Better Than Most! The 2017 Players Is Here

I genuinely believe we're going to see a little more aggression, a little more creativity and more Players Championship energy thanks to some fun course setup and design tweaks. All without disrupting the fundamental character of TPC Sawgrass.

We'll know early on with PGA Tour Live coverage beginning at 7:30 am ET and going until, gulp 7 p.m. PGA Tour Live Coverage of the 12th and 17th holes begins at 9 am.

Golf Channel Times for Thursday, May 11

Morning Drive  7-9 a.m.
Live From THE PLAYERS  9 a.m.-1 p.m.
THE PLAYERS Championship (Round 1)  1-7 p.m.
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS      7-9 p.m.

As for The Players...

Sergio Garcia was in fine spirits as he looks to win a second Players, writes Jeff Babineau. And as Ryan Lavner notes for, Garcia has a different caddie for a few weeks and he's a former European Tour winner. Oh, and he and Padraig are still fine.

Jason Day fans will want to read John Turner's Golfweek investigation of why there have been no back-to-back winners here.