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Meet and greet with the first-timers at THE PLAYERS
There are 24 PLAYERS who will be playing on the Stadium Course for their first at THE PLAYERS Championship come Thursday. We headed out to the lawn in front of the clubhouse Wednesday and got to know some of them.
We asked a couple of questions to some of the first-timers like Patton Kizzire. The Web.com Tour alumnus said when he played at the Web.com Tour Championship, played on TPC Sawgrass' sister course (Dye's Valley), he used to look over and wish he could one day play at the Stadium Course.
Find out a little more about a few more about the first-timers. We asked what their favorite ice cream flavor was and if they had to become an animal, what animal would they be...
PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem made an appearance to greet the first-timers and present each one of them with a pair of Tiffany & Co. cuff links that are presented annually to the first-time players at THE PLAYERS. While he was there greeting the players, he even made a little time to snap a selfie with first-timer Matthew Fitzpatrick.
PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem snaps a selfie on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse lawn with first-time participant at THE PLAYERS, Matthew Fitzpatrick. (Photo by: PGA TOUR)
Here's the full list of first-time players at THE PLAYERS:
• Andres Gonzales
• Andy Sullivan
• Byeong-Hun An
• Carlos Ortiz Emiliano
• Grillo Fabian Gomez
• Hudson Swafford
• Jim Herman
• Jon Curran
• Kiradech Aphibarnrat
• Kyle Reifers
• Matthew Fitzpatrick
• Paton Kizzire
• Peter Malnati
• Rafa Cabrera-Bello
• Scott Pinckney
• Steve Wheatcroft
• Smylie Kaufman
• Tony Finau
• Will Wilcox
• Zac Blair
• Jamie Lovemark
• Si Woo Kim
• Harold Varner III
• Patrick Rodgers
Jamie Lovemark's first time at #theplayers and he already has a lot of fans. #firsttimers #tpcsawgrass A photo posted by THE PLAYERS Championship (@theplayerschamp) on May 11, 2016 at 7:28am PDT
Jamie Lovemark's first time at #theplayers and he already has a lot of fans. #firsttimers #tpcsawgrass
A photo posted by THE PLAYERS Championship (@theplayerschamp) on May 11, 2016 at 7:28am PDT
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