Scott Langley will be playing in his first PLAYERS Championship this week. (Halleran/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Bob Estes withdrew from THE PLAYERS Championship before his round Thursday, citing illness.
Scott Langley replaced him in the field and with minutes to spare as Estes was in the second-to-last group of the day.
The 24-year-old was originally in the field -- until being bumped by Derek Ernst, who got in by winning the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow last week.
This is Langley's first PLAYERS Championship. He comes in off two straight missed cuts and has one top 10 this season, a tie for third at the Sony Open in Hawaii.