The Players Championship 2012: Matt Kuchar Claims Title On Sunday

Kuchar finished two strokes ahead of the competition and ended with a mark of -13.

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Players Championship 2012 Results: Matt Kuchar Wins, Phil Mickelson Finishes 25th

After four fantastic rounds at the 2012 Players Championship, Matt Kuchar is your winner. Ranked No. 28 in the world entering the tournament, Kuchar was steady and consistent throughout all four days on his way to the title. He shot -2 in the fourth round to improve his overall score to -13 for the event.

Four players finished tied for second place. Martin Laird, Rickie Fowler, Ben Curtis and Zach Johnson all ended their tournaments at -11. Luke Donald finished in third at -9. Despite leading for most of the tournament, Kevin Na struggled mightily in the final round and shot four-over par to end his day at -8.

Phil Mickelson finished at -3 to place tied for 25th, while Tiger Woods had a rough day on his way to -1 overall.

Kuchar now sits in sixth place on the FedEx Cup leaderboard following his victory on Sunday afternoon.

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The Players Championship 2012, Leaderboard Update: Kevin Na, Matt Kuchar Battling On Sunday

The 2012 Players Championship has reached its fourth and final round on Sunday, and there are numerous golfers still in contention for the purse of $9.5 million dollars. After strong days from Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar in the third round, the two sit atop the leaderboard as they are just getting their days started. Na leads the field at -13 through four holes, while Kuchar sits at -11 after five.

Rickie Fowler was the big story on Saturday as the youngster rallied to shoot a 66 in the third round. He sits four strokes back of Na at the moment after six holes.

Phil Mickelson was unable to make one final charge on Sunday and is currently even for the round, sitting at -4 for the tournament. Tiger Woods had a forgettable day while shooting +1 on his final 18 holes, finishing the tournament at one-under par.

They are out of contention to win with their days over, but both David Toms and David Estes earned themselves some extra money as they shot -7 in the final round, moving them to seven-under for the tournament.

The fourth round is currently being aired live on NBC.

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2012 Players Championship: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Schedule For Sunday

Phil Mickelson had a great comeback on Saturday in the third round of the 2012 Players Championship. After back-to-back bogeys on holes four and five, Mickelson regrouped and sank four birdies to finish at 4-under and move to a tie for 14th place on the leaderboard. Although it will take a stellar round of golf on Sunday combined with a lot of tough luck from the front of the field, he is still very much in the competition.

As the final round at TPC Sawgrass kicks off in Florida on Sunday, the overall leader is Kevin Na, who is on top of the leaderboard at 12-under, with Matt Kuchar just one stroke behind.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round. All times are Eastern.

8:45 a.m.: Stewart Cink, George McNeill
8:55 a.m.: Rod Pampling, Heath Slocum
9:05 a.m.: David Hearn, Cameron Tringale
9:15 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Jason Dufner
9:25 a.m.: Robert Allenby, Graham DeLaet
9:35 a.m.: Josh Teater, Justin Rose
9:45 a.m.: J.J. Henry, Bob Estes
9:55 a.m.: Nick Watney, Brian Harman
10:05 a.m.: Harris English, Justin Leonard
10:15 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Ryan Moore
10:25 a.m.: David Toms, Marc Leishman
10:35 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Trevor Immelman
10:45 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Chris Kirk
10:55 a.m.: Sung Kang, Ricky Barnes
11:05 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Kris Blanks
11:15 a.m.: Tom Gillis, Michael Thompson
11:25 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk
11:35 a.m.: Chris Couch, Spencer Levin
11:45 a.m.: Pat Perez, Brian Gay
11:55 a.m.: Bill Haas, Bryce Molder
12:05 p.m.: John Huh, Luke Donald
12:15 p.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Henrik Stenson
12:25 p.m.: Harrison Frazar, John Rollins
12:35 p.m.: Kevin Stadler, Adam Scott
12:45 p.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Kevin Streelman
12:55 p.m.: Tim Clark, Jimmy Walker
1:06 p.m.: Jeff Maggert, Ian Poulter
1:17 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Martin Kaymer
1:28 p.m.: David Mathis, Carl Pettersson
1:39 p.m.: Charlie Wi, Sergio Garcia
1:50 p.m.: Bo Van Pelt, Blake Adams
2:01 p.m.: Martin Laird, Johnson Wagner
2:12 p.m.: Brian Davis, Jonathan Byrd
2:23 p.m.: Zach Johnson, Jhonattan Vegas
2:34 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Ben Curtis
2:45 p.m.: Kevin Na, Matt Kuchar

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2012 Players Championship Scores: Kevin Na Takes The Lead On The Final Hole, Kuchar And Fowler Are Right Behind

It was Rickie Fowler shooting up the leaderboard that got everyone talking at day three of the 2012 Players Championship. Fowler started the day 3-under and in 22nd place, but shooting 66 on the day brought him up to 9-under and he settled in third place. Matt Kuchar looked great for much of the day, but two late bogeys saw him shoot 3-under to settle at 11-under overall, in second palce. Like many golfers, he had trouble when he came up short on hole 17 and sunk the ball. His next shot was a beauty, stopping just a few feet from the hole. Though he bogeyed the hole, it would be hard to ask for a better recovery.

