Matt Kuchar Wins 2012 Players Championship

The 2012 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass begins on Thursday. Stay tuned for leaderboard and score updates.

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The Players Championship 2012 Leaderboard Update: Matt Kuchar Earns Win

With numerous golfers entering Sunday with the belief they could potentially win the 2012 Players Championship, Matt Kuchar decided not to give them a chance. Kuchar, who entered the final round one stroke behind Kevin Na, shot -2 during the final round to finish the tournament at -13 and win his first Players Championship.

Na, who entered the final day with a one stroke lead, struggled throughout the day and shot a +4 to finish in a tie for 7th. Four golfers finished two strokes behind Kuchar, including Rickie Fowler and Martin Laird. Laird was impressive on the final day, shooting -5 and making a strong push up the leaderboard.

Northwestern alum Luke Donald also was impressive on Sunday, shooting -6 to finish the tournament at -9. Donald finished alone in sixth place after entering the day tied for 27th.

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The Players Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Luke Donald Sitting At -3 Through 8 Holes

The final round of the 2012 Players Championship is underway, and with the leaders yet to tee off, some other golfers are trying to work their way into contention. At even par for the day and three-under overall, Northwestern alum Luke Donald hasn't been able to make a move, and time is running out.

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Tournament leader Kevin Na (-12) tees off at 1:45 p.m. CT along with Matt Kuchar (-11).

Phil Mickelson is already on the course and sits at -5 through three holes, -1 on the day. Tiger Woods is +2 overall and really struggling on Sunday.

Bob Estes is in the clubhouse with the low round of the day, a 65 that vaulted him from 59th all the way up into a tie for 10th.

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2012 Players Championship Scores: Luke Donald Sits Nine Strokes Off The Lead

Following the third round of the 2012 Players Championship, which saw some impressive scores posted, Luke Donald sits nine strokes off the lead at -3. Donald failed to take advantage of very good golfing conditions, shooting even par for the third round.

The story of the day was the play of Rickie Fowler, who shot the low score of the day at -6. Fowler started the day in 12th place, but with his impressive round, moved into third place and trails the leader by just two strokes. The leader heading into the final round is Kevin Na, who shook off some shaky moments towards the end of his round to shoot a -4 and head into the final round at -12.

Matt Kuchar sits just one stroke behind Na after shooting -3. Ben Curtis and Zach Johnson round out the top five, with both golfers sitting at -7 heading into Sunday.

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Players Championship 2012 Leaderboard Update: Low Scores The Story Of The Afternoon

With the golfers at the top of the leaderboard getting ready to tee off this afternoon, there has been some movement from the guys who are already on the course. The big story has been the play of Rickie Fowler, who started the day tied for 12th, but has shot -3 through the first seven holes to move into a tie for 5th with Charlie Wi, Martin Laird, Jonathan Byrd, Adam Scott and Brian Davis.

After shooting even par through the first two days, Sergio Garcia shot -4 to move into a tie for 16th. Jhonattan Vegas has moved up the leaderboard in a similar fashion to Fowler, as he has shot -3 through eight holes to move into a tie for 12th with Kevin Streelman, Ben Curtis and Kevin Stadler.

Zach Johnson, Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar all sit at -8 as they prepare to tee off today. Harris English is just one stroke behind the lead.

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Players Championship 2012: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Schedule For Saturday

The 2012 Players Championship TPC Sawgrass in Florida has shifted into the third round, which means players have made new pairs and everyone is trying to make it into the final round on Sunday for a shot at some of the $9.5 million tournament purse. Most of the leaders have mid-afternoon tee-times -- including Matt Kuchar / Harris English, and Zach Johnson / Kevin Na -- while Luke Donald and Lee Westwood form another high-powered group to watch on Saturday.

