With the 2012 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass entering its final day, the excitement over the culmination of the tournament is palpable.
Players like Kevin Na, Tiger Woods and others are playing solid golf, but it won’t be enough to just play solid if they want to win on Sunday; they have to play great.
All of the following stars had solid weekends so far at TPC, but an epic Sunday collapse may be in the cards for each of these pros.
If you want one cliché to describe the inconsistent play of South Korean star Kevin Na, it would be “Feast or Famine.”
While there is no doubt that Na is one of the most talented players on the tour, his epic meltdowns from time to time have become the stuff of legend.
The first three days at TPC could be the best three rounds of Na’s life, but the odds say he can’t keep it going through Day 4. Let’s see if he chokes it away or proves the doubters wrong.
After finding his way toward the top of the leaderboard through the first two days at Sawgrass, Zach Johnson had a poor round Saturday and will continue those struggles through Sunday.
With three devastating bogeys in the third day of action, Johnson confirmed most experts’ beliefs that he is not a closer.
There is no doubt that Johnson is one of the best in the world, but he is better at chasing down a tournament win than trying to defend a lead. He will do neither on Sunday.
Tiger Woods hasn’t played as terrible as his scores and position on the leaderboard would indicate, but what little momentum he does have will be lost on Sunday.
Woods sits at two-under par on the tournament, which is good enough to be tied for 34th overall. Not exactly what fans expect from one of the greatest golfers of all time.
For every great shot that Tiger makes now, there is a bogey waiting to rear its ugly head. While the PGA legend tries to figure things out, you can continue to expect him to slip down the TPC leaderboard on Sunday.