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Today at the Players: It was Kim's title, but Poulter stole the show

Today at the Players: It was Kim’s title, but Poulter stole the show

It was some final day at Sawgrass, where the NCG team takes you through the best of the action…

 

It was some final day at Sawgrass, where 21-year-old Si Woo Kim triumphed at the Players Championship for his second PGA Tour title.

Alex Perry and James Savage run you through the best of the day’s action from Ponte Vedra Beach…

A good day for…

…Ian Poulter.

He lost his card. Then he got it back again. Then he finished tied-second in golf’s biggest tournament outside of the majors.

And the Englishman even finished with probably the best bogey you’ll ever see…

Anyway, NCG’s Dan Murphy has a whole lot more to say about Poulter’s tournament

A bad day for…

…Jason Day.

Last year’s winner’s title defence ended in spectacularly poor fashion on Sunday.

It didn’t look too bad at one-under through six holes, but then a double bogey at seven was followed by another dropped shot at nine.

Six pars followed, but then every golfer’s worst nightmare: the quadruple bogey. It didn’t get any better for the Australian, who dunked his first attempt at 17 in the drink en route to another double bogey.

Best shot of the day

OK, there was a rather large chunk of fortune in this, but an albatross is an albatross. And not only that, it was the first ever at Sawgrass’ par-5 16th. Take a bow, Rafa Cabrera-Bello…

Actually, while we’re on the subject, a quick note for our American friends…

Stick that in golf’s Room 101.

Worst shot of the day at Sawgrass

After that albatross, Cabrera-Bello stiffed it to gimme range at 17 to make it back-to-back twos on the scorecard. Having got himself back in contention, the Spaniard could not have put his tee shot at 18 more in the water if he tried.

Still saved par, though…

Luckiest shot of the day

This could have gone a lot worse…

The I’ll-give-you-the-line shot of the day

Stat of the day from Sawgrass

Back to Cabrera-Bello’s albatross, and if you’re wondering, the 16th at Sawgrass had previously been played 15,670 times in Players history without a two.

We also like this on DJ…

All the Gear at Sawgrass

Louis Oosthuizen must have been desperate to summon some good vibes after a disappointing third round.

But his Claret Jug belt was unable to transport him back to 2010…

Rory McIlroy and Jason Day going head-to-head at The Players on Sunday. A dream come true for Nike. Unfortunately, they weren’t even on page two of the leaderboard.

But who came out on top in the style battle?

Not even a contest I’m afraid. Day took this one with a unanimous points decision. The Australian always looks a million dollars where as Rory has been a bit hit-and-miss this week.

And to make matters worse for McIlroy, he wasn’t the only one to pick out the peach polo.

Francesco Molinari obviously didn’t get the ‘this is what Rory is wearing on Sunday’ memo. Imagine if they’d been paired together…

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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