TV coverage can be seen on the Golf Channel starting at 11 a.m. CT, and continues on NBC at 1 p.m. Here is a list of the tee times and pairings for round three of the Players Championship (all times ET):

8:35 AM Henry, J.J. Hearn, David
8:45 AM Garcia, Sergio Kirk, Chris
8:55 AM Molder, Bryce Frazar, Harrison
9:05 AM Tringale, Cameron Perez, Pat
9:15 AM Quiros, Alvaro DeLaet, Graham
9:25 AM Karlsson, Robert Hanson, Peter
9:35 AM Rose, Justin Dufner, Jason
9:45 AM Immelman, Trevor Allenby, Robert
9:55 AM Mathis, David Rollins, John
10:05 AM Toms, David Pampling, Rod
10:15 AM Leonard, Justin Pettersson, Carl
10:25 AM Gay, Brian McNeill, George
10:35 AM Ogilvy, Geoff Slocum, Heath
10:45 AM Couch, Chris Blanks, Kris
10:55 AM Cink, Stewart Leishman, Marc
11:05 AM Kang, Sung Barnes, Ricky
11:15 AM Stenson, Henrik Levin, Spencer
11:25 AM Bradley, Keegan Woods, Tiger
11:35 AM Mickelson, Phil Estes, Bob
11:45 AM Kaymer, Martin Wagner, Johnson
11:55 AM Furyk, Jim Vegas, Jhonattan
12:05 PM Maggert, Jeff Teater, Josh
12:15 PM Poulter, Ian Fowler, Rickie
12:25 PM Clark, Tim Watney, Nick
12:35 PM Harman, Brian Gillis, Tom
12:45 PM Huh, John Moore, Ryan
12:56 PM Donald, Luke Westwood, Lee
1:07 PM Walker, Jimmy Van Pelt, Bo
1:18 PM de Jonge, Brendon Streelman, Kevin
1:29 PM Adams, Blake Thompson, Michael
1:40 PM Curtis, Ben Haas, Bill
1:51 PM Davis, Brian Stadler, Kevin
2:02 PM Byrd, Jonathan Scott, Adam
2:13 PM Wi, Charlie Laird, Martin
2:24 PM Kuchar, Matt English, Harris
2:35 PM Johnson, Zach Na, Kevin

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2012 Players Championship Scores: Luke Donald Tied For 17th Through 2 Rounds

With the first two rounds of the 2012 Players Championship at Sawgrass in the books, Northwestern alum Luke Donald is three under par, tied for 17th place and safely through to the weekend. The cut line ended up at even par.

After sitting at even par through the first nine holes on Friday, Donald finished his day strong with a birdie on 11 and eagle on 16. He is five strokes behind the leaders.

Here's the leaderboard heading into the final two rounds:

T1. Zach Johnson -8
T1. Kevin Na -8
T1. Matt Kuchar -8
4. Harris English -7
T5. Martin Laird -6
T5. Adam Scott -6
T5. Jonathan Byrd -6
T5. Brian Davis -6
T5. Charlie Wi -6
T10. Kevin Stadler -5
T10. Bill Haas -5
T10. Ben Curtis -5
T10. Blake Adams -5
T10. Michael Thompson -5

Rory McIlroy (+4) and Graeme McDowell (+1) were among the notable players to miss the cut; Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are each two-under heading into the weekend.

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2012 Players Championship: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Schedule For Friday

The 2012 Players Championship hits the second round on Friday, and Jonathan Byrd and Charlie Wi are moving up the leaderboard while first-round co-leaders Marin Laird and Ian Poulter are fighting to stay on top at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. The landscape will certainly shift on Friday, so be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Golf for updates.


