2008 champion Sergio Garcia holds two bullets ahead of Brian Harman after opening day at The Players. Defending champ Rory McIlroy 14 strikes back after suffering from seven over 79 – Watch a live broadcast on Friday from 11:30 a.m. on Sky Sports The Players by Ali Stafford Last update: 11/03/21 11:50 p.m. Sergio Garcia tops the list Post-opening Leaderboards The tour at The Players Sergio Garcia produced a sparkling final touch to unlock a two-shot lead after the opening round of The Players, where Rory McIlroy’s defense of the title got off to a terrible start. Garcia Birds followed back-to-back eagle from the last hole to knock down seven under 65 and set a goal for the club unmatched at TPC Sawgrass, with late-star Brian Harman his closest rival after the opening round 67- Matt Fitzpatrick and Shane Lowry sit third alongside Corey Konners, while Bryson Deschambeau and Lee Westwood – the top two in the Arnold Palmer Championship invite last week – opened with three under 69. During his Florida inaugural tour of the world, Dustin Johnson started his week with one win over 73 times, as McIlroy slipped 14 strokes back after he equaled the worst start by a defending champion in The Players with an inaugural tournament 79. Garcia, 2018 champion, Webb Simpson, opened In five consecutive seasons before he followed a 20-foot bird in the fifteenth by dumping five players to reach the round of 33.2:04 A look back at the best events from Sergio Garcia opening the AM around 65 in The Players, seeing the Spaniard set a goal for Club A look at The best events from Sergio Garcia’s opening round 65 in The Players, where he saw the Spanish player who set the club’s goal Garcia bounce from the ghost of three strikes in the first by making gains with two strokes per second in five seconds, then the Spaniard signed his tour in style by following the birds in the seventh and eighth with an eagle He is 20 feet tall in the 9th minute. He tied after eight holes but posted six birds in eight holes to move within two of the lead, while Lori also went five under until he jawed the second bird in the iconic 17th position by busting the last hole. The Players Championship Live March 12, 2021, 11:30 a.m. Live on Fitzpatrick was five below par after 10 holes, but he made three par-pitches in the next 5 par-5 and darted 12th, before canceling a chip bird in 14th with three throws Another on the seventeenth. McIlroy opened with a double-six ghost at four-tenths after his car was tied into trees and forced to take a drop, with a three-stroke ghost on the thirteenth and then an ugly foursome on the eighteenth after sending two balls into the water. 2:23 Rory McIlroy achieved a quadruple phantom 18th at TPC Sawgrass ‘after putting two balls in the water and then Rory McIlroy made a three-throw phantom at TPC Sawgrass’ Par-fourth 18 after putting two balls in the water and then three times the main champion arrived For four times to his role at 43, the highest participation in his PGA Tour career, McIlroy peeled back successive sparrows from the first with successive ghosts over the next two McIlroy halted the rot briefly with a 12-foot bird in fifth place, only to a three throw of 25 A foot and ghost of a ninth – his last hole – equaled the opening round score published by Sandy Lyle in his title defense in 1988. Watch The Players For just £ 9.99, watch The Players with the NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass and a one-time payment of just £ 9.99. Byung Hun An put four balls in the water in seventeenth place on his way to the eight Phantom 11, the second highest ever recorded in the pit, while Henrik Stinson backed the leaderboard after struggling in the opening round 85. Play was suspended due to darkness in It’s 6.32pm local time (11.32pm GMT), and those who were unable to finish their tours are scheduled to return on Friday at 7.30am. The second round will start as scheduled at 6.45am (11.45am GMT) on Friday. Watch the players tournament throughout the week live on Sky Sports’ dedicated channel – Sky Sports The Players. Live coverage continues on Fridays from 11:30 am on Sky Sports Golf. .