That bogey opened the door for Kevin Na, who had entered the day tied for first, and stayed more-or-less at par the entire day. He birdied on hole 16, which moved him into the lead with Kuchar. He then managed hole 17 without a massive amount of trouble, and birdied again on 18 to take hold of the lead. Zach Johnson, who had opened the day tied for first, didn't fare so well. He ended the day with an awkward shot from the bunker, was 1-over on the day and is tied for fourth at 7-under for the tournament. Na has the lead but the gap is far from insurmountable, so the final day of the tournament should see a lot of action.

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The Players Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Matt Kuchar Holds On To A Slim Lead Through 12

The third round of the 2012 Masters Championship is about half over, and so far the biggest story is Rickie Fowler's quick trip up the board with a 66. He sits at 9-under overall, ties for second with Kevin Na. Matt Kuchar is currently the only man in first place, and he's doing everything he can to keep it that way. He's 3-under on the day and 11-under overall. He has had a pair of bogeys today, but his five birdies have him where he wants to be. Zach Johnson holds stead in third place, shooting an even par for the day, giving him 8-under overall.

The bigger names in the tournament aren't making much noise, as Phil Mickelson finished the day 2-under and 4-under overall. Tiger Woods was even on the day and 2-under for the tournament thus far.

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The Players Championship 2012, Leaderboard Update: Rickie Fowler Surging, Phil Mickelson Cruising

The cut has been made at the 2012 Players Championship and just two rounds separate a great field from taking home a purse of $9.5 million dollars. While those at the top of the leaderboard entering Saturday are still preparing to tee off, many in contention of the leaders are making moves up and down the boards through the third round.

Rickie Fowler has been the biggest mover thus far on Saturday, shooting a -4 through nine holes. He sits in a tie for fourth place now, seven-under par for the entire tournament. Phil Mickelson bogeyed two of his first five holes, but three birdies have moved him to one-under par for the third round. The former ASU Sun Devil is now at -3 overall. Despite a late rally on Friday to make the cut, Tiger Woods has struggled for most of the third round and is +1 for the day through 11 holes.

Your current leaders? Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na, Zach Johnson and Jonathan Byrd are all tied at -8 for the event.

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Players Championship 2012: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Schedule For Saturday

Phil Mickelson managed to miss the cut on Friday following the second round of play in the 2012 Players Championship on Friday. Lefty had a much easier time avoiding the even-par cutoff line than did Tiger Woods, who skirted right up to the brink before settling down over the last four holes, to also finish at 2-under after two rounds.

On Saturday, the third round will commence at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Kevin Na will enter the day tied atop the leaderboad at 8-under, followed by Harris English at 7-under and a group of five golfers knotted up at 6-under.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round. All times are Eastern.

8:35 AM Henry, J.J. Hearn, David
8:45 AM Garcia, Sergio Kirk, Chris
8:55 AM Molder, Bryce Frazar, Harrison
9:05 AM Tringale, Cameron Perez, Pat
9:15 AM Quiros, Alvaro DeLaet, Graham
9:25 AM Karlsson, Robert Hanson, Peter
9:35 AM Rose, Justin Dufner, Jason
9:45 AM Immelman, Trevor Allenby, Robert
9:55 AM Mathis, David Rollins, John
10:05 AM Toms, David Pampling, Rod
10:15 AM Leonard, Justin Pettersson, Carl
10:25 AM Gay, Brian McNeill, George
10:35 AM Ogilvy, Geoff Slocum, Heath
10:45 AM Couch, Chris Blanks, Kris
10:55 AM Cink, Stewart Leishman, Marc
11:05 AM Kang, Sung Barnes, Ricky
11:15 AM Stenson, Henrik Levin, Spencer
11:25 AM Bradley, Keegan Woods, Tiger
11:35 AM Mickelson, Phil Estes, Bob
11:45 AM Kaymer, Martin Wagner, Johnson
11:55 AM Furyk, Jim Vegas, Jhonattan
12:05 PM Maggert, Jeff Teater, Josh
12:15 PM Poulter, Ian Fowler, Rickie
12:25 PM Clark, Tim Watney, Nick
12:35 PM Harman, Brian Gillis, Tom
12:45 PM Huh, John Moore, Ryan
12:56 PM Donald, Luke Westwood, Lee
1:07 PM Walker, Jimmy Van Pelt, Bo
1:18 PM de Jonge, Brendon Streelman, Kevin
1:29 PM Adams, Blake Thompson, Michael
1:40 PM Curtis, Ben Haas, Bill
1:51 PM Davis, Brian Stadler, Kevin
2:02 PM Byrd, Jonathan Scott, Adam
2:13 PM Wi, Charlie Laird, Martin
2:24 PM Kuchar, Matt English, Harris
2:35 PM Johnson, Zach Na, Kevin

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The Players Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Phil Mickelson Makes Cut, Zach Johnson Surges

Phil Mickelson shot one-under par in the first round of the 2012 Players Championship, and he was able to repeat that score once again on Friday as he made the cut. Despite a rough start to his day, Mickelson shot -2 during the final 10 holes to end his day at -1. He now sits tied with many others at two-under par for the tournament, putting him in 30th place overall.

