The five best storylines from the Players Championship
Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, and Sergio Garcia are your top stories as we swing to Sunday at TPC Sawgrass.
We have a real chance to see some history on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass as Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer will again play in the final pairing.
Sergio Garcia will play a role, so will Lee Westwood and maybe Brandt Snedeker.
Here are the five storylines you should be following as we turn to Sunday at Ponte Vedra, Fla.
1. Spieth is a gamer but is he a superstar? With a win on Sunday Spieth would become the youngest Players Championship winner by three years, potentially move to No. 4 in the world, become a lock for the Ryder Cup, and immediately vault into the superstar stratosphere.
You could say there's a lot at stake.
For him to do what he's done -- final pairings at both the Players Championship and the Masters -- at age 20 is impressive, but I'm with Alan Shipnuck, these opportunities don't grow on trees. The Kid needs to punctuate his run of incredible golf by hoisting a trophy over his Under Armour-laden head.
2. Will Stenson or Scott get to No. 1? It's not a big deal, everyone claims, until it is. Henrik Stenson needs a T6 or better finish and Adam Scott needs a T16 or better to take over the No. 1 ranking in the world. Currently they sit T13 and T28 respectively so both are in play.
Early drama before the leaders come through.
3. What will Sergio Garcia do? You could tell me he's going to shoot a 60 and make an ace on No. 17 by bouncing a ball off the wood surrounding the island or shoot an 85 and make a 19 on No. 17 and I'd believe both. It's all in play.
He sits three back as the final round starts which is both great for him and terrific for golf.
4. Martin Kaymer is back: The circle is complete. After the former world No. 1 re-tooled his swing post-PGA Championship he was inconsistent to say the least.
He's been nothing but consistent this week and a win at golf's fifth-biggest tournament would be a deserving end to what seems to have been a rough road.
He's led or co-led after every round this week.
5. Can someone jump up and steal the show? There haven't been a ton of fireworks at this tournament in the last few years.The last three winners have all won with Sunday scores of 70.
You have to go back to 2010 when Tim Clark shot a final-round 67 to steal a win from Lee Westwood and Robert Allenby. Your candidates this year are Sergio, John Senden, and maybe Gary Woodland.
It looks like a two-horse race, though.
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