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From the PGA Tour: McIlroy responds at 2019 Players Championship

  • Dale Dhillon

    The Jakarta Post

Ponte Vedra, Florida   /   Thu, March 21 2019   /  01:42 am

The one constant about the game of golf is its predictable unpredictability. Ask 48-year-old Phil Mickelson about his unquenched thirst for a US Open win to complete a Grand Slam. Tiger Woods at 43 has already waited 14 long years to win his 15th Major Championship. However, with a spectacular win at the 2019 Players Championship Rory McIlroy has now taken another step toward winning his next major and completing his quest for a Grand Slam at the upcoming Masters. The 29-year-old bettered the deepest field in golf by 1 stroke to finish at 16 under par, a nose ahead of veteran American Jim Furyk at 15 under par who had an amazing week. England’s Eddie Pepperell and the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas found themselves tied for third at 14 under par just 2 strokes back.“Very proud, very honored to be able to call myself a Players champion, a tournament I haven’t won before, so great to obv...