Related: Tiger Woods Flirts With Second Straight Missed Cut

For news and notes on the notable groupings and tee times, check out PGATour.com. Television coverage on Friday begins at 12:00 p.m. CT on the Golf Channel. All times are the local eastern time:

TPC Sawgrass Tee #10
Time Players
12:25 pm Mallinger, John Tringale, Cameron Adams, Blake
12:36 pm Romero, Andres Overton, Jeff Gillis, Tom
12:46 pm Perez, Pat Baird, Briny Thompson, Michael
12:57 pm Ogilvy, Geoff Singh, Vijay Verplank, Scott
1:07 pm Atwal, Arjun Cabrera, Angel Harrington, Padraig
1:18 pm Frazar, Harrison Baddeley, Aaron Leonard, Justin
1:28 pm Snedeker, Brandt Crane, Ben Watney, Nick
1:39 pm Oosthuizen, Louis Day, Jason Poulter, Ian
1:49 pm Pettersson, Carl Garrigus, Robert
2:00 pm Kirk, Chris Bradley, Michael Palmer, Ryan
2:10 pm Levin, Spencer Hearn, David
2:21 pm Maggert, Jeff Merrick, John Mathis, David
TPC Sawgrass Tee #1
Time Players
12:25 pm Couch, Chris Chalmers, Greg DeLaet, Graham
12:36 pm Trahan, D.J. DiMarco, Chris Driscoll, James
12:46 pm Streelman, Kevin Jobe, Brandt Blanks, Kris
12:57 pm Molder, Bryce Woodland, Gary Hoffman, Charley
1:07 pm Slocum, Heath Bettencourt, Matt Gay, Brian
1:18 pm McNeill, George Na, Kevin Piercy, Scott
1:28 pm Choi, K.J. Clark, Tim Garcia, Sergio
1:39 pm Simpson, Webb Bradley, Keegan Kuchar, Matt
1:49 pm Fowler, Rickie Mahan, Hunter Woods, Tiger
2:00 pm O'Hair, Sean Toms, David Stenson, Henrik
2:10 pm Matteson, Troy Holmes, J.B. Henry, J.J.
2:21 pm Campbell, Chad Pampling, Rod Mayfair, Billy
TPC Sawgrass Tee #10
Time Players
7:15 am Reavie, Chez Stadler, Kevin Teater, Josh
7:26 am Herron, Tim Walker, Jimmy Kang, Sung
7:36 am Van Pelt, Bo Chappell, Kevin Barnes, Ricky
7:47 am Sabbatini, Rory Yang, Y.E. Kelly, Jerry
7:57 am Stallings, Scott Furyk, Jim Love III, Davis
8:08 am Vegas, Jhonattan Byrd, Jonathan Villegas, Camilo
8:18 am Rose, Justin Kaymer, Martin Scott, Adam
8:29 am Donald, Luke Haas, Bill Westwood, Lee
8:39 am McIlroy, Rory Mickelson, Phil Stricker, Steve
8:50 am Moore, Ryan Harman, Brian Cauley, Bud
9:00 am Senden, John Bae, Sang-Moon Gainey, Tommy
9:11 am Leishman, Marc Killeen, J.J. Quiros, Alvaro
TPC Sawgrass Tee #1
Time Players
7:15 am Pernice Jr., Tom de Jonge, Brendon Duke, Ken
7:26 am O'Hern, Nick Stroud, Chris Dyson, Simon
7:36 am Rollins, John Molinari, Francesco Wi, Charlie
7:47 am Jacobson, Fredrik Glover, Lucas Goosen, Retief
7:57 am Steele, Brendan Immelman, Trevor Allenby, Robert
8:08 am Laird, Martin Cink, Stewart Howell III, Charles
8:18 am McDowell, Graeme Johnson, Zach Els, Ernie
8:29 am Dufner, Jason Curtis, Ben Stanley, Kyle
8:39 am Huh, John Wilson, Mark Wagner, Johnson
8:50 am Ogilvie, Joe Estes, Bob Davis, Brian
9:00 am Imada, Ryuji Karlsson, Robert Hanson, Peter
9:11 am Every, Matt Knost, Colt English, Harris

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Players Championship 2012: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Schedule For Thursday

The 2012 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass begins on Thursday. Here is a complete list of tee times and pairings.

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