Tiger Woods had a big second round, shooting a -4 to improve him to two-under through two rounds. Zach Johnson was the other big story of Friday, shooting six-under par to improve his score to -8. He, Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar all sit tied atop the leaderboard. Harris english shot a 67 to move up to second place overall at seven-under.

Rory McIlroy struggled throughout the first two rounds and was sent home early after finishing at +4. Vijay Singh and Ernie Els were among the more notable veterans to miss the cut.

Look for the third round of the 2012 Players Championship to begin early on Saturday morning.

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The Players Championship 2012, Leaderboard Update: Zach Johnson Takes The Lead At -8

The fifth major is starting to tighten up around the top of the leaderboard as red numbers abound at the 2012 Players Championship, with Zach Johnson taking the early second round lead after firing a stellar 6-under 66 to take the lead at 8-under for the week.

Johnson used eight birdies and two bogies on the day to snag the top spot, including five bidies on the back nine alone. The former Masters champion now finds himself two shots clear of the field as Adam Scott, and five other players at 6-under for the tournament.

As for Phil Mickelson, he shot a second round 71 to move to 2-under for the tournament, which will certainly be well enough to keep him around for the weekend, though will need to put some low scores together on Saturday and Sunday to do so.

Tiger Woods just teed off, sitting on the wrong side of the currently projected cut line of even par at 2-over for the tournament. Woods has never missed the cut in consecutive starts in his professional career, which he is in danger of today.

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2012 Players Championship: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Schedule For Friday

The Players Championship continues on Friday with round two taking place at TPC Sawgrass. Phil Mickelson is currently at -1, scoring a 71 after one round of golf. He is tied for No. 37 on the leaderboard with Scotsdale-resident Tim Clark. Former Arizona State Sun Devil Chez Reavie shot a 72 and is E after round one, he is currently tied at No. 55 on the leaderboard.

Standing tied at first place on the leaderboard is Ian Poulter and Martin Laird who are both at seven under par, shooting 65's in their opening rounds.

Here are the tee times and pairings for golfers with Arizona connections for round two of the Players Championship (all times are ET):

  • Chez Reavie, Kevin Stadler, Josh Teater ---7:15 a.m.
  • Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcllroy, Steve Stricker -- 8:39 a.m.
  • Aaron Baddely, Harrison Frazar, Justin Lenoard -- 1:18 p.m.
  • Tim Clark, K.J. Choi, Sergio Garcia -- 1:28 p.m.
Live online video coverage of the tournament starts at 9 a.m. at PGATOUR.com. The Golf Channel will start its TV coverage at 1 p.m.. Radio coverage on the PGA TOUR Network on SiriusXM radio begins at 12 p.m..

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2012 Players Championship Leaderboard: Phil Mickelson Holding Steady At Even Par

Phil Mickelson has had an eventful first round at TPC Sawgrass. He birdied the first two holes, then bogied six and ten to fall back to even. He then birdied and bogeyed consecutive holes at 12 and 13 to move up to one-under and back to even-par respectively. He remains right on pace for even, which would put him seven strokes off the pace Ian Poulter and Martin Laird set with their opening rounds of 65.

Tim Clark has had the most success among those at the Players Championship with Arizona-connections. The South African (who now lives in Scottsdale) birdied three of the first four holes and staved off three bogeys with another birdie to finish with a one-under round of 71. Chez Reavie (from Arizona State) has had a pretty ho-hum round at even par, tied with Mickelson. Rory Sabbatini is at +4.

Aaron Baddeley did not have a good opening round. The Australian who now resides in Scottsdale put up a 78, including two triple bogeys. Paul Casey (who also resides in Scottsdale) withdrew.

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The Players Championship 2012, Leaderboard Update: Ian Poulter Fires Opening Round 65, Leads At -7

With the start of the fifth major on Thursday at the 2012 Players Championship, competitors were looking to make an early statement with some red numbers in the first round. No one was hotter than Englishman Ian Poulter on this day, as he blazed through the course en route to a round of 7-under 65 to take the early lead.

Poulter had eight birdies on round today including three in a row to begin the back nine. His lone blemish on his scorecard was a bogey on the par-4 fourth hole, finding himself holding a one shot lead over Blake Adams, and two shots over Kevin Na and Ben Crane at 5-under.

As for Tiger Woods, who missed the cut last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, he simply was out of whack from hte start of his round, going bogey-birdie-bogey to start his day. He followed that up with bogies on 10, 15, and 18, but managed to birdie par-3's 13 and 17, but still finished with a disappointing round of 2-over 74, nine shots out of the lead.

Phil Mickelson is currently 1-under through seven holes.

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