Rory McIlroy (who is at number one again) is keen to improve on a poor record at the £5.8m Players Championship, which starts at Sawgrass in Florida tomorrow.
The Northern Irishman has yet to brake par and has missed the cut on two previous visits on the 7,215-yard par-72 course.
McIlroy and Westwood chose to miss the event off their calender last year but both have returned to the so-called fifth major.
“It wasn’t one of my brightest moments,” McIlroy admitted. “I’m glad to be back, it’s a very big tournament and one that I’d love to win one day.”
McIlroy lost in a play-off at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina, as American Rickie Fowler won his first PGA Tour title. So he is keen to put that behind him and come out all gun’s blazing on Thursday. Another interesting week ahead!