Predicting The Top 5 Finishers Of The 2014 Players Championship

Predicting The Top 5 Finishers Of The 2014 Players Championship

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The Players Championship is always one of the most exciting tournaments of the year because the best players in the world always seem to be in the mix on Sunday afternoon. TPC Sawgrass provides the perfect test and it provides a whole lot of drama on the back nine, especially the last three holes.

That being said, there will be a first-time winner of this event. Read on to find out.

5. Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson
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5. Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson
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TPC Sawgrass requires players to be shot-makers, and Henrik Stenson might be the best ball-striker in the field. He won the Players in 2009, and although he hasn't had a stellar year thus far, he still has the chops to finish in the top five this weekend.

4. Luke Donald

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4. Luke Donald

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Not too long ago, Luke Donald was the No. 1 player in the world, and now he is struggling to make cuts in major championships. But he has had success at TPC Sawgrass. He has had three top-10 finishes in the Players Championship, and he is coming off a second-place finish at the RBC Heritage Classic, so he is entering this tournament in solid form.

3. Rickie Fowler

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3. Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler
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Call this a gut feeling, but I believe that Rickie Fowler will play well this week. He finished in fifth place at the Masters, and he is a good enough ball-striker to contend at the Players. For him, it's all going to come down to his short game, and whether or not he will be able to be effective with the putter in his hand.

2. Lee Westwood

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2. Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood
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Lee Westwood's ball-striking will always keep him in tournaments, and that will be no different at this weekend's Players Championship. He's always played well at TPC Sawgrass, including a T-8 in last year's tournament. However, it will be an all-too-familiar feeling for Westwood as his short game will let him down once again, and he will fall just short of a tournament win.

1. Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk
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1. Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk
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There may not be a hotter player on the PGA Tour right now than Jim Furyk. He has finished in the top 20 in his last five starts, including a second-place finish at the Wells Fargo Championship last week. Furyk will finally win his first Players Championship this week.


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