit his tee shot into a fairway bunker to the right. He got his approach to the front of the green, then rolled the putt over two ridges and into the cup for his sixth career PGA Tour victory. Scott wore the DryJoys Traditional with the stability PODS™ outsole (style #53597) during the dramatic final round.
Playing conditions at the redesigned TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas, which reopened for play just this week, changed drastically again after rain overnight combined with blustery conditions Sunday. It was an unseasonable cool day with temperatures barely reaching 60 degrees, with wind gusting to 30 mph making it feel even cooler. The winning score of 7-under 273 was the highest since the EDS Byron Nelson Championship moved to the Las Colinas venue in 1983.
It was the 16th playoff at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship since 1968, more than any other tournament on the PGA TOUR.